GPF: The CrossFit Mindset by Lisbeth Darsh


Welcome to “Guest Post Friday”! I will be featuring posts from people in the CrossFit Community who have solid input about the mental side of fitness, training, and life. I tend to gravitate towards witty and honest posts, that actually give you tips that will help you improve.

Enjoy the post below written by Lisbeth Darsh

1) I will promise to do my best. My best will vary from day to day, from hour to hour, from minute to minute. But in that minute, I will do the very best that I can.

2) Lactic acid is my friend. The wind is my friend. Anything that opposes me is actually helping me to become stronger. If I had no opposition, I would be weak.

3) If I can run, I run. If I have to walk, I walk. When I am forced to crawl, I crawl. And then I rest and live to fight another day.

4) I fear no man but I fear my workout. If I don’t fear my workout, it isn’t hard enough.

5) I may puke. I may cry. But I will not quit. Ever.

6) I never cheat. There is no honor in cheating. What joy can there be in a victory I did not earn?

7) The workout missed is the opportunity missed. I will not cheat myself of the opportunity to become a better athlete and person.

8) I understand the value of the push-up, the pull-up, the sit-up, the squat, and the deadlift. Just as there are a million ways to make chicken, so too are there a million ways to squat, sit up, pull up, push up, and deadlift.

9) I will give everything I have. And then I will find more within myself.

10) I don’t complain. Complaining is for crybabies. There are 11,232 babies born in the US everyday. I will leave the crying to them and I will soldier on.

11) I will bite off challenges, spit out results, and beg for more. What are you going to do?


More About The Author: “The CrossFit Watertown Mindset” by Lisbeth Darsh was originally published on Some elements adapted from “The Spartan Rules” by Captain Paul Linsay. I have been lucky enough to know Lisbeth ever since we went to The CrossFit Nutrition Course a few years ago. Lisbeth is a “must follow” in the CrossFit Community and you HAVE to bookmark Words By Lisbethand get connected with her on Twitter (if you’re not already).
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