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Let your freak flag fly



So many things we do are all about comparison.  Think about "the door" in the gym, where we look before we do a WOD to see how fast everyone else did it, or how much they lifted.  Think about the Whole Life Challenge.  We are comparing ourselves to others by means of daily points, and then it ranks you compared to others.  I know that this is also healthy competition, which can help motivate us and propel us forward. 

I think it is important to take this healthy competition and keep it in check so that it doesn't steal your joy of your own personal journey.  Hopefully, you are in the gym to achieve YOUR personal best on that given day, which can mean many different things on any given day.  When you are making diet choices, do what is right for you.  If your diet is successfully fueling you and that happens to include dairy, or an occasional margarita, then own it.  It is your CHOICE.  Just don't feel bad comparing yourself to someone else. 

Be competitive.  Have fire.  Be motivated.  Be challenged....this is where growth comes from.  Let your flag fly, and be proud that it doesn't look like anyone else's.


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