Sometimes, your WODs are going to suck. (I’m looking specifically in the direction of the Assault Air Bike, the newest torture device at my box and the one thing that makes me appreciate rowing.) Instead of whining through it, I try to look at the inspirational quotes on my knee sleeves and remember why I’m doing it. In the spirit of getting through a tough WOD, here are 15 CrossFit quotes to inspire you:
“Hiding from your weaknesses is a recipe for incapacity and error.” – Greg Glassman, Founder of CrossFit
Which probably means I should spend more time on the Assault Air Bike, right? In all seriousness, you never know when you’ll need to overcome a weakness to get through one of life’s challenges. The best thing to do is work on your weaknesses until they become strengths.
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Fred DeVito, executive vice president of mind body fitness programs
Aka why we set foot in the box.
“Sometimes it’s not about how good you are but how bad you want it.” – author unknown
This is for everyone who’s walked in to the box and had a weakness (can’t lift heavy, struggles with agility) but works to overcome it.
“Your mind will quit 100 times before your body ever does.” – author unknown
It’s all between the ears.
“If you still look pretty afterward, you didn’t do it right.” – author unknown
Especially in the summer. It’s going to get ugly – but it’s worth it.
“The greatest pleasure you’ll ever have is doing what others tell you you couldn’t.” – Walter Bagehot, British journalist, businessman, and essayist
Or, boiled down, “Don’t tell me what I can’t do.”
“First you feel like dying. Then you feel reborn.” – author unknown
Like a phoenix sometimes.
“Failure is not an option.” – Gene Kranz, retired NASA Flight Director and manager
I have a magnet from the Johnson Space Center on my fridge that says this. It’s kind of my life’s motto.
“Rather the pain of discipline, than the pain of regret.” – Bob Andrews
We regret NOT doing something.
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker
We all start somewhere.