Have you ever noticed that when you’re ready to give up that's when whatever you've been working SO hard on seems to happen? Wanting to give up will actually help because as soon as you stop trying to force the outcome and simply allow things to happen, they do.
As I sit here an write this, I am allowing the words to come. I create these WODs from a place of love and science. Sometimes I let the fact that after I posted the video there aren't many views. Come to think of it, I USE to let that get me down and have thought SO many times about giving up. Then someone reaches out and says they've lost SO much weight or they've gotten SO much of their life back through their strength back because of my WODs.
In the beginning of 2018, I started teaching fitness classes in these two small towns. For the first few classes, I had zero people show up. After the third class of now shows, I told myself that if I don't have someone next week, I'm done. I completely surrendered the notion of trying to control the outcome that there were no more expectations. I took my attention off the fact that I WANTED people to show up. It's fascinating to think about what happened.
People Showed Up!
Wanting To Give Up Will Actually Help You!
Wanting to give up actually helped me realize that I was ASKING for people NOT to show up. Now, I know what you're thinking… Why would I be ASKING for people NOT to show up? People would tell me good luck with your class tonight. I said back to them, “Thank you, I hope people show up”
See what happened there? I kept putting the energy out there that I was HOPING that people would show up by subconsciously I didn't believe that anyone would come. Then I let it all go by being ok with no one showing up. Then it happened.
The best part of all of this is to understand what you're doing consciously AND subconsciously. It takes constant practice. That's why I create these WODs. When you commit to one round a day of the next WOD, the expectations are gone and you start to operate for a place of unknown. Loving the unknown sounds scary, but you'll soon learn to love the unknown.
This was a short and sweet insight into why wanting to give up will actually help you. Trying to control everything in your life will actually turn you into a bitter person. Learn to let go and be love the unknown. Sometimes you just have to take the leap and know that you're going to be ok.
So be ok with wanting to give up and actually get at least one round of the WOD done today. If you get more without even trying, then you KNOW it's because wanting to give up actually helped you. It's ok, we ALL want to give up at some point, it's choosing to NOT give up is what defines us.
Keep up the great work and keep going. Don't forget to have fun on your journey.
You Got This!
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Workout Of The Day (WOD) #239 | Wanting To Give Up Will Actually Help
Warm-Up – 5 Minutes Cardio (At LEAST)
1 Minute Work Followed By 1 Minute Rest
- Mtn Climbers
Cool Down – 5 Deep Breaths In Down Dog Pose
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Jed Kobernusz – ACSM-EPC, CEAS-I, FMS, EMR
Certified Exercise Physiologist
Body Weight Movement Coach
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