No Excuses!!

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As you all know, my wife has been working out 6 days a week for our 12 years of marriage.  I, on the other hand, have not.  But I have always had the desire but lacked the motivation to GET’ER DONE.  This may surprise some of you because you read some of my fitness/workout post.  If you have kept track of those they only happened when I was working out.

But Crossfit at ICONZ has changed all of that.

The atmosphere at ICONZ is totally motivating and my last visit was one to remember for a lifetime.  I

I arrived with my awesome wife, who has given birth to my 4 beautiful daughters, and gives me NO EXCUSE not to keep the fitness going.  She invited our friend, Doreen, who has just completed another IRONMAN Triathlon (2.4mi swim, 112mi bike & 26.2mi run).

See you have to understand that when you are as serious as my wife about protecting your temple(body) you will not rest on the fact that people in your circle view you as “the guru of fitness.”  You will invite Doreen into your circle and shake the whole circle up!

And this is the attitude that CrossfitICONZ produces each time its’ doors are opened.

On this day I made my way to the back of the ICONZ studio and noticed a private training taking place.

This private one on one training was between a gentleman who had a stroke previously named Mr. Bob and Keefa a Certified Crossfit Coach, who was 37 weeks pregnant. I just stood on the side and watched in awe as those two did squats, with a  box and PVC pipe sitting very near.  I also viewed both of them pushing the sled.  It really is amazing what can happen to our fitness program when we stop making excuses.

On my way to the other side of the facility I walked past a mother with her daughter lying on her stomach as she did sit-ups with the introductory foundations class.  This really made me wonder.  How many others were scheduled to be in attendance and found a reason  an excuse that prevented them from starting their Crossfit program at Crossfit ICONZ of Snellville.

With all of this going on around me and a different fresh new work out everyday, I have found a home that will push me, hold me accountable and allow me to not make excuses as I reach the ultimate level of fitness for this 43 year old ex-collegiate athlete and can do the same for you…

On your level…

ODC

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9 responses »

  1. I’ve been doing a boot camp 4 days a week since the end of April with The Body Firm of Atlanta (http://thebodyfirmatl.com) and I LOVE it. We meet at the park and do an outdoors workout for an hour Monday through Friday. I have never felt so good in my life… I’m running a mile in 10:58 minutes whereas about 12-13 weeks ago, I couldn’t run AT ALL lol Being a part of a good atmosphere with a group of people who keep you accountable and constantly remind you of your goals makes ALL the difference in the world.


    Kat Robertson
    http://iheart7.com

    • Hello Kat!!!

      You are sooo correct. A decision combined with an awesome accountable fitness program works wonders. I have been keeping up with your progress and I must say you are doing a great job!!

      Keep pushing!!

      ODC

      • Thanks! 🙂 I definitely am pushing… and loving it. It has had a major impact on every aspect of my life because I don’t do things AWAY from boot camp that are going to counter my progress while I’m AT boot camp. My eating habits, sleeping habits, etc have all improved as a result of my exercise routine being such an integral part of my day to day life because I know that every decision I make regarding my health will be reflected in my performance at assessments every month! lol I have a really competitive nature! Not only do I want to do better than the next person but I want to also do better than *I* did before haha

  2. I’ve been going to my CrossFit box for 3 years now and I love it. It is nice to find a gym where they actually *want* you to come in and workout. The small family atmosphere is great and the workouts are killer. I didn’t know I was capable of lifting so heavy because I was never really encouraged to try before. Sure I did weights, but no one I knew did super heavy deadlifts or Olympic lifts. I also love the competitive aspect. If you are looking to test skills against other people or teams, you can (check out the Atlanta Affiliate League). I’ve done a few competitions and even though I’m not the strongest girl, it is still fun.

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