As 2015 comes to a close we all prepare for another year, a year filled with promise and hope. The vast majority of us are going to be setting goals at the turn of the calendar that we hope to achieve by this time next year. At CrossFit TYL a group of us are going to start the year off changing one of the most important relationships in our life: eating. For far too many people the new year is going to start out with a goal that centers around a dysfunctional relationship with food. I want to start working out (because my diet has gotten me to an unhappy place), I want to try yoga (because the foods that I'm eating are lowering energy levels), or simply, I want to try and avoid unhealthy foods. All of these resolutions are a commonly stated and unfortunately commonly not achieved. Why is something like working out and taking care of your body so hard to accomplish? People will claim they don't have the time, or the money, or perhaps the support to follow through with their New Year's resolutions, but I'm going to let you in on a little secret: resolutions like these fail because of our relationship with food.
Food is one of the most basic needs the human body has. Everyone who wants to stick around this existence has to do it, so why is it so hard to eat the right things? It's because the alternatives are SO MUCH EASIER. Ordering a pizza from your desk before you leave work to be delivered at the time you get home is a helluva lot easier than slicing and dicing veggies, seasoning some steaks, and grilling everything. Not to mention the cleanup! But how does that pizza compare as fuel for your body next to the vegetables and steak? Are you setting yourself up for success by eating pizza or staying in the same routine that made making that resolution necessary?
For me CrossFit is about so much more than my physique. I know how to get muscular, I could do that at any gym or even at home. CrossFit drives me to challenge myself, test my limits, and redefine my normal. We do things that I never would've considered possible two years ago, and it just gets better every day. CrossFit has taught me to throw preconceived notions about myself and my ability to rise to a challenges right out the window. It's that new found desire to test my dedication that has me excited about the Whole30 challenge. I'm not looking at it from the perspective of 'missing out' on pizza and donuts and cake. I'm looking at all of the wonderful things I get to eat. I get to eat fruit, and vegetables, and bacon, I LOVE BACON!! This New Year I am going to redefine my relationship with food. I'm not going to let cravings or convenience keep me from reaching my goals. The best part? I won't be doing it alone. I have a community 75 strong at CrossFit TYL that will be cheering me on and encouraging me every step of the way.
If you are serious about changing your life, about changing your mindset, about changing your relationship with your body, come to CrossFit TYL and sign up. We will teach you to do things you never thought you could do. We will change the way you look at yourself, the way you FEEL about yourself. I am a single father of two, I know what a tight schedule and budget is. It's amazing what meal planning does for a budget and schedule. For the price of one meal for me and my kids at McDonalds you can become a member at CrossFit TYL. In January we are offering a full month for $20.16. Come find the support and inspiration you need to redefine your relationship with yourself and your life. Come redefine your normal and achieve all of the resolutions you're going to set January 1st.