Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Change is good

December 13, 2011

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. - Confucius

Change... I havent met many people in my life that welcome change with open arms. Is it the unkown or unfamiliar that makes change so hard?  Maybe its it our inability to adapt to something that we are not used to... or maybe its that we dont want to adapt to something new and we are just "comfortable" with the way things are. When the level of comfortability shifts it throws everything off and change is inevitable.

It comes in many forms, big and small... what might be significant to one person is totally insignificant to another. When your favorite restaurant changes the menu and takes your favorite dish off it can really put a damper on a dinner out. When your home team trades a player it can throw you for a loop. When you split with a significant other the stars seem to not align anymore for a while. When suddenly a person who is completely independent has to depend on another person, it takes a big gulp of "pride" to ask. When a friend or loved one has passed, life will really never be the same again.

Whats the first thing you ask yourself when you are presented with change... "WHY?" Is it not? Why did this happen, why did he/she/they do that? Why is life the way that it is? Whats the most important part is to be comfortable with the fact that its OK. Change is ok, change is going to happen and change is something you are not alone in dealing with.

Personal change in ourselves and in others is also part of life. If you make a conscious effort to change to be something you want to be, or act a certain way it can turn your life upside down. I spent a lot of my life trying to be something I wasnt just to please other people. There came a point in my life where enough was enough. I didnt want to be something I wasnt. I made the choice to change. I wanted to be a "better" woman. I wanted to be a "stronger" person, and honestly, I didnt want to take anyones crap anymore.

Think about it... on a way less personal "personal" scale... last December 13, I was 27lbs heavier... in a horrible place with my job (that I was in my last two weeks of), eating anything I wanted, not caring about my body (but doing plenty of bitching about how much I hated it), skipping the gym when I didnt feel like going...and just all over ready to make a well needed change. So,  thats exactly what I did. Out of respect for myself, and everyone around me... it was time. It wasnt just physical... I needed a major attitude adjustment, I needed to get off my ass, and I needed to take control and stop talking about the woman I wanted to be... but BE the woman I wanted to be.

I guess what I am trying to say, is in my opinion change shouldn't be as scary is it is. Life is going to change... life has to change. "We" are going to change... we should definitely not change just to make someone else happy... but if that change is going to make us happier as well, consider who is asking for the change... maybe its worth thinking about.

You only get one chance with the life we are all given. Happiness is necessary. You can go back, there are no do-overs or rewinds... LIVE... say the things you need to say to yourself and to others, love and show your love to those who deserve it from you... and be true to yourself.



WARMUP:
3 Rounds
- 20 Walking Sampson Stretches (SLOW)
- 10 Inchworms
- 10 Medicine Ball Cleans (14lbs)
- 20 Single Unders (Fast)
- 10 Back Extensions
2 min Shoulder Opener on Wall

WOD: "Ebenezer Scroodge"
10 Min AMRAP
- 5 Thrusters (85lbs)
- 10 KB Swings (1.5 Pood)
- 15 Abmat Situps
(Total 4 Rounds + 23)

SKILL/STRENGTH
Rope Climb 1, 2, 3, 4
(I climbed 4 times with a few min between each one)

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