Three steps for success:Dream big.Plan to fail.Learn how to get up.It looks easy - seriously, how hard can it be to dream big? How difficult is it to imagine yourself doing something completely incomprehensible? Something so big that others will laugh at you? Tougher than you think.Because you are conditioned to dream in small, achievable chunks. To dream only where you can see the path leading. To dream of what is attainable or believable - not of the “impossible”How hard is it to plan to fail? It’s easy when you go into it knowing you will fail at double unders for months - it’s only hard when the months have gone by and you are still slogging out singles or whipping yourself silly. It’s only hard when all of a sudden you plateau and go nowhere - seemingly forever.When that big dream you had seems to fade into the background, when you start to believe the “impossibility” of it.And getting up? We all know how hard it can be to get up. How painful it is to stare at a box and jump onto it after shaving our shins the time before. We all know how frustrating it is to bail a lift again and again. Week after week - to stare a goal in the face and have to bail each and every time. We know how that bar toys with our mental attitude.Getting up sounds easy - like all you have to do is a burpee and bam! you’re up and raring to go. But that is rarely what getting up truly feels like.Three seeming simple steps to success. All of which are deceivingly more difficult.But difficult does not mean unattainable - it just means a bit more work is required.#crossfit #fitness #exercise #motivation #inspiration

Three steps for success:
Dream big.
Plan to fail.
Learn how to get up.

It looks easy - seriously, how hard can it be to dream big? How difficult is it to imagine yourself doing something completely incomprehensible? Something so big that others will laugh at you? Tougher than you think.

Because you are conditioned to dream in small, achievable chunks. To dream only where you can see the path leading. To dream of what is attainable or believable - not of the “impossible”

How hard is it to plan to fail? It’s easy when you go into it knowing you will fail at double unders for months - it’s only hard when the months have gone by and you are still slogging out singles or whipping yourself silly. It’s only hard when all of a sudden you plateau and go nowhere - seemingly forever.

When that big dream you had seems to fade into the background, when you start to believe the “impossibility” of it.

And getting up? We all know how hard it can be to get up. How painful it is to stare at a box and jump onto it after shaving our shins the time before. 
We all know how frustrating it is to bail a lift again and again. Week after week - to stare a goal in the face and have to bail each and every time. We know how that bar toys with our mental attitude.

Getting up sounds easy - like all you have to do is a burpee and bam! you’re up and raring to go. But that is rarely what getting up truly feels like.

Three seeming simple steps to success. All of which are deceivingly more difficult.

But difficult does not mean unattainable - it just means a bit more work is required.

#crossfit #fitness #exercise #motivation #inspiration

The slippery slope.

It starts with moaning and groaning when something shows up that isn’t your absolute favorite.

Then chatter starts up when you see your least favorite movement on the board.

Finally, excuses start up, giving you an out for the WOD. Heck, maybe you don’t even show up for it.

"I’m not good at pullups", "HSPUs are my nemesis", "I am sooooo slow at running"

Guess what? That workout is what is going to make you improve the most. 

What is the point if you only concentrate on what you are good at? Proficiency takes work.

It takes a lot of work. 

So instead of cherry picking WOD after WOD because they aren’t suited for you, or you will be too slow, or you will have to scale - show up, attack your pain points and get it done.

And yes, cherry picking includes showing up and just going through the motions, so don’t think you are off the hook just because you got your ass in the car this morning. No, no. You still have to put in the effort.

This week I challenge you. I challenge you to change your attitude, put in the effort and let it be what it will be. Win or lose, first or last, scaled or Rx’d.

I challenge you to attack each and every WOD, even if it is your least favorite this or light weight that.

#crossfit #wod #motivationalmonday #mondaymotivation #fitnessmotivation 

The slippery slope.

It starts with moaning and groaning when something shows up that isn’t your absolute favorite.

Then chatter starts up when you see your least favorite movement on the board.

Finally, excuses start up, giving you an out for the WOD. Heck, maybe you don’t even show up for it.

"I’m not good at pullups", "HSPUs are my nemesis", "I am sooooo slow at running"

Guess what? That workout is what is going to make you improve the most. 

What is the point if you only concentrate on what you are good at? Proficiency takes work.

It takes a lot of work. 

So instead of cherry picking WOD after WOD because they aren’t suited for you, or you will be too slow, or you will have to scale - show up, attack your pain points and get it done.

And yes, cherry picking includes showing up and just going through the motions, so don’t think you are off the hook just because you got your ass in the car this morning. No, no. You still have to put in the effort.

This week I challenge you. I challenge you to change your attitude, put in the effort and let it be what it will be. Win or lose, first or last, scaled or Rx’d.

I challenge you to attack each and every WOD, even if it is your least favorite this or light weight that.

#crossfit #wod #motivationalmonday #mondaymotivation #fitnessmotivation 

Take a look in the rear view mirror.

Take a moment to see all that you have already accomplished, to realize just how much all of your hard work really has paid off.

