Monday 7/6

AMRAP 10min
20 Squat
7 Strict Chest to Bar Pullup

 

Hey guys it’s Calvin. I’m gonna be a bit more serious for a second. I want to talk to you guys about respect. Not so much about how you need to show more to others but rather how much more you need to give to yourself. Respect, like any other thing must be earned and isn’t always going to feel the way you think it will. Respect for yourself is a reflection of how you see yourself and what you think you are worth. When you don’t respect yourself you take away some of the value you carry to others. I know this all might seem esoteric and vague so let me explain with a few points on how someone might disrespect themselves.

Negative self talk:

Can’t, won’t, shouldn’t and nope. These are words we use to beat ourselves up about our performance. Telling yourself there’s no way you’ll get five rounds or ” I’m not even gonna try that weight. There’s no way I can do that.” Or maybe even after a job well done you tell yourself you should have done better or that because you didn’t hit that score the way you wanted that you’re a failure or bad. Do not do this! There is nothing good that will come of it. All it does is make you feel bad for doing your best. Or worse yet, scare you into not trying it at all. You wouldn’t let someone else tell you that you suck. So don’t say it to yourself.

Bad fuel:

Not just junk food. All the bad stuff. Cigarettes, booze, fast food, candy. All of it. When you put poison in your body your essentially punching yourself in the face. Right in the kisser. Technically it’s a form of self abuse. I know it sounds extreme but what else could it really be. Intentionally putting toxins in your system that you know will have adverse effects on your health. Again, you wouldn’t let someone else hurt you like that so why do it?

Excuses:

If there was a way to get degrees in having excuses I would probably have earned a PhD in my youth. Let’s make a small list of things that we use as excuses shall we?

Time
Energy
Money
Heat
Inconvenience
Travel
Fear
False positive talk (saying you tried your hardest when you didn’t)

It’s all too easy to just give in and give up. But this doesn’t help you achieve the thing you wanted in the first place. Now you feel double bad because your confidence took a hit when your will power turned a blind eye. Now it’s full circle, right where you started.

Guys, this isn’t meant to make anyone feel bad or excluded. It’s just a reminder that if we want to be better we have to start acting better and treating ourselves better. (This includes me).  Respect your body and it will give you so much more for way longer. Which is what you deserve. Much love guys. Be good to yourselves.

 

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