10 rounds for time of:
Women use 65 lb.
In my text messages the other day was the dumbest exchange between me and a friend. I was lamenting my body shape; she was lamenting hers. I hated my WOD time; she hated hers. On and on it went to a ridiculous degree. Two people, both trying to be fit and mostly succeeding, finding endless things to criticize about ourselves.
Our own worst enemies.
Are we never satisfied?
There’s a tension at CrossFit between celebrating accomplishments but always working on the upper margins of our fitness levels in order to become more fit. Sometimes (lots of times) the results can range from ugly to vaguely disappointing – missed lifts and slow times.
What’s a CrossFitter to do to stay positive?
Me? I’m adopting a new rule at the box: For everything that frustrates me, I will mentally, even verbally, list one thing that doesn’t.
I don’t have a muscle-up. But my kipping pull-ups are coming along nicely.
I am genetically doomed to scale every workout that involves a barbell. But I’ve gotten a lot quicker under the bar. My technique has improved a lot. And I’m a little bit proud of my deadlift. (THREE THINGS!)
I am the slowest runner in the history of the world. But when I see a running workout, I show up anyway and complete it.
CrossFit ain't Tiddlywinks. I’m not even sure where the guy who coined that phrase got it, but I know what he means: This isn’t easy and it is definitely not fun and games. It is really hard. It’s hard to sign up, hard to show up consistently, hard to stick with it long enough to see results.
Give yourself a break. Better yet, give yourself some credit.
See you at the box,
_The only thing standing between you and your goal, is the bull-shit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it!