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Better Than That

Posted on by Alycia

 

I remember it like it was yesterday….(Well, it WAS only last week)

Day 4 of the 30 Day Paleo Challenge. As I passed by the 3rd Wawa on my way to the gym, I had a moment of misguided clarity and sheer stupidity:  I thought to myself “If I pulled into that Wawa and got a doughnut, or some cookies, and ate it in my car in the parking lot, NO ONE WOULD EVEN KNOW.” I could wipe the crumbs from my shirt and walk right into the gym, and they would be none the wiser.

SIDE NOTE:  I don’t know you about you, but being on a challenge makes me crave things I never normally eat throughout the year. What gives?!

Slowly, I started to seriously rationalize my impending decision: “I mean, it’s not like I’m that unhealthy, I don’t really need to lose weight, and if I do it in private then I can still play a role model for others at the gym. Right?”

Then, as if shaken from my craving-induced trance, I came to my senses, stayed in the middle lane, and continued on my drive to the gym. I taught a great class, and killed the workout later at night. Why? BECAUSE I’M BETTER THAN THAT.

I deserve only the best. I’m pretty great, after all.

And so are you.

The next time you feel yourself tempted to eat some crappy food, or do a few less pull ups than you’re supposed to, or slack on your skill work, remember that YOU ARE BETTER THAN THAT.

You don’t come to CrossFit so that people can think you did the workout really fast, or so that people think you eat healthy. You come to show yourself some respect by actually doing those things and making yourself the best version of you.

Do it for you.  NOT for your coach, your family, your significant other, your friends, or your ego.

When you find that pesky devil sitting on your shoulder, shrug him off and remind yourself: I’M BETTER THAN THAT.

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