03 Dec 2015 – The Change Challenge: The Importance of Accountability

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s training by myself. It’s boring, there’s no one to laugh with, to commiserate with, and most importantly, there’s no one to push me. And no matter how physically and mentally strong you are, you will ALWAYS go harder if you have someone next to you either shouting for you, or doing the WOD alongside you, pushing just as hard. I’m pretty confident that I’m not alone in this – it’s why many of you joined CrossFit in the first place, right? Because you were bored at the gym, weren’t getting any results and loved the drive and community feeling you got from training with others.

What makes you think that your approach to nutrition should be any different than your approach to training? Accountability is just as important to training as it is to developing good nutritional habits. If you have a group of people that you are accountable to, that you have promised to work towards a goal with, that are making the same sacrifices and the same improvements as you, you are much more likely to stick with a nutrition plan than if you tried to tackle it all by yourself.

How much more enjoyable do you think developing our Five Habits will be if you can share your experiences with others, laugh about the funny looks people give you when you pull a pre-made snack box from your desk at work, and seek out advice when you can’t quite figure out the best way to store a slow cooker stew? Let me tell you…. LOADS.

And what about the age-old excuse: "I tried to stay away from pastries/sweets/alcohol, but my friends kept begging me to share the cake/chocolate/bottle of wine’ with them, so I had no choice!" Imagine how amazing it would be for your health and wellbeing if you could count on a group of friends to help you achieve your goals instead of pushing you further away from them? "I was having second thoughts about avoiding that brownie/chocolate/cocktail, but I spoke with my friends and they told me that they were sticking to their habits tonight and instead of going to the pub, we all went out for an amazing dinner." BOOMsauce.

During The Change Challenge, we will all be working together towards our goals. In addition to pre-, mid- and post-Challenge huddles and special events, we will also have a Change Challenge Members Only Facebook group where you can share your stories, reach out for encouragement or seek someone’s advice (or post food pictures, obviously).

Sound good? Sign up here to get involved or e-mail maria@crossfit1864.com with any questions.

Did you know that you don't need to be a CrossFit 1864 member to get involved in the Challenge? We want you to get your family and friends involved... the more people you have around you working towards the same goals, the more successful you will all be! 

So if you know someone that you think would enjoy the Challenge or that you want to take on the Challenge along with you, get them involved! They will be able to join our huddles and also join in one CrossFit class per week, completely free of charge. All you need to do is send Coach Maria their name and e-mail address and we'll get in touch,


WORKOUT OF THE DAY

The Fourth Christmas Cracker: "Nancy"

5 rounds for time of:
400m run
15 Overhead Squats (42.5 / 30 kg)

*Time cap: 18 minutes
** If mobility is a restriction, scale OHS to Overhead lunges
*** Be sure to give a warm welcome to Coach Kat, who will be coaching her first classes at CF1864 on Thursday morning!