Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wednesday - WOD 66 - WOD For God

It is so hard for us to remember that "Consistency is the magic pill"
Consistency is so difficult for us because we are in a society that wants things NOW!
We don't want to wait, work hard for it, or even consider how long it will take to see a certain result.

Understand that there is a time for all things. Sometimes PRs (personal records) will come, sometimes they won't. Sometimes weight loss will come, and sometimes it won't.
For everything that strive for, there is a time:

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; ... Ecclesiastes 3:1-22
 In our personal journey towards fitness and health, the timing of our success will depend on several factors. I have talked before about my 4 levels of motivation at the BOX

  1. Self motivation - What got you to come into the box that day
  2. Coach motivation - What you get from me, my life experiences, and my faith
  3. Peer motivation - what you get from others, their life experiences and their faith
  4. White Board Effect - The competitive side of our journey. The part that drives us to be better than we were yesterday
I wanted to focus on #1 ----> Self Motivation.

What does it take to keep going if the timing of your journey is not here now. Is it your friend's fault that you are not seeing results yet... your spouses fault...your coaches fault...?

In the New Testament, Paul started up a Christian community in Phillipi. Because of the leadership that he gave to them, they adored him and wanted to show their thanks by way of gifts and money. While he was in prison they felt obligated to give him gifts to help him in his moment of distress.
How many times do we do the same thing?
How many times do we struggle and then expect others to pick us up?
What happens if they don't?
What happens if our friends/family/peers don't understand our journey?

In response to the gifts to Paul from the Phillipians, he said:
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Let us be strong in our journey.
Let us understand that if we are not seeing daily results, our time will come.
And Let us understand that we do not always need to rely on others to lift us up because we are strong in the Lord.

DeadLifts 185/135
KB Swings 35/20
Wall Balls 20/15

10 handstands

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