Our latest Nutrition Challenge has been over for a while now. Pretty much all of you got stronger, looked sexier and felt better than ever. You were lean, mean, CrossFit beasts. During those six weeks you were super disciplined with your diets and you hit the gym as much as you could in order to help your team. But now the big question……how have you done since then?
It’s pretty much a given that your nutrition won’t be as disciplined after the challenge ends. You go hard for six weeks, which is very, very tough to do. For most of us, it’s nearly impossible to be as strict now. Your nutrition slips a bit. How much it slips is probably different for each of you. You spent the challenge saying no to alcohol and deserts at parties and other functions, much to the dismay of your friends and family. How often do you find yourself saying yes to those same treats now the challenge has ended?
You busted your butt to get to the gym during the challenge. We saw many of you show up to classes you typically don’t attend. Maybe you showed up on a weekend (indeed, a lot people are up and functioning before 9 am on the weekends). You made plans to ensure you made it to the gym enough, or you’d lose a point for your team. Have you been able to do that since? Are you willing to plan and sacrifice and bust your ass to get to the gym NOW, when the only person who gains something is YOU, and not your team?
Don’t think we haven’t noticed. Attendance was at all-time highs during the challenge. There has been a noticeable decline since it ended. Is this coincidence? Or are you just less willing to put in the effort to get to the box? You made it here for the sake of your team. Now you have to make it happen for YOU.
Now for the tough love. The quickest way to go back to your old ways (and measurements) is to slack on your diet, PLUS attend fewer classes at the box. It’s that simple. You can’t overcome that double whammy. Your nutrition will decline, especially during summer months filled with vacation, and various adult beverages on hot summer days. You just have to do the best you can. But, you proved for six weeks that you CAN make it to the box 3, 4, 5, or 6 times a week. Now is the time to keep that momentum going. No excuses. Just get to the f*cking box, and you can continue to move toward your goals.
Instead of writing another paragraph with a creative, witty and articulate conclusion, I’ll simply repeat it…………
Just get to the f*cking box.