Monday, February 7, 2011

Form 3--Renewed Passion and Drive

Saturday I had the privilege of attending the Form3 Women's World Tour at CrossFit Central and I can't remember the last time I have felt this excited about my future. The program was led by Carey Kepler, Jessica Sharratt, and Crystal Nelson...all amazing ladies!

To be perfectly honest, I didn't really know what to expect from the program when I first got into my car to make the 2 hr drive from Katy to Austin. I anticipated a lot of discussion on nutrition and fitness and how to reach out to the needs and wants of the women of my community. I did not expect to take such an in-depth look into my needs, my wants, my purpose.

As a whole I think many women find themselves constantly saying to themselves, "When I have more time I will ___.", "When I have more money I will____." I know because that is something that I am always saying, but I learned this weekend that that kind of thinking is poisoning our potential. How are we ever going to accomplish anything if we keep putting ourselves in that box?? This weekend was all about "Now, Now, Now" We even went so far as to write down everything that we could think of that was holding us back....and we burned it! It was liberating!

The rest of the day was filled with goal setting, vision boards/books, and an intimate look at what we can do today to get where we want to be tomorrow. There is so much more that I wish I could say about this program but words fail me. It is just a feeling. A feeling of limitlessness, a feeling of hope and determination, a feeling that nothing can hold me back if I make a plan to get there! I love quotes and one of the quotes that resonated most with me is from Og Mandino

"I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person."

This weekend has given me a new purpose, a new drive, a new passion.....

Today Is My Someday!


  1. So glad you were able to come Leah! I'm glad that this event had such a positive impact on you and where your life is now!! Looking forward to seeing where life takes you next... :)

  2. great summary, Leah. I was bummed to miss the event and look forward to hearing more recaps :) Glad you made the trip to ATX! Lisa

  3. Thanks so much for coming Leah! It was nice to be able to chat outside of competitions! Glad you enjoyed the event and I'm excited to see where the future leads you. Keep in touch!

  4. So glad you were able to join us! It was great getting to hang out with other women in such a different setting. Your summary was awesome!

    ACT NOW!

  5. Yep, I'll agree! Sounds like an awesome- wish I could have went, but I definitely will have to talk to you about it this weekend! I feel like we are in the same place, wanting so much but feeling there is so much holding us back. Can't wait to hear about everything you learned!