Got Resolutions???

Diesel is happy about making no more "Resolutions"

Ah yes, the time of year to start thinking about some new resolutions. Well maybe I should back up a step…

What is a resolution?

A quick read in Webster’s dictionary would answer this:
Resolution – (noun) – “An often ill advised pretend goal that is destined to fail from the start. These feeble attempts are made year after year with no avail. Often accepted by a lazy Western culture as a fun excuse to share with their friends in order to justify maintaining their current lack of fitness.”

“Hey…we tried right??? I think there is cake in the treat cube, let’s go.”

Now as a CrossFit athlete you are one of many fortunate members of an elite fitness community that doesn’t need “resolutions”. We have chosen to adjust our lifestyle for better living and get to enjoy it to boot.

This year I challenge you to support your family, friends, and co-workers when they speak of their “resolutions”. Remember the “you” of yester…and how YOU used to do the same thing. When they are complaining about their new “Sugar Cookie” Diet, and the Stair Monster at the global gym they just battled for 45 minutes while trying to read a magazine and watch TV. You get to talk about the great time you had today almost puking your guts out with your friends after trying to row your heart out and then throwing weight around like you did when you were 20. On January 23rd, when people with “resolutions” have already quit and have gone back to old habits, you are still hitting up the box every day wondering

“How fit R U”? Be proud of what you have accomplished…be even more proud of what you are about to accomplish.

I challenge you to be an example for those that fail with “resolutions”. Let them see your progress, and leave them wondering “How fit R U?” You lead by example without knowing; even if people haven’t said it…they are thinking it. Again…be proud of it. Be a spokes person or a role model this year. Keep spreading the good word.

If it had potential positive implications on their life, would you imply a simple tactic such as a “Livestrong” bracelet for motivation?

What if that same bracelet hit closer to home and allowed you to showcase how you now kick ass as the new you?

Well you are in luck… Just in are some rocking new bands to showcase part of your new lifestyle and perhaps a way to encourage other to embark on the new and improved life you have.

Bracelet or not…I’m not asking you to set “resolutions”…I’m just asking you to keep doing what you are doing. You are a CrossFit athlete, we are CrossFit Sioux Falls.

Bands on Sale NOW!
-1 for $3
-Both for $5

Yours Truly,


12 Responses to “Got Resolutions???”

  1. I find it so exciting that I already am achieving the resolution I’ve made for the past, oh….. forever! I’m just kicking back this year knowing that I AM gonna be in the best shape of my entire life at some point during 2011 cuz I’m gonna just keep working hard @ the box and continuing to be more and more Paleo. Thanks CFSF!!

  2. The treat cube… my favorite area at work, epscially over the holidays!!! I’m doing better at not attacking all the treats by no longer going into the office on Friday’s… when the treat cube is at it’s finest hour. Ha!

    In all honesty, great read. 🙂

    • MattyB "FTS" Says:

      Just remember, every time you eat treats at work God kills a kitten. But glad to hear you are becoming responsible for less deaths.

  3. Chris Mello Says:

    Resolutions crack me up every year. All I really hear is blah, blah, blah. Goals are great but action makes it happen.

    That def of resolution speaks for itself. Why CF works with peeps FITness goals is because you need more than just to broadcast to others. Goals (workout and nutrition) MUST be supported by professional coaches, friends, family, you NEED accountability, challenges, progressive WODs and MOST IMPORTANTLY FITness MUST be…. F-U-N. Yep good ol’ fashion FUN! I think of CF also as a form of Organized recess for adults.

    Wear these BANDS with pride, let others ask you about them, and tell them your story. Its REAL and it WORKS!

    Great post FTS! You bring the sass with class.

    • MattyB "FTS" Says:

      Heck ya I’m gonna bring it!! I’ll run my mouth and piss off the nay sayers… you all just smash WOD’s and live life as intended….a healthier happier you that happens to look better naked than your old resolution making self.

  4. I am so guilty of creating resolutions and not sticking to them. After reading this post I can laugh at them now knowing I won’t be needing to make any for next year. I have them saved on my computer from the last three years. Occasionally I would open them up to try and motivate me to fulfill them. So thank you CF for making me realize that “resolutions” are pretty much a crappy reminder of what you probably won’t end up following through with, at least in my case. 🙂

    • MattyB "FTS" Says:

      Join the club Amy!! We all did… now we just happen to make sh*t happen. Save those old resolutions…in a folder right by your WOD journals. Both will be fun reading over the next few years as an accomplished CrossFit athlete.

  5. I’m a planner, which is why I joined CF this summer. 😉 I figured if I had an early start to my “resolution”, I wouldn’t fill my head with disappointment on Jan. 1st and resort to old habits. With the help of CFSF, I’m hoping the only thing pounding in my head this New Year’s Day is my regret for drinking too much wine.

    Thank you CFSF coaches for all you do for your members! Great post and spiffy bracelets, too. 🙂

    • MattyB "FTS" Says:

      Well Cheers JC!! Enjoy the wine and we will see ya on the Monday after ready to rock some more WODs. Work hard…play hard, thanks for believing in us.

  6. Great read! Thank you CFSF coaches for pushin us to the limit. I am going into my fifth month at CF and am so thankful I did! I knew I needed to make a change that needed to last and thanks to my “neighbor friends” it has happened. I am looking forward to the following months/years!

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