Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Perfect Ln.


Each day I wake up around 5:15. Early? Yes, very much so. Do I complain about it? Sometimes. Do I love what I do? ABSOLUTELY. Do I want to be the best? HELL YEAH! And that is where I run into problems. I want everything to happen yesterday. Clearly patience is not one of my spiritual gifts.

As of yesterday (hence the sarcasm) I want 10+ boot campers in all my classes so I can help change their lives daily; I want to do 10 kipping chest-to-bar pull-ups in a row; I want financial freedom; I want to take my parents on vacation; I want to clean and jerk 135 lbs; I want to buy a house in Austin; and the list goes on....

Then I read this quote the other day and it really hit home.

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew."

Saint Francis de Sales said it oh so well above. Get up. Try again. And keep on trying. Pick yourself up. I may not have 10 chest-to-bar kipping pull-ups but I know that I certainly am practicing daily. I may not have financial freedom yet, but I know each day I am doing something to move forward and eliminate debt.

I love brand new CrossFit clients. They are excited, motivated, driven, going in full speed ahead; however, so often we all get caught up in the hype and forget that life does continue. We are CrossFit because we are armed with the tools to make healthy choices when dining out; designing a quick workout to do on our own when traveling; and also being ok with having a "not-so-perfect" day but picking ourselves back up again and going strong. It was Easter weekend and a lot of people went home to see family and ate more then they typically do and worked out less. It's ok. Embrace it and move forward. It's all about balance. Just don't make it a weekly habit. I challenge each of you to get up tomorrow and say out loud what you are thankful for and start anew. Each day is a new day to attack those imperfections and improve. Just as Saint Francis de Sales said, "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself..."

Go get'em CrossFitters!!!


3 comments:

  1. meg you're so cute! what an encouraging read!!!

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  2. Awwww thanks! I miss your smiling face. Get back to TX asap!!!

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