Today I'm at a women's CrossFit competition, "No Baby, Leave The Socks On," for the second year. Last year I was terrified because I had to do single unders. I went to the store, got a rope, and started jumping rope in my backyard. (I might have that video somewhere. I'll post it!) When it was my turn to go, I told my judge that I wouldn't get through the jumping to the burpees. However I did!
Today the challenge was squats. There were wall balls in WOD 2 and front squats in WOD 3. My knees don't like squatting, and I worked hard for the few reps I got. I got below parallel with wall balls for the first time.
Tomorrow I'm going to a Punk Rope certification so I can teach jump rope fitness classes. What a difference a year makes!! I'm still working on stuff, but my big victory is that tomorrow I'm intentionally learning something that scared me a year ago. I turned a fear into an opportunity to have even more fitness fun. Also, I registered for this competition knowing that front squats would be a problem, but I stuck with it anyway. #cute
Facing my fears is how I measure my progress.
Thought For Today: What are some other ways of measuring progress that have nothing to do with weight loss, increased reps, or faster times?