This is it. Right here. The life you have…the one you have currently been living….it is here….and believe it or not it is right now. There are things we have done, and there are things we will do….but in truth all you have that is promised to you is right now. Don’t you owe it to yourself? Don’t you owe it to your family? Don’t you want to finish this life off and be able to say ” Yes… I did my best” “I gave all I could give” I know I want that. I want to look myself in the mirror at the end of every day and know that I lived it to the fullest. I want to know that on that day I stepped up, I came, I saw, and by god I conquered. I didn’t ask for permission. I took and did what I wanted and asked for forgiveness later. That’s how I want to feel at the end of everyday. I think as powerful and graceful human beings that is how we are meant to feel at the end of everyday. I have to be honest with you. I’m sure that a lot of us out there do not feel that.
So if you don’t feel that way, and you want to what do you do?
You workout. You train smart, you learn from the best you can find, and by god…once you have the mechanics down you train HARD.
If you have never had the pleasure of feeling what it is like to leave your sweat, heart, and at times even your blood on the mat after a grueling, heart pumping, mind electrifying WOD….then no wonder you don’t want to work out. If I had to go to a 30000 square foot facility where no one knew who I was, and sit down to do resistance training, or do some sort of bastardized cross country skiing that ultimately gets me nowhere (elliptical) if I had to suffer through 40 minutes on that thing, and then 40 more minutes traipsing around the gym looking for the right machine…I too would be numb to the idea…… I too would rather stay at home that suffer through that mind numbing monotony. ……
….what you need is something that lights a fire under your @$$. You need to be worried about what is about to happen when you step through the doors. It needs to cause you anxiety if you think about it. You have to wake up in the morning and be ready to face it like a dragon that is trying to steal your Princess from you (or prince). You need to walk into your Box as if you are going to be forced to eliminate the head of the taliban, save Christmas, punch the devil in the face and run for the President of the United States all at once….and that’s just the Warm Up. In truth……all Joking aside. When you walk into your Box, or even your “gym”. It should matter. Damnit all. It should be a Big deal….scratch that it should be a HUGE DEAL. Every WOD, every REP, every rest….is earned…and it is an investment. It is an investment in you….. You. Every time you pick that bar up you are making sure that you are better. Every time you pull your chin above that bar you are showing the WORLD what you are worth, and you are proving it to yourself. Each rep builds confidence, each Meter rowed builds ammo for you. The more you come the more you love it….the more you love it the more you start to live it….. People notice….People comment…..people see the difference……people FEEL the difference….. YOU FEEL THE DIFFERENCE. It’s not about the Scale….. It’s not about the Time…… It’s not even about the Weight…..and it certainly isn’t about What Place you finish…… What it’s about is YOU!!! It’s about committing to make YOU better than the you from yesterday. It’s about chasing perfection and finding that excellence is a pretty damn sweet place to be. Sleep well tonight everyone….get up tomorrow morning and crush it!!!!