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Breaking Up With the Leaderboard

by April Lowe

April Lowe CrossFit Games

I made the decision going into this season to break things off with the leaderboard. Our relationship over the years was a very unhealthy one- I allowed it to dictate my emotions and feelings. I even based my self-worth on that darn thing.

As with any break-up, it was messy, hard and I was tempted to go back several times. My first test was going through the WZA (Wodapalooza Fitness Festival) qualifier. Initially, I experienced the symptoms similar to an addict going cold turkey. I experienced feelings of restlessness, anxiety, and irritability. It was scary having no idea where I stood or how I matched up to the other competitors.

But then over time, I started to feel a sense of peace I had never experienced during a qualification period or competition...

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Staying Fit and Focused as a New Mom

by Sarah Wilson

Welcome to Motherhood: Detour Ahead

I was anxious to get back to the gym after giving birth partially because I love it, but also partially because I wanted to see how quickly I could get back to my old self. I wanted my old abs and my old PR's and I wanted them STAT. So how's that going you ask? Well, a few weeks ago I got my first post-baby muscle-up (yay!)... and this morning I had to stop midway through my crappy double-unders to take a pee break (boo!). So yea, not exactly the stuff elite athletes are made of...

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We Can Change If We Want To

by Natalie Ford

we can change if we want to

Over the past several years, exercise has become a huge part of my life.  After losing my husband, I spent a lot of my time thinking about how I was stuck in this life that I wasn’t prepared for. I wasn’t prepared to raise a child alone, to cook the meals, to run a household, to take care of the yard. There was so much I didn’t know how to do and so much I didn’t want to take on. I really believed that the person I was at the age of 24 was the person I would be for the rest of my life.

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Creating New Habits… A Walk in the Park (or Not?)

Being an athlete used to be my top priority. Back in the days when being an athlete was one of the only things I had to do. It is still near the top of my list, but sometimes my behavior indicates otherwise. It used to be so easy. And now it’s not. Now, I am a working mother running my own business with a list a mile long of things I need to accomplish each day.

I don’t point this out to complain or make excuses, and by no means does this make me unique. I am one of hundreds of thousands just trying to make it all work.

Just like every other mother, I want to be the best parent possible, but often find that my commitment to motherhood directly conflicts with my other goals.

I want to continue to be the woman I set out to be before kids… and yet, I want to be everything and more to this little person who has become the center of my universe...

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