When does summer end? September 22nd? Kill me now.
I have no science to back this up, but I feel like summer CrossFit is at least 50% harder.
Here are 5 reasons why...
1. It's so hot the token gym dog is whining.
Let's get the obvious out of the way. It's Hot...Like...face-of-the-sun hot.
Bumper plates are melting to the floor up in here. If you've missed the 5am class, you've missed your only possible chance at a reasonable workout temperature, and if you're losing weight, it's probably just the flesh you're searing off your hiney every time you get in your car.
2. The children won't leave you alone.
Don't you just love being a good example for your kids? Isn't it so great to workout with them so they can see mommy and daddy take care of their health? Yes. For like 5 minutes...and then they start crying, whining, punching each other, and threatening mutiny.
As far as I'm concerned, anyone who has to deal with the challenges of working out with children should win an award. This stuff is hard enough without having to explain yourself to your children while you choke back mid-thruster vomit.
3. Summer "nutrition."
Hey, let's eat hot dogs & s'mores! Let's drink beer! Let's gorge ourselves on potato salad!...Now let's do burpees!
We feel like crap, so let's skip the gym...Pass the Nutella.
I hope you're doing better than I am this summer.
Does this sound familiar? "I'm leaving town, but I'm still going to do CrossFit.”
Sure you are...for like the first day.
While we all have the best intentions, it's hard to stay at the top of your game while you're out of town, and coming back will have you sucking wind like a newbie again.
5. Absolutely no routine.
With all this working from home, and remote learning, you'd think it would be easy to fit a workout in.
I'd like to think the summer months give me the freedom to workout whenever I want, but really it gives me the freedom to pick and choose what I'll do INSTEAD.
Having flexibility allows you to lie to yourself about "working out later" until "later" turns into "tomorrow."
But wait! There's hope!
Don't worry. While it may seem like you'll never swim your way out of the puddle of sweat you're in, we'll all be wearing jackets and dropping off our kids at school in no time.
Sure, school and work may look a little bit different this year, but we'll get through this together.
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