Category Archives: CrossFit

How many blogs do I really need?

It’s becoming increasingly apparent to me that when it comes to blogging, I really don’t know what I’m doing.  Oh well.  It’s all in fun and for people I know to be able to keep up with things in my life.

All that said, I started another blog.  Not sure why.  I probably could have just added the posts here, but I didn’t want to cramp my style.

I decided to journal my CrossFit journey.  What workouts I do and when.  Time results.  Nutrition and more.

So if you want to follow along, you’re welcome to join me over here.

There you have it.  Another Stan Rodda blog.  The world is so much better now.

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What I Learned Today!

I had this crazy idea to write about some of the things I learn throughout the day.  Maybe transform some of the stuff I write into a journal at some level.  Whether that happens or not remains to be seen.  But to start, how about some of what I learned today.  We’ll call it, “WILT.”  Get it?  See what I did there?

Spiritually

God breathes life, but you have to be dead first!

I learned that even in a book like Ezekiel, when you seek God, there are some significant spiritual truths that surface.  God uses these to transform us, from the inside out.  You should read Ezekiel 37.  One of the moments that struck me was this one…

Ezekiel 37:9 – “Speak a prophetic message to the winds, son of man.  Speak a prophetic message and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, O breath, from the four winds!  Breathe into these dead bodies so they may live again.'”

In the midst of spiritual death and dryness, God does His best work.  God can’t breathe life into me if I don’t die to myself first.  I must give up doing life my own way in order for God to breathe into me, true life.  If I want to experience all God has to offer me, I need to be willing to die to my own wants, desires, needs and selfish patterns.

Personally

Someone needs to know the real you!

It feels good to get beyond the superficial parts of life with someone.  It is healthy to share your hurts, pains and struggles with someone you know and trust.  For me, it’s a group of guys I meet with for accountability.  On a more personal level, it’s my wife.

There’s something healthy and great about allowing her to know what’s really going on inside me.  Sitting down for a cup of coffee and really digging in is ultimately liberating.  I was able to spend time with my wife today, just the two of us.  It was great to be able to connect with her at a deeper level.  Taking our relationship into deeper and better waters.

Physically

CrossFit hurts!

But it is such a good hurt.  I love the way I feel when I’m working out.  I love how I feel when I’m done.  I really love the energy I have the next day.  Yes, it hurts.  But it’s such a good hurt.

CrossFit

What did you learn today?

Getting My Training On!

Two weeks ago, I started training again.  I haven’t been able to do any sort of training or exercise since I strained my ACL in a fierce game of dodgeball.  Yes, I’m only slightly competitive.  I rehabbed my knee for a few months and am now getting going again with some great fitness stuff.  What is this “great fitness stuff” you ask.  CrossFit.

My neighbor is working toward becoming a CrossFit trainer.  So I didn’t hesitate to jump in and start working out with him.  After week one, I had only worked out one time because I was so sore.  This week I finished my 4th CrossFit workout.  And all I have to say about CrossFit at this point; freaking awesome!  I love it.

But my workout will only be as effective as much as I am dedicated to the workout.

No more Dr. Pepper.

No more late night ice cream runs.

No more eating out.

No more junk food or candy.

Dang it!  Now I really want a Dr. Pepper.

Every time I workout, I’m drawn back to something the Apostle Paul said in the book of First Corinthians, chapter nine.  It goes like this…

1 Corinthians 9:27 – I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.

Now to make sure I’m also training spiritually, not just physically.

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