Hello AIP Community!
How’s the burpee challenge going? They should be getting much easier by now, and your capacity should be growing significantly!
A few days ago, Tim and I took the car in for an oil change and did something out of the ordinary, we left the car there and walked to the chiropractor for our weekly tune up. What a simple idea, a little over a mile round trip, but out walking nonetheless. On the way back to get the car I felt different. There was something so nice and natural about being out walking. I felt more human. We rarely go anywhere without our car because time is such a precious thing, and our to-do lists are always pages long. But that day, we decided that we’d let it all go, and enjoy a slower paced morning and get some fresh air. It was delightful!
CrossFit lauched their “Be More Human” slogan sometime last year if I’m not mistaken, suggesting that CrossFitters get out of their boxes and go outside to play. Ski, swim, bike, run, hike, etc. I loved their message, but back when it came out I was so busy working on recovering my health, being a mommy and running our CrossFit gym, that I couldn’t find time to “Be more human.” How ironic, the one thing I needed, I was too busy for.
The goal for all of us this weekend, starting today -Fitness Friday, is to be more human. Unplug from daily life – I said it – leave the electronics behind for a while. Choose from any of the following activities that will get you moving and out in the sunshine a bit:
Walking, Riding a bike, Swimming, Running, Jogging, go to a Farmers Market, Water Skiing, Rafting, wake boarding, paddle boating, row boat, play at the park with your kids, Kick a soccer ball around at the park, dance…you get where I’m going with this!
Accountability: Today I’m walking to the gym, working out, then walking to meet Kat for tea and some AIP work. Then Tim and I are taking Ashleigh to family camp, Camp Augusta, for the weekend where there is no cell signal and no where to plug in electronics…and we’re going to dance, swim, hike, play, climb, zip line, do yoga, make lip balm, etc. I’ve put it out there, and I’m sticking to it! No barbells, no Metcons, no TV, no Computer, no Pokemon Go, no work – I’m going to focus on being more human, and my wish is that you do to!
Signing off until Monday,