Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crazy Strong

In the most recent weeks (3 to be exact), I have become a part of a community called Crossfit. Now before you turn off your computer, this is not an advertisement for Crossfit. It is just my story as it relates to the quest of this hot mess. I have learned that unless I am pushing myself to the max that I don't get results. I know what you are thinking, "Dixi, you said you aren't interested in results as they apply to fashion magazines and the false and unattainable images that we see on those covers." Well, you are correct. But, in anything I do, I want...No...NEED a goal. If I am training to be strong, then I want to see results in my abilities. If I am cooking you a meal, I want it to be the best food you have ever put in your mouth. If I am teaching my kids to obey, I want them to obey quickly (like NOW). I saw a saying about crossfit the other day. It said, "YOUR WORKOUT IS OUR WARM-UP!) I am finding out daily the truth in that statement. Look it up and you'll see what I mean. So, yes, I guess I am a little competitive. I want to see myself stronger today than I was yesterday. WHY?

Vince Lombardi said, "If you can accept losing, you can't win." He also said, "the only place SUCCESS comes before WORK is in the dictionary." It's no wonder he went on to lead the Green Bay Packers from a dismal to a force to be reckoned with. When he retired from Green Bay, he had trained and motivated that team to 6 divisional titles, 5 NFL championships, and 2 superbowls (I & II). That team became the standard by which all others would study, follow, and esteem to be.

What does your game day look like? I heard it said recently, firefighters, police officers, the military, MOMS (okay, I added moms), train with crazy intensity because you never know what game day is going to look like. My game day, yesterday, was moving a 10 foot trailer down my backyard hill. What? Why? It's simple and silly. My dog's chain kept getting tangled under the wheels. So then what? MOVE THE TRAILER! So, I picked that thing up, right by the very part that should attach to a truck (ha) and became a human truck. Now...that was a game day I had prepared for these past 3 weeks, I just didn't know it until yesterday.

So, be crazy strong and crazy healthy. It takes time! But, I am 3 weeks stronger and healthier than I was before. AND...I will be stronger and healthier than I am today in 3 more weeks. Quitting is not an option. LIVING is the only option!!! So, be tough and get going! Go pick up a trailer!

"I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection! But I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be. No...I am still not all I should be, But I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God called me, through Christ Jesus."
Philippians 3:12-14


  1. You are a trip Dixi! In a great way :-), I miss read your word quitting and thought you typed quilting is not a option. Thinking like little ol' ladies that sit in there comfy chair and quilt! LOL!

    I know what you mean about the moving the trailer thing, hubby works offshore as a service technician. I often put my female strength to use around here :-).

    keep posting the postive stuff and I love the way you add scripture into it!

  2. I love you Dixi!!! I need the inspiration!! Thanks!!!

  3. cousot2 is anna. i tried to change it but i couldn't