The body achieves what the mind believes.
Today I am so excited that I am writing and posting a blog in the same day. This morning was a milestone day for me at CrossFit. Today I achieved 9 double unders in a row.
What is a double under you ask? A double under is when you are passing the jump rope beneath your feet twice while you are jumping. This means you’ve gotta jump high and move your wrist rather quickly. If you need a visual check out this video(FF to 2:10).
This is exciting for me for a few reasons. First, before starting CrossFit earlier this year, I was unable to do one double under. Second, because I was unable to achieve this, one of my goals before the end of 2017 is to get 5 unbroken double unders. Lastly, earlier this week I could barely get one in.
This morning we had a team workout and I was the only one who could not do double unders. Needless to say I was embarrassed and worried that I would hold back the team.
We each had to do three rounds of twenty. I had to do 3 rounds of 10 attempts as a modification, because as I mentioned, I suck at double unders. The first two rounds I stumbled through by doing one double under at a time and coming to a full stop after each one.
My coach came over and explained to me exactly the form I need to have to get through them consecutively. When my last try came around, I don’t know what came over me. I exploded into repeated double unders and got through 9 before I realized what I was doing. I stopped before number 10 because I couldn’t beleive what was happening.
I couldn’t really celebrate the way I wanted to right at that moment because we had a 400M run and some overhead squats remaining in the workout. However, after the workout I had time to process and realized that I had achieved one of my goals in CrossFit for the year.
This milestone for me is a reminder that as long as I keep trying and putting forth the effort, I will achieve the goals I have for my fitness life.
I will admit when I first joined CrossFit, I was rather intimidated because everyone’s fitness level is exponentially better than mine, but that doesn’t matter because the person I compete with is myself. When I look at the old me from a year ago, there things I had never done in fitness that I can do now, for example I can deadlift 105 pounds. I never thought that would happen in my lifetime.
Today I am grateful for my will and perseverance to continue to try and I am also grateful for the guys that I worked out with who were patient with me and pushed me to complete the workout.
So tell me, do you have any fitness goals you want to achieve this year? Have you achieved them? If not, no worries there is still time.