A New Way to Look at It

A New Way to Look at It


WEDNESDAY’S WORKOUT (NO CAP)
PRACTICE

A) EMOM 7
3 OHS (72.5%-75 of 1RM snatch across)
B) EMOM 5 – one max set of dips
C) 5 rds on the 2 (1:1) of:
5 Sq Cl @ 67.5%-70% (must be able to complete in :30)
max set strict pullups
D) 4min row for distance

AND COMING THURSDAY
PRACTICE

A) BS: 20 min to work to a heavy single
B) Core stability:
3 rounds for quality:
:45 arch hold
:45 hollow hold
:30 rest
C) DU work
5 min to find single attempt max reps/attempts for beg
D) 3 rounds on 3 for fewest breaks/stops possible of (2:1):
:60 RKB Swings (goal is to keep kb moving)
:60 HR pushup (objective keep moving)
:60 Rest
In a little over two months’ time I’ll be changing my name. From then on I’ll be “Becca B. Jenkins.” I’m pretty darned excited to be Becca B. Jenkins.

What’s funny to me is that I spent a good chunk of my childhood hating my last name and praying for the day I’d get to change it. And the funny part is, that’s not at all why I’m excited now. I used to want to change my name to get rid of it. Because I wanted something I disliked about myself to stop and go away. But disliking something about myself didn’t actually help me toward my goal of changing my name (in this case, loving myself and everything about me is what propelled me toward a relationship that would enable a name change). And now that I’m at the point where my name change is imminent, I don’t necessarily want to be rid of my original name. Rather, I am excited because of what my new name means to me – the relationship, the life, the love, and the future it holds for me.

And so ultimately the change I wanted those years ago is happening, but in an empowering and positive way. I love my last name, and I’ll love my new name. They are both parts of me and parts of my life. I am not changing anything because something is wrong. I am changing because I am choosing something ever so right.

Are you making things wrong about how yourself, your fitness, or your life right now? Is there a way you could create a different future in a more positive light? By gaining something rather than getting rid of something?

Becca Borawski served as Program Director at CFLA for seven years and is now part of the extended coaching family. She is the managing editor for Breaking Muscle, a website designed for real athletes and real coaches. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is most likely preparing a paleo meal at this very moment.

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