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November 17, 2010

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November 17, 2010

Motivation

The holidays are coming and motivation seems to be down a bit.

Rember: you are human. Taking a break now and then is a good thing. But, what sets us CrossFitters apart is our drive and mental toughness. Getting completely off track is a slippery slope…so be careful. We can help motivate you if you come to the gym, but YOU have to show up. We can help you with your diet, but YOU have to want to eat clean. We can coach to you getting PRs, but YOU have to care.

I was recently asked how I keep up my motivation. Rob and I love CrossFit and the challenges it brings. We love the people in the gym. And we love the way eating well makes us look, feel and perform. Being unhealthy/unfit is not an option. We are not missing out by avoiding stuffing our faces or whooping it up at happy hour instead of working out. We feel empowered that we haven't taken the easy path.

Instead of inspirational words, I'm more comfortable with tough love. So, I'm not going to write a warm and fuzzy quote to motivate you. I'm just to tell you to set goals NOW, make time to WOD, eat right. Don't look back at the latter part of 2010 and wish you could change how you lived.

If there is anything we can do to help you, please let us know. If you feel we could do better a better job as your coaches, speak up. We welcome the opportunity.  

If any of you have any words of encouragement or tips to overcoming a lack of motivation, post them to comments.

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Workout of the Day:

Max rounds and reps in eight minutes of:
4 Handstand push-ups (head ab mat between 45# plates)
8 Kettlebell swing, 70/55
12 GHD situps

rest 3-5 minutes

Hang power clean – do 5-10 reps unbroken, high speed. Rest 1 minute. Do 3 sets.

8 Responses

  1. Lil' Rach

    A year ago, I could not do a push up, a pull up, a double under, a 24″ box jump (let alone an 18″ box jump), or a rope climb. A year ago, I couldn’t deadlift my own body weight and struggled to lift a 15lbs bar over my head. A year ago, I started Crossfit and adopted the paleo lifestyle. Now I look back and I am amazed by all the things my body can do and very pleased with the results. But it took my mind to do it. I achieved all these things because I showed up day after day wanting to achieve more than the last WOD. But also because someone cared. Thank you Wendy and Rob for an incredible year, words cannot express my gratitude. And to all my fellow crossfitters, thanks for the support and the cheers, they mean more than you know! Now to all of you that slacking out there, put your mind to it and show up! You might just be amazed!

  2. Jennifer Budde

    I have seen great results by going Paleo just in the last few months. I can’t wait to see the results I will have after a year of Paleo and crossift. Rach is right you have to put your mind to it and show up and the rest will come. I hope to be able to encourage and inspire other crossfitters someday just as everyone has encouraged me and continues to encourage me. Look at Don lifting all that weight last night, that is motivating. Wendy and Rob are an inspiration for sure. I am trying to stay moviated by setting goals for myself. Achieving that goal and pressing on to the next one.

  3. Find someone in the box that you can be accountable to. Someone who will come looking for you if you don’t show up. Making yourself get there is the hardest part, after your there it is easy to be motivated by the group as everyone encourages each other. That is what is so great about group classes at CrossFit.

  4. Mrs. Kanuckles

    I just show up so that I don’t have to try to tuck my muffin top into my pants anymore.
    Oh yeah, and the members/coaches entertain the crap out of me.

  5. Cub

    Crossfit is alot to me, it’s my second home, and I constantly praise it. You got to want it, or your not gonna fallow through. To be bigger, faster, and stronger is a must. Paleo supplies the ultimate enery, and I’d swear by it, I’m lucky and got an early start, and I don’t intend to stop.

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