WOD Wednesday: Why do you Exercise?

Why do you exercise? I’m paraphrasing CrossFit’s question to everyone when they sign up for the open. However you ask it the question is still valid, why? Why do we get up in the mornings or drag ourselves to gym after work? For some it’s because they want to fit into that dress. For others it’s because they need to do it for their health. For me it’s because I love to see what I can do. I love being able to move my body through space and know that I have control over it’s motor functions. That to me is priceless.

I wasn’t always in this spot…it’s taken a while to have the understanding of listening to my body and learning what it can do, or can’t. I believe that is the difference, knowing when and where to push yourself and how it will effect you in the long run. I’m not an elite athlete, I’m a good athlete, and that’s ok. I’m just like everyone else. I want to be able to put up the weights that Brooke Ence does but I’m also happy where I’m at. I think that’s one of the hardest things in fitness…being happy with where you are.

We workout because we want to get better, we want to improve and in our quest for “perfection” we loose sight of where we started and how far we’ve come. When you’re working out today, don’t get down on yourself if you’re not quite where you want to be yet. Remember where you started and smile because where you are now is light years ahead of where you were yesterday. That being said enjoy today’s workout! Until next time.

Open WOD 13.2 (click on the links for movement descriptions)

Original: AMRAP (As Many Round/Rep As Possible) in 10 minutes of:

5 Shoulder to Overhead (M=115/ F=75)

10 Deadlifts (same weight)

15 Box Jumps (M=24″/ F=20″)

Modified for Travel/Home:  AMRAP (As Many Round/Rep As Possible) in 10 minutes of:

5 Shoulder to Overhead (Like last week, get a packed suitcase or bag and use for your weight)

10 Deadlifts (use the same luggage for your weight)

15 Step UPs (make sure you have a sturdy chair you can step up on.)

 

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