And by that I mean Hollow Body sit ups! What the heck is it? It is the hardest sit up I have ever done! I always get really pumped to go to Crossfit in the morning, and give myself a pep talk. telling myself “I got this”. We get to the gym and our trainer tells us our WOD (workout of the day), and I’m thinking “I still got this!”, but then after about 2 rounds, my thoughts change to “holy shit, only 50 more box jumps”. Why do I put myself through this, because I LOVE it! Having a great trainer to push you past your own mental limits helps too! I love to challenge myself physically and not only that, but mentally. Half the battle of succeeding is a mental game. Like Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right”. The thought that never crosses my mind during a vigorous workout – “I can’t”. I don’t care how long it takes me, I will finish.
Now back to the WOD today. The workout was for quality today, instead of time, and based purely on strength. Here is what we did:
5 Rounds of:
5 Front Squats (85 lbs for me)
10 Ring Dips
20 Hollow Body sit ups
There is no better feeling than completing a challenging workout, and starting my day off right.
Now what is with the name of my post? Well I was talking with my trainer today and during conversation I admitted to her that I would love to become a personal trainer. She asked me the simplest question, but it is a question I am still pondering. She asked me what was stopping me? Good question, what is stopping me? You know what is stopping me? Me! I am stopping myself, by putting so much doubt in my head about my capabilities of becoming a successful trainer. She said if you are passionate about it, then go for it. She is right, and it is just the kick in the ass I needed. So now what? I am going to seriously consider becoming a trainer, because I have such a passion for helping others become healthy and fit. And just like the title of my post states, I need to get over myself and insecurities and do it! I am so comfortable with my daily routine right now, and am so afraid of failing, it holds me back from a lot of things. I always ask myself, would I be willing to do more things in life if I knew I would’nt fail, and the answer is of course. Although we don’t hold that power, it shouldn’t stop me from doing something because I am afraid.
Now that I have shared what I am afraid of, what are you afraid of? What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
A post wouldn’t be complete without a recipe, so I will share something I came up with yesterday. There was a package of turkey sitting in my fridge that I had to do something with. I had to prepare lunch ahead for the next day ahead of time, since I worked late last night and then had crossfit today at 7 a.m, and then work at 9:30 a.m. I have never made a meatloaf before, and I am the type of person that just throws in whatever I have in my kitchen, but it must have been good, because when I arrived home from work last night there was only 1/4 left, and I got a text message saying “Oh my God”. So here it is..
1 package of turkey (if you have larger family you could double this recipe)
1/2 cup Unsweetened almond milk
1 cup Rolled Oats (or whatever oats you have in your home)
2 Egg whites
1 Green pepper
5 Garlic cloves
1 tbsp Sriracha (a jalapeno would work)
2 tbsp Mustard
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 – 3/4 cup Marinara or Tomato Sauce
*Feel free to add any vegetables you like.
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine milk and oats in a small bowl and set aside.
3. Combine the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the marinara suace, in a larger bowl. Once you have mixed those ingredients together add the oats and milk mixture.
4. Place batter into a loaf pan, and smooth over.
5. Pour the Marinara sauce on top of the meatloaf. Make sure the entire loaf is covered.
6. Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes.
This dish is so easy to prepare and not to mention, delicious! I would have taken a picture, but someone ate it all!