Saturday, January 14, 2012

Give yourself the POWER!

January 11, 2012

I am not sure how many people "follow" my blog... I dont get lots of comments on here, occasionally I get them when I link a post to FB. I am not going to stop posting to FB, so I am sorry to those I am annoying (if that is even the case), I have been asked by some to keep linking. But, having said that, if you click "join this site" at the bottom of my blog and I think all you have to do is write in the little code, you can get an automatic update when I post. I also have "buttons" to link to me on the CFW page, and you can always just make me a "favorite" on your browser. Please feel free to comment on here!! I would love to hear from you!!

Now that I have said that, I can get back on track. "We can only be what we give ourselves the power to be." What an AWESOME statement. So true in so many ways. So honest and really a great motivator. If you dont believe in yourself and put yourself into whatever it is you are working on 100% you will fall behind, you may fail... and you certainly wont learn anything new.

This week I am talking about taking more responsibilities. Things at my office are going great, things at the gym are going great... when all is said and done, I am in a pretty good place in my life. But with that comes more responsibilities. With a job, when you move forward, your responsibilities change, what people expect of you changes and you are forced to push yourself even harder than you did to earn that respect and position. At the gym, you work hard, you dedicate yourself, you wake up at 4:30am regardless of how tired you are. You push and as you start to improve you learn to push yourself even harder, work even longer and realize that its the dedication that gets you where your goals are.

Whats important to remember... is that it dosent come overnight. There will be failures, there will be trials, there will be highs and lows... Its hard not to get frustrated, but if you believe in yourself, if you "give yourself the power" you will get there. Slow and steady sometimes wins the race.

I have to remember not to shy away from the things that are the hardest for me, because I "suck" at them. If I push at them, and suck at them... as much as it bothers me, I will get it. I will succeed eventually... and I will prevail. The power is in my own hands.

Today, no exception. What do I dread the most, well if you read, you know... pullups and double unders. What did I have to face today, double unders and pullups. I was determined to do all "real" double unders, none of this "I want to have the best time" crap anymore. I worked hard, sucked at the double unders, but I did them.

Jump Rope Circuit 2X
- 10 Singles
- 10 Each Leg
- 10 Side to Side
- 10 Front to Back
- 10 Crossover
- 10 Double Unders
3 Rounds
- 10 Back Extensions
- 5 Inchworms
- 10 Air Squats
- 10 Knees to Elbows

WOD: Buster Brown
15 Minute AMRAP
- 30 Double Unders
- 3 Muscle Ups (or, 9 Pullups w/green band, 9 Dips, small blue band)
(4 Rounds +20)

Weighted Situps - 5lbs

WEEK 1, DAY 3: Paleo Challenge
Post Workout Shake - 2 Scoops Protein
Morning Tea
Morning Snack - 2 Paleo Banana Bread Muffins
Lunch - Leftover Crock Pot Chuck with Mushrooms, Onion, Carrots and Celery
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Snack - Lara Bar
Dinner - Skirt Steak with Brussel Sprouts and Home Made Chimichurri

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