For some reason I have received this question a lot lately. “How do you stay motivated?”. To be honest when I first heard this question I thought it was silly coming from the mouth of one of my CrossFit athletes. I was looking straight at them thinking, you are a consistent and dedicated athlete and you aren’t even planning on competing, what is your reason to get up and get in the gym? Each one of us fight the daily battle of deciding to get into the box and do work. Every athlete at Bluegrass has different goals, different strengths and different weaknesses that they are attacking and conquering during that short 60 minute class. Which is exactly what our motivation is, watching, helping and fighting to push ourselves and our teammates to achieve those individual goals.
I am motivated by the sixty year old beautiful woman that was determined to be able to do handstand with her granddaughter. Can your grandmother do a HSPU with you?
I am motivated by the young man that walked into the box and had never played a sport in his life. His courage to try something new and the dedication to trust our coaching staff gave me the opportunity to watch as his skill, strength and confidence grow and now he would proudly call himself an athlete.
I am motivated by the seven yr. old girl that texted me a picture of her first singlet before her first wrestling match where she was the only female competing against boys. This young lady comes and watches her parents workout at Bluegrass and she texted me during the American Open weightlifting competition where I was also wearing a singlet for the first time.
I am motivated by the moments where an athlete throws a jump rope across the box and then a few months later gives me a high-five after completing 50 DUs unbroken.
I am motivated by the mom of 4 that takes care of her home, her husband, her children and still dominates the whiteboard with a smile on her face before carpool line.
I am motivated by the beautiful 20 yr. old young woman that struggled with an eating disorder in middle/high school and grew into a strong and confident woman that can out lift every girl in the box.
I am motivated by the male business professional that can make anyone laugh once those dress shoes come off and lifting shoes go on.
I am motivated by the athlete that had a break down on the rower and we pushed her through those first few workouts and now I watch her greeting, explaining and motivating the new athletes.
I am motivated by my coaches, the coaches of Bluegrass that support me and that care for each one of these athletes! I watch them correct, coach, celebrate and motivate our athletes in ways that I could not.
I am motivated by my husband who loves me even when I fail.
My motivation is right in front of me. My motivation is YOU! I hope to always make my athletes proud.