Jan 1st, 2012
By Connie Moreno
This morning as I lifted my toothbrush to my mouth I was met with some pretty significant muscle soreness in my arm. In fact, I felt it all over my body. If you did Murph yesterday, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. But instead of feeling sorry for myself for not being able to get dressed or lift my arms without pain, I thought, "we are SO lucky." I mean, really, how many people can say they did 300 squats, 200 push-ups and 100 pull-ups in one day? Or in their lifetime? Probably not too many. And for a very lucky handful of you, it was your first time doing the entire workout rx’d. Congratulations, T$, Heidi, Amanda and anyone else I may have missed!
Today, on this bright and beautiful first day of the new year, I’d like to invite you to reflect on the year, to be proud of your achievements, to look kindly on your slip-ups, and most of all, to show some gratitude for your killer body. Yes, YOU have a killer body!
You may not have bulging biceps or perfectly sculpted abs (yet), but you’re fit and more importantly, you’re healthy and fit enough to do CrossFit! Be thankful for the fact that week after week, month after month and for some of us, year after year, you are able to push your body to the limits. I’m immensely grateful for the opportunity to challenge myself mentally and physically over and over again in the gym. And I’m especially thankful to be doing it alongside all you lovely people!
It’s customary to make resolutions and set goals for yourself this time of year. What are your fitness-related goals? Will 2012 be the year for pull-ups or maybe your first BW bench press? This is also a good time to make resolutions about your diet. I encourage you all to think about ways that you can adopt healthier eating habits. But instead of setting lofty, unrealistic goals, like, "no sugar for the year" or "go 100% Paleo," make a small change. Try adding something healthy to your diet rather than subtracting a "bad" food. For example, strive to drink one more glass of water everyday, or eat protein with every meal. Keep it simple, and most importantly, make a deal with yourself that you’re likely to keep.
I’m excited to see what 2012 will bring to you all! Thank you for another wonderful year of blood, sweat and laughter at CFO!