It all started from a friend, a colleague, a peer . . .
From being bored with the same routine, from plateauing time and time again . . .
I wanted to get healthy, I wanted people around me who cared . . .

They called it constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity . . .

It's about taking the first step -

It's called CrossFit and I friggin' love it!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Falling Off The Wagon

Guess what?  It ain't the end of the world . . . or is it?

Please don't misconstrue that statement.  Falling off the wagon pertains to so much.

If you are following a healthy nutrition lifestyle, it's the 8 hot dogs you may have had over Memorial Day Weekend. . .

And sometimes, it is sooooo worthwhile.

No one is going to get mad at you, except yourself.  You feel slightly guilty, over-indulgent, and there is no reason to. . . as long as you get back on the plan that you made for yourself.

The same goes with leading an active lifestyle.  If you take a day off, no one gets mad at you, two days in a row, meh, it's okay, a week - once in awhile it could be necessary!

The sedentary path is easily walked on by many.  It is a road full of shoulda's, woulda's and coulda's.  It is a hundred feet wide, lined with unhealthy ways and it's motto is clearly stating "I can't do that" or "I won't do that".

But you have to get your head back in the game.  Remember why you do what you do.  It isn't as easy as talking about it, it's as easy as going out and actually doing something about it.

Have you ever seen Bull Durham?  

Well, I need to bring back a little movie reference so that you all have a clear understanding of the situation.  Tim Robbins (Ebby "the Nuke" LaLoosh) plays a pitcher who is destined for the "Big Show" (aka the major leagues for those of you that don't know).  Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) is brought in to mature Nuke who he fondly calls "Meat" (Tim Robbins).  What LaLoosh clearly doesn't get from the beginning until roughly the middle to 3/4 of the way through the movie is that he has to stop thinking about everything.  He has to learn to trust another to lead him in the right direction.  Every time he stepped off the beaten path to go back to his old ways, Crash was there to reel him back to reality.

If you haven't seen it, fantastic movie, take a gander some time.

But truth be told, if you fall off the wagon, we can hold you accountable only if you want to go to our "Big Show".  Our "Big Show" is a healthy, active lifestyle - for life.

So let's get in the game and play to win, cause when we have a winning streak, we don't want to change a thing.

Awesome job on Nancy last night everyone!

"Crash Davis: You be cocky and arrogant, even when you're getting beat. That's the secret. You gotta play this game with fear and arrogance.
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Right. Fear and ignorance.
Crash Davis: [exasperated] No. You hayseed. It's arrogance not 'ignorance.'"
 - Bull Durham (1988)

-Coach Tony

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