3/31 Mental Toughness Thursday
CrossFit is an intense shared experience. This is one of the aspects that keep us retuning to the gym. Over half of the gym just finished competing in the CrossFit Games Open. All of us experienced moments of doubt, discomfort and fear. Yet, all of us overcame these feelings. Many of us achieved new personal records, did a difficult movement for the first time, or experienced the relief of finishing 84 thrusters and bar-facing burpees.
The story we tell ourselves before and during our workout can have a profound effect on our physical performance. It's totally normal to have a little (or a lot of) trepidation as you're staring down a barbell or looking up at the pull-up bar right before the coach says, "3, 2, 1, Go!" It's natural to have moments of doubt as you begin the workout. But, the story you tell yourself can be a positive one. Your story can reflect the truth, and the truth is that you are capable of so much more than you think.
We so often put limits on ourselves that are based not on fact and truth, but rather on fear and doubt. Imagine how amazing it would be if you told yourself that you're strong, fast, committed and brave. Think about how it would feel to be in your body with that story running between your ears. Would you stand taller? Would you be in control of your breathing? Would you dig just a little deeper?
The story we tell ourself is the most important conversation we can have. Too often in our lives we let other people's opinions and words impact our story. However, their words and opinions are just as untrue as the crazy shit we tell ourselves.
Try this trick, speak to yourself as if you were speaking to your child or best friend. Could you imagine every saying to them then things we will tell ourself? HELL NO!
Once you realize that YOU are the author of your own story, you are empowered to change it. You have accesses an endless well of positive energy to rewrite your story. You can rewire your thinking to allow positive energy to flow through your body, empowering you to tackle a challenging workout, enabling you to be decisive and courageous in all aspects of your life. Here's to being the author of our own stories!
15 minutes hand balancing/handstands & core skill work
3 Rounds for time of:
400m run or row
21 American kettlebell swings 1.5/1pood
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