“Sticking with it” can be the biggest obstacle people face to achieving their fitness potential. Obstacles are inevitable. We all get sick, we all get hurt, our motivation may wane for one reason or another. Perhaps a schedule change or something like time away causes us to miss more workouts than we would like to. The reality of it is that our workouts are a justifiable priority for many reasons (health, well being, wellness for example not to mention the personal reasons we all have) So how can we make sure that our current program doesn’t become “I used to be able to” (fill in the blank). Granted through CrossFit we have many of the typical reasons cut off at the pass-boredom for lack of variety, loneliness, not really seeing results. Those work for me, additionally I take the advice that a friend once gave me- I don’t entertain other options. In other words I don’t even listen when I try to talk myself out of it. Besides, I love it and sometimes lying on the ground in my own sweat is all I need to remind me of that simple fact. I rest when I need to and push when I can. Additionally I accept the fact that we all loose focus-the hallmark of a lifelong athlete is the ability to refocus. Watching CrossFit Videos and reading articles are motivating and can help me refocus. What works for you. Post it to the comments.
Don’t Let Anything Stop You From Doing What You Love
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We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
– Kenji Miyazawa