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January 23, 2009

“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



7 Rounds

7 Deadlifts 185/115
7 Burpees

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
– Kenji Miyazawa

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  1. Littles Reply

    Crossfit is really fun. It’s never the same. When it is the same, it’s really cool to see my progress from the last time. I can always be faster and stronger. THere is always someone faster and stronger then me to use as inspiration.
    I’ve never worked out for longer then 6 weeks, I’m going on 4 months at C3.
    Mark and Sarah you’ve been incredibly encouraging.
    Thank you!

  2. Jane Reply

    I’ve never enjoyed workng out before. Now the first thing I do every morning is look to see what the WOD is, I love it! I can’t imagine ever wanting to do anything else. Liz, thank you so very much for the inspiration yesterday, I really needed it. It is so nice to have that kind of support, someone who really understands what you need when you’re pushing to your limit. Thank you.

  3. Tim Gagne Reply

    The same goes for me. There is always a new challenge to meet, a new goal/skill/movement to work towards, and people that provide inspiration. Success is to be celebrated with the completion of every WOD, and that feels good. Most importantly however, are the people that we share these experiences with! These things are what help me to refocus when I’m just not feeling it, and to keep CrossFit as an important part of my lifestyle.

  4. Tim Gagne Reply

    HA! When I said “the same goes for me” I was referring to Littles comment, but Jane posted before I finished rambling!

  5. Mark Lee Reply

    Thats why we call her Ninja Jane-So stealthy!

  6. sarah lee Reply

    I think that for almost all of us it is not a question of sticking with it. I cannot imagine going back to the way I used to be. Everyday I am curious about what I can do. When I don’t see improvements in myself I see them in all of you. Liz got her first pushup today. Jane did her first workout with all real pushups. Drew is doing Burpees like a crazy person. That inspires me to give it all I have next time.

  7. Littles Reply

    Nicole finished *so* fast tonight doing it rxed.
    Way to go! Phoebe was amazing also.

  8. Phoebe Reply

    I am so sore today! But I will be there at 1pm. Thanks for your support and encouragement. I have never been excited to work out! This is great!

  9. Nicole Reply

    I agree with Tim, and Phoebe, and I cherish each little success as progress toward being an Elite Athlete! Motivating factors are the camaraderie, the rush I feel following each workout, and accomplishing things that I once thought were impossible feats.

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