Thursday 120119

“Cindy”
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Squats

OR

“Mary”
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Handstand Push-ups
10 One legged squats, alternating
15 Pull-ups

Post rounds to comments.

Who else thinks there must be something wrong with this picture if Kristi is this darn happy during Fran!

The biggest obstacle we face as humans is our own mind.  

I have seen this time and time again, day in day out.  What you believe you will manifest.  I know it sounds hoaky, I get it.  We live in a culture where we want to be seen as humble and unassuming.  Those are the types of people we revere.  It is uncomfortable to take a compliment, acknowledge when we’ve accomplished something really cool.  So to prevent ourselves the uncomfort of compliments and from appearing smug and conceited, we either make apologies for our accomplishments or mention a way of which we could have done better.  Yes, but I didn’t link my pull-up.  Thank you but I could have done my thrusters unbroken. I really wanted to go sub 6 minutes, I know my time was 2 minutes faster then last time but…  While this keeps us from the uncomfortable state of taking a compliment, it also is building a mindset that what we do will never be good enough. It is that simple.  Continue to say what you’ve accomplished isn’t enough and you will never  achieve enough.  

As a culture we need to change this perspective.  Last week I PR’d my mile by a 1:01. For someone that has been running as long as I have, that is a HUGE accomplishment.  The first thing I did was make sure I really did it.  The second thing I did was compare it to my goals.  Here’s where it could have and usually does go wrong.  My goal for 2012 was 6 seconds faster then what I did.  Now the mind has a choice, I communicate that 6 second failure or I communicate the 1:01 success.  Which I choose will have lasting effects on the next time I run a mile.  If the first thing I say when someone takes note of the PR is, yes but I didn’t make my goal and was shy by 6 sec, I have created a pattern of negative manifestation.    

Instead, lets start celebrating all the hard work each of us put in everyday.  Celebrate a day of pale0 eating, not the cheat the day before.  Celebrate the 4 minutes off your “Fran” time, not that you didn’t beat a perceive expectation in your mind.  Celebrate each time you achieve something you haven’t done before.  Because it is a sign that you are getting stronger you are getting faster and you are getting fitter.  If you celebrate you invite more of the same and that’s what you really want anyways.  So from here on out I challenge you to thank people that compliment you on achievements, don’t discount them.  I challenge you to remember where you were and how far you’ve come, not dwell on where you think you should be.  It will change your life! Not to mention, people will like you more because you’ll be more fun to be around.  You’ll also be more attractive, guaranteed confident happy people are way more attractive! 

 

Comments

  1. Ain’t this post the truth! I was obsessing about my age this last year and I believe it started manifesting in stupid little injuries and “tweaks.” A new friend mentioned it was mind over matter and that age is a state of mind. I’ve stopped allowing myself this default “whine” if I don’t do well at something and have started to suck it up. ‘Tis what ’tis. Now I just need to start getting to bed WAY earlier and shutting other self sabotaging and negative self talk that keeps the mind racing…

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