Are you on the fence about signing up for the CrossFit Open this year.? If so, here are my Top 3 Reasons why you should go ahead and sign up.
If you are either new to the Open, or have done the Open in the past but are still undecided about whether or not to do it, this post was written for you. Let me start by saying that not doing the Open doesn’t make you a bad person and, if you’re sure you don’t want to take part – that’s completely okay!
But! If there is a teeny weeny little voice deep inside that’s telling you to do it, then here are the 3 compelling reasons you have been looking for to sign up!
1. See Results (Burn Fat, Build Muscle).
It will get your head in the game. You’ll care about your performance like you never thought you would. Everything you eat and drink becomes part of your performance. Your lifestyle will tighten up around your performance because everything from dinners out to the time you go to bed gets placed into a priority sequence that favours your Open performance.
Sound like hard work? Sure. But it’s worth it and guess what? In a few short weeks, you’ll notice significant fat loss changes and the lifestyle changes you’ve implemented will likely become part of your daily and weekly routine, leaving you leaner and meaner.
2. Be part of a community.
I pulled this from an article on games.crossft.com: “Each year, participation in the Open grows exponentially. In 2011, about 26,000 people signed up for the first-ever Open. The next year, 69,370 people signed up. In 2013, there were 138,619 participants, and in  registration closed with 209,585 people.”
CrossFit isn’t for the ‘crazies’ – it’s for normal everyday people. Like-minded people like you from all around the world are all going to go through the same rigorous workouts that you did. You’ll sweat, laugh, cry and be swept away in one of the most energetic movements in the world. I can’t tell you how powerful that is. And if you know, I can’t remind you enough of that fact.
3. Inspire someone.
You probably don’t know it but you’re an inspiration to someone in your life. Have you ever thought about the people you may inspire? The things you do give them hope. When you’re brave, they’re brave. Drawing strength from other people is what makes us survivors – rising above our own fears and attacking a daunting task takes character and builds it simultaneously. So if not for you, do it for someone who is watching you, loving your strength and following in your footsteps.
It’s okay to be nervous. We’re all nervous, you’re in good company. The key is to rise above it and do it anyways.
Take a risk, you might just be surprised at what you find out about yourself.
2016 is a great year to do it, so don’t wait, do it!
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!