Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Breakdowns

August 22, 2012



Oh how true this is. There are days that you feel like everything is all put together and tied up neatly in a bow... things seem to be perfect and you could not ask for anything else. But, we all know life isnt perfect. That amongst those "perfectly tied up" days there are days just feel like you are walking an endless road with weights tied to your feet that just keep getting heavier and heavier. The issue is that you never know when either one of those days are coming and sometimes there is nothing you can do when one of those "not so perfect" days pops up.

I have been doing my best to keep a positive attitude as often as possible, to thing about things a little more before reacting and letting some things roll off my back that I may not have in the past. I wake up in the morning and start each day fresh, however, this dose not guarantee a "perfect" day every day.

When I first started thinking this way I would get really upset if I had a bad day, or if I started to feel a little down for some reason. Like I was failing myself because I couldnt pull it together and let something go, or reverse my feelings to make whatever it is positive. Over time I have started to realize that its ok. There are some times that things just arent going to go "right"... sometimes there will be arguments... the things annoy me today may still annoy me tomorrow and the next day... some things may never stop getting me upset or angry... and thats ok. Those are the things I have to deal with in my life, and its normal. Its ok to have a bad day.

"Breakdowns can create breakthroughs"... absolutely. Some of the most honest moments are a result of a breakdown. In the gym our out. I am not usually one to hold my tongue in pretty much any situation, but when I have a breakdown I tend to resolve a lot of my thoughts, I rationalize everything and the outcome is typically positive... even though the process can sometimes be painful when its over, I am in a much better place, clearer almost. I just have to get my thoughts out. If I have a "moment" at the gym where I am feeling down, like I am going to fail at something or frustrated over something, I vent, I get it out and I hit it hard the next time. Killer.

"Some things fall apart so others can fall together." Again, true statement... and more often than not totally overlooked until way after the things that have fallen together have settled.

A positive attitude will go a long way. Its ok to have a bad day, be in a bad mood sometimes... it happens, its the happiness that sits on the other side waiting for you that you have to keep reaching for.

I hit todays WOD pretty hard and again came out of it really happy. There were so many days that I was frustrated and upset over my pullups... here I was today, all 30 pullups without a fight. With all the struggle and defeat came success and accomplisment, they are not perfect, and may not be "pretty" but they are far beyond what they were. Hang in there... life will unfold, what you want will come. Life takes time.

WARMUP:
3 Rounds
- Double Unders 30, 20, 10
- 10 Step Ups
- 10 Grasshoppers
- 10 Burpees
1 Minute Squat Sit
Group: Snatch Review

WOD: "Jackie"
- Row 1K
- 50 Thrusters (35)
- 30 Pullups
(my time 9:47 Rx)

SKILL/STRENGTH:
3 Stop Snatch - 10X2
35lbs (2), 65lbs (1), 70lbs (7)

Challenge Day 3
Post WOD: Shake
Breakfast: 1oz Pumpkin Seeds, 2 Egg Muffins, 1 cup Butternut Squash, 12 oz Green Tea
Snack 1: 2oz Boars Head Nitrate Free Ham, 1/2 Avocado, 1 Tomato, 12 oz Green Tea
Lunch: 3 oz Ground Beef and Butternut Squash and 1/3 cup of Coconut Milk
Break: Dunks, Med Iced Coffee Black
Dinner: 3 oz Pork Tenderloin and Brussel Sprouts
Snack 2: 2oz Boars Head All Natural Turkey with 1 tbsp of olive oil mayo and 1/2 an Avocado on Romaine

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