Friday, December 30, 2011

Embrace the SUCK!

December 30, 2011

As it says in the title of my blog, a quote from Jim Ryan... "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." This would be my response to everyone when they think that I am NUTS at the fact that I took today off from work (and have also done this in the past) and still get out of bed at 4:45am and go to CrossFit. Why mess with a good thing, why change what has become routine, if it works... there is no reason to stop!

For me, there is not much better than starting my day with a workout. Yeah there are some days where sleeping in is good... but thats saved for the 2 days a week that I take off from my workout. When I dont go, I am missing something. When I dont go, I feel pretty tired much longer in the morning, no matter how much I sleep or coffee that I drink. I dont like to sleep my day away, so even on a day off its nice to get home from the gym at 7:00am and have the rest of the day to do what I want!

I will not lie. In the beginning it was tough... it took about two weeks to get used to going in the morning that early. BUT, now its routine, it works, it works for me... I can get out of work and go home and do the things I need to do. I know its not for everyone. Heres my point. Yes, at the beginning it will suck, yes the first 2 weeks of pretty much anything is the period were you have to get used to what it is you are doing... BUT, if you want to go to the gym (CrossFit or not) its dedication, routine and hard work that will give you results. Find out what works for you, get through the weeks of "the suck" and get past it. You will not be sorry!


WARMUP:
- 10 Double Unders
- 5 Ring Rows
- 10 Double Unders
- 5 GHD
- 10 Double Unders
- 5 Back Extensions
- 10 Double Unders
- 5 Wall Squats
- 10 Double Unders
- 5 Push Ups
- 10 Double Unders
- 10 Walking Lunges

WOD: "Sucka Punch"
10 Minute AMRAP
- 200m Run
- 10 Box Jumps (20")
(5 rounds + 150m)

SKILL/STRENGTH: "Unbroken"
21-15-10
- GHD
- Hollow Rocks
- Toes Through Rings (YES!! I did all real Toes through Rings!!)

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