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5-9-17- Comparison and Unrealistic Expectations…..

‘Comparison is the biggest thief of joy’

I’m not sure who said it first but it’s been a phrase that has stuck with me for years.

Most of life’s disappointments come from comparing ourselves to others.  We buy a new car and then immediately our friend gets a nicer newer car and the car that we loved yesterday sucks compared to theirs.  We have a house we love, then we visit someone else’s house and immediately our house sucks.

In the gym we’ve been working out doing CrossFit for 2 months and the person next to us has been training for 2 years and we think we’re terrible compared to him/her.  I see this all the time here.  Of course you’re not the same as them.  You are you, and that person is that person.  Each uniquely and wonderfully made and completely different.  The class setting can be a good thing if you let it motivate you and drive you, but you can not use comparison to put yourself down, or feel bad about yourself.  That serves no good.

Which leads us to our next point that creates personal tension….

Unrealistic expectations.  

We come from a world where we want instant gratification and immediate reward.  We expect to have a 6 pack in 6 weeks of training.  We expect to lose 100lbs in 3 months.  We expect to understand the intricacies of olympic lifting within a month.  None of those thing are realistic.  What gets results is consistency and time put towards great effort.  That’s it. Follow the program and be consistent all of those things will happen.  The key is to fall in love with the process.  Enjoy the work.  Enjoy the satisfaction of completing a workout.  Enjoy losing two inches off your belly in 6 weeks and understand that is not only a fantastic achievement, but good healthy progress.  

If you want to be successful, and I mean really successful you have to make a few decisions…

Decide to compare oneself only for the motivation to push yourself harder positively.

Decide to show up and be consistent.

Decide to enjoy the process.

Decide to love the results.  ALL OF THEM.  Be grateful for a victory even if it’s ‘small’ to you.  It’s a victory and progress.  (If you’re not progressing your regressing so celebrate it)

Decide to adjust your expectations to what is realistic.  (your coach can help you with that)

Decide to follow the program.  All of the program even the nutrition.  

**Caveat- The nutrition program can expedite a lot of results and is starting Saturday and selling out quickly.  If you want in, call Sarah 901-388-9979 or email


When you make those decisions that’s when you’ll see your results sky rocket.





while resting for OHP do assigned accessory work

Met Con:

Box Jumps x 5

Push Ups x 10

Sit Ups x 20

AMRAP 12 minutes