Fitness is a Journey

Many times i hear about people being disappointed by not getting a PR everytime they train. The only time you should consistently get PR’s is when you have either taken time off benchmarks workouts or your first time to ever do a workout.

If you take your fitness and look at it as a journey rather than a destination you will be much more pleased with your progress. Crossfitters tend to want instant gratification. The minute you can come to terms with the journey of fitness the more comfortable you will be with the process of fitness.

Think about elite level performers like Olympic lifters. They work for 4 years for less than 10 seconds of total work. What if it doesn’t go as planned? They don’t scrap everything and quit, they go back and develop themselves and work on their weaknesses.

For all of you who are bummed about not getting into the CF games this year, don’t worry. There will be plenty of time to develop yourself in the next year, two years or five years. Have patience with yourself and your progress and you will both enjoy and benefit more from your training.

Join me in Vegas this weekend!!

Where: Kaizen Crossfit – Las Vegas, NV
When: June 6, 2009

0 thoughts on “Fitness is a Journey

  1. Great point, Dutch. I placed 51st place in the Mid-West Regional Qualifier and couldn’t be any more happy with my performance though I was hoping for top-15. Sometimes I can look back a WOD and think about where I could have shaved off a few seconds. Not at the quals. Not hitting PRs all the time isn’t the greatest feeling in the world, but knowing I can still perform at a pretty high level keeps me going.

    As for the Games. Like you said, there will always be next year and the following years. Seeing older guys (well, older than 26) constantly perform at such an elite level goes to show that persistence and dedication to the craft is key, not some odd gene in their family. Most of the top performers are in the upper 20′s with many years of athletic or CF experience (only a female competitor and Pat Barber come to mind as the exception).

    There’s nothing to be bummed out about when you walk off the field (of any endeavor) and admit to yourself that “I couldn’t have given it one more ounce.”

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