Constant traveling can take a major toll on your training and nutrition. We caught up with Humble Beast member, Sundar Swaminathan, who through HB, has made improvements in his eating habits and found a community he can rely on to motivate him to get into the box!
If you have not had the privilege to read Coach Jay G’s, “Love the Process” post, you can do so HERE. To dovetail on the moral of Jay’s post, one must figure out the process in order to, love it. Let’s recap his approach.
1. Mind Set
It is important for us (both coaches and peers) to understand your perspective. Often times, you may believe/ view things to be different than what those around would, and possibly skewed from how things may actually be. The mind can be so tricky!!
For example, in the past, Jay would view himself as, limited, broken, incapable, etc. where I had to remind him, he was not.
Recently, I found myself caught in the same fitness cycle. Commitment and discipline led to action. Action produced improvements. Improvement begot improvement. At some point, I paid less attention to the process and more on the goals. Deficiencies crept in and injury occurred. Each time I reset and adjusted my approach to the process: less load, increase mobility work, take a hiatus, focus on technique, physical therapy, etc. Each time the injury went dormant, the cycle continued and eventually injury resurfaced. This time, mental fatigue took hold. I began to think about settling - just mitigate some and manage. After all, isn't this was happens to 43-year-olds who spent their last 30 years playing organized sport, romping throughout the Rocky Mountains, and traveling the globe?
From the west coast to the big city, we got to know one of our founding members, Megan Farrell. We found out how Coach Jeff (to no surprised) changed her outlook on strength and conditioning. Bonus: You can thank Megan for those little Hershey chocolates that are often sitting out in the main room counter!
Before you gasp and think to yourself, “Oh man, here comes another year of trying to set some seemingly unrealistic ‘goal’ I will potentially never achieve…” STOP and take a deep breath. We at Humble Beast CrossFit are here to help you with a couple things in the 2019 goals board setting process. First off, we want to start adopting the principle/s of short-term goal setting. This means we will help each other make short (1-3 month) goals; multiple ones, so that we can better have our eyes set on more tangible goals.
Talking about the end of the year is taboo until it’s actually the end of the year. However, it will be the end of December before we know it! With that being said, when January 2019 hits, this will be our fourth installation of the “goals” post here at Humble Beast CrossFit. This year, we want to tackle the goals a little differently. Instead of setting an annual goal (re: 2018 goals post), we would like to focus on more marginal short-term goals.