What if I were really a JUSTINE, not Justin? Who the fuck knows?
Anyway…lately, I’ve been getting back into Pinterest. I’ve blogged about it in the past, and then forgot about that social media site. It wasn’t getting the same exposure my Facebook page was getting (like it if you haven’t already), so I just let it die out.
Then about a month ago, I noticed my Pinterest following grew to over 400 followers. As of writing, I have 643 followers. Thanks for all your support!
Sure, around 60% of the Pinterest demographic is female and the majority of my pins would represent something a CrossFit girl blog would post, but there’s a lot of inspirational stuff in there…and also some eye candy for the guys lol.
I’m all about visualization going into something – whether it’s a big meeting, some sort of sales pitch, or a 1 rep max deadlift. You see yourself kicking ass, so eventually that automatic response system helps you execute. That’s why many of you out there might benefit from checking out some of these inspirational images on Pinterest or Instagram prior to your CrossFit workouts.
…there’s also the bad side to these pics. I see a lot of people on my personal Facebook feed posting this stuff all day, every day. Hey, it’s cool that you want to kick ass at life. So do I and so do many of you reading this. But by constantly sharing this shit with your friends to express how you want to motivate yourself, you almost feel satisfied with whatever goals you’re going for. It’s like the more you share these quotes, the closer you FEEL you are to your goals.
Um…hitting the share button won’t do shit for you. Taking action will.
I came across a TED Talk a while back that pretty much described this take on your goals. Check out the 3 minute video. It’s some food for thought:
I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather shut the fuck up on my personal newsfeed (which I actually have for almost 2 years), and keep doing my thing. No need for some external validation. Of course, once in a while, I’ll have to mention some CrossFit goals on here, but to tell you the truth, my biggest goals are non-CrossFit related.
Basically, I’m saying that these inspirational images/quotes are great for sparking that fire in you. However, it’s up to you and your own actions to reach the finish line in motherfuckin style.
Kip it real, my friends.
So of course, I had to repin that on my Pinterest.
Look at what happened:
Kip it real, my friends 🙂
Have you ever done something like this before? Whether sober or inebriated, you friends might’ve asked you something about this “crazy CrossFit thing” you’ve been doing. Then you go into your cult-promoting pitch. At some point, you’re so pumped just talking about CrossFit that you try to show off some stuff in front of your friends. Usually it’s something like a handstand push-up or handstand hold, right?
It’s okay, I’ve done it before. Two summers ago, I was at a happy hour with my friends at Turtle Bay in NYC. They have this turtle statue on the second floor, so of course I had to take pics with it! We rode the turtle. Pretended to give it drinks. Oh, it was a total Kodak Moment (oh, awkward…).
Then I finished off the photoshoot with what looked like a transition into a handstand hold on the turtle. It looked fuckin cool on Facebook, but here’s a secret I’m gonna share with you guys.
There was a ledge almost 4 feet high that blended in with the purple walls. My feet were actually on the ledge. In the pic, my feet looked like they were in mid-air, resulting in an acrobatic illusion…
…of course, we’re talking about the author of KippingItReal.com, so I pulled things off 😀
Thanks, Pinterest for all the humor.