Why do you CrossFit? What is it that motivates you to come in day after day in both the smoldering 105° summer days and the freezing -20° windy winter days? Why do you push it so hard in a workout that you feel like you’re about to pass out due to an inability to breathe? Why is it that when you’re in the middle of a workout and your body and mind are telling you to “quit now, you can’t do another rep,” you somehow find a way to conquer and finish? Is it because you are absolutely crazy? Is it because you enjoy putting a bigger beating on yourself than you know anybody else is capable of? Is it because the most extreme of the hot and freezing cold days are fun to workout in? Do you truly have no idea why you do any of this at all; you just show up and do as told? Or is it because you truly believe that by doing all of this you will be able to reach a level physically and mentally that would be impossible to obtain without this kind of sacrifice, struggle, and dedication? If you don’t fall into this last category, you may definitely be crazy, or might be in serious need of reevaluating what you are doing… I can only hope you’re not just doing this because you are crazy.
Let’s say you’re doing this because you truly believe working your a$$ off, sacrificing your body to a whole new level of “pain tolerance”, overcoming struggle, and dedicating your entire self in every workout is going to get you to the next level; you’re right….NOT!!! That’s only half of it. Just like in sports, if you are truly training to obtain a goal, it’s not what you do in the game that wins you a championship; it’s what you do day in and day out to prepare yourself for success. If you think the only time you need to be on your “A game” is when you’re at the gym, you will see some results, in the beginning. Eventually, you will plateau and feel as if you’re going nowhere. Do you really think you can expect to become a champion if the only time you put in is the 2-6 hours a week that you workout and practice? There are 168 hours in a week. What are you doing with the rest of that time to get you to obtain your goals? If you are ready to take it to the next level, then DO IT! If you need help and don’t know what it takes to get yourself to the next level, then ASK! Your Milestone CrossFit coaches are here to help you obtain things that you may have thought would have been impossible to do at your age or with your God given genetics, and so on; and your coaches want nothing more than to help you get there. Milestone coaches will get you set up on a program for success and guide you along the way, but remember, out of the 168 hours in a week, the most important time is what you are doing when the coaches aren’t there that will make the difference. If you’re ready for a change today, let’s do this!…3,2,1…GO!
About the Author
Amber is a co-founder and coach at Milestone CrossFit. She began doing CrossFit leisurely in 2008, but became more competitive in the sport last year earning a spot in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit South Central Regional competition. Her focus is helping clients achieve their goals in an inspirational setting, allowing them to feel empowered by their accomplishments, both big and small!