Here’s a little something that has been on my mind for a while. I hear the talk as our people come into the box and look at the whiteboard. I see the faces change from smiling to scared, to oh my, I can’t possibly compete with so-and-so today. I want to take a minute to discuss your RX!
Jason and I started LoudHouse CrossFit with the desire to help our community discover their mental and physical strength. We truly believe that CrossFit is a great way to better your life from the inside out.
I want you all to take a step back for a moment, and remember why you initially stepped foot into the box in the first place. For some of you it was because you wanted a heavier back squat, for others it was to get that banging bikini body, still others to get over the hurdle of losing that last 10lbs, or to battle depression, or to escape the stress of a job, and for some it may be to be able to tie your shoe without pain, or getting on and off the floor to play with your kids or grandkids. I can go on. There are countless reasons you initially walked into the Box, and once you get into the routine of CrossFit and you get comfortable in a class, then you start to see the “expected competition”. Yes, competition is expected in CrossFit however with healthy competition comes the dreaded “unhealthy competition”.
Unhealthy competition begins when you start dismissing your personal successes because you start focusing on what you think you should be able to do, or what others are able to do. Which brings me back to why YOU started Crossfit. If the competition among your peers is not allowing you to see your success or is taking the fun out of your fitness you are missing the mark.
Our desire is for you to compete with yourself, to push yourself, to meet and exceed YOUR goals. It is not our desire to see you beat yourself up because someone RX’d the “recommended” weight on the board and you had to scale it. I challenge each of you to find YOUR RX! Remember why you started CrossFit! Enjoy YOUR journey!! RX is what YOU do