I don’t know about you guys, but my day job isn’t a lot of fun. The best part of my day starts at 4:30 P.M. when I’m walking to my car so I can get to the gym and lift something.
Sometimes I get caught dwelling on things that happened to me during the day. I think about stressful situations and wonder if I handled them properly, customers that were rude to me, employee concerns and performance issues. We all face difficult days at the office. Work pays the bills and supports our families, but it shouldn’t define who we are.
Life outside of work is where you get to make the important choices, whether it’s exercising for an hour a day, having a couple adult beverages with friends, taking a trip to the beach, or spending a day with family. That’s what matters. Getting rid of the stress from the daily grind is critical to our overall health. You have to find things that make you happy.
I consider myself one of the lucky ones, I get to channel my bad days into good days by coming into the gym and coaching all of you. I’ve had quite a few jobs over the years, but coaching is by far the most challenging and rewarding thing I’ve ever done.
Crossfit makes me happy. When I’m in the middle of a workout and you see me start to smile, that’s the exact moment where my crappy day has melted away. It could also be that my brain has overheated… but it works either way. I get to see that moment happen in everyone’s faces throughout class. That’s my favorite part.
What’s your favorite part about coming to class? How do you deal with stresses of the daily grind? Sound off in the comments.
Luckily these shoes all have velcro.
A. EMOTM for 12 Minutes 2 Front Squats
*Add weight every 3 Minutes
B. 4 Rounds
AMRAP 4 Minutes
3 Thrusters (120/83)
6 Box Jumps (24/20)
9 Knees to Elbows
Rest 1 Minute