Do you ever consider what willingness is? It’s one of those words that we hear and we think we understand. But do we really?
Willingness carries a lot of power. Willingness can open minds, soften hearts and create strength, mentally and physically.
Think about the things you want. Perhaps you’d like a new car, a promotion at work or to be the Fittest On Earth. Maybe you just want to lose 10 pounds and see some muscle tone. Wanting these things is great and it is always fun to set goals but are you willing to do what it takes to achieve them?
Lately, I’ve been asking myself this very question. Am I willing to go to any lengths to achieve my physical and emotional goals?
For the 1.5 years I’ve been going to Crossfit, eating and nutrition was never super high on my list of things to consider. To be fair, I don’t eat horribly. I mean, I’m a self-proclaimed sugar junky and I don’t deny myself too many treats, but I do squeeze in leafy greens and lean meats regularly.
However, lately I have been going the extra mile to track what I eat and my macros, because other, fitter people at the box talk about how important it is to balance nutrition with Crossfit. It’s often said “You can’t out-exercise a bad diet.”
Because of my willingness to take my nutrition seriously, I am seeing the results in the WODs. Recently, I was able to climb a 15ft (maybe 18ft…) rope nine times coupled with eight 400 meter runs in 30 minutes. Which isn’t too shabby for this ol’ broad!
So… Are you willing to go to any lengths?