FORGED

FORGED

Greatness doesn't come from success. Greatness comes from struggle. Do you believe this? If you feel that you are struggling because the world is against you, people are unfair, you have been dealt a bad hand, its just not your thing, or you are over it, then you aren't getting what you need out of the struggle. You are LETTING yourself be the victim. Why would you do this to yourself? When has the victim EVER had the upper hand? NEVER! But you can CHOOSE to not be the victim. Everyone is dealt the hand they are dealt with. This might be particular strengths or weaknesses, it might be lots of money or no money, it might be good looks or unique looks, it might be a big city or little township, it might be physical prowess or injury. But no matter what the situation, it will be YOU that determines what you will be able to do with it. Then once you have your situation, you will come into contact with incidents, days, weeks, months, even years of struggle. This will be tough, like REALLY tough and you will want to stop. Maybe you will sit and feel bad for yourself. You may look at others that seem to be having all kinds of success and get pissed because you are feeling like you aren't getting yours. What do you plan to do about that? Pouting NEVER made a situation better. The ONLY option is to pick yourself up and get to work. Fight through that struggle. Even though it will feel like you are floundering, this is when you are learning the most. Maybe you need to learn a skill, or maybe you need to learn more about yourself, or maybe you need to test just how much you can take, or maybe you need an appreciation of what you DO have instead of what you don't. You won't know what the lessons are until you make it to the other side. But you need to get to the other side. So don't stop. Embrace the struggle for what it is, its YOUR battle. Battles forge warriors. Fire forges steel. Struggle forges greatness. Go get your GREATNESS!!! :)

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EVA

It feels like CrossFit has been around forever, but its only been around for about 15 years publicly. Throughout the years we have had "CrossFit heroes" emerge, some from the beginning of the first CrossFit box in Santa Cruz, to the current Instagram CrossFit stars. The crazy thing is that many of the original stars have been either been forgotten or honestly were never known by some of the newer crossfitters of today. Today we are doing the workout "Eva". Its named for CrossFit OG Nasty Girl, Eva Twardokens, or EvaT as she was known. She was a member of the original box along with Nicole Carrol and Annie Sakamoto. She was a two-time Olympic Alpine Skier and all around badass! This past Saturday, she was in a plane crash and is currently in ICU with a long road to recovery. There is a GoFundMe account that has been set up for her through her friends in Santa Cruz. www.gofundme.com/team-eva-t. Support if you can otherwise we will be supporting in sweat today in the workout named for her! Get better soon Eva T! :)

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PLACEBO

"I can't do that. But what if I drop it? I don't want to look like an idiot. I don't want to be last. They are way better than me. But what if...?" These are the thoughts that stop us from doing things in the gym, and actually everywhere else as well. They are negative thoughts and they are loudest voices in our heads. No matter what you look like on the outside, if this is what's going on in the inside, then that will what be what is leading the charge to not making it. Think about when doctors and scientist do drug tests. They will give one test group the actual drug and the other a "placebo". The placebo is nothing more than an identical-looking pill or medicine or activity that is taken alongside the real one. The interesting fact is that you will have some people that will get the exact same results with the placebo as those with the actual drug/medicine/activity. But how?? There isn't anything in it so how would it work?? Its because the person BELIEVES it works. Our brains have the power to take us to the highest point of existence or the absolute lowest. And its all based off of what is going on between your ears. The power of belief is so strong that it can carry you through massive struggles but it only works when you wholeheartedly believe it. This isn't something you can "fake it until you make it". There has to be a true and full belief inside that you can do it, that you will make it, that you will be OK. But this isn't easy. It needs to be practiced. We have said before that our thoughts become our words, our words become our actions, etc, etc. so at the very core you need to look at the thoughts rolling around in your head and you NEED to put the reins on them. If they are spinning out of control in the negative, then stop them! Take a deep breath, let it out slow, tell yourself it will be OK and that you are OK. Make those words in your head be louder than the negative. The more you think these words, the more you will believe them. And when you believe them then there won't be anything you can't handle, but you have to believe it! Just like Confucius said...."Those that think they can and those that think they can't are usually both right". Which will you choose? :)

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!

We are social beings and in our lives, we have come across many who we have become very close.  The maybe lovers, family members, or friends.  When we find these people, we feel secure, safe and loved.  Today is a day to recognize the people we love.  It's not about flowers and candy but about the recognition of what they mean to you.  Don't be shy.  Tell them how important they are to you.  Happy Valentine's Day to all of the INFERNITES!!!  We really do love you all!  Sure it may be cliche to do a partner workout on Valentines Day, but the object here is to have some fun, maybe meet someone new, or just enjoy some company during a workout rather than just before or after.  Don't be all goofy about it, just grab someone and go for it! Oh, and there won't be any singles people.  If there isn't an even number, then you will triple up and bump the reps up by 30% but also increase the burpees per minute by 3.  So the new numbers would be 133, 104, 80, 54, and 26 reps and 8 burpees per minutes alternating through all 3 members.  HAVE FUN AND HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!! :)

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DONT HIDE

We had John Kim, the Angry Therapist, hang out with us talking about his book this past Monday. One of the points he talked about was to "not hide". This meant to be honest as often as possible. To be real and accepting of that. It sounds great but it very hard. I think hiding happens when we are afraid of having to deal with the ramification of being us, or feeling like we might get hurt, whether it's physical or emotionally by doing what we are doing. Do you ever feel like you have to sneak out to go get a burger, or to work out, or to buy a coffee? We are all in relationships of various degrees and most of the time we might feel like we don't want to rock the boat. But even feeling like we are going to "rock the boat" shows that we are fearing the outcomes of being ourselves. You need to be proud of yourself and the things you do. You need to be able to OWN the actions you do, whether they are good or bad. It's easy to own the great things we do. It makes us feel amazing as we can walk with our chest up high like we just won the Olympics. It's hard to own the bad choices or the f*ck ups we have done. But it's these times where you are really able to embrace yourself. Everyone will make mistakes. Doesn't matter how awesome you are or think you are, its GUNNA happen. But when you realize the mistake, realize exactly what it was and what it did, then work to not do that again, you grow. If you want to do something even though your partner, parents, etc don't what you to, you need to stand up and own it. There is a sense of pride and self-love when you are able to do this. It's not easy. It takes work. This also isn't about doing something to spite someone. It's about doing something that you feel is YOU. This is not hiding. It's not being afraid. It's backing yourself up. It's standing up for yourself. Its self-love first and then being your best you to offer to the world. Are you hiding?:)

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