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August 11, 2010

I was wondering the other day what I can do to really get my ass into gear with my training and my life goals, and I remembered the importance of not only writing down goals, but also often sharing them; accountability in a public forum is a sure fire way to make me really commit to what I’m doing. So I started a new list. I love motivating others and encouraging goal setting, but realized that it has been a loooong time since I’ve actually done this myself. I’m just ticking along and getting shit done, when in reality I should be setting out every day to

So, starting today, I’m going to share my goals here. If just one or two of my friends read this, and help by giving me a shove when I need it, I’m already halfway there.

It also made me really think about my history thus far as a CrossFitter. I’ve competed in Fight Gone Bad and a few Games Days, but really just went along for the ride and a bit of fun, never really setting out do be a contender…which leads me to goal number one.

1. Be a Contender

CrossFit helped me discover my inner athlete. I come from a family of sportsmen, and I was the dancer/actress/bookworm- which was fine by me. I even had my Mum write me sick notes to get me out of Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals when I was a teenager. But now I LIVE for that stuff! The fire was always in there, I just didn’t know it.

Watching my friends compete at the CrossFit Games the other week made me wonder if I could do that. I don’t live my life with “what if’s”, so I’m going to bust my gut in every competition I can over the next few months to see if I have it in me. No half-assed funsies (which alot of the time came from fear that I was going to make a dick out of myself). Serious competition.

If I can give my all in the Sectionals for the Games next February, I’ll know I’ve done what I set out to do.

and hopefully that will lead me on the path of getting to

2. Get a body like Heather Burgeron

I’ve been a fan for a while, and watching this ad

I was inspired. To look like she does after two kids is a testament to the sport of CrossFit, and I don’t think it’s an unrealistic goal. To have a fit body that is also functional is more appealing to me than starving myself thin and ending up weak.

Was discussing with a mate this morning how perspectives shift for a lot of CrossFitting women;  when I started, I wanted to lose weight. Now, my focus is on being fitter, faster and stronger. If the end result is a hot body, I’m all for it! Who cares if my lats and traps are a little harder to squeeze into my old strapless dresses…I can climb the f*ck out of a tree, run like a mofo, and I can lift heavy shit! Can YOUR girlfriend do that?

😉

That’s all I’ve got for now. I’m working on the rest.

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