Total week has passed us and now is the perfect time for a little reflection on your current state and mindset. I think that it is safe to say that most of us have an image of ourselves that we want. It doesn’t really matter what it is, from being 10lbs lighter to 10lbs heavier or having a solid 50 pullups in a row or a 200lb snatch, but it is something that you are choosing to define you, something you want to be. For myself, offhand I can think of at least 5 things that I want “Joe” to be physically. Some are not entirely different from when I started Crossfit, some are relatively new. Total week has always been a good way to bring me back into thinking about my goals, and sometimes its good, and sometimes it doesn’t work out quite like I thought it would. All across the gym I saw people PR on everything, some were stronger, some faster, some both. Quite frankly I walked away a little disappointed , not because I didnt make progress, I did in several areas, just not the areas that I REALLY wanted. So the big question is… what am I going to do about it? Or if you happen to find yourself in a similar situation, what are you going to do about it? For me, I am going to re-evaluate my goals, and make sure they are smart (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely) for one. If your goals do not meet these criteria you may be setting yourself up for disappointment plain and simple. I suggest you do the same and take a look at where you are and where you want to be. If your goals are smart and you didnt quite make them…. then all the more reason to light the fire and get back up. I think everyone has that one thing that keeps you wanting more and more no matter what. Stay freakin hungry. Matt Booth wasnt built in a day, and neither was Whitney (gasp). Don’t trick yourself into believing that 10lbs on your snatch is out of this world. Total week… Ill be seeing you again.