"I could never do CrossFit"
I hear this statement a lot. Along with "CrossFit isn't for me" "I could never do all that stuff" and my personal favorite, "CrossFit is way too intense."
Any form of fitness is not easy.
If exercising is easy for you, you're probably doing it wrong.
Whether you've been fit your whole life, or have never stepped foot in a gym, pushing your body when your brain tells you to stop is not an easy task.
So what do you do? Throw in the towel and say 'I'll never be able to do any of that stuff, so why try?'
If you just agreed with that statement, maybe it's time to reevaluate your priorities.
Do you have family? Do you have children? What about aging parents or grandparents? A spouse? Does your job or hobby require you be able to move? Do you enjoy a pain-free life? Or maybe do you wish you could overcome your aches and pains and feel good again?
Life does not end with your decision to give up and accept decrepitude.
It does not have to be "just what happens as I get older."
There are people around you who need you to be capable and able-bodied to help them. Even if everyone around you is perfectly healthy all the time, wouldn't you still want to know you could jump to action at a moments notice?
We all have aches, old injuries, and/or pains we deal with on a regular basis. Mentally and physically. But allowing those stressors to keep you from doing something that will help alleviate or even eradicate them is allowing those things to have control over your life.
All of us start somewhere. Ask any athlete in our gym. You will frequently hear stories of initial fears, hesitation - but at some point, every one of them had to walk through the door.
Don't let the fears of your past experiences, or the thought of future failures keep you from doing something that will change your life.
We all will fail... I (royally) failed today attempting a new gymnastics movement. And I've been at this for almost a decade. But if CrossFit has taught me anything, it's that we MUST fail in order to make progress. Hard work pays off. And that hard work won't do itself.
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