WOD for 121125

"Cindy" Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of: 5 Pull-ups 10 Push-ups 15 Squats

Dear optimists, pessimists, and realists,

 

While you were all arguing over the glass of water, I just drank it.

 

Sincerely,


an opportunist.”

I was wearing my Elevation shirt out around campus the other day when I was approached by a young man asking about Crossfit. During our conversation he had many questions, but once we got through the initial salvo I asked him, “So what's stopping you from trying?” He looked at me and said, “I guess I am just afraid.” While I appreciated the candidness of his response, I also could not help but feel sorry that he was letting fear run the course of his life. This is a stark contrast to anyone who has the courage to walk into Elevation and make a lasting commitment to themselves and to their coaches. To move beyond the fear that you feel when you first walk in, to detest the fear, to give it no place to fester and breathe, to kill it off and not let it run the course of your life is an amazing feat. This is something that you  all should be very proud of. Now let the positive ripples run into other portions of your life...

So Elevation Nation, this is our challenge to you. Take that feeling of fear that you overcame initially by stepping into the gym and let that go into every avenue of your life. If you are stagnant in your career, ask yourself, “What can I do to overcome this?” Do you need to go back to school? Or do you need to have the courage to apply to a company that could help you grow further? If you are single, do you approach that cute guy or girl and say hello? Forget what is socially acceptable or what is the “norm,” step outside your comfort zone and live in that uncomfortable zone that Crossfit puts you in every single day. If you do this, the self made constraints will fall by the wayside, being comfortable in situations that cause normal people to cringe will become normal. You can do it Elevation Nation, we promise. 

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