It all started from a friend, a colleague, a peer . . .
From being bored with the same routine, from plateauing time and time again . . .
I wanted to get healthy, I wanted people around me who cared . . .

They called it constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity . . .

It's about taking the first step -

It's called CrossFit and I friggin' love it!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

To Doubt Oneself

Doubting yourself leads you down such a dismal path, think of it as walking in the street through  the pouring rain, with wet shoes, over-sized clothes, and to top it all off, a 18 wheeler splashes you with crap from a huge puddle on the side of the road. . . 

The wet shoes cause your traction to slip.
You also develop callouses and blisters in your feet which make it very difficult to move.

The over-sized clothes dampen your spirit and they weigh so much and hold you down making it difficult to move forward.

The 18 wheeler could give two craps about you - that's just icing on the cake to get even more sullen about your current dilemma.

Chin-up.  Stand up straight.  Look inside yourself - inside every single person is a pile of tinder near your heart to get you fired up.  Spark the tinder.

When you doubt yourself - you lose focus, determination and your ability to press on.  Understandably, it is very difficult, we know that $hit ain't easy, hell, sometimes life isn't easy, and yet we still press on.  Once in awhile you get thrown a curve ball, you can sit down and pout- or you can get off your a$$ and move. 

Last night saw people moving - a lot.  For some - the ability to do double-unders in a WOD (yay Jen and Toni) for others their ability to do the burpeesf, and finally for all, to finish the WOD.

Last night wasn't just about you.  It was a Hero WOD in remembrance of those who sacrificed themselves for us - and in return we show our respect and become completely humbled by what they represent to us - hard work, determination, and pride.

Stay true to yourself, work it one rep at a time, regardless of the workout, focus on the rep and not what is left to do.

-Coach Tony

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt”
-  William Shakespeare

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