Setting Goals

...and meeting them.

Finding Time for CrossFit

It’s easier than you think!  For perspective…

There are 168 hours in a week.  Hopefully you’ll be sleeping for about 60 of those hours because your body needs rest.  If you work, manage the home and family or both – that’s another 45 hours a week.  Add the two and you have about 63 hours left.  So let’s add in about 20 hours for errands and the general running around you have to do.  You still have 43 hours!

The number one reason people say they don’t exercise and take care of themselves is they say they don’t have time.  We all have the same 168 hours each week. Why do some people have time to exercise and some don’t?  The simple answer is that for some people their health and fitness is a priority and they use the time for that purpose.  You have a choice.  So what are you going to do today? This week? This month? This year?  Will you get the most out of your 168 hours?

Another good way to set and meet a goal is your mental approach.

Pre-Game (pre-WOD)

  1. Don’t sit around all day obsessing about whether you are going today or not.
  2. Commit to the training.  Make a schedule and stick to it, just walk through the door.  This is the hardest part, the rest is easy.
  3. Getting scared or worrying is not a good long term approach.
  4. Do not obsess about your score or the result.
  5. Be aware of your physical condition. Pull back if you are tired or injured.

Game Time (WOD)

  1. Stay calm and work hard.
  2. Do every rep correctly and count each one.  Be very methodical about this. (Chin over the bar, not to the bar and 50 means 50 perfect reps)
  3. Every day is going to be different. Work with what you have that day. You may finish first today and last tomorrow.
  4. Honor yourself, your teammates, and your competitors.  Give them your best so that they might find theirs.  Remember, iron sharpens iron as one man/woman sharpens another.
  5. Cheating dishonors you and everyone involved with you.  If you cheat in the gym, you will cheat in life.

Post Game (post WOD)

  1. Shoot the bull with all your friends.
  2. Write your score on the board (we are like pack animals and we like to know where we rank).
  3. No one cares what you got, everyone cares if you cheated.
  4. Hard work earns not only results, but respect.
  5. Go home and eat some quality food and start all over tomorrow with a new challenge.