My CrossFit OPEN

In the past, I would have looked down on my Open performance this year. Certain workouts would’ve left me wanting or would’ve made me feel like I failed. Not just at that workout, but in a year’s worth of training. I’m proud to say that this year, I was able to approach every work out with a positive attitude and a plan that was based in giving my best effort.  

That said, positivity doesn’t come easily. Open Workout 19.2 for instance, was a repeat and I fell 85 reps short from the last time we tested. But, different from past years where I would have spent my time feeling bad about it, I took time to reflect on what happened this last year…things like buying a house, having a baby, and working 60-70 hrs a week. These are not excuses, just my reality. When you have this much, something’s got to give and my reality was I just hadn’t had the time to hit workouts like in the past. 

When you are realistic about where you’ve invested your time then you can take out the emotional sabotage that can so easily snowball in our minds. Thoughts like, “I got 85 less reps. I’m less fit. This year was a waste…etc.” These toxic thoughts don’t respect your experience. Instead, use the moment to help better yourself and develop a plan to make the changes you want to see. Then it’s just one day at a time…