My friend, Suzanne and I crossfit at the same box each week. Over the last year we have become close friends. She’s really the one who keeps me grounded when I go a little overboard with my crossfit passion. She helps me remember what really is important when I begin to lose my focus. That’s not only with crossfit, but with the other great things in my life. I hope I can learn the perspective on life that Suzanne already has. She inspires me to be better everyday. I am proud to have her in my life.
She posted this on Facebook after her first crossfit competition. This post hit me like a brick. Sometimes I really know why she is in my life. INSPIRATION!
“Hey RARE CrossFitters:
Just a note to say that I competed for all of us today: for every moment when the thought “I can’t do it”, or “I’m not good enough” has crossed our minds. We’ve all been there.
Today–no excuses–I went into the competition ill prepared. I have not trained well; my nutrition has not been on target. All the reasons why are LIFE, and no excuse whatsoever. I was scared, my back hurt, my feet hurt, my plantar fasciitis is making a reappearance, I have a bunch of other obligations. I tried to bow out and was kicked in the butt by coach Adam. THANK YOU, coach.
Because here is what I remembered, and what Adam knew:
2) I’d be letting myself down in a vote of non-confidence if I didn’t follow through with what I told myself I’d do. It was January when I decided to compete. LOTS has come along to challenge and affect that decision. None of which made it impossible for me to follow through. (broken legs? Nope.)
3) It doesn’t really matter how I perform compared to the others I was competing with. EVERY OTHER CROSSFITTER there was supporting me in MY effort. That’s our community.We CAN do it. We ARE good enough. It’s uncomfortable. It’s scary. It often seems impossible. It’s not the way I see myself sometimes (like, when I abandon all discipline and FORGET everything health, nutrition and CF). But it’s so good for me: for my confidence; for my husband; my children; for helping me see myself differently–on the journey towards bettering myself. It helps me DO and BE what I try to teach and impart to my children: self esteem, confidence, facing challenges, TRYING–even if you fail–following through, keeping your word to yourself as much as you keep it to others, honoring your achievements. You don’t have to compete to be healthy. You DO have to show up, to push, and to keep pushing even when you’re faith in your own ability is challenged.
YOU CAN DO IT. And I hope to see lots more of you at the next competition!Great job to EVERYONE today! What a good time!