Sweat Factory CrossFit is located next to a busy road. Literally, hundreds of people pass by our doors every day. I speak to many of these people, and they always have an excuse as to why they cannot workout out a few hours a week. We provide a solution to their problem, but these people would rather go eat ice cream. A few months go by and the same people continue to pass on by; but, at that point, they are only more overweight and out of shape.
What is holding you back from achieving your goals? What’s stopping you? Of course, it’s easier to sit on the couch instead of going to the gym. Who wouldn’t rather eat a slice of pizza over a salad? But, if we truly want to change ourselves and achieve great things, then we must change our mindset, stop making excuses, and take ownership of our situation.
Navy Seals have a quote, “Do today what others won’t, so tomorrow you can do what others can’t.” Simple, yet powerful. I’m in the constant practice of doing the things that I do not want to do. Is it hard? Of course. Does it suck? Most of the time, yes. I’m not perfect, and by no means am I at the same caliber of a Navy Seal. But, I try to delay instant gratification every day and do the things that others won’t do. The problem is, most people just talk about their goals instead of taking the necessary steps to achieve the goals they desire to accomplish.
At Sweat Factory CrossFit, our athletes aren’t talking. They are doing the things that others will not do. The show up and train hard. They wake up early to come to CrossFit class. They drink water instead of soda. They cut sugar and watch the sweets. They plan their meals ahead of time. These are the things that separate them from the talkers. This is what allows them to do the things they love to do. It prevents unwanted medical bills and trips to the doctor. It helps them avoid chronic illnesses and diseases. It allows them to out-run and out-play their kids. It allows them to have a great quality of life, both mentally and physically.
We’re on a mission to help people achieve a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. We want people to do what they love and be free from sickness and pain well into their eighties. For some, it may be surfing or playing with their kids. For others, it’s being able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath. We provide coaching, programming, and the facility. But, at the end of the day, it’s up to YOU to do the things that others won’t.
“The last easy day was yesterday.”, “It’s mind over matter.”, “No pain, no gain!”
I’m sure we’ve all heard these catch phrases before, and for how long (if at all!) did they work? All of these sayings are uttered or sometimes yelled to motivate you to push yourself harder to succeed. But let me forewarn you: Sweat Factory CrossFit is not here solely to motivate you, if we were then you would use and need us like a mental crutch! And we want you to stand on your own!
Millions of people around the globe woke up this morning just like you.
Some woke up defeated, regardless of their circumstances. In fact, it’s not necessarily that their situation is any more difficult than your own or the person next to you, but the issue lies within the mindset. Even though their obstacles and trials are not insurmountable, they lost before the fight began!
Others began their day with the universe against them, facing unthinkable and unimaginable hardships, like the kind where you wonder how a person could make it through another day. But they made a choice! A choice to not crumble in the face of adversity but to feed off of it and grow stronger. A choice to beat the odds and become a better person through the pain and hard times.
Our goal is to teach you how to motivate YOURSELF.
You can’t always rely on someone else to say the right words every time you need a little extra push; that little extra push needs to come from within you. Once you can release your fears, remove your mental obstacles, and embrace what needs to get done no matter how uncomfortable it may be, then “Every day is an easy day!”
Along those same lines, Epicurus once said, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” Perspective is everything.
What do you hope to gain from your training?
That question can be answered today, tomorrow, or even later in your journey and it can also change as many times as it needs to. The only way you’re going to get to where you are going is to begin to embrace the process and the journey instead of focusing solely on just the final outcome. In the Marine Corps, guys joke about “embracing the suck.” We’re not saying that your training is going to suck or that every day in the Corps was sucky. What we will guarantee is that if you are working hard enough for your training to be successful, you will feel some discomfort. It’s an inevitable part of the process of becoming stronger, faster, better. We need to welcome and enjoy that discomfort, even more than we will enjoy fitting into that old dress, or seeing that new six-pack come in, or feeling that confidence when we head out on the beach. Once we sharpen our minds into that place, it elevates and unlocks our potential. You will work harder, become more efficient, eat cleaner, sleep better and feel unstoppable! You’ll feel like every day is an easy day!
So here is the trick: there are no free lunches and there are no corners to be cut for anything worthwhile.
And if something can be attained so easily, odds are that you can let it go just as easily, without feeling that sense of pride and feeling of accomplishment. The positive outlook and mental focus that we need to not only become a warrior but also enjoy being a warrior takes work, practice, and more work. Just like any muscle, the mind needs to be trained. We can’t neglect our mindset and focus; it can be as perishable as any skill.
Humans have a bad habit of following the path of least resistance; there is a time and a place do so… and this program is not that time or that place. We will train and grow. We are going to have a blast doing it. Our minds will be sharp, our goals will be clear, our backs will be strong and every day will be an easy day at Sweat Factory CrossFit!
Ron just finished our Masters 28 Day Transformation Challenge.
1.5% body fat
2lbs of lean muscle
“I’m moving so much better. I haven’t had anything do this much for me in a long time.”
Wow oh Wow! What a story!
Hey, guys this a Micki Garza. Micki used to be sedentary, had different health issues, only ate once a day and slept only 3 hours. She got to a point where she knew that needed to change so she stepped into Sweat Factory East. With the patience and guidance of Head Coach Kevin, Micki started working out 3 days a week, she got a meal plan and started resting 7 to 8 hours per day. Because of those changes and support in her classes
in 3 months
she lost 21lbs, she
gained 1.1 pounds in muscle and
lost 8% body fat.
WHAT ARE MACRONUTRIENTS (MACROS)?
Protein is essential for building muscle and repairing damage throughout the body. It is made up
of building blocks called amino acids. Some amino acids can be produced in the body and some
need to be eaten in food. Your protein intake should depend on your weight and activity. And
while getting in enough protein is important—more is not always better. Too much protein, and
not enough carbs and fats, can result in the body relying on protein for energy instead of using
it for gaining and repair muscle. Knowing your protein needs is key for reaching your weight and
Simply put, carbohydrates provide energy. Quick energy carbs come from fruits, candy, sports
drinks, and processed starches, like white bread and crackers. They should be eaten around a
workout so your body uses the energy that they give. When you eat simple carbs and do not use
the energy they provide, the excess energy can be stored as fat. Slowly digested, or complex carbs,
have more fiber, which prolongs their release of energy and helps to keep digestion regular. Some
examples of complex carbs are whole wheat pasta, brown rice, and quinoa. These carbs are ideal
when activity isn’t in the immediate future.
The types of fats that we eat are important. Fats from plant sources like nuts, avocados, and
vegetable oils are excellent sources. Fats from animals have their place in a healthy diet, too, but
should be eaten in lesser amounts since they are higher in saturated fats, which can affect heart
health. When you eat fats is also important. You should try to consume fats in each meal since
they will help to keep you fuller longer. Fat shouldn’t be eaten right before or during workouts
since your body requires quick energy during those times.