Monday, January 14

Some words of wisdom from Bill Murray:

OK, of course some things matter, but knowing what thing matter to you and what things don’t can be a valuable skill. The point being, that there are lots of things in our lives that stress us out that, in the end, just don’t matter.

Of course, here at the gym I am referring to your time on a workout compared to someone else, going RX or doing the appropriate weight for you, getting the barbell you really like. Things like this should not cause you stress.

If you show up and do your best, but your time on the workout is 30 seconds slower than you wanted, does that really matter? Did you try your best? Did you just not have a great day? Trying and showing up is what matters!

Of course, if you want to get really Zen about it all, nothing matters. Nothing at all is that important and you will stay even keeled your whole life. But that’s probably too big a leap right now. Also, I am not sure I love that philosophy. Sometimes I think the highs and lows are what make life exciting.

But, and this is a big but, you can’t let every little thing stress you out. Especially not the little details of a workout that, in the end, don’t matter. You still got a great workout, you still pushed yourself, you are still improving yourself. You don’t have to win the world championship every day!

Hopefully this kind of thing helps you enjoy the process a little more and not get caught up in the scores. Remember, sometimes, it just doesn’t matter.

Workout for Monday, January 14
"Coach Cori's Pick"
Odd Min: 30 Double Unders / 60 Single Unders
Even Min: 1 Rd of "Cindy"
*1 rd of "Cindy" is:
5 Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
15 Air Squats

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