Weekly Wellness Action with Coach Audy
Last week our wellness action was to find 30 minutes to do something for ourselves. This week our theme is still DO, and this week we are doing something for someone else.
Find 30 minutes this week to help someone outside of your household. Volunteer, cook a meal for someone who needs help, help someone move, be there for a friend who's going through a difficult time, babysit for someone who needs a date night...the possibilities are endless!
Doing something for someone else is such a simple and powerful act of kindness. All of us need a little help from our friends. Most of us have trouble asking for help. I know I appreciate help when it's offered more than when I have to ask for it.
We CrossFitters are Type A get things done kind of folks, I'm sure you can find someone in your life who could use that energy right now.
"Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends"
The week's Weekly Wellness Action with Coach Audy is to do something for yourself. The focus is BE: Spend 30 minutes doing something for yourself.
It's that simple. Yet so often do we forget to take time to ourself - and it's so important!
Examples: get a pedicure, drink coffee in bed, cook yourself your favorite dinner, sleep in without feeling guilty, get a massage - it's up to YOU!
I recently started going to Bozeman Hot Springs early in the morning every Thursday. It was something I started doing with my brother while he was here. We started going in May and it snowed and rained on us several mornings. We sat and talked or just sat quietly. It was such a gift to just be. I had no obligations. I did not have my phone. I was an engaged as I wanted to be and no one was asking me to be anything more than what I am. Now that Kirk is gone I plan to continue my weekly wellness action.
What are you doing this week to take care of your wellness? Share with us in the comments.
Fitness in 100 Words
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean and jerk, and snatch. Similarly master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row etc, hard and fast.
Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.
Regularly learn and play new sports.
Those 100 words are the original CrossFit charter. They serve as guidelines for how to eat, train and PLAY!
Playing is an important part of mental and physical health and it is this week's Wellness Action with Coach Audy.
Playing, whether it's a new sport, or just having fun moving your body is something we all used to do regularly as kids. Yet, as adults we have limited opportunities to move our bodies just for the pure joy of movement. We don't give ourselves time to explore what our amazing bodies can do.
USE YOUR FITNESS and express yourself by trying a new way to move this week. Dance, do yoga, play golf, throw an axe, go for a bike ride, bear crawl across the lawn, whatever. Give yourself freedom and permission to have fun and move your body. It can do so much. Let's play!
Wellness Wednesday with Coach Audy
This week we focus on SLEEP for our do it or don’t weekly wellness action. As we shift into our summer routines and are experiencing more daylight hours. This week I want you to leave your phone outside of your bedroom when you go to sleep.
I KNOW. I KNOW. It’s your alarm. You have emails you don’t want to miss. Etc. I KNOW. But it’s still a distraction. And before you keep making that list longer with all the reasons why you can’t do it, let’s talk about why it’s important.
Electronics have shown to suppress the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. The blue light from the Tv’s, laptops, phone screens, and smart watches keep our brain stimulated and we stay alert, telling ourselves we aren’t tired yet. It causes restless sleep, not the deep sleep required for repair and recovery.
PRO TIP. Buy an alarm clock. I use my Alexa device for my alarm. Your phone doesn’t HAVE to be your alarm.
Do it or don’t. But comment below your thoughts and if you’re going to give it a try!
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