So much awesomeness this weekend!
On Thursday they released the first CrossFit Open workout and my excitement about it started to plummet after I tried to do a chest-to-bar pull up and failed. Knowing I wouldn’t be competitive in the workout, I thought for sure I could power through them one at a time at least getting a few, but when I tried, I couldn’t meet the standard and actually touch my chest to the bar.
I started getting tips from anyone I could and practicing but it wasn’t looking good. I pretty much concluded there was no way. I simply CAN’T do them. My approach for the first workout in the open was to do everything up until the pull-ups and just get a super low score.
Well I wish someone was recording me because when it came time for me to do the pull-ups I looked at the bar, gave it my all and I did it.
I actually freakin’ DID IT!
I dropped off the bar smiling ear-to-ear and did a happy dance.
When will I learn to stop saying “I can’t” and simply move toward my goals?
I’ve been doing things I supposedly can’t do for years now.
Like weight loss. Proved that one wrong.
Like running. I muttered the words ‘I can’t run” for most of my life until I just started doing it. Now it just sounds silly. I ran 2 miles just today!
This is very much a pat-myself-on-the-back type of post. I’ve been feeling blah lately, comparing myself to others, feeling oversaturated, under appreciated and disconnected.
Then today happened. I did better in the open than I thought I would. I hosted 20 kids at the gym and had a blast! And I worked on some lifts hitting a new snatch PR by catching 83 pounds in a full squat — something I swore I’d never be able to do.
That’s me mid-snatch. I still have lots of things to work on but I’ve made so much progress.
So much progress.
I need to move past “I can’t,” set my sights on my goals, and just keep trucking.