Progress, no matter how small, is still progress. Understanding that health, fitness, & LIFE is an incremental journey that involves forward & sometimes backward steps is the first step to actually LIVING happy & healthy. Don't strive to be perfect, strive to be better. EVERY DAMN DAY. It's the accumulation of doing "the good & right things" over time that yield results. Very thankful to be able to work w/ ppl like Kelsey & help guide them through their journeys. Love it Kelsey!
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PROGRESS. This week marks a new step in my strength journey. Since May, I've been diligently finishing out my @birthfit postpartum training, playing with some of my own programming, and working with @suppleperformance to 'hit CTRL/ALT/DELETE' on some of my postpartum kinks. But that inner desire to train for performance has been screaming to be released.
So this week I started the #unapologeticallypowerful program with my friend and powerlifting coach, @jvbfit ~~Record Scratch~~ You read that right- powerlifting.
I dabbled in powerlifting before I found Crossfit and subsequently Oly Lifting. But my new gym (and only decent gym around for 30 miles) is not set up for Oly Lifting. The gym is actually ideal for body building, but since I can't muster the enthusiasm for body building (different strokes for different folks, but it's not for me), I've decided I'm going to lean in to something old and new again.
Day 1 was squat day, and since squatting is life it was a great mental space to begin. I have to admit it was a struggle though. I still feel klunky, and weights that used to be warm up weights are freaking heavy. And I'm still kind of like "Oh hey postpartum body👋🏼, you're still here." So we're taking it slow (as JVB says, I'm exactly where I need to be). I'm of course still doing Functional Progressions and intentional breathing because that major abdominal surgery (often casually referred to as a C-Section) is still a hiccup in my movement patterns.
No matter what, I'm back to what I love doing- moving heavy weights, resting, and doing it again. Will there be a green singlet in my future? Who knows