I MADE IT.
Friday night I completed my first year of the worldwide CrossFit Open. The Open is a five-week competition to push limits, track your progress, & see where you stand in the world of CrossFit. It is an incredible opportunity to grow, focus, learn & push your limits.
Just my jam.
I am guessing if you’re reading this, it’s yours too.
I wanted to share with you what I learned during the last five weeks… & I know it will serve you because I’m being led to share.
If you know me, you know fitness is a huge part of my life. I don’t really recall a time that I haven’t enjoyed being active. I began CrossFit about 6 weeks ago after being skeptical of it for a while, to be honest, but I have learned so much in the short time I’ve been doing it & it’s my new love.
So here we go:
1) If it scares you, go for it! Do it anyway!
I had no idea what I was getting into by signing up for the Open. After all, I had literally just joined CrossFit, but because I live for a challenge, I paid to register & told myself I was going ALL IN. This can be applied to anything!
Next time you’re faced with something that scares you, ask yourself: What is it that my soul is calling me to do? What is stopping me? How can I shift that perspective and thought?
2) If you aren’t good at something, try anyway! You have nothing to lose & everything to gain!
Week 3 of the Open, I tweaked my back & I had a tough time pushing through with the movements on the night of the Open workout. The workout, to be honest, pissed me off (literally, actually, jump roping was involved & hey, I’ve had two kids!;))—but it made me mad because I didn’t recognize my limits & pushed too hard, AND because I’m not the best at jump roping, because again, I have had two kids….& it’s freaking tough. But I pushed through the workout & it gave me the fire to do better next time & to research how to get better. Then to DO IT.
Is there something that you aren’t particularly great at, but wish you were? Can you commit to yourself to try taking at least one step this week to get better at it?
3) If you think you can, you’re right. Push yourself to CAN. Go all the way.
If you’re familiar with CrossFit, there is a timer for most of the workouts…& I’m the kind of person who instead of quitting as the last three seconds beeps, I push harder than ever. Not sure if it’s the adrenaline rush or the challenge, either way, it works for me. Push yourself to the absolute max, to the end of the challenge you are facing. Don’t give up, do your best & know that you will only get stronger from the experience!
What is it that you are right THERE on doing, but haven’t yet? Close your eyes & imagine it happening, all the way, just as you dream. How does that feel?
That’s it for now….. I’m sending all the positive vibes & massive love to you!