Fitness Hippie Week 17
I ran into an old friend this morning, who asked me for a golf lesson, which is a fun time to remember from my life. When I started with the CrossFit thing, I essentially had three “jobs,” coaching CrossFit, teaching golf, and still playing in pro golf tournaments.
I remember some major accomplishments that I had in playing golf, and the funny part is, even on my best rounds and biggest tournaments I had things that I know i didn’t do very well and I could have done better. Missing a putt on that hole, or hitting a drive into a bunker, or having a stretch of holes that was at best “meh.” So, what does it mean?
One of my few regrets in playing golf is not celebrating my victories enough. The accomplishments that I worked so hard for I remember as fleeting and just led to the next big thing I was working for. I didn’t take time to reflect and be thankful for my fortune in all that goes into accomplishing a goal, and even worse perhaps I don’t remember having the feeling of being proud of myself for sticking to it and doing something really hard.
Make no mistake, we all have little victories we should celebrate within our lives, and I believe missing the ones where you choose to be healthy is no different. Don’t miss the forest for the trees, as hard work needs to be recognized, appreciated, and celebrated if more hard work is to ensue.
So, think back to when you first started CrossFit, or even what made you want to go to the gym in the first place. Remember where you were, and how much hard work you’ve done along the way. Think of at least a handful of times that you were stoked because you hit a lift, or made a time, or a goal that you wanted aesthetically. Feel that moment of being proud of yourself and remember that it is all worth it. All the hard work is worth the outcome, but if you are like me, you have to take the time to acknowledge it yourself.
Stay healthy friends!