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!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Checklist For Success

Go figure that I can't figure out exactly what to write because so much is going on. . .

A lot of folks that I Coach recently finished the Rugged Maniac in Southwick, MA, awesome job!!

The Garage Games finished this past weekend and the results are posted. . .

The Beast of the East is coming soon - more to come on that. . . .

Recently I was participating in a conversation regarding positives and negatives.  In this particular instance, it was regarding how it was so easy to point out the negatives in life.  This was taken a couple steps further when we started discussing how it is so easy to say why things don't or didn't work out for you, essentially taking the pessimistic view on life and feeling sorry for yourself when it comes to working out.  It also had some weight in the idea that when we set fitness goals, it is easy to say what may hinder you in the future - but it's difficult to say what can help you.

The pity party sucks - especially when it's self-pity.

Get over it.

Complainer's need not apply.

If you can't do the work to get where you want, then the goal is potentially wrong.  

So, let's begin - if you have a goal, write down your obstacles - the negative ones.

Now, grab a pen or pencil, and slowly (and meticulously) draw a line through each of them, one at a time.

Because your focus should not be on the negative, let's make a checklist of the positives.  So write down what you need to succeed.  Next to each item, I would like you to add a check box.  And each time you get something that you need to succeed, check it off.

Now - given this particular blog and this particular topic, it's not all black and white.  Therefore, take this with a grain of protein (cause additional salt really isn't necessary).  But what we can forecast - we should, what we can prepare for - we do so. 

The CrossFit mantra, prepare for the unknown and unknowable, which is easier said than done, but we do it everyday through mobility work, workouts, and nutrition. 

Take your first step and strive, let me know how it goes and what you may need.

-Coach Tony

Don't forget to include your teammates as well. . . .

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