So, I’ve been sick with the flu these past few days and the only thing on my mind is:
when will I be able to make it back to the gym?
Yes I have to go back to my 9 to 5, yes I have a few things in regards to Hall Pass Watches I feel like I would’ve wanted to put more of my time into these past few days, but the biggest fear is not working out.
Second biggest fear…staying at home and eating more than I should.
At the same time my wife tells me yesterday that: “I did 100 burpees today”. I said “wow…that was the wod?” She said no, that was placed at the end of the workout, which was like part C or D of the whole series of requirements.
So when did we become so obsessed with health and fitness? When is it too much?
When do we cross that line when fitness becomes Unhealthy?
Don’t worry, this is not an article bashing Exercise-Aholics or Orthorexia, or critiquing being a grinder or firebreather or whatever other slang word we decided to justify our Orthorexia with in our CrossFit world. In fact, when my extended family accuses me of Orthorexia, I don’t retaliate accusing them of something else, but I gladly smile and say “well at least you can now understand who and why I am the way I am”. Label me all you want, I am who I am and I enjoy it, if not I wouldn’t decide to live this way.
But sometimes we ourselves can feel like it’s a little too much. Even though the underlying principle is better health, we always kinda NEED to know our food isn’t tampered with gluten or unnatural ingredients, and we want to make sure we will be able to sneak in a workout at 4 am in the hotel gym. We have conditioned our minds to correlate this sort of obsession with better health, but we all know there is a line to be drawn, when you are tired of having to put in a workout when you don’t feel up to it, or when you would just like to let loose and eat whatever, just because you feel like it. At that same point in time, unconsciously, your mind is plotting the guilty feeling it will torment you with for the next few hours after you let a little loose.
But oh well, we are who we are, and there are many worse options, so we are proud of who we are and why we do it. Some of us are faster than most, some of us are stronger than most, and some of us have better technique and can put more weight above ourselves quicker. And some of us, like me, are happy we found a sport we can thrive in by just being better everyday at a vast quantity of things.
At the same time, some of us are slimmer and have a hard time putting on a little more mass under the tshirt, and some of us try really really hard to get even a few noticeable creases in our skin, which usually last only a few days. But we are all the same kind, the same tribe, the same community. The same health nut-jobs if you ask most aunts.
So no matter which of the above person you are, how your body feels, and how intense your Orthorexia might be, (its ok, we don’t judge, and please don’t judge us either ;)) the truth remains that we are this type of person, and we should be proud of who we are.
And, in some way, we use any type of prop or apparel to help us remind ourselves of who we are. I am a lot more likely to eat clean when I feel like an athlete, than when I don’t, just like I am a lot more likely to get to the box when I have my workout clothes on me, than If I have to go home and change.
We not only wanted to make a digital watch that could help you in your workouts for easier and on-you timing for amraps, for time, emom, tabata, and custom intervals, but we wanted to provide people like us, the first and only wrist watch so you could identify yourself with the type of person you like to be. So you could reinforce to yourself what you love to do, why you are who you are, and even provide a little push when it’s time to chip away at that person you strive to be.
Whether you are a hardcore Firebreather that wants to use the Timer and Tally Button to keep track of his unbroken 32 rounds of Cindy.
Or whether you want the watch to alert when to pull again your sled pulls emom.
Or perhaps you like some comfortable bodyweight basics and want a few tabatas of puhups and squat. (have you come back to these any time recently, these don’t feel basic by any means).
Or maybe you feel like me today, a little sick but yearning to get some blood flowing. So today I will put on my CrossFit shoes, put on my shorts and tshirt about bacon or coffee or pullups, or maybe find one that includes all 3, and then put the finishing touch with my black Hall Pass Watch (unless my wife took that one today, then I will happily wear the red. This way I can remember all day who I am, what my goals are, and at some point make it to the gym and at least use the watch to play around with a few things and make it home in time for dinner. If I get creative, might do an emom of front squats at 60% or so, maybe some kb sdhp intervals, or perhaps even some accessory work.
Nonetheless, if something is going to get me out of my flu mindset and back to who I am every day of the year, it´ll be my workout clothes and my functional-fitness-specific wrist-watch.
featured image borrowed through Dr. Google from: http://www.locustherapy.com
article image borrowed through Dr. Google from: http://dailyburn.com