Look How Far You've Come!

In CrossFit and in life, people talk about where they want to go.  What they want to accomplish.  What "goats" they want to slaughter.  But when I say to people "Do you remember when you started and you couldn't even (fill-in-the-blank)?" I get a funny look.  It's a look that says "why are you bringing that up?  Are you trying to embarrass me?  I don't want to think about my former, weaker self."  The answer is no.  I am not trying to make you feel bad about where you started, nor am I trying to make you blush.  It's important to take a little time to reflect on how far you've come -- in the past year, 6 months, week or even your progress during a workout.

When you feel overwhelmed by all you want to accomplish, get frustrated or when you want to just straight up quit, recognizing your progress can keep you motivated.  It makes the future journey feel that much more tangible.  Think about what you have accomplished.  Did you think it was possible six months ago?  Either way, you worked for it and earned it.  Don't forget to take pride in that. 

We all have to start somewhere...

We all have to start somewhere...

What are some things you have accomplished during the open?  What about in the last week?  Month?  Year?  What used to terrify you that is now no biggie?  Share in comments!