January 7, 2012
Oh man, if I had a dollar for every time I heard "Practice Makes Perfect" when I was growing up I would be rich!! The pisser is.. that its true.
Consistency is key... this goes of course for many more things in life than crossfit, but today, it really came to the surface with me at the gym. The major frustration? Why is it that I can completely understand something, the mechanics of it, how to "fix" it or, how to make it right, but cant actually DO it? Sometimes in life, it takes two people (or a group of people) to do or change something... but right now, its a battle with myself and my abilities.
The plus side. I understand that with accomplishment comes failure. That is nearly impossible to do something "perfect" the first time you do it. That you only get better with time. There are many sayings and I have heard them all, and have had to tell myself them all a million times... than WHY do I get so frustrated when I really have to apply them to something in my life? I know that I will only get better with practice, that if I dont succeed at first, keep at it, keep trying, I will get it...
In life, you are expected to fall on your face a few times. The idea is to surround yourself with people who support you, pick you up when you are on the ground, help you understand what you are doing wrong, what can help you get better and most of all, just be there for you... not only when you are frustrated/sad/irritated, but also when you finally succeed and glow with accomplishment!
Lucky for me, I have those people in my life.
Today, I had a fight with the pullup bar. I am determined to get that kipping pullup. Practice, practice, practice. I understand it, I know what I have to do to get it... I just have to make my body and mind work together. I fought and I fought. I tried and I tried... Support at the gym from K, A and Hubs... but, today is one of those days I had to walk away. Monday is my "goal" day for a kipping pullup. Maybe I will make it, maybe I wont. I cant say I didnt give it my all.
Life would be boring if everything was easy.
15 Hollow Rocks
10 Ring Rows
2 X 9 Fundamentals
Hip Stretch on Rack (2 Min Each Leg)
Pigeon Stretch (2 Min Each Leg)
Kipping Pullup (45 Minutes)