I'm currently on month number five with my break from Crossfit, and I continue to receive messages from women on Instagram about their fears of taking a step back from their intense regimens.
Are you allowing yourself—and your exercise habits—to evolve?✨
Or are you forcing them to stay the same, despite your body & mind telling you otherwise?✋
What worked for you then may not be working for you now.
At the very least, there's a chance it won’t in the future.
I learned this lesson the hard way last year when I had to take a step back from Crossfit.
I STRUGGLED with it.
It wasn’t used for weight management—it was used as performance/self-worth management (without knowing it at the time).
Whether you find yourself clinging to your detrimental workout routine to…
prove yourself via your performance
to control your appearance
...it’s likely time for a break.🥴
Movement is something we’re designed to do (usually), and it should be a means of celebrating our bodies.
Of having FUN!💃
What to do if you’re showing up to the gym out of fear rather than love?
Take a break. I promise, you don’t die!
Focus on methods of moving that allow you to connect with your body. Things like yoga, dance, walking & slower weight training are great places to start.
Consider WHY you feel the need to run yourself into the ground & prove yourself.
Just as “it’s never about the food”, it’s also not about the exercise.❤️
What’s your fave way to move?