We all have fears, but it’s in the ability to trust ourselves that we are able to overcome them. While sitting in counterbalance hold in Lyra yesterday with a woman I just met, I had to let go of that fear of falling, the fear of not holding her and just trust in us both. It really got me thinking about how the fear of trusting ourselves can hold us back.
*Warning this post contains triggering content*
As you may have gathered from the title and trigger warning, this post isn’t about fitness. It’s about Self-Injury. When I discovered March 1st is Self-Injury Awareness Day, I knew this was a post I wanted/needed to write. I am or I maybe I should say I was a Self-Injurer for a large part of my adolescence and even into my adult years.
There is nothing that says you have to go to a gym to be at the gym. In fact, sometimes getting out of the gym is exactly what you need to get out of a workout rut. With the rising temperatures and longer days, it’s the perfect time to get outside and get sweaty.
Man the weather this winter! From 60 degrees one day to waking up in a snow storm the next. I don’t know about you but my food cravings are all over the place. At least you can always rely on a good soup to hit the spot, no matter the weather.
Over the past two months of flexibility and handstand training I’ve learned more about my body than all my grueling hours at the gym. Instead of making gains by upping the amount of weight I can lift, I’m making them with balance and stability.
Cardio is great but it can also become boring and doesn’t lead to post-workout calorie burn the same way resistance training does. That’s not to say you shouldn’t do cardio but by utilizing supersets you can bring cardio into your weightlifting.
As I’ve been training my body in different ways over the past two months, it’s been a hard to let go of my normal weight lifting routine. Even though my body is adapting to training for longer hours and different apparatuses, it’s detraining at the same time.
The hustle life is a non-stop full-speed ahead way of living. For many of us the struggle of bouncing between nightlife and daytime priorities can be all-consuming.