You have surely noticed our Personal Record Bell hanging up at the gym. And you probably miss it (and lifting all the heavy things) as much as the bell misses ringing for you!
Inscribed on the bell is “Better Than Yesterday” and it symbolizes a whole smorgasbord of things. It represents celebrating and honoring your hard work, day in and out, days where you brought it, days where you didn’t want to go but showed up anyway, days where you were frustrated by where you were, days where you killed it and knew it, and everything in between.
It also represents strength of yourself and the strength of community, ringing that beast isn’t a small feat or a private ceremony, it is owning your dedication and it is shared amongst those fighting along side you, those who want the very best for you just as much as you do.
So it doesn’t matter if you are a single strike timid bell ringer or a farmhand chow time multi-striker or even a Thor’s hammer power ringer… what matters is you recognize what ringing that bell means to you and everyone else who hears it. It is purpose, community pride, tradition, and celebration. I, for one, can’t wait to hear you ring ding dong ring a ding ding dong once we can get back to the gym.
So, keep track of those new personal records at home – I know we have a few and some great accomplishments to put on the Benchmark and Milestones Board too!