Archive for August 7, 2012
Finding Your Fitness Inspiration
Today, I am not going to lie has already started out to be tough. I think its mostly due to dehydration over the weekend, but my body is wrecked. Very sore and just no energy at all. I did not drink enough water during the PDR workshop this weekend and it was hotter than Hades in there. No one in that gym was not sweating their ass off! Two days straight and then we did some drills and practiced some self defense movements. It certainly has taken its toll on me.
So when the alarm went off this morning, I hit snooze for an extra glorious nine minutes but then got up. I should have listened to my body and stayed in bed. The workout was tougher than usual for me. Why don’t I listen to my inner voice sometimes — because now that I am home, I feel myself starting to feel worse and my stomach has not been kind.
This weekend, at the Tony Blauer workshop, I was able to take some pics of the amazing athletes at Rubicon who did 31Heroes to honor the fallen heroes killed in action August 6, 2011. Rubicon has a program called the Six and they work with Wounded Warriors that have been wounded. It’s amazing to meet and watch these guys workout. I was able to talk and meet some of these inspiring guys and let me just say to watch them workout — and not be dragged down by their situation — it’s a great story for all of us to learn from. We can do it if we want it bad enough!
When you see people who have been in a tough situation but have the strength and determination to not be dragged down by it, it’s almost impossible to not be motivated and inspired. Meeting people from around the CrossFit community regularly helps me recommit and get re-inspired to my own journey. I am human, and sometimes I wish I was one of “those people” that can eat whatever they want, go to the Gold’s gym and do some minimal fitness routine and look fabulous. But the reality is –that’s not the cards I was dealt and the older I get, the more I am reminded of that. I can sit and wallow and use it as an excuse, or I can work harder, focus more to get to where I want. There is no such thing as too old, too out of shape, too late.
And the reality is you may have to find things each day, week, month, year to reignite you and help with your commitment. Whatever works to get the job done is what you have to do if you really want it!
If you get a chance, check out my photo album from the 31 Heroes workout. There are some amazing pics in there!
- 40 Double Unders
- 30 Squats
- 20 KB Swings
- time: 16:51