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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
Today is a rest day for me but I did coach some great athletes today at the box. One of the guys that was there today told me a story that I thought was so relevant that I wanted to share it –
The Rubicon was a stream separating Cisalpine Gaul from Italy. When Julius Caesar led his troops from Gaul to the Rubicon, Caesar paused on the northern end of the bridge debating whether to cross or not. It would be a crime against Rome for proconsul Caesar to bring his troops in from the province, but if he didn’t, he would be stripped of command and prosecuted. Although he hesitated, Caesar did cross the Rubicon, in January 49 B.C., thereby starting a civil war.
To cross the Rubicon means to take an irrevocable step that commits one to a specific course.
When I heard that story and the fact that Cesar crossed the Rubicon was such a decisive moment for him, it really was a parallel for the moment when you decide that your health and wellness is a priority. You commit and go all in to make it happen. You cross your own Rubicon…