Take a breather. Note the lost inches on your body and the added pounds on the bar. Notice the lost insecurities and the added skills.

Change is slow and frustrating. 

Change has to be beaten out and won. Often in the battle though, as we make progress or slide backwards, we forget where we have come from. We get caught up in the trials of today and forget that a year ago such tribulations were aspiring hopes and dreams.

Fitness is worked on for a lifetime. There is no end, no ultimate destination. Don’t let a few days or weeks or months discourage you from a lifetime of success.

#CrossFit #Fitness #Health #workout #FitnessMotivation #HealthyLiving #FitFam #Fit

Take a look in the rear view mirror.

Take a moment to see all that you have already accomplished, to realize just how much all of your hard work really has paid off.

Take a breather. Note the lost inches on your body and the added pounds on the bar. Notice the lost insecurities and the added skills.

Change is slow and frustrating. 

Change has to be beaten out and won. Often in the battle though, as we make progress or slide backwards, we forget where we have come from. We get caught up in the trials of today and forget that a year ago such tribulations were aspiring hopes and dreams.

Fitness is worked on for a lifetime. There is no end, no ultimate destination. Don’t let a few days or weeks or months discourage you from a lifetime of success.

#CrossFit #Fitness #Health #workout #FitnessMotivation #HealthyLiving #FitFam #Fit

Your best is all anyone is asking for.

We aren’t asking you to change overnight or for the habits of yesterday to suddenly disappear.

We aren’t asking for perfection, or the fastest time, or for you to show up everyday with a fire burning.

We all know it is a journey. A long one. And no one expects for you to finish it today.

All we are asking is that you do the most perfect reps possible, you show up day after day even when you don’t want to and you take small step after small step to get to your dreams even if that step isn’t a PR.

Give us your best today. You deserve it.

#CrossFit #Fitness #Exercise #Motivation #FitFam #Fitblr #Fit4Life

Your best is all anyone is asking for.

We aren’t asking you to change overnight or for the habits of yesterday to suddenly disappear.

We aren’t asking for perfection, or the fastest time, or for you to show up everyday with a fire burning.

We all know it is a journey. A long one. And no one expects for you to finish it today.

All we are asking is that you do the most perfect reps possible, you show up day after day even when you don’t want to and you take small step after small step to get to your dreams even if that step isn’t a PR.

Give us your best today. You deserve it.

#CrossFit #Fitness #Exercise #Motivation #FitFam #Fitblr #Fit4Life

It’s a new week, one you can dominate.

A week where there are PRs waiting to happen, first pullups waiting to be had, first box jumps waiting to be completed.

It’s a week where your Back Squat is just begging to be crushed and Fran has nothing on you.

It’s a week where failure can be turned into success, where dreams can grow into reality and where your attitude can determine your destiny.

Seven days. you’ve got seven days to get something done. 

What will it be? Will you rise to the opportunity?

Are you prepared to dominate?

#CrossFit #Fitness #MotivationalMonday #Inspiration #GetItDone

It’s a new week, one you can dominate.

A week where there are PRs waiting to happen, first pullups waiting to be had, first box jumps waiting to be completed.

It’s a week where your Back Squat is just begging to be crushed and Fran has nothing on you.

It’s a week where failure can be turned into success, where dreams can grow into reality and where your attitude can determine your destiny.

Seven days. you’ve got seven days to get something done. 

What will it be? Will you rise to the opportunity?

Are you prepared to dominate?

#CrossFit #Fitness #MotivationalMonday #Inspiration #GetItDone

Keep sight of what matters.

Every now and then you are struck by athlete envy. Why can they lift that already? How can they WOD so fast? Why can they bang out a MU on day 1?

To be honest, it doesn’t matter. 

You are you. You are battling you. You are trying to lift heavier than you.

You are trying to be faster, stronger, smarter and healthier than you.

You have embarked on the never ending task. The task that can never be checked off for the easy way doesn’t help you beat you, it helps you stagnate at best.

Stop looking at the grass wishing your side was greener. Focus on you, your accomplishments, your victories, your ups and downs.

Focus on the work that you need to do to get where you want to go - ignore the rest.

#CrossFit #motivation #Fitness #Inspiration #youvsyou

Keep sight of what matters.

Every now and then you are struck by athlete envy. Why can they lift that already? How can they WOD so fast? Why can they bang out a MU on day 1?

To be honest, it doesn’t matter. 

You are you. You are battling you. You are trying to lift heavier than you.

You are trying to be faster, stronger, smarter and healthier than you.

You have embarked on the never ending task. The task that can never be checked off for the easy way doesn’t help you beat you, it helps you stagnate at best.

Stop looking at the grass wishing your side was greener. Focus on you, your accomplishments, your victories, your ups and downs.

Focus on the work that you need to do to get where you want to go - ignore the rest.

#CrossFit #motivation #Fitness #Inspiration #youvsyou