It comes as no surprise that we all have our moments of weakness, our moments of strength. Bulletproof one day, brittle the next. As Cindy points our below, the same challenges come to all, some just turn challenge into triumph.
The following is authored by; Cindy Young
I am guilty. I am a hypocrite. I write about finding strength and never saying “sorry” for doing so…but the quiet words of others, that I’m not supposed to hear, crush my very being and make me question my own path.
We give all that we have on the WOD floor then, within the shadows, alone, we sabotage ourselves with excuses. Justification for every malicious bite we did not need.
We sit in a pew on Sundays and hear the words of non-judgment, then within the comfort of our own home we speak about others with words laced with swords.
We say go live your dreams and find your passions, then secretly, we scorn others when they do so.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” ~ Marianne Williamson
But I have a choice just like you. Each day we are given a gift of friendship if we so chose to accept it. A gift defined by what we are willing to give to others, no matter what they give in return.
You should never be scared to shine because you fear others will want to put your light out.
Every day, change. Grow. Shed old skin, become like new. Push yourself. Push others even when they hate you for it. Even when they push back.
Focus on the reflection staring back at you, and if it tells a true tale of triumph, or a plethora of fables.
Don’t be scared to climb the mountain in fear of the ones that are still at the bottom of theirs.
If you make people upset with your growth it is not because you are doing something wrong, it’s because you are doing something right. Don’t ever lose sight of that.
Surround yourself with flashlights, people that will help shine light on your path.
Do not try to outshine another. Simply remain ready, always and willing to shed your light on the path of another should their glow ever dim.
Tabata Front Squat Hold 75/115
*Accumulate max time at the bottom position of your front squat. This is not a relaxed hold.
Tabata Handstand push-up
*Depending on ability, alternate between parallettes, rings, deficit, strict or kipping. Essentially, do not do what you are good at.
Box Jump 20/24
*Complete one rep of each movement, then two reps, then three reps and so on until time expires.
AMRAP 5 Minutes
Death March AHAP
Max distance in 5 minutes.