Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 mins of:
9 Chest-to-bar Pull-ups
14 Single Dumbbell Overhead Squats, 30/20 lbs
35 Double Unders
T2B Skill Work
Today I wanted to talk to you about…not CrossFit I guess. I’ll explain.
In CrossFit, one of the components to define what we do is constant variance. Meaning, that we should change up our training regiment as often as possible in order to keep it diverse, interesting, and help ourselves to grow and get better. This same principle can be applied to our everyday lives and our character as a whole.
Being a human being means having many different sides to you. Whether we always get to express those different sides or not can be difficult even downright impossible sometimes. But diversifying your personality and enjoying many different aspects of the world can be very healthy. Myself, for example, I’m a CrossFit coach. CrossFit is also a hobby for me. CrossFit is also my health and wellness regiment. It is also where I have my social base for the most part. CrossFit is easily one of the biggest factors in my everyday life. It’s how I stay fit, it’s how I make my living, it’s how I feed my family but it is not who I am fully.
On every occasion I can possibly find I will play my card games. I thoroughly enjoy picking up guitar and trying to get a few moments to myself to make some music. I love to have the Hell scared out of me while watching a movie. And I downright enjoy deep conversation about the world around me.
Now, before you go and read this like a Tinder profile just realize that my point here is that although CrossFit is a massive part of my life, it does not define me as a human being. And when CrossFit is not going the way that I want it to, I shouldn’t let that affect my self-image and have that lower my self-worth. It’s so very easy for a lot of us to get caught up looking at the Whiteboard chasing down PR’s or even for folks whose struggle it is every day to just make it into the gym. We tell ourselves that just because we don’t “ace” these goals every time around that we’re less because of it. Or that who we are isn’t as good or strong because of it. This is simply not true.
Let CrossFit be a beautiful part of you. Let it be a strong and thriving part of your story. Let it be a desire and passion that you have for life and for health. Let it be an escape from the grind. A place where you can be with friends and connect.
But don’t forget all the other things about yourself. Because those things are pretty amazing too. And all of those things are what make you the best YOU that will ever be.