QUICK FIXES DON’T WORK
Think about it. In what arena of life does a quick fix work in regards to our relational, physical, emotional, or spiritual parts of our lives? 6 Weeks challenge, 30 Day challenges, 21 days to a new habit, New Years resolutions, 90 day challenges, and plenty of other programs. I have run a few of these, not promising a quick fix, but a road to reach goals and create new positive eating habits and exercise. Why do we burn out so quickly with eating and exercise? Fitness gyms are a revolving door as our diets. We try out a new way of eating for a little bit or we “try” a gym for awhile and if we don’t see the results we expected we quit or go somewhere else. After witnessing more failures than successes I believe we have false expectations and our society has given us so many different options that are about us, it has become more and more convenient to quit. The gym didn’t work. The church wasn’t for me. I tried eating Paleo for a month and I didn’t see any results so I quit. I hear it all the time. Our society has marketed quick fixes to us for decades. It sells well, but it always fails to deliver. It works often times for weeks and athletes quickly plateau.
As cliche as it sounds, it has to become a lifestyle change. You have to adopt CrossFit as your exercise program for life. Sure do other things too, but go all in. I want to try it to see if it’s for me has to be the worst approach to fitness. I believe in trials, but I more so believe in what science says and what bodies show me. I study the science, I look at the athletes, and I make a decision. If it is producing for others it will produce for me. I don’t care if I don’t like it. I honestly hate the way metabolic conditioning feels. Comfort is the worst enemy in fitness. You get comfortable on your couch. Their’s no room for comfort in training. Working out is called working out because it is work. Getting strong takes years. Progressing in skills can take years upon years. You can always improve no matter how long you have been doing CrossFit. That is what separates CrossFit from other programs. You have to make the commitment for the long haul. Is CrossFit your exercise program or do you have one foot in the water and the other out? Once you jump in you will begin to progress far more rapidly.