Not sure how many people out there stress about a WOD like you stress about a test or a big project at work....I know THIS guy does. I can even take it to another level.....stressing about a weeks worth of WODs! I can have a whole day dedicated to stress surrounding a workout that will not occur for 10 hours! I will think about it all day....how to attack it? Will I have time for it still? Will something get in the way of doing it? Is it really what I want to do? Is there something better I could be doing? Why not just REST? THIS IS GONNA HURT! I can go on and on. Even staring at the bar seconds before "GO" I will be stressing about what the future holds.....crush or be crushed!
Recently I started sitting back and analyzing how this effects me. And it truly effects my daily performance at work, with family, when I am in a situation where I cannot work out....I have trouble even concentrating because my entire being is engrossed in CrossFit. Am I crazy?.......I know one thing....this is the first TRUE ADDICTION I have ever had. Who thought working out could do this to a person!
I am trying to let it go. I am a person who prides myself on having little to know stress....but I have a problem.....what I believe to be a good one. But, allowing myself to stress as much as I do about it can turn BAD. The last few days I have been able to control it and enjoy moments more outside of "the WOD." This may seem strange to many but it is really how I am....ADDICTED...all stemming from wanted to be the BEST, but having a lack of time and a family forcing me to make decisions daily around when and how I will work out to get "BETTER."
Today I am good....I am taking off the day other then my burpees and I am fine with that....it is hard for me to be fine with a rest day, weird I know.....I need to remind myself why I CrossFit or why I do the things I do, have the things I have, and love the ones I love......it is for a bigger picture being painted and every piece comes together to develop who I am and stress is not me. I tell people all the time if you are worrying or stressed ask yourself, "What can I do to fix the worry or stress?" If the answer is nothing, then STOP worrying and stressing....if it is something DO IT, and do it ALL THE WAY!
In closing, I stress for nothing, no reason at all, I can control everything but have been letting stress control me. Not anymore, I feel this will help me become better in many ways including my fitness. STRESS never made anyone better.....