Positivity. Patience- ‘Blessings in Disguise”

16 Oct

So yesterday morning I tweaked my knee and it’s still not feeling great today. It’s my bad knee, the one that always gives me issues, but this time it is painful to the point where I can’t squat. If you know me at all, this did not make me happy.  In fact, saying it upset me might be the biggest understatement of the year. It’s something little too (I think, seeing Dr. Ryan my ART guy tomorrow) and still, not being able to get done what I wanted/needed to get down was so frustrating and sad. And yes, tears came again-I’ll admit. One of my personality traits-I was going to say flaw but I think it can have a positive side as well  =)is that my passion for things makes me emotional and mental.  What I mean by mental is at times I get in my head about things and down on myself or the situation-kind of like the muscle ups (which on a side/happy note-I’m up to stringing two in a row and able to do that 3-4 times in a training sessions, progress!) So once my knee was hurting and I couldn’t snatch, push jerk, heavy back squat I was about to just be like, “F this I’m done for the day”.  BUT then someone reminded me a few things, so I had moment in the bathroom (I went in there so no one could see, although I’m telling all of you so that kind of defeated the purpose =) ) and went and got some work done!

1 rep max shoulder press, Bradford press, strict pull ups, ring dips, handstand push ups-BOOM!

I talk a lot about embracing life, being happy, choosing to be happy, dreaming, and though that all sounds peachy it’s hard to do ALL the time and I think that is 100% okay. We all have to have our moments. I called yesterday and this morning my little ‘pity parties’ but I had them and then moved on.  Just try not to make them a habit or let those moments ruin your whole day/week/month/year =)

I used to not really like this saying, mostly because I didn’t’ want to believe it. I wanted the bad things to just not happen.  But I realized that sometimes the not so great things that happen to us in life are just blessings in disguise. And we truly have to realize what things we can control and what things we cannot and how we can make the best out of situations.

I think this little knee tweak was just a sign that my body or at least lower half of my body needs a break. And most of my weaknesses entail my upper body so there ya go.  I can take the next few days to let me knee rest and focus on the things that really need work-pull ups, dips, muscle ups, handstand push ups, core work etc. It’s just hard for me to bring my intensity down a notch, I am not good at that at all! BUT I will try and have some patience this week =)

I was looking up cool sayings/quotes about patience and it was just kind of frustrating me. Haha I do lack patience a lot of the time. I’m the type of person that wants things to happen NOW. There have been MANY things in my life though that have truly taught me why patience is important and that good things, what is meant to happen will happen on its own time.  Usually when you least expect it too.

With that being said, I see patience in Crossfit Terms as: PATIENCE = HARD WORK

Patience is great, but we can’t just “wait around” for things to happen for us, we have to work for them.  It’s patience in the process-knowing that hard work will pay off.



One Response to “Positivity. Patience- ‘Blessings in Disguise””

  1. Erin October 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Sorry to hear about the knee, but it sounds like you’re finding ways to work around it:) I hope when you were searching for quotes about patience that you came across these lines from Rilke:

    “Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

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