Tonight marks the end of a nine week nutrition and workout challenge that we tasked this CrossFit 101 community with taking on. Nine weeks ago, we called upon this community to serve, to better yourselves, and to better this community. After nine weeks, I can look back and say confidently that this community has come through with what we asked of it. And for that, I thank you all.
Over the past nine weeks, I’ve been inspired and humbled by the leadership that I’ve seen expressed by our students who have attacked this challenge. I’ve seen lives changed for the better, and coming from my old occupation, I don’t think I would ever have been able to say this so regularly. From students eating cleanly for the first time, cooking regularly for themselves for the first time, to just being conscious of their eating habits for the first time, it’s been amazing to see how much food affects our lives.
To the students who have put in the hard work, who have sacrificed short term gratification in the understanding that there are longer term benefits to be claimed, and who will be examples for all those to come, I call on you to continue to be the positive influences you have proven yourselves to be. We need you because we all know that there are students and other influences out there that are struggling with their nutrition and any help we can get towards supporting a healthier, fitter, stronger, more successful life, we’ll take it. Thank you for sharing your success.
To those students who may have fallen off during the challenge, I call you CBTFU. If you don’t know what that stands for, just ask us after class. I commend you for trying out the challenge, but if you weren’t even able to just log your nutrition results in and save our team from being hit consistently with no entries, I am disappointed. I want all of you to continue to build your discipline and keep in mind that we build successes by putting the needs of others before our own. If you can come to understand just a fraction of that mentality, I think you’ll find more success in your training and in your lives in general.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all for taking on this challenge and following our lead. From just the “before and after” pictures we’ve collected, we’ll be able to motivate a whole new wave of people towards this lifestyle that we live. We look forward to you all carrying on the skills you’ve acquired from the past nine weeks and every once in a while, we’ll look forward to enjoying our cheats with you all together.
Ramen…here I come
# of cheats x burpees
10 pull ups
20 push ups
30 sit ups
Then, open lifting session