Let's Try Something New
Hello everyone! We are going to try something new. :) Writing a little bit about what the CrossFit experience has been for us as well as give a little bit of information on our upcoming programming as far as goals and mindset behind it.
You may have noticed the last 2 weeks of mine (Damon) has been a little different than my normal type of programming. Well I have to keep you on your toes right? :) The goal of this round of programming for me was core development as well as a little bit of cardiovascular development.
How it all start for me…
I found CrossFit almost on accident. I had heard about it and had done “CrossFit Style” workouts before but never put 2 and 2 together. I needed to make a lifestyle change for the better and driving one day I saw a CrossFit sign and decided to jump in head first. I haven’t looked back since. I went from an athlete to coach to eventually getting the opportunity to own a CrossFit gym.
Some lessons I have learned through the journey of CrossFit over 7+ years.
Leave your ego at the door. You can’t achieve what you want if you think you can but you need to actually scale and work your way into it.
Don’t worry about that the workout is and don’t choose what day you show up based on the workout. You aren’t going to be good at everything. CrossFit WOD’s are designed to push you mentally and physically. Scale what you need to and you will get there.
Fuel your body the right way!
So much more…
Fueling your body with clean food/fuel. Food = Fuel, there is no way around it. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE sweets, pizza and beer just as much as the next person. Everything in moderation. The turning point in the realization that I needed to eat the right food was ~6 months into CrossFit. I hit a plateau and nothing was happening so something else needed to change. I have tried Paleo, Zone, RP Diet among others over the year. There is no “right” diet but you have to figure out what works best for you and your body.
Stop stepping on the scale every day expecting a drastic change. If you are just starting your journey in CrossFit and your goal is to lose weight (like mine was) then the scale is almost your enemy at some point. Your muscle mass will increase while your body fat decreases. You might actually gain weight… My question to you is do you feel better? Oh and do you like what you see in the mirror?
The scale is merely a tool to help in your journey is is not the sole purpose you are going to CrossFit or eating differently.
We will be adding to our blog over time to give you some more of what we as coaches have seen and have experienced.