Are You Stuck Below Your Potential?

“You have to set the goals that are almost out of reach.
If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought,
You are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.”     –Steve Garvey

Workout Of The Day
Warm UP:  Coaches Choice
SWOD:
Front Squat 2.2.2. @ 88% of 1 RM
 3 Min Rest/Transition
 10 Min EMOM To Build To 1 Heavy Bear Complex
 (ie:  Clean + Thruster To Back Squat + Thruster = 1)


WOD: 3 RDS All Out:
 5 Power Cleans (Heavy)
 5 Front Squats (Heavy)
 5 Push Press (Heavy)

Reading Steve Garvey’s quote earlier today got me to thinking about my attitude toward weight lifting.   I realize that I’ve handicapped myself by limiting myself.

I will confidently look directly at a set of weights and say, “I can’t lift a certain weight.   When I say that I can’t lift something, my friend Tee, who encouraged me to start CrossFit, stares me down and says, “girl, you can lift that!”  Everyone needs a Tee at the gym.  Thanks girl!

Limiting myself with negative self-talk in the gym is ridiculous because nowhere else in my life do I tell myself that I can’t do something.

My fitness goals are always aligned with running.  Wait.  What I meant to say was, I set goals related to running such as completing a ten-mile event with a personal best time.

However, since I started dedicating more time to CrossFit, my goal is to simply  develop strength.    That’s kind of cheesy and vague but the reality is that the less specific the goal, the less I need to concern myself with the big “F” word– Failure.

Now, I am not the kind of girl who runs from a challenge.  I am the tom-boy who, years ago,  wrestled and boxed my male cousins just to prove that girls COULD beat boys.  LOL!!

I am successful at everything I do– so I need to stop pussy-footin around and set some real fitness goals for myself.   If I continue to avoid setting specific long and short-term fitness goals (other than running), as Garvey suggests, I will be  stuck with something below my true talent and potential.  Clearly being stuck there is unacceptable.  It was meant for me to read this quote today.

Okay so I’m going to put it out there…   I want [scratch that] plan to push my body to the max to become lean… lean as in 10% body fat with defined sculpted muscles in all the right areas  I’ve mentally toyed around with the idea of figure competition….  Hmm…   Now everyone knows!

TTYL!

4 thoughts on “Are You Stuck Below Your Potential?

  1. It’s funny! I’ve always had something of a fear of not reaching all of my potential before I leave this world and have to answer my maker. On a personal note, I lost much financially while I was briefly in a dysfunctional marriage, and I wanted to make up for all my losses. Great post!

    • Fear–big or small can be crippling. Being honest with oneself and recognizing and dealing with the fear can be empowering. Concerning your marriage, thank God it was “brief.” So glad that you have move on to a healthier, positive and inspiring life. Congratulations!!!! And thanks for stopping by Lexa’s Journal. 😘

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