(this was also today’s post for AlbanyCrossFit.com—- check it out!)
Is to actually feel good about yourself.
We can train 5 days a week, have a sub 2 “Fran” time, lift 3 billion pounds (because that can be possible, kind of), be 100% strict Paleo, and have a sweet rockin’ bod, but… without the support from yourself, your bod aint so great. In fact, this mindset has the potential to stunt your growth as an athlete, not to mention destroy the confidence which makes us all feel capable of doing something, anything…
Wait a minute, the potential? I mean it will.
We need this confidence. The greatest consequence of what we do here (besides living longer and being harder to kill) is the emotional and physical strength it provides, which, in turn, gives us confidence in our capabilities (and, of course, our hot bods). This confidence, without a doubt, pours into our everyday non-CrossFit lives, making everything seem just a little bit… better.
OK, maybe I’m going off the deep end a bit (you all know I’m a fanatic…). Or, maybe it’s the post-WOD endorphins, or the fact that I live with a wonderfully offensive mobility man. All possibilities.
However, what I know is this:
We all want to be somewhere farther than where we are now, someplace stronger, fitter, better. Maybe we just want to look good naked. Nevertheless, the only way we’re going to get there is to know we are able to.
I know you got this.