Don’t Skimp on the Warm-Up!

Good morning, world.

TGIFriday!  :)

This week has been buuuusy.  I’m looking forward to a restful weekend!

Jay and I were running a little late this morning in getting to the 6am Crossfit gym session, so we decided to head to our usual gym instead to start our workout at 6:15.  Jay did a core workout while I did a Crossfit-style workout to make up for lost time.

I took my time doing a thorough warm-up.  I was especially careful to do this because these Crossfit workouts are short in duration but intense in nature.  I’ve had one or two people previously tell me about their Crossfit injuries.  In addition to practicing good form, a good warm-up is essential to preventing injuries and unnecessary soreness.

My usual dynamic warm-up routine looks like this:

Dynamic Warm-Up

(You can find a tutorial of the internal hip rotation exercise at 00:30 of this video)

I repeat the whole thing, which takes about 10 minutes total.  I’m usually feeling pretty loose and warmed-up by the end, and ready to get my sweat on!

Don’t skimp on the warm-up, folks!

Breakfast was pumpkin pancakes that I made yesterday morning when I had more free-time and stuck in the fridge in preparation for today.  When planning ahead pays off!:

pcake2  pcake3

This morning I came across a verse in Proverbs that made me laugh aloud and literally say, “That’s so true!”  Read for yourself:

People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord.  -Proverbs 19:3

Gosh, it’s the human way.  We want to live our own way, having control and being lords over our own lives…  Then when things don’t turn out the way we expected them to, typically the first place we look is up, asking, “Why, God?”

Don’t make God the Lord of your life when it’s convenient.  Resist giving yourself credit for all the great things in your life, and giving God credit for all the junk.  He is worthy of all of it.

Have you ever found Proverbs 19:3 to be true of you?

I sure have!

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