I used to think that I was the healthiest lifestyle queen out there. I worked out with tons of intensity every day of the week for years. And then it occurred to me- what good is this if I just go back home and park my ass on the couch for the rest of the day?
Don't get me wrong- exercise and intentional movement NEEDS to stay in your life in my opinion- but- is it really the end all be all? What implications does the REST of our day have on our quality of life?
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I posted a pretty controversial article on Facebook that got me a lot of flack- me?! Get flack?! SHOCKING, I know! ;)
I want to hash out a few things about sugar in this episode- so, whether or not you're on the anti-sugar train or not, you're going to want to tune into this one!
Maybe all of your workouts are doing you more harm than good?
Let's find out!
Share this short(er) episode with women who are wasting their time doing MORE MORE MORE MORE in the gym and wondering how the hell it's not yet!
Back in 2014, I felt a pain in my neck that left me on the couch unable to move for 4 days. It eventually went away. A few weeks later, I noticed that I was numb on the left side of my upper back, and the numbness ran down a portion of my left arm and into my pinky.
Being the genius that I am, I ignored it for as long as I could. After one workout in particular, my left hand was completely paralyzed for almost 30 minutes. That scared me enough to see a doctor. After an MRI, they found 3 slipped discs in my neck, and 3 more in my lower back. They also found that I had a 30 degree curvature of my spine in one direction, and a 17 degree curve in the other direction. I was sentenced for a life-long journey of back discomfort and pain management.
I was able to rehab myself back underneath a barbell, competed in several Crossfit competitions and made it to the platform of a powerlifting meet.
In December 2017, I endured 5 consecutive weeks of back pain that left me unable to put my own socks, pants, or shoes on without writhing pain. My doctor told me that my next steps would be back surgery. I walked out of her office with pain medication and no game plan.
Until I came across Dr. Jocelyn Wallace, who single-handedly helped rehab my back. No pain medication, no sentence of a surgery, no gloom-and-doom threat of never touching a barbell again.
This episode ROCKED MY WORLD! If you have a body, this episode is for you.
Listen to it 1,000 times if you have to- take notes. Listen with the intention to learn and absorb.
You can follow Jocelyn on IG at athletically_you
Get your party pants on people- your pain free life awaits you!
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File this episode under: things that fire Christina up :)
Ever wonder what the mystical missing piece of the fitness puzzle is? It actually is pretty magical- this one thing will quite literally allow you to workout LESS and get better results.
If you're praying I say some sort of wrap or shake or pill or powder, you're on the super wrong side of the internet and need to leave asap ;) If you're ready to revel in the word and meaning behind INTENSITY (the ONE thing missing from your workouts!) then, buckle up. This episode is for you, sister!
I asked the women over in the TCP Facebook group
what their goals for April were. And, like I sort of thought- our goal setting skills need work!
If you feel like you always set goals only to almost never achieve them- this episode is for you!
Oh, and I have this super cool and super free download for you to go along with this! You can download it by going here!
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