Friday, April 6, 2012

Do Hard Things

One of my favorite blogs is a family blog called 71 Toes. They have nothing to do with Crossfit or weight loss. But they have a family 'rule' (theme?... philosophy) that rings true with me: Do Hard Things. From the moment I first read that, it fit. And I stole it. I use it with my kids. And I apply it to my life. It means take on the challenge and don't give up.

Do Hard Things.

Crossfit (or any exercise routine) would fall into that plan. Making time for it is always a challenge. Then there is the workout itself. Hard sometimes is too light a word.

And I think that's part of why I like it. It's hard. And when I've survived, I can't help but be proud of myself.

On another note: I would have made a hell of a lifter in high school. (I don't even know if my little high school had a lifting team.) But I really like lifting heavy things. And while I'm not a competitor yet, I know with more practice and training, I will be.

1 comment:

  1. I read a teacher's blog once about her classroom motto and a sign she has posted that reads, "We can do hard things." I love that phrase as a motivational mantra - for adults OR for kids who claim that they can't do something because it's "too hard." Yes, it may be too hard the first time or even the third, but if you keep trying, "hard" becomes a challenge rather than a deal breaker.