Category Archives: Motivation

Have you met Ron?

“Hey man, At what percent body fat will I start to see a 6 pack?”

My friend Ron pulled me aside last week and asked me this question.  He was serious.

Apparently, his 8 year old son told him that it was impossible for him to ever get a 6 pack.

That was all the fire that Ron needed in order to keep pushing down on his motivational gas pedal after finishing his initial 6 Week Challenge.  “Just tell me that I can’t do something, and watch me go to work.” He said with a smile on his face.

The Challenge proved to be exactly the catalyst he needed to jumpstart the results was committed to achieving for his life.

Ron dropped 35 pounds in 6 weeks simply by sticking to our customized nutrition plan, set up specifically for his goals and body type, and just showing up to class on a regular basis and doing what our coaches instructed him to do.

And a smart person doesn’t stop doing what’s clearly working, so immediately after completing the Challenge, he decided to continue with us into membership and ride the wave of his success forward.

That was 2 weeks ago, and Ron has already dropped another 5 pounds!  Not to mention that he’s brought basically everyone he knows in here to join the gym. He said,  “Hey, When you fall in love with something, you tend to talk about it. And everybody wants to lose weight!”

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3 Tips to Better Sleep

3 Tips to Better Sleep

Charlie Sims

1) Find a consistent rhythm. Try to go to sleep and wake up at around the same time every day.

2) Pray and Meditate. Find a place to put all those random thoughts that seem to find you once your head hits the pillow.

3) Exercise every day. Seek to finish each day physically exhausted.

Everybody knows these things, but most of us aren’t willing to apply them. We’re self-justifiers to the core. “This instance is unique.” “My situation is special.” “That doesn’t work for me.”

Don’t believe the stories that you want to keep telling yourself.

It could be about something as simple as sleep, or as complex as marriage. Most of the time, it’s not more information that we need. We have, in our phones, a collection of all the information ever compiled, and we’re still failing. We just need to put to use some of that information in a strategic manner.

Part of my job as a coach is to vet the information and present the most relevant stuff to the person I’m coaching. And then hold them accountable to doing what they’ve said they want to do.

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The Good Old Days

I’m sitting here thinking back to when I first started CrossFit, and I’m getting all nostalgic…
 
Things are different now. Not bad, just different.
 
Early on, my buddies and I just built our own equipment. We had homemade wall balls, and homemade kettlebells, and our own pullup bars made out of galvanized pipe and hung from the rafters of Caleb’s garage.
 
I remember when we finally had a box to jump on. Three of them to be exact. We had 2 that were pretty short that we glued carpet squares to the top so that they could grip our shoes better and wouldn’t hurt as much if we missed and busted our shin on it. But we made a pretty tall one out of the crappiest wood we could find. I think it was because a 4×8 sheet of it was only $11 bucks, and we didn’t know any different.
 
But one day, we had the bright idea of seeing what our max height box jump was… We had to move out of the garage into Caleb’s driveway just so that we wouldn’t hit the ceiling.
 
I was getting pretty high when my left foot slid off the side of the stack of bumper plates we had loaded on top of the box. I ended up crash-landing on the hood of Caleb’s car, and then sliding onto the asphalt… It was pretty scary until I landed.
 
Everyone had a good laugh, myself included.
 
Don’t get me wrong, I love how far CrossFit has come, especially here at CrossFit Regeneration, but there’s something about those early days that make it super special to me. Sometimes, I miss the old days of CrossFit where we would open up the garage door, divvy out the equipment, make up a wod on the spot, and then use our shirt to slap away all the leaves and dog-hair off the mats before ruining ourselves with something that thought would be fun.
 
My friends and I here at Regen all have “the good old days” to one degree or another, and there are things we miss about them, but today promises to be just as special to our future selves if we allow it.
 
Live out the nostalgia today on purpose.