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 20, 2011

A Little Focus . .

The psychological game that CrossFit plays, the lifting that you may do, or just the daily tolls of working and living - a little focus goes a long way.  Breathing helps, whatever preparatory means you have prior to your workouts, whatever you do to clear your mind and get on the ball. 

No, I'm not talking about something from Dragonball Z the movie.  And for the record, not a huge fan, and I only watched pieces of it. 

What we are having a conversation about is the point at which you decide to do something and how you stay on the right path of what you got to do. 

First and foremost, you gotta have some resolve.  And what on earth is resolve? 

From a verb perspective: Settle or find a solution to (a problem, dispute, or contentious matter).
From a noun perspective: Firm determination to do something.

Guess what?  Resolve is just the beginning, I am sure there are a few cliche words I can throw at you that sound amazing - and you've heard them numerous times to boot.

I think the root of getting a little focus comes from resolve and determination, with the end state in mind at all times, but baby steps to get where you are going.  It is interesting to see folks want to do some pretty complex movements without getting the basics down first. 

The basics are the foundation, if the foundation is strong, you can build an immense structure that people are in awe about.

Therefore, while we are building our foundation, we need support, friends, coaches, peers, etc.  If you are doing a Paleo Challenge, you need to tell your co-workers, your family, and your friends.  They need to understand how important it is for you.  And not to make a mountain out of a ant hill, but try to look past all the aesthetic reasons why you are doing something when you tell people why you are doing what you are doing.  First off, it could be misconstrued as slightly shallow, second, is that truly what you want?  Or are you looking for something more meaningful, like a longer life, a healthier life, a life where any activity becomes enjoyable rather than a task. 

So we need to harness some Chi and to do so, we need to look in ourselves.  Building from the inside out and overcoming whatever obstacle is in our way.  Essentially - a little focus every time we work out or whenever a challenge arises is like preparing for anything else, we just need to do it more often - with purpose.

Although this post seemed a little scattered, parts pertain to so many different people.

Therefore, if you need anything, send a message - you got at least one support structure available.

- Coach Tony

"Knowing others is intelligence,
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength,
Mastering yourself is true power"
by Lao-Tzu

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