Rainbows and unicorns........screw them!!
Look life is crazy, humans are emotional and complicated.
I'm not trying to push rainbows and unicorns up your ass. I like keeping it real and venting or being pissy, it's ok, and justified.
I have a passion to continue to build the Legitimus community. A community that promotes health and fitness.
I've been reading a lot about "Complaint Free Zone"
I really want to do it at our gym, but I think the bracelets are not for us. Because along with creating a positive environment I want to help people become mentally stronger. So let's not use the bracelets.
Our world is full of things that make it easier like phones, road signs, voice activated this and that. Meals that you drink, watches that tell us when to walk, talk and pee.
Let's try to not bitch and complain by focusing on good, better and positive things from our own volition.
Remember it's all in your wording, it's how you say it. Re-word things for your fitness friends. Kindly offer a different way to say or look at the fact that the WOD has 10 million Push ups in it. Don't be an ass about it but when it's appropriate help someone spin some positive.
What we focus on be it negative or positive feeds us, what are you eating?
Don't take what I'm saying to extremes, some days really suck, and are sad or frustrating. I get it. We have moods and we experience life, love, heart break, anger and all the rest. But, you did that Squat really well!
Let's build each other and ourselves up. Let's be bold and try it.
Be kind to yourself and others.
I've never been a big fan of self help stuff. Reading or listening, because it seemed to only go that far. Great ideas and thoughts but unless you actually apply the ideas it's just a waste of time. Like buying healthy food but not eating it.
Ben Bergeron really got to me. Here's a dude that is coaching some very goal oriented athletes, who's job it is to do well or win competitions. Like the bad ass CFers we see at the games. And he's posting things like "Replace I have to with I get to." And he speaks very passionately about community and relationships. Which got me reading and listening to him more.
Let me get after my point here. I'm not perfect, my fitness is not perfect nor are my relationships. I'm talking not only to you the reader but to myself too.
Elevating yourself is the best thing you can do for others. If your more often negative or focused on the shitty stuff in a crappy way you breed it. You can't be on top of the world all the time for sure. But I think you catch my drift.
I Get To.....Have real relationships that are not always easy.
I Get To.... not be perfect (which everyone sees)
I Get To.. love to run
I Get to instead of I have to. Try it. Not just on easy fun, funny stuff but the big stuff too.
You get to try this!
If your speaking about all your inadequacies, all your faults about your life your body, your workout, your job, your eating so on how can it be or get better? It's as though your focus is on keeping them the same and not seeing that they are there to press you forward.
"I Get to eat healthy so my body will feel better" instead of " I have to loss weight."
The happiest people are the ones with the best relationships, not the best body or best Clean and Jerk. Love will save your soul. Be the person that gets to!!!!!!