A couple of weeks ago we all read Z's post on "I Can't Stand, Can't!". I would like to expand on this topic and talk about "The Situation"...
"The Situation" is a term I like to use when we put ourselves in a place where it is difficult to succeed (regarding our health + fitness). When you find yourself in "The Situation" you need to do 2 things. First, find out what the REAL Problem is. Then, ask yourself the HARD Questions. Below are a few real life examples: (not mine of course ;-)
"I can't go to the gym...I have to work"
-A job that is too demanding
-Your goals AREN'T demanding enough
-Poor time management during the work week
-What is more important to me - this job, or my health/longevity/quality or life?
-Where can I be more efficient to ensure my work is done during the week? -If I can't make time now, then will I ever be able too?
"I couldn't stick to my diet...We went out for happy hour."
-Friends/occasions that are out of line with your fitness goals
-A diet that is too strict
-How important is this diet to me?
-Am I willing to give up certain drinks and food, or would I rather enjoy myself?
-Can I plan my social events around my diet?
-What would I have to give up instead?
"I haven't been working out...I'm too tired, since I haven't been sleeping as much as I would like."
-Poor time management
-Incompatible lifestyles of staying up too late, and getting up too early.
-Why am I staying up too late or getting up too early?
-How important are these activities to me?
-What activities am I will to give up to make my time more manageable?
-How important is working out to me? Is it a priority at this point in my life?
One of the favorite parts for me about being the CMO and Coach for CrossFit 818 is getting to know the members and finding out more about their goals, dreams, desires, and hold up's. I love to be the person to help them when they need it the most. When ever you find yourself in "The Situation" of any kind, come on in and talk to us. Shoot us an email. Give us a call. We are all certified in finding the REAL problem and asking the HARD questions.
5 rounds for time:
25 Wall Balls (20/14)
20 Hang Power Cleans (105/75)
15 Kettlebell Swings (70/53)
rest 2:30 between rounds
Posted by Chris.