8/10/11 - Attack Your Goat

We have a term in the Crossfit world called, “your goat”.

A “goat” is something that you despise and try to avoid at all costs, usually because we know it is what needs the most work, or it is a movement we flat-out can’t do.

Your goat can change as you progress, or sometimes it continues to linger no matter how badly you want it to go away!

I started to become aware of “goats” in my everyday life as well. You all know what I am talking about…

The tasks in life that you avoid at all costs, or get pushed to the bottom of the “to do list” even though they should really be on top.

So, why do we avoid out “goats” so much?

Is it fear? Is it too much to handle? To uncomfortable? Or is it just a plain pain in the you know what?

Well whatever the reasoning is, we need to attack and conquer it!

Looks like a circle of Goat Killers to me!

Every time I complete a workout that included my goat…. I always felt so much more accomplished than when I completed a workout I know I was really good at. Of course, the workouts I am good at are a great ego booster, but they don’t build the confidence or character that the “goat” workouts do!

This philosophy really began to carry over into my personal life as well. What I came to realize was the tasks that I continued to avoid were the tasks that were really going to take me to where I wanted to go! They would build character, take me out of my comfort zone, push me, and allow me to grow and succeed in the positive direction I envisioned I could be!

I challenge you all to go out there and attack your “goat” with full force! Don’t hide from it, or act if it is not there. Put it at the top of your list, not the bottom. Challenge yourself to make your goat a habit that you look forward to and no longer despise!

What are some of your “goats” that you want to work on?

Post them in the comments…..

Annie Mello

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Thursday’s Workout:
AMRAP 3.

-Rest 1 min.-

Then AMRAP 6.

-Rest 2 min-

Then complete the following for time:
20 Tuck Jumps
30 Med Ball Clean
20 V-Ups
30 Box Jump
20 SDLHP
30 Burpees
20 Shoulder to Overhead
200m Sand Bag Run