yoga for athletes

yoga for athletes | Journey for Jessi

Athletes are focused.  Athletes are dedicated.  Athletes are ambitious.  Athletes are intense.  We do what it takes to train, practice, condition, work hard, fine-tune and push our limits to be the fittest and perform 110% at our sport.  My chosen sport: CrossFit, the “sport of fitness” as it is known by the global CrossFit community.

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rest the body, rest the soul

rest the body, rest the soul | Journey for Jessi

Whoa.  Last week was a whirlwind for me.  My routine got shaken up as I begun a new job last week.  It was time for a new rhythm though.  I like routine, but yawn… I like my routine in intervals, i.e. mix it up a bit, then get into a groove, then add or subtract a variable, etc.  This is how I grow.  Stagnancy is never a good thing for me.  That being said, last week was all over the place.  I felt emotionally and physically drained.  My soul needed stillness.  So, what did I do?  I listened. Continue reading

a very merry unbirthday

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Today is not a special day.  Today is not my birthday.  Today is Monday.  Today seems to be filled with the same mundane tasks  in my schedule—yet today, today felt like something more when I woke up this morning.  When I woke up very late 10 minutes ago, thus making myself unable to attend class—yet, I woke today feeling refreshed, feeling content, feeling like it is a special day, and I knew. Continue reading

stuffy sleepy and sick

stuffy sleepy and sick || Journey for JessiI admit it.  I was sick last week.  Despite ALL of my precautions and sanitary behavior the week before, like my uptake in vitamin C for example.  I guess it is difficult to fight a college community teeming with infection.  It did not turn out to be the flu, thank goodness, although Wednesday (at my worst) had me worried.  I am feeling way better now, though still runny nose, my lethargy and head congestion are fading.  So how did I beat this week?  Here are my tips to take care of myself while staying on a fitness program.

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back to nature

backyard yoga--Journey for JessiI have not felt myself lately.  I have felt bogged down, stressed out, and really anxious.  I often seem to spread myself too thin, trying to accomplish many tasks in a small amount of time in order to feel successful and make sure I do not let others down.  During one of my recent chaotic clouds though, I made myself pause for a moment to ask, “Aren’t I on summer break?”  One of my biggest fears in life is not having enough time, but if I am trying to cram too many experiences in a brief period of time, won’t I miss something? Continue reading