One of our members and coaches-in-training, Tierra D. discussed her experience at 12 Labours for the last 365 days and it rings true for many athletes.
Take a minute to read her perspective on goals, hard work, and what we learn along the way.
"As I am coming up on my 1 year mark at 12L I have been thinking about what 'the process' means to me. I may have started CrossFit 2.5 years ago to simply get into shape, but what I got was a transformation of the body and of the soul. It's easy to focus on the physical growth, but what means more to me is that I have evolved in so many other ways. By being in environment that encourages constant challenge and community I have been able to increase my mental strength, self-esteem, empathy, and I even discovered that I have a true passion for learning and wanting to help others with their fitness goals.
"At the end of the day I know that the journey is not just measured in pounds lifted or benchmarks set, but more in how you've been able to grow and make yourself better."
Along the way, 'the process' has been incredibly humbling, frustrating, daunting, and amazing all at the same time. It has opened my mind to different ideas and to so many awesome new friendships. There are times where I find myself thinking negative (i.e. I haven't reached goal X, I can't do goal Y, etc...), but at the end of the day I know that the journey is not just measured in pounds lifted or benchmarks set, but more in how you've been able to grow and make yourself better."