The True Cost of CrossFit…

I woke up today with my right hamstring locked up.  So tight it felt like a log.

I grab the hot stuff and lather it on.  It burns.  Hot.Me Rowing

My leg loosened.

Why? I say.  Why?

When I think of all the money I spend maintaining my body, all the hours, all the sacrifices…

Is this worth it?

What would happen if I gave it up?

What would I do with all that time and resources?

It’s all mental.  You versus yourself.  It’s the every day drudgery.  It’s the getting out of bed, rolling into the gym and doing a workout when you don’t want to.  It’s doing things no one else does.

But why?

Because at the end of the workout–when all is said and done–the feeling is better than drugs or alcohol or anything else (except maybe the coffee when I get home!).

It’s the accomplishment.  The satisfaction.  The “I can’t believe I just did that” feeling that I’m addicted to.

And that’s why…

The Key to CrossFit: The Mental Game

If you want to dominate your box, get better on all the moves, and crush your opponents, the key is the mental game.

You have to believe in yourself or no one else will.

You have to believe you can do it.

You have to believe you got this.

You have to tell yourself this over and over and over again.

Even when you don’t believe any of it.

And guess what?

The workout will end.  And you will have done it.  And your confidence will soar.

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You were right.  You knew it all along.

And the next time you do the same workout or the same moves or face something seemingly impossible you’ll be better able to do it.  You’ll do it better.  Faster.  And easier.

All because you had the right mindset.

Your brain is more important than your brawn.

Always remember that.