Happy Mondaaaaaay!! I hope you had the best weekend yet! Mine was quite delightful because it was spent in the gym, at a wedding, on the couch, in the backyard, and at a new restaurant. Pretty much everything I want in a weekend!
I spent the weekend thinking a lot about progress. It’s pretty easy to feel like progress isn’t actually happening. I watch it happen with people in the gym or talking to people online and I’ve even witnessed it with myself. We give ourselves a week or maybe even a month, and when we don’t “see the progress” that we hoped we would, we self-sabotage. I’ve seen it over and over and I’ve done it myself. We let social media or the people around us dictate how we feel about our own progress instead of patting ourselves on the back for all the hard work that has gone into what should be a long road, not a short one.
Everyone comes from different backgrounds. Some of our genetics make us pack on muscle easily, some make it hard to gain weight, some make it hard to lose weight. We all have different backgrounds, genetics, influences, and life situations. Every single one of us. So why would we ever compare ourselves to another person? Those questions like, “Why can they eat that and when I even look at it, I gain weight?” or “I work just as hard as that person but don’t look like them, how is that possible?” Well, because you aren’t that person. And asking questions that you’ll never be able to answer won’t ever get you anywhere. And that’s where progress ends. When we compare, when we doubt, and when we self-sabotage is where progress no longer prevails.
Progress is a funny thing. For some, progress comes in days and for others, it may takes years. And that can be so incredibly frustrating and upsetting. But that’s life. Life has it’s own way of throwing curve balls, no matter who you are. And since we can’t write our own genetics or our own progress, hard work continues to be the factor that sets all of us apart. If you want something – then work for it. Not for a week or a month or even a year. Work for it forever. Never stop working hard.
I say all this because for the longest time, I thought I would never see change in a certain part of my physical appearance. I told myself that those were just my genetics and that was that. But even with those feelings, I kept working. I didn’t let that self-doubt take over my life. And guess what? After 7+ years of working hard in the gym and eating healthy, I’m finally seeing some change. 7 years. That’s a good chunk of time. Which makes me think – what progress can I make in another 7 years of continued hard work and perseverance? I can’t wait to find out.
It’s Monday. Get rid of the comparing, get rid of the self-doubt, get rid of the pity. It’s time to work hard – every day. That’s what life is all about!
Sunday – Rest Day
Tuesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
470m Farmers Carry For Time (2 x 55/35) – I finished in 3:43
“TBH III: (20min time cap)
3 Rounds For Time:
30 Wall Ball
I finished in 16:46 rx
Wednesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Max Unbroken Pull Ups (in 1 or 2 attempts) – I got 26
Total Strict HSPU in 2 mins (break up as needed) – I got 10
15 min AMRAP Of:
10 Push Jerks (135/95)
10 Front Squats (135/95)
50 Double Unders
I got 7 + 4 using 75#
Thursday – Rest Day
Saturday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Partner workout –
800m run together
100 kettlebell swings (55/35)
60 front squats (135/95)
40 pull ups
20 strict handstand push ups
800m run to finish
We finished in 25 something using 65#
Free Travel Workout:
5 rounds for time:
10/10 one arm DB thrusters
25 tuck jumps
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