The Southern California CrossFit Regionals took place this last weekend in Del Mar and they were a blast. Great job to Ryan, Naiara, Rosie, and John who judged the athletes. There were also a handful of Walnut CrossFitters in the stands enjoying the competition. I look forward to helping our competition team over the next 9-10 months in preparation for next years Regionals. Go team WCF!
- For Time:
- 3 RDS
- 800m Run
- 50 Squats
- 20 Burpee Pull Ups
When you make a commitment to do something, do you feel obliged to do it? Do you feel like you HAVE to do it or do you have freedom around it? I started thinking about it and wondered, what’s the difference between the two, commitment and obligation.
Here’s the definition of obliged from dictionary.com: “to place under a debt of gratitude for some benefit, favor, or service: I’m much obliged for the ride.”
And here’s the definition of committed: “to pledge or engage oneself: an athlete who commits to the highest standards.”
The way I see it now, the difference lies in the reason behind taking the action… because both will deliver actions. The person who feels obliged, feels that way because he/she has already been the recipient of some act of kindness and feels like they have to repay the act or person. Obligation, to me, means I am doing something because I should, it’s the right thing to do, I’m supposed to do it, and I need to repay something or someone who has done something for me. Commitment, on the other hand, comes out of nothing. With a commitment, there is nothing that I have to do, should do, or am supposed to do, nothing that needs to have happend because it is “right”, because the only person responsible for whatever it is I’ve committed to is me. There is total freedom with commitment… prison with obligation.
So here’s the million dollar question… how do you turn your obligations into commitments, to rid yourself of the necessity of doing something because you’re supposed to? Another question – do your commitments FEEL more like obligations? If so, why? I wish I had all the answers, I really do. I feel like I have a clear distinction between the two, but I’d love to hear your thoughts and your answers
- For Time:
- 50 Walking Lunges
- 50 Push Ups
- 50/150 Double Unders/Singles
- 50 Box Jumps(24"20")
- 50 Pull Ups
- 50 Sit Ups
If you guys have some free time this weekend, I recommend you check out the CrossFit Regionals taking place today, Saturday and Sunday. Regionals are CrossFit’s playoffs. The top individuals and teams at Regionals, get to proceed to the CrossFit Games which are obviously showcased on ESPN now. A bunch of us here at the box are there right now as I am writing this blog and will be there the entire weekend. Also, Ryan, Rosie, Naiara and John will be judges at the event the entire weekend. So don’t be surprised if you see some familiar faces judging the athletes. See you guys there!
May 17-19 9am-5:30pm
- For Time:
- 4 RDS
- 11 Squat Cleans(135#/95#)
- 11 Knee to Elbows
- 200m Run
Getting started is a hard place. Beginnings are rough for most of us – whether it’s beginning a project, working out, or a new way of eating. We all have our little voices that rationalize why it’s just better not to start.
If you have those little voices, if you’re thinking about starting something, but haven’t started yet – this video is for you:
- 10 Box Jumps(24"/20")
- 5 Burpees
- 10 Sit Ups
- *If you have a previous 1 Rep Max for your Deadlift, please bring that with you today.
How many of you have fallen victim to the “Manana Syndrome”? You know, “I’ll fix that tomorrow”, “I’ll call them tomorrow”, “I’ll workout tomorrow”, or better yet…”I’ll start my diet tomorrow”. God knows I do this. If you’re like me and you find yourself putting off something that you know you need to do NOW, then you need to start by taking a small action. This small action will give you some much needed momentum to get you going in the right direction. It may be something as small as a 2 minute phone call or taking 5 minutes to write out a healthy meal plan you will be following for the next 2-3 days. What small action can you make right now?
- 1000m Row
- 50 Thrusters(45#/35#)
- 30 Pull Ups
- *If you have a previous Jackie time, please being that in with you.
My apologies for not being able to update our website like I normally do. But I am currently in Miami attending a CrossFit Kids certification.
Since I landed yesterday, I have received 5-6 text and Facebook messages sharing how people who are part of our “Body Tansformation Challenge”, have already lost weight and are feeling so much better. Someone shared with me that they already lost 6lbs in 3 days. I am so proud of all of you for taking on this challenge and wanting to improve your health and lives. Keep up your hard work and prepare, prepare, prepare your meals! I didn’t say it would be easy…I said it would be worth it!
PS-I wrote this blog on the beach
- Lettuce(I used a mix of organic Romaine Lettuce & Herb Salad Mix)
- Sliced Raw Almonds
- Small Handful of Organic Dried Cranberries
- 1 Can Starkist Chunk White Albacore Tuna
- Trader Joes Raspberry Vinaigrette
This was absolutely amazing. The Raspberry Vinaigrette and Cranberries gave this salad a very sweet taste. I am NOT a big fan of tuna, but I couldn’t taste the tuna one bit. Try this! I know you will enjoy this thoroughly.
- Pull Ups
- *If you have a previous Fran time please bring it in