What creates motivation. Some people, for instance, are inspired by fear; they use it as fuel to move forward. Others may become paralyzed and depressed. What motivates you in your quest for fitness?

Through our vast differences, we are more similar than we realize. We all want love, acceptance and appreciation. And when it comes to getting fit and healthy, the way we approach the process is essential for long-term results. You may have habits hurting your health, but you can transform them by answering the following questions.

1. Are you a 'why bother?' person, or a 'why not?' person?

Problems are an inevitable part of life. But how we approach them depends on our point of view of the world. A why bother? person falls back on excuses or reasons a workout can’t be done. Maybe they have done it before, or it will take too much time or effort, so they throw their hands up in the air and say, “Why bother?” "Why not?" people, however, look for solutions in the unknown territory of life. These are the people who, instead of saying something can’t be done, say, “Watch me. Why not do it? I have nothing to lose.”

2. Do you focus on reasons or results?

You either have reasons or results. People fall into one of two buckets when it comes to making their fitness dreams come true. They focus on all the reasons their dreams can't be realized, or else the results they want to see.

If you yourself are trying to reach new heights, you have to do what you haven’t done before. You have to focus on the possibilities and results possible for you. Results-driven people often make their dreams come true faster, and they are happier and healthier for it.

3. Do you think 'it can't be done,' or do you find a way?

Henry R Ford once said "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

If you say "It can’t be done." With that mindset, you are right. But if you take on the focus that you can can do it, you will be able to.

The results we see in life are based on what we think. What you think, you become. If you want new results, look for new ways to approach old problems. We are offering super fun and challenging new ways to help you achieve your fitness dreams every day at CrossFit Hard. Its time to say "Why not" and come workout with us today!!!

What are you doing this weekend?

Todays WOD

Warm Up

30 sec jog in place
30 sec jumpingjacks
30 sec jog in place
30 sec jumping jacks
2 mins standing calves stretch against post
10 light russian KBS
10 air squat
2 mins traditional couch stretch
10 light russian KBS
10 air squat
10 high kicks/side

Metcon (Weight)

Three stations - Five sets of:

Back Squat x 10 reps
Rest 30 seconds

Single Arm Dumbbell Rows x 10 reps each arm
Rest 30 seconds

Dumbbell Shoulder Press x 10 reps

Rest 2 minutes

Metcon (AMRAP - Rounds and Reps)

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 6 minutes of:
6 Ring or Stationary Dips
6 Wall ball shots (20/14)

Out of Town WOD

4 Rounds
Run 400
Rest as long as it took to run the 400


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