When we walk through the doors of the gym each time, we have already won. We have chose to take the time out of our day. We have chose to drive the extra miles. We have chose to be present. All of these choices are wins over what could be a “shorter”, “faster” or “easier” day.
I have a great appreciation and tremendous respect for anyone who is being excellent. Whether it be the person pumping my gas at the gas station, the person who cleans the floors, or the person running the company. Take pride in what you do. Do it with excellence so that you can be proud of the outcome.
The Open is all about the community and being together to take part in a world wide event focused on fitness. For most of us, it’s the only “competition” that we do within Crossfit. That is fantastic! Give it a little extra attention through some of the tips above and you might just surprise yourself with what your fitness can do. Execute to your potential. Be the best you that you can! Welcome to the Open.
The 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is the largest fitness competition on Earth and an exciting showcase of the CrossFit community. Here, athletes like you, from all around the world, show up and push themselves further than they ever thought possible over a five-week period. Challenges, PRs and the unknown await. Are you ready? “
… I have lost close to 50 lbs + so many inches everywhere, gained muscles I didn’t know I had, I am comfortable in my clothes again, I am happier, I am not out of breath doing simple tasks, and most importantly I am portraying a healthy lifestyle for my kids. ….
This blog is going to be a little different. You aren’t going to learn to double under. You aren’t going to better at gymnastics. I am not going to throw any knowledge at you at all. What I might do is save your (or someone you pass this along to) life.
…Greg Glassman, the founder and CEO of Crossfit, is a master of coming up with simple illustrations (most of them only need to be deciphered like Coach Jay’s handwriting) to explain some pretty heavy topics. In this particular case, he has made a simple arch to help us “place our needle” on the arch in a hopes of moving it towards the “fitness” end…
This topic was brought up to me today in regards to a blog post. First let me say, that I am by no means a doctor and I certainly do not pretend to be smart (quite the opposite most of the time ha!). As I do before I start typing every blog, I thought I would research and find some quick facts to support our opening questioning…
We’re three weeks into the new year, and many of us have our resolutions going strong!
I heard someone say recently that the piece of cake they were about to eat would ruin their new years resolution. Whether it’s #whole30, getting 8 hours of sleep, or committing to five WODs a week, not breaking our resolutions can feel impossible. That’s because it is.
We have to be resilient.
Some days we’re going to miss a workout. Some days we’re not going to get enough sleep. Some days we’re going to eat the cake.
And that’s okay!
Be resilient and keep at it. Don’t give up on your goals because you missed one day. Take a rest day, then WOD tomorrow. Prioritize sleep, and remember why you made the resolution in the first place. Eat the cake, wipe away the delicious tears of cake-filled joy (we can’t let the broccoli see us cry), and get back on track. Whenever you start to slip up, pause…take a deep breath…and start over.
Have strategies to stay on track. Figure out what’s been tripping you up and plan for it. Having a hard time eating healthy? Plan it out in advance. Set an alarm to remind yourself when go to bed (even if it’s embarrassingly early like mine). Have a gym buddy hold you accountable. Repeat after me: “I will not bail on my gym buddy”.
We have a fantastic community of amazing, real, imperfect people to look to for support. We want you to succeed. We’re here for you. We need you.