I saw a video the other day of a younger Julie Foucher doing foundations 6 years ago.  If you don´t know who Julie Foucher is, look her up really quick (multi-year Games athlete).  It was funny watching her struggle with 55 pound overhead squats.  She barely did 1, with pretty shaky arms, and then tried to go down for a second rep and dropped the bar.

Watching this video popped this idea into my head, and I wanted to share it with you all.

Julie Foucher started doing CrossFit 6 years ago – not as a stellar athlete – but just pretty regular.  She struggled with the same exact movements that we all struggle with.  6 years later, with an unwavering determination, she will be known as one of the best female CrossFit athletes.

What if you had started CrossFit 6 years ago and trained and ate like a champion – giving everything your all, 100% effort day in and day out?  Where would you be today?

Now imagine that today is Day 1.  You have the next six years, how far can you get in your fitness journey?

Now what if I tell you that today is Day 1…and you have the rest of your life ahead of you.  How are you going to use it?

People like Julie Foucher start on Day 1 and give whatever they are doing their all.  They don´t make excuses, complain or get down on themsevles.  They know that the jouney will be long but they are willing to put in the work.  There will be bad days, probably more so than good days, but in the end it will be worth it.

So whatever you are doing – CrossFit related or not – work your tail off every single day to get better at it.  You will wake up one day and thank yourself.

– Coach Doug

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