I have been conducting Spring Check-ins all of April and I can tell you that the thing people love most about our gym is the community.
It's very hard when you're an adult to make friends. Seriously! Think about it. Outside of school and church there are very few healthy places where we gather.
The community of CrossFit sure seems like a cult to "outsiders." We use a secret language, drink a special drink, and eat a particular way. This all appears strange and unwelcome to people who are not into CrossFit.
A strong community is what makes CrossFit so special. We are surrounded by like minded people who want to be the best versions of themselves. It doesn't matter what religion we practice, or who we vote for, all that matters is that we show up, do our best and make our fellow CrossFitter feel appreciated and welcome. That's a special thing indeed.
In fact, Greg Glassman CrossFit founder, talked about the power of the CrossFit community at the Harvard Divinity School.
In today's Wellness Wednesday post Laini of Gray Star Health and I discuss the last foundational healthy lifestyle practice, mindset. There's a reason I blog about mental toughness and mindset every Thursday. What we think we become. Let me say that again more slowly. What. We. Think. We. Become.
How you respond to life's ups and downs is completely dependent upon your mindset. Do you remember the great line from Pirates of the Caribbean?
YOUR problem is YOUR attitude. That's SUCH GREAT news! You have total and complete control over your attitude. In fact, control over your attitude is the one and only thing in your life over which you have control. Everything else. EVERYTHING else is out of your control. Control your attitude and you're on your way to a magnificent life.
To help you control your attitude, here's a great podcast from an OG CrossFitter Jason Khalipa. Enjoy!
Sleep is the MOST IMPORTANT recovery tool we have. It is only when we're sleeping that our bodies produce human growth hormone (HGH). This hormone is critical to repair our muscle tissues from cycling, hiking, running, CrossFit, life. Without your nightly dose of HGH you could not live for very long. Without your nightly dose of HGH you could not get leaner, stronger, faster, fitter.
Here some sleep resources to help you improve your sleep.
Whole Life Challenge Sleep Podcast
Sleep as an Ergogenic Aid
F.Lux - Free software to remove the blue light from your computer.
I have written previously about the Myth of the Perfect Human Diet. There is not one perfect human diet. There are many styles of eating and the perfect human diet is the one that makes you feel good, look good, function well and is sustainable.
No matter if you're keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, or whatever, the common theme to all of these styles of eating is that you eat real food. Eat food that had a face or is harvested from the ground. Limit food that comes in a bottle, an or box. Focus on foods that don't have commercials:-) Or just follow these simple food rules. Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.
If you're still unsure where to start you can watch the latest #wellnesswednesday episode of Live with Laini and Leslie. Enjoy!
April 27 Festivus Games
May 4 - 5 Montana Spartan Race
May 5 Give Big Gallatin Valley Gym Challenge
May 10 Baseline & Beers
May 11 Montana Craft Beer Week BEER OLYMPICS at TSCF
June 22 OutWOD
June 28 - July 12 Anniversary Throwdown
July 13 Knuckle Buster OCR
July 14 5th Year Anniversary Party
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