How many times have you, the CrossFitter, looked at co-workers, family members, or just the thousands of people on the beach this summer and wondered how in the heck do those people get through life? Sure, there are many fit individuals out there, but the vast majority are simply not fit and it's pitiful. Click HERE to read a great blog by Darren Hardy, the publisher of Success Magazine, reflecting his thoughts on how pitiful it is to be unfit and the affects it has on performance.
So, what does it mean to be fit? Here's a simple definition: be able to handle unknown and unknowable tasks - physical and mental - on a daily basis and maintain functionality and mobility as your body ages. We all know the foundation to fitness and health is nutrition, so start there. Couple that with an intense, but functional-fitness program like CrossFit, and you're now on the right track. But just saying you're eating right and working out hard isn't enough. You have to be consistent by showing up regularly, working hard on good mechanics and technique, and then increase intensity.
You can't continue to go down the path of mediocrity in your fitness and expect optimum performance in the other areas of your life. Your family needs you to stay fit and healthy. Your job requires you to be fit and healthy. Don't let the demands of family and work keep you away from the hour or so you take to work out. You'll be a better person for having trained hard during that brief hour. The cumulative effect of that training will make you a powerful leader at work and at home rather than a pitiful person in need of meds just to get through the day.
So, like Darren Hardy wrote on his blog, "take a good hard look in the mirror." Are you the fit person you want to be, or the pitiful person you saw on the beach? Then go make a difference in your life or someone else's. You can always find both the time and the means for the things you want to do in life.