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Old 03-29-2007, 11:21 PM   #1
Benjamin Cook
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The thread I started was archived at:
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/20/37941.html

I replied to the old thread but it didn't end up where people could see it. I wrote:

Thanks for all the info! I have been unusually busy and between that and the crappy internet connection it took me awhile to respond.

I have looked at all the links and they look like good information. The problem is that I don't like working out. I don't get excited about new ways of doing exercises. I think this may change after I feel some of the benefits of doing it. I like being active. I like hiking, walking, playing sports (I don't play them much but enjoy them when I do) and thing like that.

I used to think that I needed to have the will power to assemble everything myself or I was somehow a failure. I have learned that what I need in situations like this where I am particularly averse to doing something is a clear set of instructions that I can believe in and follow without evaluating. Just plug and chug.

I haven't found anything quite like that. Would there be something like that in the recommended crossfit articles?

I know I sound like a woos but I know what I need right now.

The air here is pretty remarkable. I think it is like smoking just living here. Because of this I want to keep the purely aerobic exercises to a minimum until I get back home to the cleaner air (correct me if I am wrong, on this and anything else).

I really appreciate the help you all have been.

Cook
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:32 AM   #2
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If you look at the main page and go down a few days you will see a video called "The Sport of Fitness" This is Crossfit. It is not "just working out" it is a constant competition with yourself. You are constantly trying to beat yourself and your old PR's. Also, the WOD is as Plug and Chug as it could possibly get! You log on in the morning (Or late the night before) and see what the WOD is. Follow as instructed, repeat daily. It cant get any simpler than that.

Now, not to be rude, but you have already beaten yourself with the comment "...Because of this I want to keep the purely aerobic exercises to a minimum until I get back home to the cleaner air (correct me if I am wrong, on this and anything else). " If you keep making up excuses as to why you dont want to do a particular task then you will never bring yourself to really commit and thus gain the benefits that are laid out before you.

I love the quote in the video that goes something like "People come in sometimes and they are feeling sick or are tired. Its ok to feel like a p***y sometimes. You know what I tell them? 3-2-1 GO!"

Just do it. Plug your nose, close your eyes and jump into the pool. Trust me, the water is fine!
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:22 PM   #3
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Whenever I don't feel like working out I watch this.
http://media2.crossfit.com/cf-video/051204.wmv
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:50 AM   #4
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The "making up excuses" stings a bit. The statement was actually based on a real health concern. The other teachers who have tried running come down with nasal infections and chest colds. Of course I did ask for correction. . .and I got it!

I'm reading and paying attention but beyond that I don't have anything to add.

Thanks for your time and patience.

Cook
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