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If it's Worth Doing, It's Worth Writing Down

by LindseyKelly9. December 2013 13:08

 

When is the last time you really thought about your goals?

  As a coach, I often talk about the idea that if it’s worth doing, it’s worth writing down.  This doesn’t just mean your grocery list, a daily “to-do” list, or a bucket list of things you’d like to do before you pass.  This includes things like your goals.  Whether they are fitness/CrossFit related goals, health goals, personal or career goals, it’s a good idea to write them down.  Every month I sit down and look at my goals and really try to evaluate what I'm doing and how I am going to accomplish a goal I have set for this week, this month or even within the next year. Where am I?  What am I doing to be proactive towards these goals?  What is working and what isn't working?

Does it take time? Sure, but then it's done and you can go back and look at what you've written down and continue to keep yourself accountable.  Don't make your goals so easy that you are constantly achieving them and wondering why you are always achieving them (you should really only achieve about 50% of your goals!), but don't make them so lofty (like you're going to be the first person to build a staircase made of marble and oak to the moon...) that you never achieve them.  Have something you are always working towards and is always in your reach, but you have to work your butt off every single day for!

Have fun with your goals, write them down, make changes to them periodically, and enjoy the process of learning and growing with them.  Have questions about goal setting?  Ask a coach, we love to talk about goals!

 

 

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Be Prepared...

by LindseyKelly22. November 2013 08:45

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

-Benjamin Franklin

 

Too often I hear things like, "I didn't eat lunch because I didn't have time," or "I don't have time to make lunch, dinner...etc."  Now ask yourself this...would you forget to do your project at work because you or not make your kids a lunch because you "didn't have time'"?  You probably answered no.  YOU are just as important as your kids and getting your work complete, so why would you neglect, well, yourself?!  I am the worst when it comes to remembering to eat lunch.  Heck, I find myself eating my lunch around the time most people eat dinner, but the fact is that I am eating lunch, and I am eating about 3 (should be 4!) meals per day. 

If you don't feed the machine (YOU), the work doesn't get done, the kids don't eat lunch and everyone is at a loss.  Prepping your meals ahead of time is crucial and beneficial to your success.  It helps you become more time efficient, creates more time for other things, and just helps keep your busy life on track.

I like to prep my meals 2 days per week, Sunday and Wednesday.  I don't really enjoy chicken or beef more than 3 days after cooking it, so I try to make that at least twice per week.  I'll pick easy vegetables like broccoli, asparagus or spinach and an easy to make carb like Trader Joe's one-minute cook brown rice or a sweet potato.  5 minutes later my lunch or dinner is done, and I can get on with my day.  For dinner I like to make chili or some random mixture of veggies, meat and brown rice or potatoes and heat that up and feast (eggs with veggies are also a popular go-to as they are easy to whip together!).

The bottom line is, if you don't prep ahead of time you've already let it go.  I prep everything from my lunches and dinners to my protein shakes, bananas and waters for the week.  I literally want to be able to wake up in the morning, grab my coffee and my vitamins, grab my bag and go to work.  Looking for good recipes that will make a fair amount of food for a few days?  Ask!  Your coaches are a great resource for you to go to for meal prep and nutrition advice!

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December 14th-15th, 2013 - Gymnastics Course

by Dale Alleshouse13. September 2013 15:40

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December 14th-15th, 2013

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