There is a huge population of people who express interest in CrossFit, but claim they don’t have time. And I can sympathize. For many of us, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. Between careers, social events, kids, and the necessary eating and sleeping, there isn’t a lot of free time available to indulge in anything selfish. But for the priorities in life, you learn to rearrange and account for some time. You don’t wait for your schedule to open up, because it never will. You make time. And one of your top priorities should now and forever be your health.
People get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of their daily goings-on, that they forget their time in this world is limited. And for most, those limitations are determined by personal choices made each and everyday. Your ability to function is what makes all that hustle and bustle possible. There are a lot of reasons to workout. Looking good tops the list for a large portion of people, but what it really comes down to is your body’s ability to slow down deterioration. As we age, we slowly break down. Excess weight, poor nutritional choices, lack of mobility...they all contribute to speeding up that process. As morbid as it sounds, choosing to do nothing with regards to your health, is choosing to give up years you could be living. This realization makes the saying “do or die,” suddenly become a legitimate statement.
CrossFit may not be the answer for everybody, but exploring avenues of fitness is. The first step is educating yourself. A frequent solution is a cheap globo-gym membership. For some self-motivated individuals, this is an economical option. Having said that, the vast majority of people seeking fitness won’t find it there. Primarily because they’ll never walk in the doors. And if they do, there is zero direction or structure provided. You get what you pay for. If college were offered up as an opportunity to learn, by venturing into random lecture halls whenever you wanted, with no guidance, scheduling, or discipline, degrees would be few and far between. There’s a reason group fitness pulls the most from it’s participants; accountability, community, and routine. You have a coach, you make friends, you schedule accordingly. It gives many people the additional push they need to make time for their health. So assess what’s best for you and make it happen.
Finding a means of developing strength, endurance, and functional movement expands an individual’s capacities for daily living. And the added bonus; it slows down bodily deterioration. People these days are busier than ever, so it’s even more important that health remains a top priority to help you participate in the chaos. When it comes to CrossFit, you gain so much more than just physical development. With just 1 hour, 4-5 days per week, you can regain your confidence, build a new and inspiring network, and rest easy knowing you’re doing your part to contribute to your longevity. You may never have time, so you need to make it.
Co-Owner / Trainer, CrossFit 8035
Writer of www.prettyngritty.com