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You get out what you put in…

May 09, 2016

Blog - Sucess

I don’t want to step on any toes here but chances are (apart from a serious

medical condition) that if you aren’t getting results in your fitness routine then you

are the one to blame. Of course we all go through plateaus.  These are very common

in strength building as well as weight loss.  However, over the course of 6-8 months

you should generally see improvements in your fitness or in your goals.  If not, as

stated earlier, you are likely to blame.  I know this sounds harsh, but let me explain…

“Are you willing to put in the work it takes?”

I’ve been involved in some sort of fitness since I was old enough for my mom

to sign a Gold’s gym waiver.  Throughout that time I’ve done about every strength

cycle/plan, cardio routine, and box dvd set.  And you know what I’ve learned about

all of them?  They don’t work unless you do!  I love CrossFit. I am passionate about

its approach and its results.  But let’s all be real here.  It’s not the ONLY way to get

fit.  But do you know what is?  HARD WORK. PERIOD! Not only in CrossFit gyms and

as a coach, but as a spectator, casual observer, or eves dropper in many different

elements of fitness, I’ve heard every excuse under the sun.  But you know what it

boils down to?  Are you willing to put in the work it takes.  It’s easy to blame a

trainer, coach, fitness program, physical deficiency, etc.  But it’s much harder to look

inwardly and evaluate your own efforts and attitude!  But that’s what has to be


“I think the things people struggle with the most are pride,

lack of knowledge, and lack of motivation.”

I know this sounds rough.  And if you’re someone who hasn’t been reaching

your goals then maybe you feel singled out a little.  But I’ll shoot you straight here.

I’d rather step on a few toes, hurt some pride, and have people succeed and go on to

help and inspire others, than stroke an ego or two and see people continue to

struggle to reach their goals.  If it feels like I am talking to you in this post then

GREAT!  Lets run with this together.  If I offended you then lets sit down and

honestly address the situation.  I think the things people struggle with the most are

pride, lack of knowledge, and lack of motivation. If you aren’t making results then

you either aren’t really listening to what your being told or the plan you’re following

and you’re struggling with the pride that keeps you from looking inside honestly

and asking yourself why or admitting to someone that you need that push.  Or you

just don’t know what you’re doing and you’re on your own (very common). Or lastly

you just lack the motivation to do it..which is completely NORMAL!  But there is


“Making gains in fitness is never going to be easy, but it

will be worth it!”

It’s never too late to turn things around and get moving in the right

direction.  It won’t be easy.  But that’s the point.  Making gains in fitness is never

going to be easy, but it will be worth it!  I promise!  If you lack the motivation then

no sweat…everyone does really.  That’s why fitness communities like those fostered

by CrossFit gyms work so well.  You don’t have to wonder around a globe gym,

looking like a lost sheep, worrying what others are thinking of you as you fumble

with another machine.  You can join your local CrossFit gym (I’d suggest CrossFit

Training Valley for example) and be a part of a community of people that will

encourage you to do your best, motivate you to come in day after day, and inspire

you to clean up your life.  There you have coaches accountable to pushing you to

places you can’t push yourself and that’s where the real results come in!  Of course,

there are people who try CrossFit, or even do CrossFit still who don’t see results.  If

you’re one of those then I challenge you, out of a desire to see you succeed, to look

inside yourself and ask the hard questions.  Am I giving it my all, do I listen to what

my coaches tell me, or am I only doing the things I “like” to do and avoiding the

things I “need” to do.  I assure you there are people in your gym who are getting

results..and amazing ones at that.  I am blessed to witness this every day I go to

work and it’s amazing!

“Set goals and surround yourself with people who will

keep you accountable.”

Remember, at the end of the day it’s all about you.  You get out what you put

in.  Any fitness routine will get you results (some much better than others) if you try

hard.  For some people that’s hard to do, but you don’t have to do it alone.  Let us

help you reach those goals.  I know I personally have to look inward all the time and

question my work ethic and motivation.  Find a community to help you.  Set goals

and surround yourself with people who will keep you accountable.  And never stop

trying you best!  One of my favorite quotes states that, “success isn’t owned, it’s

leased.  And rent is due everyday.”  Have you really paid your rent today?

~Coach Daniel

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