First of all, I want to congratulate all of you who competed in the Whole30 challenge for your incredible dedication over the last month! You all were an inspiration to me and to everyone else around you. I know that I would not have been able to complete the first week, let alone the entire month, without the knowledge that we are in this together. So, hats off to all of you!
Now, for a bit of perspective. It is easy to look back at the last 30 days and say, “Wow, that was rough. Glad that’s over with”. But that would miss the point. Why? Because if we’re being honest with ourselves, we know that very few things that are worth accomplishing are accomplished in a month. To really make things stick, around here and in general, you are going to need some patience and some consistency.
We don’t sell any magic bullets or secret potions or wunderpills. Anything that promises results that are both long-lasting and immediate are probably too good to be true. What we do provide is a proven system of results oriented training designed to make you strong and fast. That’s not to say that you can’t or won’t make significant changes to yourself in short order, but that real, lasting change will take more than 30 days, no matter how clean the diet is.
So what I’m trying to get at is to not downplay the amazing month so many of us had in January, but at the same time don’t measure your progress over the course of a week or a month, measure it against where you were a year ago. Then imagine that today is just the beginning of the year, not the end of the month, and armed with the knowledge and experience you’ve gained in the last 30 days, make a plan to kick ass over the next 11 months!!!
Also remember that the Me, Tricia, Kyle, Chad, Dave and Sean are here are here to help you, so don’t be afraid to ask any one of us any questions that you have about any of this stuff. Between the 6 of us, I’m confident that we can find the answer to most of the questions you will have.
If you have questions about the programming, why a particular WOD was chosen, why that weight in that order, etc… all you need to do is ask. I’ll gladly go over the reasons behind what we’re doing with anyone who wants to know. But I also want to encourage you to trust the training and trust the nutrition and trust that what we’re doing here will work…over time if you consistently go at it. Think of it like a restaurant with an open window to the kitchen. If you want to meet the cook, watch him and the rest of the cooks as they make you your dinner, you are more than welcome to. But, your food won’t taste any better or be prepared any differently than if you just sat at the booth and ordered.
CrossFit works. It is hands down, 2nd to none, the best tool out there to make you a strong, fast and capable human being. If you do it right, consistently, and allow it time to work, to let the real magic happen.