I think that pretty much sums up my last week. More often then not, I think that describes most weeks I seem to have lately. Constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement is the prescription for every CrossFit workout. This is how CrossFit makes me better at life.
The past week was a heavy week for me. And I'm not talking in the physical sense for once. Mentally. It was like everything just hit me at once, couple that with a few random life nuisances popping up, and its easy to find yourself treading water in a vortex. I was feeling pretty hopeless about my gym's current situation. I avoided the gym more last week then I ever have since joining. I was in my last week of the nutrition challenge and our oven/stove went out. A good friend of mine has to make tough financial decisions that will affect me (because we own condo's in the same building) due to health issues. And more stuff that I can't remember right this second...
So when a workout is tough, and it feels like my muscles are getting ready to go on strike, what option do I have? Continue to go through the motions until I'm done with the workout. There is no other option. I can't quit. I'm not going to just stop doing what is written on the board. It will be over as long as I keep moving. In time it will all pass.
How is that different from life? Its not. What other choice do we have but to just continue on? Afterall, just as easily as things turned bad, things can turn good. Sure enough, this week is so much better. The gym got an investor and ordered equipment today. My stove is still broken, but I have been turning out some awesome Paleo meals on the grill. I went into the gym today for an ass kicking, and I got one. I continued to go through the motions. Time passed, and things changed.
CrossFit is a metaphor for life, crossfit makes me better at life.