What purpose does the gym serve you?
From a coaching standpoint, my biggest goal/mission with each athlete is to find out what drives them to push in athletic endeavors. Why squat? Why do you like that WOD? Why do you choose/not choose to do mobility? What do you eat? Why do you eat it? The list can go ON AND ON of questions but the root of all of it is simple; what do you want out of your fitness? Personally, I want to push my body to it’s limits and beyond. I want to compete in CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting and see how far it can go. But thats just me.
For you, I want you to really figure out what you want out of your fitness. What drives you to come in every single day? What pushes you to take part in workouts that to the outside world seem crazy? Are you skipping out on days that are just uncomfortable but are best for you? (I know I’m guilty of that from time to time)
The more defined your purpose is and the purpose of your fitness, the simpler choices around that answer can be. Furthermore, the easier it is to let go of certain things and just train. Don’t worry about what the WOD is that day. Don’t worry about self-diagnosing technique. Don’t worry about the short-term feel of training days or weeks…
You are part of a community that is fully aware and expects to give/receive support in our pursuits. The coaches are HUNGRY to coach, the other athletes are just as driven as you in their purpose of fitness. Let’s keep getting after it in the coming weeks with a new sense of “purpose” in why we enter that facility each day.
If you want to further develop your sense of “purpose” shoot me a message or pull me aside one day. This is what I LOVE to do!
The struggle is real in ALL realms of training…even past/future champions of Weightlifting….