So we’ve discovered that we suck at managing the blog. HAHA In all fairness Chelsea is in grad school now so that takes up most of her time. I just finished a 12 days stretch at work which is basically all I’ve had energy for..
Then there is crossfit. We’ve made some pretty massive improvements lately. Chelsea’s deadlift is now OVER #200!! She’s getting so much stronger! Everyone cheer her on! I got chest to bar pull-ups reversed grip but hey they still count! 🙂 We’ve made some other PR’s but trying to think back on them right now isn’t happening. Our box is going to switch to Wodify soon, so we can post some screen shots of our times in the future. That’s going to be so awesome! Not going to lie, I’m super excited for this upgrade!
Another thing we’ve been trying to do recently is learn to love ourselves. and for our friends and family to do the same. A lot of people try different diet plans I.E. The Zone, paleo, counting macros..etc but what most of them fail to realize is that you HAVE TO LOVE YOURSELF.
You have to love yourself even when..
-you enjoy a carton of ice cream
-you’ve had a bad day
-you’ve gotten a bad haircut
-you look in the mirror
-you try on clothes
-you have acne
-you get up every single day
-you feel sad, mad, etc
YOU HAVE TO LOVE YOURSELF EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW YOU EVER WILL.
There are cruel people and cruel events in life that can, let’s face it, make us feel worthless. Boys, work, our bodies, family, friends… But each of us has to stand up and fight through it. We can’t allow ourselves to hide from the world, because everyone has something to offer the world, even when you have no idea what that is.
SIDEBAR: I went to a concert in December with Blue October and Zeale. The lead singer of Blue October, Justin Furstenfeld, and the lead singer of Zeale collaborated on a song called “Invisible Prisons”. I swear to everyone here that the song has changed my life. Please find it, and listen to it! I love Blue October more than any other band on this planet.
The point is that I’ve decided I need to learn to love myself regardless of my unwanted thoughts towards how I look in the mirror. I am a powerful individual with so much to give those around me. I enjoy helping others, I have so much heart, I’m talented, I’m beautiful, I am a creature of God with great gifts, and I am who I am – regardless of size. It’s such a difficult journey, but I’ll get there. I look up to some crossfit elite athletes like Lauren Fisher and Rich Froning and realize that muscle and strength is such a beautiful feature on people.
I hope that each of you can find reasons to love yourself despite what is happening in your life.