The CrossFit Open comes to a close tonight! Surprisingly, I’m a bit sad for it to go. The CrossFit Open use to be a time that I pushed myself to my limits in order to make it to Regionals. Then I went through a time of hating it. Now I’m back to pushing myself as hard as I can, knowing I’m not nearly at the capacity I use to be, but still happy with where I’m at. I haven’t looked at my overall standing the whole time, but I’m excited to see how I finish later tonight, and I will be happy no matter where the standing is!
Anywho, I need to talk about something that has been on my mind all weekend. It’s not very often that I’m around people who talk sh*t about themselves or their body. My CrossFit gym doesn’t do that. We put emphasis on working hard in the gym, eating healthy and enjoying life. So the girls that I’m around most often don’t talk about their imperfections, they talk about their accomplishments. My fiancé also isn’t one to put up with self pity. When we first started dating, I would say negative things about myself and he would ignore me or tell me to knock it off. He wasn’t going to support those habits and let them go on. Because of CrossFit and my fiancé, over time I was able to kick that habit. I still have my own insecurities and things I get frustrated with, but they don’t run my life.
This past weekend I was around some friends who talk poorly of themselves and constantly point out their imperfections. The more I listened to the negative talk, the more I noticed that I was thinking negative thoughts about myself, when I hadn’t done that in quite some time. And it almost made me sick to my stomach. I’ve worked hard for years; in the kitchen, in the gym and on myself. And for me to feel negative thoughts because of someone else was unacceptable. So I had to take a step back.
The point is, don’t be that person. We all have insecurities and imperfections and frustrations. But that’s why we work hard. To improve ourselves with every meal, every workout, every positive thought. Our thoughts are not anyone else’s responsibilities, they are our own. It’s time we took responsibility for your own insecurities and stopped putting those feelings onto others. It’s time to grow up. So next time you’re feeling insecure or upset about something, remember that you are strong enough to deal with it. No need to search for compliments or point out a dimple or a stretch mark. Show the world that you can be confident, even when you might not be feeling that way. Create your own destiny and always strive for positivity. I say this because I’ve been that person in the past and looking back now, I truly wish I would have recognized it and changed that behavior sooner!
10 weighted deficit sumo squats (I used a 55# KB)
25 weighted russian twists
20 bench jump overs
15 lying leg lifts (with above head towards ceiling)
Monday – Rest day/Travel day
Tuesday – Rest day/Travel day
Wednesday – Snow Day = Shovel instead of workout since the gym closed, which I was actually crazy sore from!
EMOM x 10: Power Clean & Push Jerk x 3. All sets between 60% & 80% – I got to 110#
2 Rounds For Time: (17 min Time Cap)
35 Cal Row
35 KB Swings (70/55) – I used 45#
35 Cal on Air Dyne Bike
35 Wall Ball
I finished in 15:45
Bar Facing Burpees
I finished in 12:08 rx
25 minute AMRAP – with a partner (1 person working at a time):
100 kettlebell swings
80 calorie row
60 toes to bar
40 strict handstand push ups or pike push ups
We we 2 rounds plus 40 kb swings using 45# and doing pike push ups
At Home or Hotel Gym Workout:
20 minute AMRAP:
25 jumping lunges
15 jumping squats
10 pike push ups
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