Tillifinney's Journey...Week 16!

  • By Eric Evenstad
  • 25 Jul, 2015
Join Tillifinney as we follow her fitness journey over six months, starting on April 16th, 2014. The highs, the lows, the goals, the PRs...she shares it all!

And now...Week 14!

Friends, the end of summer is upon me and I am feeling super sad about it. As you are reading this, I am back to the grind and routine of being an elementary school music teacher. Where did the summer go? Overall, I have to say I am pretty proud of this past summer. It was pretty awesome...but it sucks that it’s over.

My summertime sadness has translated into me being super lazy. The laziest, really. Getting every second of sleep I possibly can, eating like crap, and even cherry picking my WODs. That last one hurts me to admit, but it’s so true. And I hate that. I hate all the stupid excuses I’ve been making, and I hate all the dumb stuff that has gotten in my way. But I am the one in control of it all, so it’s time to suck it up and get at it.

Summertime made me realize that I need CrossFit in my life. Need it. Badly. I love it so much, as I’m sure we all do, but I am so ready to take it to the next level. I have had more days than not this summer where I have told myself and others that all I want to do with my life is CrossFit and plan weddings. I’m kind of scared to put my plan into action because it will push me so far out of my comfort zone. I’ll be sore all the time, I probably won’t be where I want to be financially, and I will have to adjust to a whole new way of approaching my day­to­day. But you know what? I know I would love it, and I know I would dive in head first and keep putting 110% into everything. It would be so worth it. But taking that first step is the hardest, and the more time that passes it will only get harder. So here is one of my new goals: One year from now (hopefully less!) I would like to have two CrossFit certifications under my belt – Level 1 as well as CrossFit Kids. My fitness journey needs to continue so I can continue to work on my form, endurance, and technique, and my self­starterness needs to kick in so I can earn the money to make that happen and take that first step. Well, I guess I’ve already taken the first step, so maybe I need to prepare myself for a huge leap. I’m ready for it to happen and I am the only one that can control what I do or don’t do with/for myself, so I think it’s time to realize some more dreams.

I know today was supposed to be three month update post, but with the end of summer upon me, I had to share some other thoughts that are in my brain. Next week will be update week. Also, next week you’re in for a fun surprise. 

Go outside and do something awesome for me today, friends. I will be busy adjusting to the real world again. 

PS­ Team DeCO is scheduled to play softball tonight at 9:10. Come cheer us on! Unless it rains. In that case, stay home and cuss, because that’s what I’ll be doing.
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