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Eat Less Crap – Sept. 10: Be Strong

[/caption] We’re 10 days into our challenge, and I’m sure you’re all dealing with cravings. The first week was probably not too bad, but after a couple of weekends without treats, I’m sure you’re starting to crave some crap. Perhaps you’ve even given in and eaten some crap. I know some people out there are definitely feeling guilty about something they ate or drank that was on the banned list on the Eat Less Crap whiteboard. I myself want a glass of gin. Not two or three. Just one, full of ice, to be consumed on what might be the last sunny, warm afternoon of a long summer. But I’m not going to have the drink, nor am I going to go down to the basement to dig Kathy’s cinnamon buns out of the freezer. This month is about seeing what’s possible, and I’m going to see it through, even if it would be easier to have a cinnamon bun and tell everyone I’m sticking to my commitment. In fact, I’m going to stick to my guns exactly because it is hard. And you should do the same. You come to CrossFit 204 for various reasons that are personal, but regardless of your goals, you have chosen a gym where you work hard every time you come in the door. You have chosen hard work when you could just as easily sit on your couch or go to a regular gym where you can slack off whenever you feel like it. You have chosen to sweat. Realize that because you work hard on your fitness – and every single person who steps into CrossFit 204 is working hard on fitness – you have the strength to push through a food challenge. Each one of you does amazing things in our gym every day, and the will power you show in there is more than enough to sustain you when the ice cream is calling. You’re stronger than you think. You discovered that when we asked you to pull harder at the end of a 2K row. You discovered that when we asked you to pick up the bar in the middle of Fran. And you discovered that when you squatted a new record. Discover how strong you are again by pushing through this challenge. And if you are struggling, lean on your buddies. We’re all in the same boat, and this is a team workout. When you’re having a hard time, tell us about it and get some support. We’re here for you, and we’ll get you there. And if you’re cruising through the challenge like a classic car on Sunday night, help your teammates out by encouraging them. That’s what teammates are for. In the end, we’re all in this together, and together we’re unbeatable.

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