Monday, January 7

I saw the Instagram post below featuring MMA champion Chris Weidman. To be honest, I don’t know who he is, but I do know that he finally accomplished he goal of becoming the champion of the world. So, how did he feel about it? Watch the short clip to find out.

What we find is that you have to have a purpose in life bigger than whatever goal you are pursuing. Whether it’s a physical accomplishment in sports or a professional achievement, there has to be a “why” behind it. Why do I want to squat 300 pounds? Why do I want to get that promotion? Why do I want that new car?

Accomplishing anything can feel very hollow if you don’t have a purpose. Maybe you want to be healthy and fit to be able to spend more time with your kids. Maybe you want that promotion because it will allow you to pursue other passions in life. It doesn’t really matter what you reason is, but you need to have one, or the happy feeling from accomplishing it may be short-lived.

What’s your why for coming to the gym? Have you ever thought about it? Have you ever hit a goal here and found it wasn’t all that satisfying?

Hopefully you’ll consider all of these questions and find true fulfillment in the pursuit and accomplishment of your goals in 2019!

Workout for Monday, January 7
Pull Up Progressions

EMOM 18
Odd Min: 7 T2B + 7 Burpees
Even Min: 8 DB Lunges Alternating Legs + 8 DB Push Press
*DB in each hand for Lunges and Push Press

CrossFit 616