One thing that has become harshly obvious to me…..I’m not nearly the athlete I could be. why?
If I look back at my history as a CrossFit athlete it makes so much sense to me why I was so successful……. training was my number one priority. I was so focused on myself and my own goals. My training was hard, my nutrition was spot on and my social life was non-existent. At that point in my life it wasn’t a sacrifice as it was fun and that made it easy.
Fast forward to 2014 and my affiliate is growing steadily every month and I have a membership base to help. Layer on top of that my non-profit blossoming and the hours are booked with growing two businesses. I will always put myself after either business as I would much rather impact other peoples lives than my own. I have had the glory, the title, the sponsors. I know how cool that is, and if I can help just one person feel that I will take the back seat every time.
I was selfish when I was training, it was about me……. coaching is about others, and my life right now is full of joy watching others blossom. It’s a battle because those around me see my potential and want me to pursue it, and I understand why they feel that way. I work my ass off and am continuously making gains. Of course I love competing and want to continue to train to be ready to compete.
The reality is that my gym and my non-profit are my priority and my battle becomes becoming the best athlete I can be with the time that’s left over. These days I am working on getting more organized so that I can dedicate more time to training. I will never be the athlete I was because my priorities have shifted, and thats half the fun in seeing what’s possible.