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.
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.