As I was preparing for the Crossfit week 3 Games workout ... I began to have all of these negative thoughts in my head .. "what if I can't do it", "what if I don't get a good score""What if I let the people in our gym down", "what if" What if, WHAT IF .... What if what?
I began to block out the (what I like to call) noise in my head, you know the negative thoughts that go off making you want to quit, and began to say over and over I am here to have fun, I am here to get better, and I will do my best for today whatever that maybe.
I believe a lot of us let the "what if's" take over and don't allow the so what's to happen !
What if I can't do it: So what at least I tried
What if I don't get a good score: Do you really care about what people think that much if you are doing your best than your "score" is good because it was the best that you can do!
What if I let the people in our gym down? 1st, You will let them down with this attitude, and second you will not let anyone down if you try!
I was so inspired last night by a girl at the gym who weighs about 90lbs and was doing everything in her power to push the 75lb bar up she had determination and a goal and she was not going to let her "what if's" get in the way!
I have been nursing a very bad shoulder injury for a while, I have not been able to do a lot of pulling, pressing, basically anything heavy is not my friend! These past two weeks are the first time in a year that I have been able to do multiple repetitions with a decent amount of weight. I started to let my "ego" and "what if's" take over, and forgot to be grateful and give thanks for the place that I am in right now.
Last year at this time I could barely do 10 pullups in a row and a 55lb bar seemed daunting. I could not even perform the games workouts in 2011, because they were too "shoulder intensive" for me. So why was I doing the "what if's" for the future instead of being grateful that I can even pick up 75lbs in a workout.?
We need to be grateful for where we are today in order to grow into who we want to be tomorrow!
So fit ones do not I repeat DO NOT let the "what ifs" get the best of you. Instead say "So What" at least I tried and every time you try you experience some form of success just because you did it, even if it is not the result that "you" wanted!
Four rounds of:
3 minute AMRAP-
10 Push-ups (Competition)
Max Double Unders
*Rest 2 minutes between rounds
*Score is total # of Double Unders
Posted by Annie.