5 RFT of:
-10 Clapping Push Ups
-15 Wall Balls
-20 Ab Mat Sit Ups
Do or Do Not
Posted by CrossFit LA
There is no try.
Does this simply, Yodic phrase upset you? If so, you may want to take a look at what you think “there is no try” means to you.
Do you hear in it that when you take action and you don’t get what you planned you aren’t being given the credit you deserve? That would be a misunderstanding of the phrase. The phrase isn’t about credit or blame, it’s about what is so. When you made your move, did you get the result you wanted, yes or no? If you can answer truthfully and without emotional charge or judgment, you can make the necessary adjustments. If you can’t answer without judgement, you likely won’t be able to. More likely you’ll avoid the necessary steps or even the thing itself to avoid being reminded of your “failure.”
“I tried to be on time”
“I tried to deadlift 300 pounds”
“I tried to make him understand”
Are all phrases seeking validation. The simple reality is that you weren’t on time, you didn’t lift it, and he still doesn’t get you. The question is, why would you want to settle for validation when what you really wanted was to be on time, deadlift 300 pounds, or have him understand you? How can you have it NEXT time if you didn’t have it this time?
“Do or do not” is a powerful tool when used properly. It doesn’t assign credit or blame. It can take the emotional charge away from “failing.”
Not doing something is only a failure when you say it is. And when you say “I tried” you are TRYING to avoid the “failure” you have assigned to what happened. Notice how in this situation “trying” never works? You still feel crummy! If you could just say “no, I didn’t” without the jarring emotions that come along with experiencing failure, you would actually relieve yourself of failing!
One of the greatest gifts that we can give ourselves is the space to “do not.” If you only have room for “do” and need to make excuses or be validated for the times you “do not” you will likely only do that which you know you can already do. And that’s not what any of you want! If you can say “no, I didn’t” you can ask yourself the powerful question, “What’s the next step?” If you can’t, you’ll just end up being sick of feeling like a failure and stick to the devil you know. And he’ll keep you warm, but he’s not likely to be the champion for your personal growth.
80 Air Squats
60 Pull ups
40 GHD Sit Ups
Are you ready for the next four weeks? You know, that time of year that you get pulled in every direction, kids school performances, travel, parties, baking, shopping, planning, family visiting wrapping, making lists and checking twice… the one thing that isn’t actually pulling on you is you.
As a result, this is the time of year that people tend to let their own priorities slip, giving up on themselves because of all the other things pulling. And the idea of just waiting until the New Years for a resolution, makes it that much easier now to simply let it go… knowing that you’ll make up for it in the New Year.
It’s a trap! Don’t be fooled. Don’t be one of the statistics. Stick with your commitment to yourself – in how you eat, how you show up for workouts, and how you give yourself the time you need to make your life work. Believe me, after letting it go for a month, it’s MUCH harder to get it back than if you just gave yourself a little bit every day between now and December 31!
While we are on the topic, there’s no better way to kick off the holiday season other than an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party!! SRC is excited to announce we host our first annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Party on Saturday, December 22, 2012. The party is free and starts at 7pm. Bring your own meat and we will provide beer. You can sign up to bring side dishes at the box. We will have a grill and chairs and a fire going outside in a burn barrel. So start spreading the word, and we hope to see all of you there!