Good Competition vs. Bad Competition
With the closing of our CPM 360 Nutrition Challenge something very good or something very bad can happen to you…
You can become motivated beyond what you ever thought possible.
You can fall into the bermuda triangle of COMPARING yourself to others, their pictures and begin to question your training, success you have had thus far and began to self sabotage yourself.
The Challenges/Competitions we do at the gym is a way to provide context to your training and gives you purpose behind everything you have been working for in the gym day in and day out.
I purposely use the term challenge because I believe it signify’s a way to promote change. Because without challenge there can be no change.
Competition on the other hand can be two completely different realities. Let’s take a look at the good as well as the bad side of competition.
Competition can bring out the best in you. I fully believe that you can not recreate the enviornment, intensity and your highest level of performance during the heat of a great competition. Participating will put you in the game with the best of the best competitors in the gym and can result in raising the expectation for yourself. You will operate at a much higher level because everyone else is operating at a much higher level. And by you pushing yourself you in turn will push others around you. It is infectious!
Competition can you show you the light to your potential. You can be a part of something much bigger then yourself. You can see how people really not that much different than you can put up extraordinary results.
Competition shows you exactly where you are at today. The mantra of the CPM 360 is “transforming yourself 360 degrees”. Everything you have done over the last 7 weeks will result in exactly how you finish. This can be very empowering and motivating. All of the extra workouts, coming to the meetings, learning, cooking, journaling you have done over the last 7 weeks will show up on the final pictures. So if you are not satisfied where you end up consider this is your BIG WAKE UP CALL! The kind of wake up call that can be life changing and transform you into a more motivated, focused and dedicated athlete. Not to mention an all around better person:-)
It is very easy to NOT check your ego at the door. With the heightened focus and environment this kind of challenge provides it is very important to not let yourself fall into the trap of COMPARING yourself to others results. This kind of comparing is you actually judging yourself against people that you know very little about. You have no idea what type of work these people put in to produce their results. You don’t know what kind of fitness background they have. You can’t compare yourself to someone who is a former competitive athlete, or has been overweight for 10 years, or used to be in _____, and you just started CPM 2-3 months ago?!?!
You are exactly where you are supposed to be. All of you efforts you have done in the 7 weeks, all of your training prior to CPM, your entire fitness/health history has brought you exactly where you stand today. And the same goes with the people you can’t help but compare yourself too. Be proud of yourself. Your progress. Your results. The potential you have. If you feel the need to compare yourself to others there are plenty of stories I have heard over the years. And plenty of success stories that have people with far less physical advantages in life than you.
My hope is you use the CPM 360 Nutrition Challenges as a wake up, a measuring stick for yourself. I hope you use the positive energy of what is going through the gym to motivate and catapult your mental and emotional inspiration to a level you never thought possible for yourself.
The O-Board Says…
A. 20 Minutes of YogaFit
B. PERFORM the Flight Simulator
Double Unders: 5-10-15-20-25-30- 35-40-45-50-45-40- 35-30-25-20-15-10-5
*Every time you break 5 Burpees
Post by Chris.