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I keep on lifting heavy things you shove at me keep putting them down only to find my hands full the weight of your words your closed grip pulling me down saying stay down the weight of your spite burying me Stay down you say the strength I’ve gained is no boon– these muscles can’t strike back these muscles can only rep, lift and lower only lengthen and tense, only curve around my bones can only bear the load of each strike until I’m sunk Stay down spine bowed beneath

 Is it simpler to give up after repeat failure? Facing failure again and again In the gym, I fail a lift I could do three weeks earlier. There is no obvious reason for my weakness. I talk to my coach, wondering what is happening. Why my abs engage and then let go. My core is stronger than it has been since my first pregnancy, but that strength is inconsistent. I want to make progress. I want to be able to tally my improvements in pounds lifted. Instead I am red-faced,

I joined Hoosier CrossFit (HCF) at my lowest point of body confidence in 2013. I couldn’t get my toes up off the ground when I jumped. I was out of breath from walking. “Healthy” was a pipe dream I decided to try for because not trying was the same thing as giving up. While I’m a cautious individual, often shy at the outset, I don’t give up easily. I left the gym in 2014 due to surgical complications, and rejoined in 2016. Again at my lowest point. Again, not giving

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