“Fighting the Good Fight”

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Everyday we step into the gym not knowing what we will put our bodies through, not knowing how we will feel throughtout the wod, but knowing there is no better feeling then lying in a puddle of your own sweat proving to ourselves yet again we conquered another infamous WOD!!!

Fight hard for what you want and get results!

There is no better feeling in the world than conquering your fears, even if you might fail sometimes! Lets face it we will not always PR. We will not beat our Max everytime, but we will fight the good fight to become better! We will challange ourselves each workout even if it does not meet our expectations everytime, we will keep proving to ourselves and others that we are stronger mentally and physically just by doing what we do each WOD!

I am so proud of you all CrossFit Sioux Falls!!! Lets keep fighting, challenging ourselves, and improving at all times!!! By doing this you will acheive your goals and gain success!

CrossFitters…. What fear do you want to overcome in order to “fight the good fight”?

Written by:
Annie Mello

10 Responses to ““Fighting the Good Fight””

  1. Doing a “real” pull up and BELIEVING that I can lift more weight that what is in my “comfort zone”.

  2. Courtney Mydland Says:

    I think I fear about every WOD of the day the “waiting” for 3.2.1 GO is a crazy/scary/exciting/ nervous feeling.. then when the clock starts the fear goes away and you just do it , no time for feeling….just time to conquer
    O and I fear that someday the WOD will be just wall balls…lots and lots of wall balls.. 🙂 WELL WRITTEN ANNIE!!!

  3. wow! This speaks: “There is no better feeling in the world than conquering your fears…” Wow!

    My fears are each and every CF workout- not knowing and the nerves of that unknown and the fear that I won’t be able to do it. But I feel so accomplished, great and empowered each time I finish- each time I conquer.

  4. My fear… finishing last. It’s sad that sometimes I think “I’d rather DNF than post the lowest time.” Seriously, who the hell thinks that during a crossfit WOD?! I have to remind myself over and over, in order to get through this fear, that at least I had the courage to walk through the door… who cares if I finish last – I showed and I finished, and that’s more than most can say!!

  5. “Walk tall and carry a big stick.”

  6. Korena Chester Says:

    This may sound silly but my biggest fear is that I’ll be disappointed in myself! I have love/hate relationship with some of the WODs but I can usually push through. But….I do have mental blocks sometimes! For those of you that know me, I’m always looking for ways to improve whether it be mentally, form, or how to get faster….my main focus for the past couple of months has been strength. So when I’m close to being one of the last ones to finish, I use to be a little disappointed feeling I could do better…BUT I learned to turn that “fear” into a positive (you didn’t think I wouldn’t look for a way to improve my mental state, did you? LOL!) and now I try to concentrate on where I’m improving. If I’m not seeing any improvement, then I bump up weights or I do exercises to help build strength at home. This has helped me realize that if I want to continue to get better, then I need to concentrate on things like bumping up weight and staying with it throughout the workout, trying the band-assisted pushups, etc… so my time will be sacraficed some and I’m starting to be ok with that now even though it took me a while to get to accept that!

    It takes less effort to focus on the positives!!

  7. “The only thing to fear is fear itself.”

    I love all these Roosevelt quotes!

  8. Great blog post Annie! I too get discouraged when I don’t feel like I’m performing the way I feel I should…but it’s half the battle to just show up. I think my biggest fear is reverting back to the unhappy/unhealthy person that I used to be…even though I know I’ll never let that happen.

  9. You do not fail when you lose, you fail when you quit.

  10. A very good friend told me the real definition of F.E.A.R. – False Evidence that Appears to be Real.

    Stop with the negative thoughts.
    Look at your goal
    Decide what you need to do
    …and get after it!

    Kudos to all CrossFitters – you all rock!

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