Why I work out

I just don’t think about it. I just do it. When I sign up for my classes at CrossFit I have to immediately drive home after work, put on my workout clothes and head out the door quickly to make the class in time. There’s no sitting around and deciding whether or not I’m in the mood to go.

I posted last week-ish that I took some time off working out and it took a toll on my physical and mental health. I felt like a slob, and I was very whiney. Not a good combo. However, when my body needs the break, I take it. That means that some times I go to Crossfit 5x a week, and sometimes 2-3x a week. It all depends on how I’m feeling, and of course if the workouts don’t suck.

Last week’s workouts were pretty fun. All the workouts were right up my alley and I didn’t feel too weak. While I’m mediocre at CrossFit, I still really enjoy the workouts and always keep coming back. One of my coaches high five’d me because I think we both thought I’d never come back. Lol! September – November I was there maybe 6 or 7 times, and the weeks were just passing by. I wasn’t doing anything active.

“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.” – George S. Patton, U.S. Army General and 1912 Olympian


Never let your body tell the mind what to do.

People have commented that I’m a fairly active person and very motivated.

To put things in perspective for you. I do this because it’s been routine for me for the past number of years. I don’t think of working out to be a chore. I don’t work out to become a beast, even though I feel like one at CrossFit sometimes. I workout to maintain, and to be able to eat sweet treats a little more than once in a while.

We don’t have cable TV (ever since CBC decided that we can’t just plug in a TV and get 2 channels any more, I haven’t watched TV unless I’m home in Newfoundland which is a 3 hour airplane ride away).

So I basically don’t have a choice to just not work out. What else would I do with my time, right? Think about it. My Boyfriend and I of 8 years don’t have any kids. We don’t own a house. Being in a 800sq/ft apartment is easy to maintain, and keep clean. I suppose I could just come home and clean every night and make supper and then hang out on the couch all night but where would that get me?


I also work out so I can eat goodies like that.

One of my awesome readers, Aline (hi!!!) suggested I talk about some of my workout gear because I only seem to post photos of what I’m wearing and not discuss them. Didn’t know that interested people so I’ll remember to start.

I’m sorry I don’t have another new photo of my workout clothes. I don’t take a ton of selfies when I’m running out the door to drive 15 minutes to CrossFit. But for the most part I wear the same things because I’ve been loving the way they fit and keep me warm even though I’m working up a sweat.

Grey long sleeved is a very soft athletic material from Champion. I bought it while in Newfoundland at Costco. Their workout clothes are awesome. I have a white jacket from Costco that I enjoy wearing as a warmup piece. The black leggings are all the same in the photo. They’re quite thick and I received them to review from MPG. I’d like to note that I don’t wear the purple long sleeved at all. The seams were all in weird places and felt uncomfortable. The black zip up is from Sport Chek and it’s by Under Armour. Another thicker material, great for warm ups and getting in cold cars. Finally, the black sneakers on my feet are by Mizuno and they’re the Wave Riders. Technically they’re for running and while I do run, I also wear them to CrossFit too. crossfit-workout-clothes

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  1. I wish i were more like you. I’m a bit lazy, yes. Anyway, i do work out 2 times a week, but i haven’t tried crossfit. I just do the commom routine of treadmill, bike, some weight lifting, push ups and sit ups. On weekends, if the weather is good, i also run at the beach.

    So funny i actually got myself mentioned in one of your posts =]

    Believe it or not i actually missed those reviews. Maybe it was during some heavy studying weeks. Is MPG a Canadian brand? Never saw it around here. Seems like a good one, the leggings do look comfy. Also liked the under armour jacket review, specially the gap leggings you wore with it.

    By the way, i’m planning on buying some new gear. Maybe a new Skort and a new pair of leggings. Just waiting for a good sale.

  2. @Aline: Hey we’re all lazy time to time. I took a 2 month break off from working out altogether. Only in December I’m getting back into going 3x a week!

    Yes I was wondering if you saw the mention of you in my blog post the other week :)
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