Iâ€™ve been in the environment of personality and lifestyle change for a number of years now and have seen some really incredible transformations. I have seen people lose 100 pounds, shed 15% body fat, and go from not able to squat down 4 inches correctly to a 200 pound back squat and are still making progress today. I have also seen people lose ten pounds, shed 2% body fat, decrease their grace time from 9 minutes to 6 minutes and then hardly change at all after that.
Who do you see? Do you see yourself as you are? Do you see yourself as you could be? Do you see yourself as you should be?
In our facility you have all the tools in the world accessible to you for maximizing your genetic health and fitness potential. We have worked to build our knowledge and resources to a level that ANYone of ANY age can aspire to be as fit as shit. They may or may not be fitter than those around them, but for their specific abilities they are as fit as they can be.
The recipe is simple: Eat real whole foods in portions of meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Move slowly for long distances, move heavy things fast for short periods, do this through fully accessible joint ranges on multiple planes of motion under varying levels of fatigue. Control mental stress and sleep levels. The end.
However, each and every chef for the above recipe must have a belief of how the meal will end up.
Do you see yourself as the ultimate achiever, losing 100 pounds, gaining the ability to squat your body-weight to the ground and back, finishing a workout as Rxâ€™d, or winning the International CrossFit Games?
Do you see yourself as the guy who doesnâ€™t quite work hard enough to make further progress, or the first person to squat 500 pounds in the gym?
Are you the lady who loses ten pounds then gains ten pounds, then loses ten pounds then gain ten pounds, or the one who loses ten pounds, keeps it off, and is satisfied the rest of her life?
Are you the fat, funny guy in the class who enjoys the atmosphere but goes home and thinks to himself “Iâ€™ll never be as good as they are”, or are you the one who will finish first in a WOD some day?
Are you the woman who is always battling an injury because you think you “should already be able to do this” and thus push too far too fast, or are you the one who listens to what their body needs from ALL aspects and thus makes continued achievements without battling their demons?
Are you the guy who focuses so hard on his workouts and food that he neglects controlling sleep and mental stress and thus stays weaker than he could, or are you the master of your mental domain?
Are you the woman who never gets support at home and finds that as a reason to never make progress , or are you the one who cooks two meals, one clean for herself and the rest “dirty” for her family because they donâ€™t care about their health?
Are you the man who comes to the gym before your family gets up so that you can make progress but not disturb your home life?
If there is one thing Iâ€™ve learned thus far, it is that while we all need guidance, our real destiny comes from who we see ourselves becoming. Certain people walk in the gym with an attitude that they WILL improve and do. Others walk in with mild self-doubt and make mild improvements. Still others fully doubt themselves and thus sabotage their success.
You will become who you see. What is your vision?
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PS. Before you get mad at me because you think I’m talking about you directly, there are multiple individuals for each category. You are not alone and I love each one of you.