Unfortunately, 80% of people quit their workout routine within 5 months. That means if you have been with us for 2 years you have lasted 5x longer than 80% of people.
The greatest thing CrossFit does for us is turning having to workout into wanting to and GETTING to workout. BUT…as CrossFitters we will still struggle with ups and downs.
Honestly, for the last 3 years, I’ve personally struggled with my fitness. Sure, I kept coming because it was better than other things and I knew I was supposed to, but the magic was gone. My nutrition was awful. Stretchy waistbands were my only option.
Most importantly, it took its toll mentally. “How in the world am I supposed to inspire people when I am indeed uninspired?”
I started asking myself introspective questions. Why do 80% of people quit so soon? Why did I want to quit? What wasn’t I doing now that I was doing previously?
There is always an initial tangible purpose, motivation, or goal that makes us take action. We have to get in shape for a wedding, or fit into our pants, or reduce our cholesterol. In other words, we have a short term, tangible goal that means something to us!
But over time, that motivation that made us take action inevitably means less or goes away all together. The wedding happens. The pants fit. The cholesterol levels are out of harm’s way.
So, we have two options:
1. Keep doing things out of habit. But without purpose, we start to slip and eventually fail.
2. Find another short term goal to care about to refuel the fire!
Option 2 sounds good in theory, but does it work? ABSOLUTELY! After having this epiphany, I knew I had to set a goal for myself. I love to lift heavy things, so I decided to work on a strength cycle. I created a plan, talked my daughter and husband into joining me, have adjusted my diet, and am working harder than I have in 6 months. I was immediately inspired! But would it last? One week went by, then another, then a month. I’m 6 weeks into this new goal and I still feel inspired!
This new approach will start to shape everything you do and how we serve you. For now, that means encouraging you to take 15 minutes of your time to set a goal with us. If you are in a rut, then this is your answer. If things are magical, this will take it to the next level. If you are in between, we will push you towards magic.
It sounds hokey. It sounds cliche. But trust us, and you will be glad you did two months from now! Schedule your free Goal Setting Session right now!