No Pictures, Please
How pretty do you look when you wod??
For real... can you leave the Gym and go out for drinks??
The answer in most cases... should be no.
Unless you are injured, recovering, or pregnant... you should be pushing yourself to the point where a stranger on the street might see you and wonder if you just walked through a thunderstorm.
If you look perfect in every picture of you that is ever taken at the Gym, chances are you are more worried about the camera than you are about the weights, the wod, your form, your body...
Maybe it's time to challenge yourself a little more.
We all know that CrossFit is scalable, and can be personalized to fit every fitness ability... well, the same goes for how you challenge yourself.
Jillian might throw 195 pounds on the bar for a back-squat to challenge herself, while someone else might use 135.
Neither amount is wrong, or better than the other.
Our Coaches only ask one thing of us: Our Best. All the time.
If the wod has ten burpees, do ten burpees.... not nine.
Nine is less than ten people... we know it hurts, but one more burpee wont kill you.
Maybe running up the dreaded hill is not your bag... but why not try walking it??
Pick up a heavier kettle bell, give it a shot.
If your form starts to waiver, the Coach will always tell you to scale down.
But that's okay too, because at least you tried.
Morale of the story: Challenge yourself... not the person next to you, or behind you, or in front of you.
Worry about YOUR wod, YOUR weights, YOUR body...
And don't look cute while you do it.