Here's another installment from the talented quill of Julie Berger:
You’ve all heard the saying “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.” If you haven’t, I’m not even mad! I’m actually impressed. Well, I have a different take on it that I would like to share here. I do not think it is so black and white, or yellow and yellow, if you will. To me, this saying is open ended and ever-changing.
A huge part of life is finding out what it is you DO when life gives you lemons! It is impossible to know how you will deal with a certain situation until adversity rears its ugly head. Sometimes you run away, get salty, or end up making the situation worse by letting it tear you down. On the other hand, it can be life’s most challenging times that ignite a fire within that helps us learn, grow, and fly.
Complaining about the hard times never helped anyone, and there is always someone out there in an even worse situation, taking those lemons and making them into millions.
For every one of life’s downhills, there is an equal or greater uphill – that’s just pure science. So it is in your best interest to remain positive and proactive, placing yourself in a prime position for when luck starts to change. You may not be in control of all aspects of your life, but you are certainly in control of what you do with them, and of your attitude.
It’s never too late to change what you do with your lemons! There is always another chance to handle something with more poise, to smile through the pain, and to transform a seemingly awful situation into the turning point of your life. Luckily, CrossFit gives us that chance everyday, to take whatever negativity we have going on at home, work, or even in our own heads, and to channel it into bettering our health and wellness.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you the only thing you can do with your lemons is make lemonade. Expand your mind, expand your experience, and expand your possibilities.
Lemons into lemonade: push a dead car around during a workout before jumping it!
A. 3x5 Squat (add 5lbs. from last time or find a heavy set of five and repeat for 3 sets)
B. For Time:
Jump Squats (45/33)
*25 Double Unders after each round.
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