There are a lot of things you can do for one hour.
You can relax luxuriously in your bed while you stare at your friends’ Facebook feeds on your device.
You can plop down in front of the television and try to win a game of Fortnite against 99 people from around the globe.
Or, you can hop in the car, drive to Grand Trunk CrossFit, and put yourself through an intense workout that is going to leave you feeling energized and rejuvenated.
In fact, we compel you to find something you can do in sixty minutes that is better for your body than one hour of high intensity exercise. You are not going to feel great during the WOD (that’s the point) but you’re going to feel better about yourself when you’re splayed out on the floor catching your breath, even as your limbs are screaming at you for putting them through their paces. A smile might even creep across your face because you know you’ve just done something worthwhile.
One of the hardest things about CrossFit (or any type of exercise, for that matter) is getting up off the couch and making your way to the gym. It’s a lot easier to just sit there and do nothing. But, we opine that, once you are at the gym, you’ve done 90 percent of the work. It’s a lot easier, then, to go through with exercise when your peers surround you. It’s even easier when you remember they also wanted to sit on the couch and veg, but the lure of feeling energetic compelled them to work up a good sweat.
Look, there is mounds of evidence available that says working out is better than not working out, so we admit that if you haven’t done it already, this blog post might not be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
But if we can convince even one reader to give it a shot, or do some type of physical activity, then we’ve done our jobs.
After all, working out is better than not working out, even if the thought of moving your body leaves you reminiscing about your comfy bed.
Don’t worry – it will be there when you get back.
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