So it’s been about two months since I started at Crossfit 925
With Coach Diana Tyler (Some pics of her below)
I’ve had my ups and downs
But overall it’s been one of the best experiences of my life
My daughter, Savannah, goes with me
Here is a conversation we had last month
I said to her
“I’m having such a hard time doing pushups. I need to find an exercise that will strengthen that part of my arms so I can do pushups easier”
To which she replied…
“I know the perfect exercise for that, Mom. It’s called more pushups“
Yeah I’d say that pretty much covers it!!
This morning I decided to start doing the #plankaday on twitter
The idea is that you do a plank
And then post your time
Planks are HARD!!
All I could manage was 17 seconds
I thought to myself
I need to do something else to make me better at planks
This was my post on twitter
This was one of the replies I got
“Yes it is hard. And no that didn’t suck for your first time. You did it. That’s always a success”
And doesn’t it seem like I continue to forget this concept??
I immediately think in my mind if I can’t do it perfectly the first time
Then clearly I suck!
When in fact I just had a success
Because I tried
So what if it was 17 seconds?
Tomorrow it might be 18!
Anything above zero is progress
No matter if you’re on day one of this journey or day 365
The concept is the same
Do it again
Do it some more
Keep doing it
You’ll get better
For some reason, my brain always wants to say
You’re not good at this so stop
Go do something else and then come back when you’re better
But how am I going to come back better
If I quit??
Don’t expect my brain to give you logic
When it’s busy giving lies!!
Because the reality is I can’t get better if I give up
I’m only going to get better
If I’m continuing to try
Because progress is not made in a day
It’s made over time
And the best way to get better at push ups
Is to do more pushups
Just like the way I got to 5 miles
Was by adding 30 seconds every day until I got there
I may have started out at 30 seconds of walking
But now I’m going to Crossfit
And I got there one step at a time
Now that I”m there I can keep going
Keep working harder
It’s a challenge
But it’s worth it
Here are some pictures over the past two months
Just in case you all wondered what it’s like in a Crossfit Box!!
The truth is this
The pictures don’t have sound
But if they did
You would hear voices of encouragement in the background
Saying “You can do it!!”
That is what makes Crossfit so awesome
The support of a great Coach and the people who go there
That really don’t care if you’re 200 pounds heavier than them
You compete against yourself
And every day you get stronger
Like Savannah said
The best way to get better at pushups
Is to do more pushups!!
And the only way to do that
Is to keep going
Not give up
And if you do….
Then UNquit from quitting!
I’ve done that already a thousand times
But that’s ok too
You fall…you get back up
And that’s what I’m doing
The best part about this
Is that I’m doing something with my kids now that I never thought I’d do
I used to bond with my kids by buying them treats and renting a movie
That used to be our together time
Now we go for walks
Throw the baseball
Go to the park
And I go to Crossfit with my 16 year old daughter
How insane is that?!!
That used to be my dream
That I could be one of those people
One of those Moms
And now I am
And the beauty of it
Is that I did it by starting with just 30 seconds
Who knew 30 seconds could be so powerful??
Pics of me and Savannah at Crossfit
My daughter, Savannah, doing box jumps