“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”
– Otto Rank
What I used to be and what I am now.
-Coach Lauren Brooks, CrossFit Salvation
I used to want to be thin; now I proudly show off those lines in my shoulders and abs.
I used to want the pounds to decrease on the scale; now I watch them increase on the bar.
I used to exercise out of desperation; now I crave the feeling of a sub-5 Fran.
… I used to eat for comfort, now I eat for fuel.
I used to do zumba, aerobics, random machines, i.e. waste my time; now I’m a Crossfitter.
I used to think being sweaty was gross; now I bask in hard-earned sweat angels.
I used to feel insecure about my physical capabilities; now I feel empowered.
I used to seek the attention of douche bags that also sought out the frail, skinny girl; now I’ve found the man that values and appreciates a strong woman.
I used to follow; now I lead.
I used to make excuses; now I show others how to get rid of theirs.
I used to cave under pressure; now I know discipline.
I used to claim ignorance on nutrition; now knowledge is power.
I used to compare myself to all the other women around me; now I stand confidently, looking forward.
I used to dream of doing things; now I just do them.
I used to be limited; now I’m unstoppable.
75 Reps for time
Power Snatch #75/55
Randy Simmons, 51, a 27 year LAPD veteran and SWAT team member was killed February 6, 2008 in the line of duty. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Simmons’ wife and two children.
Awesome job Meliny! Kick butt and take names
Matt is in full on Stud Mode.
Liz, as you can see, won (or maybe stole) the White Elephant “gift of the night” from the Holiday Party. That’s Hot! What a great sport. You Rock Liz!