We all have heard and probably have repeated the famous Isaac Newton quote; “A body in motion tends to stay in motion”, but often miss the second half; “unless it is acted on by an outside force”.
You can see how this law plays out in your own fitness routine. When you are on a roll, you tend to keep on rolling. You hit the gym 4 or 5 times a week, having fun and getting results. You are dialling in your nutrition and working on your mobility. It seems like nothing can stop you. However, once you do get in the groove, you soon discover there are many “outside forces” waiting to bring you to a stop. Busy schedules, family commitments, social lives, finances and a hundred other seemingly innocent things that are there to slow you down.
Your body in motion is not going to stay in motion without effort and a solid commitment. You are always going to have to work against those outside forces in order to propel yourself forward. If you find a reason to stay home once, it’s easier to find a reason the next time. Your 4-5 times a week can soon dwindle to 4-5 times a month. A body at rest tends to seek more rest and it’s very difficult to get going again once it’s allowed to stop!
Here are 6 ways we at CrossFit LifeTree help each other to be accountable:
- Being part of the community makes it easier to show up when you don’t feel up to it.
- Knowing you’ll be missed if you stay home helps get you out of bed in the morning.
- Working out with friends keeps you encouraged and allows you to be encouragement to others.
- Having a purpose in common builds strong relationships.
- Setting goals with your coach helps you focus and keep on the path.
- Coaching helps you safely adapt to deal with injuries and physical limitations allowing you to stay active and fit.
Staying plugged in will allow you to better resist the outside forces and keep moving.
Just keep moving!