I referred to this last month in a post, What Do You Do?
It’s good to remember that what might be scary for one person is an everyday occurrence for another. Maybe that’s going to a movie by yourself, standing up for yourself, loving someone else, loving yourself…that can be scary!
But the scary things are always a rewarding learning experience.
My scary thing yesterday?
I went to CrossFit for the 3rd time at my 3rd location, CrossFit Deep Ellum.
There’s a CrossFit lingo that I’m unfamiliar with, so most of the time I have no idea what anyone is talking about. Thankfully, everyone is helpful to the newbird, and I’m picking it up quickly.
There’s always a warm-up of sorts. Yesterday’s warm-up:
Run 400 meters? No problem. Now please explain all those other things…
Then onto the W.O.D. = workout of the day. These are posted online so you can know what to expect beforehand…or decide not to go. Ha. I literally did a Google search for “row” and “deadlifts”, and watched a YouTube video.
Clearly I’d never done either of the things required of the W.O.D., but I was ready to step outside my comfort zone. We had 12 minutes to row 2 kilometers, then do as many deadlifts as possible. In my limited experience, there’s always a score in CrossFit. I’m only competitive with myself, so my goal was just to finish the workout.
Have you ever used a row machine? It was difficult for me, but I sort of loved it! Girls went first, then the guys.
My goal next time is to cut my row by 1 minute and add at least 4 deadlifts. The row is like running a race in that you don’t want to go out too fast, or you’ll burn out before you get to the end. Now I know I can push a little harder next go round.
Our lululemon crew in the back row, with an enthusiastic CrossFitter up front. She’s hardcore, brought her kids with her to class, and inspired me.
(Josh – are you reading? This is your 2nd shirtless picture on my blog in a week.)
So my point in posting this is to prove that if I can try new things like rowing and deadlifts, you can try new things, too! And you don’t have to be amazing at it – just give it your all. Remember:
IF YOU ARE NEVER A BEGINNER, YOU ARE NEVER TRYING ANYTHING NEW.
(And that would be so boring.)
What’s the latest “new thing” you have tried? It does not have to be fitness related.
Do you have any interest in CrossFit?
It’s Friday! What are you doing this weekend?
I’m working today, tomorrow, and Sunday, going to a birthday party, a costume party, and a wedding shower. With some early morning workouts mixed in. Whew! I wasn’t kidding when I said life is currently busier than ever.
Don’t forget to leave a comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win my humility-inspired impromptu giveaway. Your comments so far make me smile!
And last, but NOT least, my dear friend is going to be on the radio tomorrow morning in Dallas at 11:00AM, station 1190AM, reaching out to the Dallas yoga community. TUNE IN if you can! http://www.rationalradio.org/