Strong is strong, right?
With Regionals less than 5-weeks away (in-counting), I am determined to get stronger in order to hold my own with whatever weight is thrown my way.
For those of you who know me as an athlete, my ‘strengths’ as a CrossFitter lean towards metabolic conditioning and endurance.
I like to move—fast.
So when I decided to accept my invitation to the South Central Regional the weekend of May 23-25, I knew that meant one thing:
It’s time to REDEFINE heavy.
(ie. It’s time to get swole!)
Moving forward, Coach Michael Winchester has been putting me through the ringer to ensure I am ready for whatever ‘heavy’ weights are thrown my way.
Dragging sleds, squatting a lot, pulling and pushing with weighted vests on, and working on my Olympic lifts at less-than-comfortable weights and capacities.
All this extra work I’ve been putting in to redefine what ‘strength’ and ‘heavy’ means to me, got me thinking…
Change, and re-defining the way we think, act or operate, is challenging—and requires extra effort, but, in the long-run… it’s worth it.
While it may not be comfortable or ‘feel right’, this very moment, come ‘the big show’ at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, perhaps my redefinition of ‘heavy’ will actually begin to turn this weight into ‘light’.
Even more, the power that our thoughts and our mind can have over our actions and outcomes is incredible!
The more I find myself telling myself, ‘This 160-pound sled is not heavy!’ Or, ‘This 205-pound deadlift is normal!’—The more my body actually starts to cooperate and agree, the only way to get through it, is to ‘just do it.’
Just lift it, make myself think it’s light—and move on.
This philosophy can apply to so much more too than the weights you put on the bar!
REDEFINING our thoughts and our mindsets, can have a profound effect on our outcomes!
That is what this Saturday morning’s REDEFINE event for women that I am hosting with my friend, Lauryn Lax, is all about—redefining any self-defeating or non-edifying thoughts and mindsets we may have about ourselves, our purposes, our hopes and aspirations, our results.
As cliché as it may sound, you really can do and be and achieve anything you aspire to do—I am a firm believer in this, and you should be to.
I hope if you are a lady and you live in Austin, or the Austin area, you can make it out to CrossFit Central, this Saturday, April 26 , from 9 a.m. until noon for a FUN morning of being with some AMAZING WOMEN!
The morning is going to be jam-packed with inspiration, exploration, and of course, a great workout to top it all off. (annnnnd….NO CrossFit experience is necessary—this is seriously for EVERYONE!).
Cost is free to attend, and all we ask is that you consider making a donation to GENAustin (www.genaustin.org) –a non-profit for arming elementary through high-school girls in Central Texas with self-esteem and the same message that they ARE FORCES TO BE RECKONED WITH.
Don’t settle. Redefine what society says you should look like, be like, dress like, act like…redefine what others tell you, you should be or achieve or dream or do….redefine those thoughts in the back of your mind that tell you, ‘You can’t’, or ‘Never’, or ‘Forget about it.’
Be bold, be you, be brave…Redefine ‘heavy.’
Interested in what exactly the ‘plan’ is for Saturday’s REDEFINE event?…Check it out:
8:30-9:15 Arrival, Check-in, Coffee & Paleo Baked Goods, Mix and Mingle
9:20 Kick-off & Welcome
9:30 Lauryn Lax-’Redefining Beauty’
10:15 Carey Kepler-’Redefining Purpose, Passion, Intention & Goals”
10:45 Amanda Villarreal (GENAustin)- ‘Redefining Self-Worth’ & GENAustin’s Mission for Girls’ Empowerment
11 Nicole Kepler- ‘Redefining Self-Beating Cancer’