Challenge yourself to become better

Workout of the day for Thursday 06/14/12:

Run 800 meters
28 Kettlebell swings, 70/53lb
28 Strict Pull-ups
28 Clean & Jerk 135/95lb
28 Strict Pull-ups
Run 800 meters

“I welcome you to the community of people who have decided that easy will no longer suffice.”

This is who we are when we are at CrossFit. We create more resistance for ourselves. We make our lives harder… on purpose, and we like it. We are in it for the suck. Why!? Because we understand that the work is the reward. That tomorrow we will be a better version of ourselves because of the toil we put ourselves through today.

Resistance in our life allows us this chance to strengthen our mental game. When we are at CrossFit we generally see this resistance as a good thing, we want to face these challenges, to get stronger. We want to move from banded pull-ups to unassisted pull-ups, to lift heavier weights, and move larger loads faster.

But it is easy to forget when we are outside of CrossFit that resistance in our life affords us an opportunity to become stronger/better version of ourselves as well. It is hard to relate that losing an item we value, or dealing with a disgruntled co-worker, or mending a broken relationship is an opportunity to overcome resistance and to get stronger as well.

There is very little that will happen to us throughout the day that will be harder than our daily workout. We can breathe a little easier outside of CrossFit because we know this. And when life’s bigger challenges hit us we will be better prepared for them both mentally and physically.

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