3/23 Mental Toughness Thursday
The Perfect Time is Now
Many of us wait for the “perfect time” with our health, nutrition, and fitness. But this all-or-nothing thinking — as in, “If I don’t do this perfectly then it’s awful!” — rarely gets us “all”. It usually gets us “nothing”.
Are you waiting for the “perfect time” to get started on new projects? To learn a new skill? To eat better? To exercise more?
If so, some of these phrases may be familiar to you:
Human beings are always “waiting for the perfect time”. But why?
For many, it’s a great distraction and justification. It helps us avoid the real—and risky—work of doing.
For others, perfectionism and avoidance serve as strong armor against potential embarrassment, criticism, and failure.
“I could ___ but ___” keeps us safe from pain.
Unfortunately, it’s also what keeps us from growing, thriving, and being who we know we have the potential to be.
That’s why all-or-nothing thinking—If I don’t do this perfectly then it’s worthless—rarely gets us “all”.
It usually gets us “nothing”.
There is no perfect time. There never will be. In the end, if you’re constantly saddled with “waiting for the perfect time”, these tips might help:
Source: Precision Nutrition Blog. Read the entire blog post here.
3/16 Mental Toughness Thursday
Friends and Family Get Started Challenge
At the end of February I launched our Spring Friends and Family Get Started in CrossFit Challenge. The challenge has three steps:
1. Complete the online CrossFit Getting Started course by March 31 = FREE
Sometimes getting our friends and family to do what we want them to do can be its own special challenge. I'm sharing an excellent post from CrossFit Invictus on how to get someone close to you interested in the gym. Their advice is sound as they had 86 people show up to the gym for their most recent friends and family challenge! I would be happy with just an eighth of that number! Let's see if we can make that happen! Check out the above post and let's fill the gym this spring with your fiends and family!
3/2 Mental Toughness Thursday
Nine women and nine men took on the burpee pull-ups and shuttle runs as prescribed.
The top 3 non-masters men are Robbie, Nick and Matt. The top 3 non-masters women are Sam, Sage and Kendra.
The top Masters 55+ man is Craig. The top Masters 55+ women are Meg (who finished second of all women) and Debbie.
John C. was the sole man who took on the scaled version of 23.2A which means he wins ALL THE POINTS!
Top non-masters women are Sara T., Michelle, and Sydney.
Top Masters 55+ women are Missey, Linda and Dover.
The Foundations version had an all female competition with EC and Cat (not listed in this photo because she lives in California) as the top non-masters women.
Top Masters 55+ women are Char and Kathy.
Top 10 23.2B Thruster
The top 3 non-masters men are Jeremy, Mark and Robbie. The top 3 non-masters women are Leslie, Sage and Kendra.
The top Masters 55+ men are John C. and Craig. The top 3 Masters 55+ women are Meg, Debbie and Linda.
PRs and Firsts
Congratulations to Elisa, Heather U., Sara T., Chris, Mark, Colter, Emilee, Rainy, Aleisha and Leslie on your Thruster PRs!
Spirit of The Open
This week's Spirit of the Open FIVE points are awarded to Cat Angell. She is doing her first Open in her home and is being judged by her sister, Laurel, via FaceTime. Thanks Cat for being on our team from over 1000 miles away!
Top Point Earners on Each Team
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