12/1 Mental Toughness Thursday
With the holiday season upon us, it's easy to get sidetracked off our consistent healthy eating and exercise routine. It happens to us all, even your coaches.
It's easy once we're out of our healthy routine to get stuck in a downhill slide. This downhill slide actually has a name, the "Oh, what the hell" effect. We've all been there, you eat one Christmas cookie and you think, "Oh, What the Hell" I'm eating one, I might as well have just one more.
Just one more cookie can be just that, one more. But, for many of us just one more can easily slide into the entire bag, more cookies tomorrow, and pretty soon we're eating Christmas cookies everyday and feeling terrible about ourselves.
THERE IS ANOTHER WAY!
First - Get rid of the judgement, guilt, and other negative feelings. Guilt and judgement do not serve us. They are emotions that make it difficult to tap into who we truly are as humans. So you ate one, some or all of the Christmas cookies. It doesn't mean you're a bad person, or that you're weak, have no control, whatever. It means you like cookies and when the cultural pressure to eat them is astronomically high, you eat them. That's it. It really is that simple.
Second - Make a different choice. Once you're able to let go of the guilt, judgement and all the other emotions that don't serve you, you are free to make a different choice. You are free to see that your choices are simply that, choices.
Choices have consequences, that's all. Once you're aware of the consequences and can let go of the guilt and judgement, you're on your way making choices with full consciousness.
Next time you're staring down a plate-full of cookies you can make a choice. You can eat none, one, or with full awareness of how you'll feel you can eat them all. The point is, you're making a fully conscious choice. Once we have raised our consciousness we are no longer a slave to emotional eating. We can choose something different. I know you can do this! Good luck!
Gymnastics Pressing Progressions - 3-5 rounds not for time. Pick a handstand push-up, ring dip and pistol progression you can do. You can pick a progression from different levels as needed.
As many rounds and reps as possible in 12 mins of:
10 Wall Balls 20/14#
50 Double unders
We're working our endurance today. While the time domain is not long, the wall balls and double unders will keep your heart rate high for the entire 12 minutes. The reps are low so you know you will keep moving consistently. This workout will gas you in no time. Stay focused on being consistent, stay calm and keep moving!
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