Cassie looking strong!
Last Foodie Friday I shared with you over 50 Game of Thrones themed recipes. Did you make any? Share with us in the comments!
Today I'm getting us all back on the rails. However, eating better choices does not mean boring. Check out this delectable recipe for Buffalo Chicken Chowder from Dishing Up the Dirt. Let me know if you make it this weekend. Click on the image for the recipe. Enjoy!
Sofie flies to the top!
Sometimes the anticipation of a thing is worse than the actual thing. You may spend hours, days, week obsessing and over analyzing what to say or what to do, and when it comes time do actually doing the thing, you're exhausted. That's because you've worked yourself up over something that you can easily control.
I sometimes do this when I'm training. I might be halfway through my snatch workout and I'm worried about those 3 sets of heavy cleans I still have to do. Or I might be in the first 5 minutes of a 30 min AMRAP and I'm freaking out because it's already hard and I'm not sure how I'm going to get through the entire workout.
Worrying about the future is called anxiety, and anxiety does us absolutely no good. We can't predict the future, we can only control ourselves right now. You have no idea whether the thing you want to do in the future, e.g. compete in an event, have a difficult conversation, attempt a 1 rep max, etc. will be successful or not. There are thousands of factors that can influence the outcome. However, there is one thing for sure, one hundred precent, you unequivocally have control over and that is your thoughts and actions.
If you worry and allow yourself to go into the dark hole of "what if," you will certainly stress yourself out. Your stomach will hurt, your hormones will get out of whack, and you will probably have a difficult time with that thing when it finally arrives.
If you control your thoughts by recognizing that they are just things and are not the truth, then that thing in the future might not be so big and scary. Your thoughts are like clouds, just a thing that comes and goes. Just because you think something doesn't make it true. This holds for negative and positive thoughts.
You can help achieve a positive outcome of future events by focusing on your actions, your words and letting go of your thoughts. If you have anxiety about a thing, take 10 deep breaths then visualize yourself successfully doing that thing.
When you're faced with doing something difficult, lean in. Take some deep breaths, let go of the worry about "what if," do the work and you might be surprised at how fantastic you feel when you finally get to that difficult thing. Good luck!
I have been conducting Spring Check-ins all of April and I can tell you that the thing people love most about our gym is the community.
It's very hard when you're an adult to make friends. Seriously! Think about it. Outside of school and church there are very few healthy places where we gather.
The community of CrossFit sure seems like a cult to "outsiders." We use a secret language, drink a special drink, and eat a particular way. This all appears strange and unwelcome to people who are not into CrossFit.
A strong community is what makes CrossFit so special. We are surrounded by like minded people who want to be the best versions of themselves. It doesn't matter what religion we practice, or who we vote for, all that matters is that we show up, do our best and make our fellow CrossFitter feel appreciated and welcome. That's a special thing indeed.
In fact, Greg Glassman CrossFit founder, talked about the power of the CrossFit community at the Harvard Divinity School.
April 27 Festivus Games
May 4 - 5 Montana Spartan Race
May 5 Give Big Gallatin Valley Gym Challenge
May 10 Baseline & Beers
May 11 Montana Craft Beer Week BEER OLYMPICS at TSCF
June 22 OutWOD
June 28 - July 12 Anniversary Throwdown
July 13 Knuckle Buster OCR
July 14 5th Year Anniversary Party
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