So glad to see all of you this morning even though it was rainy and cold! I was so encouraged to see so many of you working alongside your friends and others in the class to get the workout done. It is so important to have people to keep you in line, motivated, and work alongside to keep you pushing harder. As many of us are participating in the Team Challenge, as well as those who are not, we all have goals for our health, appearance, careers, relationships, education, etc., but please always remember: you have to start somewhere. Regardless of what you are striving for, you have to start somewhere: even if it seems so far from where you want to be. Building and growing from where you are RIGHT now can be the most important part, the journey to reaching your goal is what makes you stronger, faster, healthier, wiser, and better- not just reaching the goal. Keep pushing each other and striving to be the best you can possibly be.
Have a great weekend
Sometimes that is all we can ask for from the day to day grind. At the very least, when we lay our heads down for the night, we can go to sleep knowing that we accomplished something today to make ourselves “better than yesterday”.
This can come in many forms. To some, it can be something as hard as being another day sober from addictive substances. To others, it can be another day of “clean” eating to better enrich their health. Training in it of itself (scheduled appropriately) is another means of being “better than yesterday”.
But ever so often we all hit that wall. This wall is when all the “blah, blah, blah” motivation talk, “extreme 1000″ pre-workout mix, comparing yourself to Bobby Bob, etc. just doesn’t get you moving to be better than yesterday. And if you take this wall lightly, it may put an end to your progress for a couple of days, months, or even years… And then you have to reset… again…
The purpose of this “wall” (of whatever nature it may be to you) may be life’s way of really putting a thorn in your side. It’s either trying to challenge you or warn you that you may need to find another way to attain your goals. It’s a calling! It screams at you and belittle’s all the hard work that you’ve done till this day.
As distracting as the “wall” is (whether it be mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, or all of the above), the “wall” is trying to prevent you from seeing one important factor of how you got to the wall in the first place. And that is your very own personal growth to get there. You are stronger than yesterday. You are stronger than the last time you hit the “wall”. You have grown to deal with more responsibilities in life, stress, work, etc… But the “wall” is trying to negate all your progressive work. It’s trying make you forget all the blood, sweat, and tears you’ve shed to get to the “wall”.
It’s time to thank the “wall” for reminding you how strong you really are and push it down. It’s only intimidating in stature, but ultimately hollow and empty if you focus all your energy in your self-worth versus concentrating all your might on how daunting the “wall” is to you. -Tim
Ontiveros Family Fundraiser
DONATION FOR THE ONTIVEROS FAMILY:
For over 5 years now we have been part of the Fullerton/Brea community and part of the Whittier Community since 2011. In that time we have had the opportunity to contribute to many causes over the years including the local PD and Fire Dept. This time we are reaching out to you and asking for your help. Please read below and if you are able to please help contribute to our cause.
A family member of ours worked along side Jesus Ontiveros as his partner for a short while as a first responder in an ambulance. Jesus had volunteered with the La Habra Heights Volunteer Department for seven years, and worked on the La Habra Heights ambulance as well as Anaheim’s ambulance. Earlier this year he had finally secured a position with L.A.County Fire Department after 7 year of volunteering with the La Habra Fire Department. Jesus was a member of the Fire Fighter 138 recruit class which is due to graduate this December. Unfortunately Jesus passed the 19th of November after losing his fight to pancreatic cancer. When the La Habra Heights Fire department learned of his illness Chief Doug Graft began planning a pancake breakfast to help the family out with medical expenses. L.A.County support group quickly joined in the plans. Unfortunately before the breakfast could take place Fire Fighter Jesus Ontiveros passed away.
Funds will now be going to his family to raise money for his wife and soon to be born child. His Child will be born in the earlier part of 2014 as his wife is already 7 month pregnant with their first child. Our goal is to raise as much as we can to help the Ontiveros family to provide some assistance for the months and hopefully years the lie ahead of them. Fire fighters have already begun to donated various hours of pay to the Ontiveros family along with various other donations and fundraisers. Because he was not yet a full pledged Fire Fighter the benefits that his family would have been receiving in a tragedy are not available so all the help gather together means a great deal.
We thank everyone that took the time to read this and thank all those in advance for donating to this cause. We know that the Ontiveros family also thanks you and appreciates any and all help that we can pull together. If you would like to donate please click on the button below.
Organization: CrossFit Brea CrossFit WhittierBeneficiary: Ontiveros FamilyLast date to donate: Jan. 11th 2014We would like to thank everyone in advance for taking the time to read this and donate to this cause. We know that Jesus’ family, wife Maricella Ontiveros and unborn son greatly appreciate everything and anything you can give.
If you are having problems paying or making a donation please contact us.
HOW TO SUPPORT AND/OR SPONSOR
We are asking any and all businesses for your support. Our goal is to raise as much as we can to help support the Ontiveros family. In a few short months Jesus’ wife Maricella will be giving birth to their first son and the road ahead will undoubtedly be a rough one. To help drum up as much support as we can we are asking businesses to help us out by donating either their Services or a Products. This contribution will go towards prizes that people can receive for their donations. We will be extremely happy to form a partnership with anyone willing to help in the efforts to support their family and will recognize anyone doing so.
We will continue to update everyone and post what has been donated thus far. We would like to thank you in advance for the support you have decided to give.
For those that would like to just donate financial you are more than welcome to contribute by selecting the donation button on the Fundraiser Details Tab. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us with the following contact form.