Just Begin

Toward the end of last month, my work and obligations started to pile up, and I became overwhelmed with the number of tasks I needed to do and sessions I needed to coach. I used this as an excuse to stop taking the time for myself to work out. I kept telling myself to work out, but before I knew it, I’d unintentionally taken several weeks off from class. I know I could have found the time, but I just became so controlled by the idea that I needed every possible second to catch up on things and working out would keep me from that.

I knew I needed to make a change, so I started looking for times when I could go to class. That’s when I realized I was not even motivated to go back. I’d fallen into a comfortable routine of skipping class, and my normal habit was gone. All I had to do was just show up, but it seemed so hard to do. It was easier now to not show up. It was also safe to not show up, because I wouldn’t have to face the workout.

To overcome this, I had to make a serious commitment to just begin. Begin by going to one class and focusing on just that one. The rest of the coaching staff really encouraged me in this. My first workout back hurt my body and hurt my ego, but I just had to accept where I was at and do what I could. This broke the seal, and it was easier to be motivated to go to the next class, and the next, and the next, and the next. Now I’m back in a rythym!

I know we’ve all been there. Usually I’m the one encouraging many of you to get back into the gym. I understand it can be easy to find reasons to avoid class. And it’s easy to let fear and worry about what the “first class back” will feel like. In those circumstances, just look at yourself in the mirror, make a commitment to yourself, and begin.  You can do it!

Wednesday’s Workout

Front squat (Of 2RM + 4-10lb)
75% x 5
80% x 5
85% x 5+

300m Run
20 Double lateral hops
60s Parallette hold

And Coming Thursday

Running skill session

5 Fwd. Low bear crawl steps
10 Rev. Low bear crawl steps
5 Fwd. Low bear crawl steps
10 Fwd-back Pushups
5 Fwd. Low bear crawl steps
10 Fwd. Low bear crawl steps
5 Rev. Low bear crawl steps
10 Fwd-back Pushups
–8min Cap–

Handstand pushups
Kipping pullups



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