Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Showing up...Doing the Work

"Change is not a process for the impatient."- Barbara Reinhold

The other day there were a few newbies in my class. They were fresh out of Elements and it was their first class day. We all remember that day- it's like the first day of school- a bundle of nerves as you get out of your car- not sure what to expect- not sure if you can even make it through the workout!

We've ALL been there. I remember very vividly my first day of Crossfit. I think I may have teared up a few times during the workout (Angie!) wondering what the heck I was doing there, how would I ever be able to do what these other girls are doing, is everyone watching me, why can't I get these movements right, why is this so HARD?!?!

It's a Journey. A Process. Dare say... An Adventure.

You most likely won't get a kipping pullup in a week. But each day you show up- each day you put forth your best- you ARE making progress. It may seem minuscule, but you are training not only your Body, but your Mind. 

How often, at your old gym, were you on the treadmill or doing some machine, and you said "Ok, I think I'm done" and walked away? This doesn't happen in CrossFit. You don't quit. You keep going. No matter what. You get it done and you Finish. Period.

I can't tell you how often this has bled over into my life. Things get hard. Things seem insurmountable. But... I


So no matter if you've been at this CrossFit thing for 3 years or for 3 days, know that you are on a Journey and that it takes time. And keep going. The Results, the People, the feeling of Accomplishment- it's all worth it.

Phabulous Photos by Bougie Photography

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I definitely struggle sometimes when I don't see some huge PR, but then I remember how far I am from day one. And even if my weight is the same, I PR by doing yesterday's total days of CrossFit + 1.

    Thanks for the reminder that this is about long term health and happiness.