You Can Lead A Horse To Water…
…but you can’t make it drink. My high school English teacher used to say that all the time. So much, in fact, that I got really tired of hearing it. Still, I find as I get older that it’s more true than I ever realized, and I’ve said it to myself dozens of times since high school.
Have you ever wanted so badly to change someone’s life? To make them stop drinking, stop smoking, start working out, start caring about their bodies, etc.? You’ll always have people in your life you wish would change their health, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It means you care enough to hope for a better life for them, and that’s a wonderful trait to have. But you can only do so much. You can lead them to the water, but you can’t make them drink.
So, one thing I’ve learned the hard way is that you just have to make the path to that “water” look awesome, and the “water” itself seem delicious. Instead of lecturing those people in your life or telling them what they should or shouldn’t be doing, show them how a healthy mind and body looks and functions. Demonstrate what accomplishing a big, scary goal looks and feels like. Lead by example and just hope that they see the positivity radiating off of you and want to follow you down that path too.
Reminder we offer yoga twice a week at CFM. Beth teaches Wednesdays at noon and Monica teaches Thursdays at 8:15p. Two important parts of CrossFit are mobility and mental toughness, and yoga can help with both. These classes are free to CFM students and don’t count toward your weekly visits, so check it out!
Workout of the Day
A. Deadlift: 5 rounds of 8 reps, every 1:15
OPEN COMPETITORS SUB MOBILITY WORK, FOAM ROLLING OR DOUBLE UNDER PRACTICE
B. Every minute on the minute for 12 min:
Odd minutes – 3 touch & go power clean
Even minutes – 3 muscle-ups
C. Every minute on the minute for 12 min:
Odd: 6 kettlebell swings
Even: 6 ring dips
And coming tomorrow…BENCHMARK FRIDAY
A1. GHD Situps: 3 rounds of 10-15 (sub 3 rounds of :30 plank hold), rest 1 min
A2. Back extensions: 3 rounds of 10-15, rest 1 min