Motivation
 I use other’s accomplishments as motivation to improve myself.  Yet, I get discouraged when I compare myself to other people.  There is a fine line here that we must learn to deal with.  Normally when we compare ourselves to others we only look at their strengths while only looking at our weaknesses.  This is an unfair comparison and will only cause us harm.  We must learn to look at what others have accomplished and ask ourselves, “How did they get there?”  We need to be realistic.  I often see new people in the gym comparing themselves to long time members or even looking at the On Ramp board.  These comparisons are unfair to themselves.  You have worked really hard to get where you are.  It has taken time.  Weeks, months, and years for some.  With the On Ramp board you are looking at just numbers.  You don’t know the age or background of the people you are comparing yourself to.  We must look at ourselves.  Understand where we are and where we want to be.  We must set realistic expectations.  We must give ourselves time and encouragement.  We must keep working.  We must find a way to take that first step each day in the right direction.  The first step is the hardest, but once we get moving it becomes easier.  Stay positive.  Be positive about each and every workout.  When you go for your warm up run think about all the people driving by wishing they were working out.  Wishing they were as motivated and dedicated as you.  We use this not to show that we are better than others but to motivate us to better ourselves and those around us.
Strength
 Bring some energy and motivation today.  Do your best.  Stay positive and move well.
Workout Strategy
This is a sprint day.  Each round is all out as you get a full 2 minutes break after each round.  You should be able to complete all the KettleBell swings without stopping at the level you choose.  Really push yourself today.  I want to see all out sprints.  Do not pace it for later rounds.  If your rounds start getting slower I’m ok with that.  
Workout of the Day
Strength of the Day                                                Day 1,2, or 3
Level 1:  

5 Rounds for total working time of:

15 KBS 

10 Burpees

 

*Rest 2 minutes per round

Level 2:  

6 Rounds for total working time of:

15 KBS 44/26#

10 Burpees

 

*Rest 2 minutes per round

Level 3: 

6 Rounds for total working time of:

20 KBS 44/26#

15 Burpees

*Rest 2 minutes per round

Level 4:
6 Rounds for total working time of:

20 KBS 53/35#

15 Burpees

 

*Rest 2 minutes per round 

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