Show up anyways.
There are those workouts, that when you see the notification on your phone that the WOD has posted, you look at it & first say “oh no, I’m not going tomorrow, I hate wallballs/running/rowing/pull-ups/double unders” (insert nearly anything in here because it’s different for everyone).
You read the workout again, more closely this time & you find a thing or two in there that you can consider "ok" or feel confident in or you find yourself saying “it’s only XX rounds” or “it’s under 10 minutes,” or “the weight isn’t that heavy."
You think about this for a moment, think about how you really want to be better at wallballs/running/rowing/pull-ups/double unders (or whatever the current challenge is for you).
You decide to show up. You’ve manage to tell yourself "no way", to "maybe", to "yep, I’m going" in a matter of 60 seconds.
This happens nearly every night in preparation for the next day’s workout.
This is what makes you different from the average global gym goer. You don’t cherry pick what work out you’re going to do based on what you’re skilled in, you don’t avoid short, intense workouts or long “buffalo” workouts. You do them all. Sure, you really don’t like some of them, you may even say you hate doing it while working out.
Each day you show up for one of these WODs, something that's out of your comfort zone, you are not only pushing your body to new limits, you’re strengthening and pushing your inner self to become stronger, more confident, and learning to take new risks.
CrossFit is something that can change your entire life if you use the skills and practices taught.
•Be comfort in the uncomfortable.
•Routine is the enemy.
•Eat meat and vegetables, nuts, and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.
•Work hard, play hard.
Now, think about something outside of the Box that you’ve done since starting CrossFit that your old self wouldn’t do. Whether it be at work, in your personal life, with friends or family. List a few of those things off.
If you are new to CrossFit, maybe what you’ve accomplished so far is signing up for Foundations, and then committing to attend classes 3 times a week. That’s a big step there.
As coaches, athlete share with us countless times that they had never been an athlete before, they had never lifted a barbell, or that the last time they climbed a rope was in PE class in elementary school and it wasn’t done very successfully.
Regardless of how long you have been a “crossfitter” I want you to write down 3 CrossFit Goals and 3 Life Goals. Then I want you to either tell someone those goals or post them on social media. You can even tell a coach. By writing down your goals you are 42% more likely to reach them & if you tell others about them, that increases to 78%. (neurolove.me). You will find that once you reach a CrossFit goal, you will push harder to reach a life goal.
“I fight for my health every day in a way most people don’t understand. I’m not lazy. I’m a warrior.”