Thoughts for a successful 2013

It’s that time of year for reflection on 2012 and planning for 2013. What’s working, what are you going to change? How are you going to improve and what are you going to improve? Lisbeth Darsh has an awesome blog that I recommend that everyone follows, she has a way of communicating exactly my thoughts on a daily basis! Lots of people will tell you how to be successful at making changes but Lisbeth’s post on how to stay motivated said it all to me as I work sometimes just to keep it all together and most of all, I’ve found that motivation is critical for learning and growth to occur.

Think of what it takes to keep you pushing yourself to do what needs accomplishing, have bravery to live the exact life that you want to live and to live it boldly and on full blast. Remember YOU are the one in charge of change in your life. Here’s to making 2013 the best year yet.…

CrossFit Lisbeth 5 ways to stay motivated

It seems every other blog or magazine has “motivational tips” this time of year: ways to keep you on the straight and narrow when all you want to do is curl up in some flannel pjs and eat mac cheese and pie while watching “Hoarders” or “Some Other Whacked People Show” until June or July.

The trouble with these tips? They’re usually bullshit. A bunch of feel-good words that you can’t remember ten minutes after you read them. They’re literary carbs — they taste good going down but don’t fully satisfy your hunger and — guess what? — now you’re a little sleepy too.

So, instead, we’re going to give you Five No-Bullshit Ways to Stay Motivated:

1.) Stop reading bullshit! If it sucks, put it down! Scroll by. Life’s too short to put crap between your ears.

2.) Keep fucking going! Go to the gym almost every day. Rest when you need to. You know that, so do it.

3.) Kick yourself in your own ass. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. “Waah waah waah. My life is hard. I’m so busy. I have so much to do.” Guess what? So does everybody else! And some people are doing their stuff with cancer or a couple of fewer limbs than you. Stop bellyaching and snap your own shit up!

4.) Don’t hang around with losers. We’ve been over this before: you are who you spend time with. Think about it.

5.) Expect more of yourself. I first heard Denise Thomas yelling this at a trainee in an L1 seminar. They were in the middle of some horrid WOD and the dude let his form slip and squatted like a dog laying a nasty pile in the backyard. “Expect more of yourself!” He fixed his form and pressed on. So should you.

If you CrossFit at [OCCF], chances are you don’t know what a ‘loser’ looks like within those walls – we don’t have any as losers aren’t the type to put their foot inside the box. You are part of the elite athletes every time you cross the threshold, surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people as you do the work and hold yourself accountable each and every time you walk in that door.  Make 2013 the year you smash your goals!!!

Workout of the day

15 min to find a 1RM Snatch

15 min to find a 1RM Clean and JerK


Freddy Krueger
KBS (Red/Blue)