Two days till Christmas! I apologize for the delay in the email, I’ve been eating copious amount of food and passed out early last night on a tryptophan high. One of the big reasons I love the holidays is for the food! Nothing like mom’s home cooking after being gone for a year. I hope each and every one of you is enjoying the time of year as well.
This week we’re talking about fun. Not the band (Fun.), and not that SpongeBob song that starts, “F is for Friends who do stuff together . . .” I mean fun, joy, enjoying the heck out of what you’re doing. I know I’m guilty sometimes of taking my workouts too seriously. I beat myself to shreds when I don’t find rhythm on my double-unders or my clean isn’t as smooth as it should be. Now, I think accountability and expectations are a good thing, and expecting the best out of yourself is a necessity. But it’s also important to remember that working out should be fun. I’ve spent the past few days working out at CrossFit Lakewood Ranch and following their programming. The coaches critiqued me on technique and treated me like any other member, pushing and encouraging me to achieve my best. And you know what? I had a blast. These past few days brought me back full circle and reminded me why I began CrossFit in the first place: because I love it and because I leave the gym feeling that there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing.
Getting stronger, learning new skills, and pushing yourself to become fitters are all wonderful aspects of CrossFit. But all of that can and should be done with a smile and a sense of enjoyment. Otherwise what’s the point? So remember when your overhead squat feels all wrong or your run time isn’t as fast as you want it to be, remember to take a step back, breathe, and relax. Have fun!
Please refer to the holiday schedule for this week, and email me with any questions. I miss everyone! Can’t wait to be back and getting a jump on the new year.