Photo By: Caleb Kerr

Life is not about becoming, it’s about progressing

Written by Coach Orion Hones

“Physicality is earned, not given.”

A lot of times I think people who don’t train but want to, get discouraged or intimidated when they see videos and pictures of men and women (usually half naked) lifting heavy weights, or blasting through brutal conditioning pieces with finesse and intensity.

It’s easy to become lost in negative self talk and the ‘I could never’s’.

What is not shown is the countless hours and consistent months and years that have developed those athletes into who they have become. You don’t see missed attempts, or DNF’s under time caps, and you don’t hear the curse words yelled after failure, or conversations of doubt that have echoed through everyone’s mind at one time or another.

The way you feel, the way you look, and the way you perform are all derivatives of either conscious action or habit and although it may not seem obvious, those that we idolize and would like to be like have all at one time or another made the decision to prioritize success and commit to a lifestyle that cultivates progress.

Irene working on developing strict pull-ups in Karhu Mechanics.

Irene is a great example of what CrossFit is all about and the journey of health and fitness. From weight loss and skill development to strength gains and mental toughness, it’s been awesome to see her grow both as an athlete and a person.

…her integrity and patience has already, and will continue to, advance her past initial achievement and towards even higher aspirations.

We have consistent conversations about her goals and although she is not always happy with where she is at on a micro level, her integrity and patience has already, and will continue to, advance her past initial achievement and towards even higher aspirations.

Life is not about becoming, it’s about progressing.

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