Kill That Voice

I saw this great t-shirt from CrossFit CapOp: It just says “Kill That Voice.”

You know what they’re talking about: The voice in your head that has always been with you, right from the early days. It tells you that you can’t do this, that you’re not strong enough, fast enough, smart enough, skinny enough, pretty enough, or sexy enough. It tells you to stop, to wait, to slow down, to quit.

Kill that f*****.

I mean it. Kill it. Today, in your WOD, stomp that voice. Stomp it good and hard so it never wants to come back. Grind its face into the dirt with your kettlebell and beat the everlovin’ sh** out of it. Go hard, go fast, go heavy. Give everything you have. Give everything you ever had. Do it for yourself, for who you were way back when — back when you were a kid and somebody told you to be a “good girl and play nice” or “let the girls win” or “don’t blow your own horn.” Remember all those well-intentioned (and some not-so-well-intentioned) folks who ever gave you the idea that it was okay to be less than you really are. They were wrong. Most of all, do it for who you want to be — and, maybe, for who you want your kids to be.

When you finish your workout today, don’t just put the barbell down. Throw the barbell down. Throw it down with every last shred of energy you have left and yell “Take that mother******!” (Or “Sweet potatoes” or “Jerks” or whatever the heck you like to say. Swearing is always optional.) But yell something. Be aggressive. Terrify that voice. Kill that voice. Kill it dead and don’t let it come back. You’re better than that voice. Start living like you are.

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27 comments
Bob
Bob

and to hell with progression!

Daigle
Daigle

I for one, can ALWAYS summon the will to spike the barbell off the ground as hard as possible after WOD's like Grace, or a PR clean and jerk. Right before I collapse and suffer on the ground for 5min.

Nathan
Nathan

I gotta say that the Kirk family unit killed Grace yesterday! Both under 5 minutes and both amazing to watch power through it. Kudos! And go Karen!!!

lisbeth
lisbeth

Just did my 20 in the middle of Jules Salon in Watertown. Photo on Jen's Facebook.

Kirk
Kirk

Melis made the bar her b!tch yesterday!

lisbeth
lisbeth

Jackie, 20 pushups. Now.

Rockstar
Rockstar

just don't pee in the pool!

Rockstar
Rockstar

I wonder what Jen is doing right now?

jen
jen

Karen is wonder women! Love you mama!

Rockstar
Rockstar

I say this as I'm perched like a cat on the window of my office

Rockstar
Rockstar

i really hope you're outside becuase it looks beautiful

Rockstar
Rockstar

so whats everyone doing right now?

Rockstar
Rockstar

that is unless the moderator catches me

Rockstar
Rockstar

I start having rambling thoughts which in turn I express on this blog

Rockstar
Rockstar

and what happens when I get bored?

Rockstar
Rockstar

ok... So I'm sitting at work totally bored with my thumb up my...well u get the message....

melissa
melissa

I like yelling at my bar after my last rep =) Go Karen!!!!

Math
Math

Thanks Lisabeth for the great post. It sum's up what we think at CapOp

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

That's not what I said at all. Read again.

Laura
Laura

The shortest and most amazing motivational article I've read it a long time! Just what I need to get through my next wod, presentation, talks with my children...everything! #lovecrossfitcommunity

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