I love this quote. And it reminds me of a conversation I had with Mal a few weeks ago.
On the drive home from CrossFit one night, I was bummed about the workout I had just done. I finished and had fun, but I wasn’t especially proud of my performance. I actually had a few workouts that week I wasn’t super happy with performance-wise, so I asked Mal how he thought I could improve. He simply said: “Stop being a wuss.”
Typing those words right now actually kind of cracks me up””mostly because it’s such a Mal thing to say””but he was totally right. If I wanted to get better, I had a choice: keep doing what I was doing (using weight that was comfortable) or stop being a wuss and challenge myself with some heavier weights.
Ever since my conversation with Mal, I’ve been trying to step-it-up and really push myself during workouts””and it’s starting to pay off. Last night, for instance, I did a whole workout with my previous 1 rep max for Power Cleans!
Rx: (185, 135) (30, 24)
L2: (155, 105) (24, 20)
L1: (135, 95) (24, 20)
Beg: (95, 75) (20, 12)
Back on May 7th, 85 pounds was the most I could do for a single Power Clean. A month and a half later, I used 85 pounds to do 45 reps in a WOD. Crazy, right? How’s that for progress!?!
I used a 24” box and finished the WOD in 8:08. It was awesome. I felt so proud of myself afterward!
When I got home from CrossFit, I snacked on some red bell peppers with garlic hummus while I cooked dinner.
Dinner was a big salad topped with canned tuna mixed with chickpeas and Parmesan cheese, which was a delicious combination.
Approximate measurements: 6 ounces canned tuna + half can of chickpeas (7-ish ounces) + 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan. So simple, so delicious, so satisfying.
After dinner, I ate a spoonful of peanut butter with an Adora disk.
A couple of hours later, I wanted something more to eat, so I broke out the pistachios.
Question of the Day
When was the last time you were “stuck” in life? How’d you get what you wanted?