Bright Spot Friday

Bright Spot Friday

It's been a busy week in the box! I'm trying to knock out a lot of extra work before we leave for a week at the beach tomorrow. Super thankful this Friday to be able to take some time away from the day-to-day to spend the next week with friends.

Vacation is so important in life and fitness. It's a chance to reflect and take stock of where we've been, where we are at the moment, and where we plan to go in the future. The quality time with the people that we love reminds us why we do what we do in the first place.

And from a fitness perspective, it's a chance to go a bit easier, deload and not focus quite as strictly on tracking our food and workouts.

I'm fortunate in that my partner in life, Lacey, and many of my travel companions love to workout as much as I do so that we get to enjoy working out together most days even while on vacation.

Some of you hear "workout on vacation" and think we must be crazy, but for us, it is just a way of life. Even if we're eating, drinking and enjoying ourselves a bit more than usual, our bodies and our minds just don't feel right if we don't get our sweat sessions in. Moving around wakes us up, makes our joints feel better (motion is lotion - thanks for reminding me of that wonderful phrase Dan!) and gets all those positive hormones flowing so that we are able to enjoy our vacation even more than if we just lay around and do absolutely nothing.

Vacation is also a great time to get outside of our normal fitness box. We often drop-in to CrossFit boxes while traveling, but it's just as fun to go on a scenic hike/run, try a new yoga studio, etc. I'm going to bring a few dumbbells and bands with us on this road trip so that we can do some pretty versatile stuff there.

This vacation week - I'm going to use all of you guys as my accountability buddy, and I'll be posting our daily beach workouts to my IG @ryan.mcfadyen because if I know people might be expecting to see it then we'll be even more motivated to make sure we get it in each day!

This amazing community that we have here is full of people that want to live their best lives through fitness - if you're in a fitness rut, reach out to one of the coaches or to one of the other members and ask them to hold you accountable to show up for your workouts. Showing up is 90% of the battle!

We want to see your smiling faces in here each day!

What were your bright spots this week?