BUILD : Diversity

These days we talk about #diversity from a social stance. At one point it was from a financial stance. #Physically it should be discussed from a muscular, ability and balance point of view.
Diversity is more than accepting and embracing what’s different, it’s the building of strength from all angles. Trying new things, seeing movements, breath and strength from different views.
Diversity is what makes really great humans. It’s the skill that allows us to respond positively to any situation, teaches us to give pause before reaction and an open mind to see things in a different light.
This skill also makes for some really amazing athletes.
Think about that kid that can play any position… yeah, be that kid.

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Settle in.

As we sit at the weigh ins for the Farmstrong Alberta Weightlifting Association Olympic Weightlifting competition I’m reminded of the need to settle in.

Settle into the waiting. The nerves. The anxiety. The excitement.

Settle into what’s new. Each competition is new. Settle into what’s old hat and settle into all the moments in between.

This applies to life as well. 

So much comes our way in day to day but if we learn to relax and settle into those waves then we learn to flow. We understand flexibility and we know that nothing is fixed in position.

Settle in. Relax. Breathe. Watch the environment and know that when you are required to respond, you will be ready. 

For now, settle in. You be got this.


Just Start.

Action had Boldness. It has Power and it has the ability to inspire, to motivate, to excite and to create a tidal wave of progress.
All too often we talk about doing something. We ramble about the things we are unhappy with, the things we need, the things we desire, the things we know we should do.
All too often, those are just breaths of air wasted. Words lost to the winds.
No action. No movement. No progress. No power.


Just start.
You’ll find that the momentum of starting something is like walking.
it’s an ever so slight forward fall that forces the next foot to go in front of the other and before you know it you are jogging, then you are running, then you are sprinting.
Then it’s easy and you ask yourself “why didn’t I do this sooner?”

Challenge that thing that scares you (I should challenge CrossFit, it terrifies me). Go after that element that makes your palms wet, your heart race and your tummy turn. Face the things that scare you. Face them head on. They’ll do one of two things, 1) they’ll no longer be scary or 2) they’ll slap you in the face reminding you why you were scared in the first place… Likely the former will happen.
I have yet to be slapped in the face by fear.

So tomorrow, when you wake up and say “man, I really need to do something about this_____________” START. Stop talking. Stop wasting words and START.
Join the gym, go for a run, eat a salad, jump on the Intermittent Fasting train. TRY something.

Because if what you’re doing right now isn’t working… why are you still doing it?