marriage and CrossFit
are more similar than I thought.
Sunday Feb 26, 2012
Some of you know that I have had some personal life struggles for the last year or so. To my great surprise, there have been some huge shifts. Some of this work has caused me to sit back and reflect on working out and relationships. I am sure this is because we came to Undisputed together in part to save our health, but also to save our marriage. There were breakups, fights, struggles, successes and reunions…and that’s in the gym…well, both really.
So, what follows are my insane comparisons between what I learned doing crossfit and how it relates to marriage…MY marriage….that’s it….my relationship to fitness and love.
Showing up is about 80 percent.
You need good sleep!
Crossfit is not a magic pill…..neither is marriage….they are a starting point. The work you put in is equal to what you get out.
Some days, you really wanna give up…..but sometimes….it is really worth sticking it out. Just keep swimming. If you just keep swimming you might just be surprised with what you can do….
It’s (almost) never too late to make and BE the change you want.
You can’t PR every day. Some days suck in the gym…and in a relationship.
I cannot do this alone, I can’t workout alone and I couldn’t force my marriage to work alone.
It doesn’t matter what other people are doing….It is not a competition with anyone but you. I cannot look around the room to see how you lift or make love work…I have my own work to do.
It really doesn’t matter what you lifted or how you were in the past. What matters right now, right now, let go of past hurts, and be in the present; see the bar…or the person in front of you without letting your head or any past stories get in the way.
This is me and my life right now….I know there are “Deal Breakers” and they are different for everyone; no one is more surprised than me that I am not only an athlete, but that my marriage is better than it ever was….somehow they seem connected to me…