2 rounds of:
5 bar Thrusters
10 Push ups
25 Walking lunges
50 Box jumps
25 Ring dips
20 Knees to elbows
30 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood
20 Hang squat cleans (95 lb./65 lb.)
30 Wall balls
3 Rope climb ascents
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CrossFit is like a new puppy….It’s always fun to play with, is really demanding, and just when you think you’ve figured it all out, you realize you know nothing. And there are days when your patience is tested, and all you really want to do is lay down and take a nap.
One of the hardest things in CrossFit is to find that motivation when it’s just not there. You are tired, your schedule changed, you “earned” more duty at work, you haven’t hit a PR in a while…let’s face it, there are days when life’s demands use up all of your time and energy. There are also stretches where you will go weeks, maybe even a month or two, where you don’t hit a PR, your times seem slow, and you just feel “stuck”.
Motivation is a funny thing in CrossFit. It takes a special kind of person to show up week after week and beat their body up, all because it’s fun. When you are hitting PRs, CrossFit is FUN, the sun always seems a little brighter, and you can’t help but smile because life is good. But what do you do when those PRs are few and far between, when life happens and motivation is low?
The answer is simple: You keep coming.
You see, you never ever know just when the tide will turn, and once it does, look out, because that’s the precise moment something great is going to happen. Forget about the clock and the whiteboard. Just show up and have some fun (check out Jackie buddy carrying Angie!).
I read a story recently about a farmer who grew discontent about his farm. He had low motivation, didn’t want to have to take care of the lake on his farm and keep it stocked and managed, not to mention the fat cows in the pasture that needed his attention, all of the fencing and the feeding – what a headache! He decided to sell his farm and called a realtor. A few days later, the realtor called, wanting to get approval for the advertisement she intended to place in the local paper. She read the ad to the farmer. It described a lovely farm in an ideal location – quiet and peaceful, contoured with rolling hills, carpeted with soft meadows, nourished by a fresh lake, and blessed with many well-bred livestock. The farmer said, “Read it to me again.” After hearing it a second time, he decided, “I’ve changed my mind. I’m not going to sell. I’ve been looking for a place like that all my life.”
CrossFit is about the journey and your perspective. If you are low on motivation, change your perspective.
Take time to reflect today on where you are going and just how far you’ve come since the first day you walked into CrossFit Seven. You remember that first day, when you were scared that everyone would know you were the “new guy”, and your only goal was leave the gym in one piece? Post to comments something you couldn’t do before you started CrossFit and something you can do now because of the work you’ve put in at CrossFit.