Fitness

Healthy Eating on Vacation

Healthy Eating on Vacation

Last week we shared with you guys a list of workouts you can use while you travel for work or while on vacation.   The bigger and harder thing to control most of the time is what we eat!  We're on vacation, we should indulge, right?

Here at CrossFit Erie we definitely believe in living our lives and enjoying time with friends and family.  When on vacation, you should enjoy yourself!  100%!  However, there are ways to enjoy your vacation and still keep your eye on prize!

We put together a small list of things we like to do while we're traveling to help reign things in a little bit!

Travel Workouts

Travel Workouts

One of the biggest struggles when beginning a new routine is consistency. In our everyday life, we have our routines.  This routine can be the largest catalyst to our success.  In CrossFit, we have a group of people waiting for us at the gym.  This helps us in getting in the door, most often, this is the biggest hurdle.  

We believe that your vacation should be filled with fun.  You should let loose, eat good food, enjoy your friends, family or time with your spouse.  It can also be a week without a workout.  Your travel workout doesn’t have to be something crazy, it can just get you moving.  

All or Nothing?

All or Nothing?

When we think about nutrition and exercise we often come at it with an All or Nothing perspective.  Most of us think that to make a change we have to do everything, and do it perfectly.  For example, “I’m going to exercise 6 times a week… starting tomorrow, of course”, or “I’m going to cut out all sugar and eat only whole foods”.  Unfortunately, this all or nothing approach can often lead to failure.  When we set these high and lofty goals, we often make it very easy to fail, and when we fail we often just give up and think maybe we’ll start again later when we’re able to do a “better job”.  

What are Bright Spots?

What are Bright Spots?

What are Bright Spots and why you should have them?

At CrossFit Erie, we post a bright spot each week.  As a gym, we select one person to highlight.  We find: a PR, something that clicked, or someone who broke through a barrier that week and highlight it publicly.  As humans, we have become so accustomed to downplaying our accomplishments.  We tear ourselves down.  At CrossFit Erie, we want you to see the good you have done.  You work hard.  Celebrate it!  Sounds pretty basic, but let’s take a step backward.  :)

Did You PR This Open?

Did You PR This Open?

The open is such a fun time for us CrossFitters.  We wait each week, in eager anticipation for what we will endure in the coming days.  You singed up and paid your $20. There is no backing out now!  

Each week during the open we have a decision to make.  Scaled or RX.  Regardless of which you choose, there is the possibility of an exercise you can’t do, or thought you couldn’t do, or have never tried.  For some of us not getting that movement or being able to clean that weight will be fuel for the fire.  We will channel that and work on any necessary skills required to have it the next time.  For others, it is a huge milestone

Feeling Motivated?

Feeling Motivated?

When you start a new nutrition or exercise plan it’s exciting!  You looking forward to the changes you're going to see in your body, how much better you’re going to feel, and the strength, endurance or energy you’re going to have.  This excitement can keep you motivated for some time, especially if you see some of the quick weight drops or energy gains that are possible at the beginning of new nutrition or workout plan. Most people can ride this kind of excitement for quite a few weeks and maybe even months.  But what happens when that motivation wanes,  when the weight loss has slowed, and you’re hitting less PRs. 

But, I Don't Want to Get Bulky!

But, I Don't Want to Get Bulky!

“I don’t want to get bulky”- most women who don’t do CrossFit

I have to admit.  I said this very sentence, and I was currently doing CrossFit.  It is hard to believe, as those who know me know I would rather lift heavy any day of the week!  CrossFit has done so much for women in the area of self confidence.  However sometimes social media portrays us all as ripped women with biceps that would rival most men!