Sunday, September 16, 2012

Doppelganger

September 14, 2012

I stayed home from work on Monday for a recovery day. While I was home I was watching some reruns of How I Met Your Mother. One of the seasons they had randomly worked a doppelganger into some of the episodes for each of the main characters. A doppelganger, in case you dont know, is basically a "look-a-like" of someone, someone who bares so much resemblance to the person its uncanny. Its pretty common for people to ask on FB or other social media types who your "famous" doppelganger is. I have been told that mine is Jessica Biel (which certainly makes Hubs happy since she is his "freebee").


So, whats my point. Well, the common reaction... and my own reaction as well, is "I wish" when someone says that I look like her. I realize now that we all spend a whole lot of time in our lives trying to be someone we are not. Trying to mold ourselves into a vision that we have, and less living in the moment, accepting what we are and just working towards being "our own future self." Its common to find someone we want to look like or act like and shoot for that. Not to say that its not good to find someone to use for inspiration or to help encourage you to reach your goals, but the most important thing is to be yourself.

In that episode of How I Met Your Mother at the end of the episode the message that was portrayed was what inspired this post. All of the characters had found their doppelgangers, they had seen people that looked like themselves living totally different lifestyles that they are accustomed to living. At the time that they found them and imagined themselves living that life, they couldnt help but think how boring their own life was, how much they thought that they needed do something interesting to change their lives or that they just werent who they wanted to be at that time. BUT, in the end... after they had realized they had spent years searching for their own doppelgangers that they have in fact become doppelgangers of their former selces in the mean time.

Stop searching for the person that you want to become and start being that person.

WARMUP:
3 Rounds
- 200m Run
- 10 Squats
- 10 Toy Soldiers
- 10 Knees to Elbows
- 1 Rope Climb
Shoulder Opener on Rack

WOD: 2K Row for Time
(7:52 Rx)

OLY LIFT:
3 Stop Cleans
6 Sets of 2 @ 105

SKILL/STRENGTH
- Deadlift 5, 3, 1
205 (5), 230 (3), 255 (6)
- 50 Hollow Rocks (day 5)

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