Focus on what you can - not what you can’t .... perspective is everything right??
I’ve been in a really challenging position to explore movement and squeeze workout in - between having a hurt foot, a painful flared up wrist, extreme heat and lack of adequate space. I’ve felt rather lazy this last week, topped off with eating rather crappy.... I literally can’t recall eating any veggies in a week 😩 my diet has consisted of fried food and sugar - I love this country - but damn I need access to a kitchen SOON! Or my body is going to scream back at me... oh wait it already is 😂!!! But true story... this is also a good practice for me in acceptance and allowing ... because it’s such a small season compared to the bigger picture and everything I’ve had is unique and homemade and part of the culture- eating meals together is a big part of connecting together here.
So anyhow, enough with my rant .... I finally decided to jump up and figure out what could I do with the space and conditions I had, which was concrete ground, an injured foot plus a tweaked wrist, and no mat 🤔 Was it as much as I wanted to do? Heck no - but was it better then nothing? Heck yes! Do what you can with you what you got right?
So that’s what I did - a little upper body strength work with the classic band and some squats and glute bridges one day, and some lunges & band rows the next - not too much pressure on foot.... I’m feeling like it’s rapidly improving and I will be back to normal in no time! Jumping, running, and skipping 😉 and dare I say even burpeeeeeee’ing 🤞🤞🤞
I do make sure to at least hit joint circles and articulations often + band disclocates and pull a parts to balance out the compensated forward upper back from carrying the heavy backpack around, and now that I’m hobbling around again I get a bit of walking in through the days.
I’m hoping in the next week to do some exploring in nature which will include a good amount of activity + get to the beach again with a healed foot to do some sand wods and running !!! Oh and while I’m in San Salvador I might even see if I can get into the Crossfit to have an El Salvador Crossfit experience😳😳
This post is about what you can do - which is what I’m doing but .....Omg I can’t wait to have my foot better and be somewhere with a long stretch of sand - I swear even though it’s gonna be soooo hard to build my running stamina again - I’m just excited to be able to do it!! The freedom of just walking outside and moving forward. I’m also excited to find another spot with rocks that I can deadlift and pick up and put back down again!
There is always something we can do. It’s entirely human and awesome to get excited about possibilities and desire other options, but in the meantime we have to focus on and appreciate what we can do and not make excuses. I’m understanding and experiencing this natural eb and flow of my movement and fitness commitment while on the road, while also learning to accept.
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