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What You’ve Accomplished

5 x 500 M row at 100%…probably one of my least favorite workouts.  It’s hard.  It’s a lot.  And it’s hard to push yourself to 100% five times.

A few weeks ago this was the workout.  I was on the second interval and the thoughts began to creep in as quickly as the burning sensation in my quads:  “Ugghhhh…I have three more of these?!!?  Are you kidding me??!”

What a demoralizing thought.  This mentality certainly doesn’t get one to move faster.

Why is it that we always focus on what needs to be done, rather than what we’ve already accomplished?

I noted it again the following workout.  I had 15 2-pood kettlebell swings to do per round, and every time that I got to rep 7, I would think, “I can’t believe that I have 8 more of these to go…”

Think about it…. isn’t this the way that we are trained to think?
“How far along are you in school?”
“I have 2 years to go”.

“How far along are you in getting the TPS Reports done (hehe…never gets old)?”
“You wouldn’t believe the amount of work I have left on them!”

What if we choose to focus on that which we have already accomplished? How empowering would those thoughts be?

Try it.  First in your WODs.  If it reaps rewarding results there, carry it over into your daily affairs.

Focus on what you’ve accomplished.

Ken and Steve getting those knees to elbow

Ken and Steve getting those knees to elbow

Tere, always working hard.  Always looking good

Tere, always working hard. Always looking good

Mark D.

Mark D.

Danielle B.

Danielle B.

2 Responses for What You’ve Accomplished

  1. Tricia Anderson:
    January 06, 2014 09:54 am

    Personal accomplishments due to SCF: in my 4th fabulous year, I am stronger that I ever thought possible, I am a part of a great community (cult, religion whatever). I am maintaining my new size and I wear leggings in public. I am more motivated to move in my personal life than sit on the couch ie active rest day. Food, burpees, running, box jumps and overhead lifts don’t scare me anymore and I did my first comp. I may be getting older everyday, but my form is getting better, my strength is steady and I look forward to WODing as much as I can. I am grateful everyday for the opportunity to grip the barbell 🙂 thank you SCF

    1. Terry:
      January 05, 2016 02:29 pm

      You are awesome Tricia. I also love how you focus on the positive incredible gains Plus, I love your writing. I know, a lot of positives, right???

      Also, and always, love your writing Lauren!!!!