You don't HAVE to do CrossFit

December 13, 2017



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You don't HAVE to do CrossFit-style workouts.

You don't HAVE to exercise.

You don't HAVE to eat healthier.

People always tell me that they've "gotta go to the gym more," or that they've "gotta start eating better." But the truth is, they don't. None of us do.

Look around. We're surrounded by people who don't exercise. We live in a society that doesn't value proper nutrition. It's no secret that people don't HAVE to do anything they don't want to do.

Believe me, I know.

I just came off a few months of poor eating habits and skipped CrossFit-style workouts. I slid down the slippery slope of eating out of convenience, and hitting workouts when I "wasn't busy."

That's the thing about poor habits. They're very sneaky. They tell you that you can have the occasional donut. They tell you that you can skip the occasional workout.  They tell you that you're fine. Which is true. Until it's not. 

Luckily, after a few half-hearted attempts at turning things around, one of those attempts finally stuck, and I started eating clean again at a time most people would consider "the worst time of year" to concentrate on nutrition.

On one hand, I'm "missing out" on lots of holiday treats.  On the other hand, I feel amazing.

If I could have an extra Christmas wish, it would be for everyone to feel how great I feel right now, to know how much I absolutely don't care that I'll miss pumpkin pie on Christmas Day, to know what it feels like to roll out of bed with less pain, and more energy.

If people knew how I feel right now, we'd have to bar the doors at the gym.  Walmart would be filling up their dumpster with expired egg nog they can't sell.  The parking lot at the liquor store would be gathering tumbleweeds.

I've decided that failing to go to the gym, and continuing to eat bad food is like saying, "Man, someday I need to start driving my Ferrari, but this old beat up moped is kinda fun, and it's working just fine right now."

On the other hand...

I also know how annoying it is when someone cheerfully tells you to change something you already know needs work. I'm in no way judging anyone for the level of fitness they're at, or the things they'll eat over the next 2-3 weeks. 

I'm just a guy at a moped convention reminding everyone that they have Ferraris at home in their garages. :)

People will make changes to their diet and exercise plans when they're ready, but I've been reminded of one simple truth over the past couple of weeks...

We don't HAVE to do CrossFit-style workouts. We GET to do CrossFit-style workouts.

Have a WONDERFUL Christmas!

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