Since it was WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY yesterday i wanted to share a little something with you.
I had a car crash that left me with severe whiplash and by the instructions of the doctor, I was advised to not exercise for a few weeks until my injury calmed down enough to see what damage was done. I did as I was instructed and took some rest days. But after about a week and half I found myself feeling anxious and depressed and so I knew I needed to be back in the box, injury or not.
You see, for me, a lot of my workouts are more about my mind. Or rather how it works. If I haven't had those few weeks off, my mind wouldn't have got to that stage of feeling that way. And I feel the same if I’ve not been in the box for a few days, my mind needs it more than my body most of the time.
All I think about in that hour or so a day at Ulysses is...... Nothing... Literally nothing...... Well if counting reps isn't included. Lifting weights and throwing around a bar bell is the best therapy you'll ever receive. Doing Burpees, box jumps, kettle bell swings and giving my whole body a workout, somehow just fixes the part of my brain that never switch's off.
So if you see me dancing about between sets or emom's, it's to keep my mind on the workout so it doesn't wander.
My mental health is helped so much by CrossFit Ulysses. I leave the box feeling worn out and tired but feeling the best in every way possible.
Ulysses for me is the all rounder therapist. You can achieve so much, which helps your mental health. Loosing weight, feeling great, making PB's. All this leads to gaining confidence and through this helps you feel happier and if you're happy then your mental health is getting better.
Surrounded by like minded people on their own journey, humbled people who help you achieve things in life and being supported by them all, is an amazing feeling.
Ulysses health and well being is about helping you become the best version of yourself.
My advice. GET YOURSELF INTO THE BOX and get your mental health on the right path and everything else just falls into place.
Feed your mind the good stuff.
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