Wednesday, December 27

It's Wednesday FriendsDay! Bring a friend to any class today to try CrossFit for the first time!

I've been reading the book Mindset and even though I'm not finished yet, I want to get this out there. I know I have posted about the fixed mindset vs. the growth mindset in the past, but as I read this book I start to think about it in every situation in my life.

Basically, the fixed mindset tells you that wherever you are is it. You're not good at this or that because you just weren't born that way. But the growth mindset is all about the future and becoming better at anything you want.

This seems like a simple concept when it comes to fitness - run more and you get better at running (growth mindset) or I'm just not good at running so I don't like it (fixed mindset). The reality is that you CAN get better at almost anything. You may never be the best runner in the world, but with practice, you can get better and even enjoy it.

But this isn't just about exercise. I've thought about a lot of things over my life that I tried and just decided I didn't possess that talent and moved on. But what if I had dedicated some time to practicing those things? What if it's less about natural talent than hard work? 

It's easy to assume people are good or bad at things based on talent. It gives us an excuse not to try. Yeah, I'm just not a writer so I'll move on to something else. I took piano lessons for a month and wasn't a prodigy so I gave up on that. I'll just keep looking for my hidden talent instead of pursuing my passions and working really hard to GET good at them.

If you want something go after it. Don't assume it's going to be easy because you really like it. Work hard, practice, ask for help, seek out experts. Do whatever you have to do to get where you want to be.

As we approach the new year, start thinking with a growth mindset. It can change the way you see yourself and the world around you!

Workout for Wednesday, December 27
Goblet Squats - 3 Second Hold in Bottom Position

In 1 min, Complete 1 Round of:
15 Med Ball Squats (20/14)
15 Sit Ups
then, Max Burpees for Score in remaining time.
- Rest 1 min - 
In 2 min, Complete 2 Rounds of:
12 Med Ball Squats (20/14)
12 Sit Ups
then, Max Burpees for Score in remaining time.
- Rest 1 min - 
In 4 min, Complete 4 Rounds of:
10 Med Ball Squats (20/14)
10 Sit Ups
then, Max Burpees for Score in remaining time.

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