Archive for January 6, 2010

“Finding the Champion in All of Us”

Posted in Crossfit Philosophy, Lifestyle, Members on January 6, 2010 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

The Champion of 2009...Nathan Hart. What's 2010 going be for him?

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning”.
Billie Jean King

A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.
Jack Dempsey

As you all know Chris and I just returned from Los Angeles, and while I was there I did a lot of self reflecting. Reflecting on the person I was, living in Los Angeles a year and some change ago, and the person I have become since being there. They say “you never know how far you’ve come, until you’ve looked at the path which lead you there”, and that is exactly what I experienced.

Through CrossFit Sioux Falls I have found my inner champion that I never knew existed before. I never believed I was capable of any of the accomplishments that Chris and I have made since living here. I was not using any of my talents in LA in fear that I would fail, and I was too scared to even try!

I got fed up, and Chris and I took a huge leap of faith packed and moved to Sioux Falls. It was the best decision we could have ever made. It got me out of my comfort zone and forced me to believe in myself because that was all I had now! Our CrossFit family, the positive atmosphere, and the motivating people really lead me to find the “Champion” in me!

We push ourselves to limits we didn’t know exist! We tell ourselves we can’t while everyone around us is telling us we can! Through all the aches and pains we gain strength which allows us to break down barriers and find our inner champion!! So let’s work together CrossFit Sioux Falls! Lets continue to grow, step out of our comfort zone, and push to new levels we didn’t know existed so all of us find our “Champion”!

What “champion” characteristics did you find out about yourself in 2009?

Written by: Annie Mello

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