As I finished up the Level 1 Course tonight and headed home, I felt overwhelmed with exhaustion and fatigue, both mentally and physically, just from all that we did over the weekend. After I dropped off Genna, due to feeling irritable and tired, I prayed out loud for God to overwhelm me with His presence and to bring me peace of mind. I also prayed for Him to speak to me on my drive home. As I turned on my worship music and began to sing, I was overwhelmed with gratitude as God reminded me of the countless blessings I currently have in my life.
I began to think of when I started CrossFit six and a half years ago
-how much I LOVED it
-WHY I loved it
-how far I’ve come as an athlete and as a coach
-where it has taken me as an athlete, a coach, and a person in life
-how it has changed my life physically, emotionally, socially, mentally, COMPLETELY
-and how it has BECOME my life-my career, my hobby, my lifestyle, MY FAMILY
and with that last one, ALL THE PEOPLE it has allowed me to meet and adopt into my daily life!
I literally started to think of specific people at the gym, when I met you, where you started, how far you’ve come, and now, most importantly, where WE’RE going!
AND THIS COMPLETELY CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE AND GOT ME ALL FIRED UP!
As we begin this new year, 2017, and as we as a business just reached over the 100 member mark, I cannot help but to, again, be reminded of ALL the blessings and how this is LITERALLY going to be THE YEAR!
I DECLARE IT FOR MYSELF AS AN ATHLETE,
FOR GENNA AND I AND OUR BUSINESS AT CROSSFIT UNSCATHED,
AND FOR EACH AND EVERY PERSON WHO IS APART OF CFU RIGHT NOW,
THAT THIS IS LITERALLY GOING TO BE OUR YEAR-
for success, for greatness, for positive change, for health, for wellness,
FOR ABSOLUTE VICTORY in ALL aspects of our lives!
I am genuinely HONORED by the opportunity to influence, initiate, and elicit positive, life-long change in each one of the lives of the people that come to CFU! This weekend reminded me of why we started this business and why we ABSOLUTELY LOVE what we do!
After all of that, I just felt a burning desire to share my experience and express my gratitude to ALL OF YOU, who are apart of this amazing journey I call life, and to thank you for supporting Genna and I, and our business! It is because of you that we wake up each morning excited about the day ahead of us and all that we have the opportunity to accomplish!
I love all of you so much!
To the new year,