We are all worth it

It’s always nice to see people I haven’t seen in a while.  It happens in a small town.  They often comment on how much I’ve changed since the last time they saw me.  Here’s how it usually goes:

them:  (insert usual pleasantries), “you look great”

me: “thank you, I’m working hard”

them: “I see that. how did you do it?”

me: “I work out and watch what I eat”

Often times I get the usual “oh that’s great”.  Much of the time I can feel they’re somewhat disappointed and respond with, “oh, okay”.  I often get the feeling they’re hoping to hear me tell them about the new quick fix. I was like that not so long ago.  I searched for that quick fix for years. I searched for that magic pill high and low.  I searched at weight watchers 3 times, nutrasystem twice, multiple gym memberships (yes, i said memberships – i rarely ever went), the list goes on and on.  Let me tell you what I found the secret is…..there is no secret.  It’s all hard work.  Anything that is worthwhile doing requires hard work. BUT if you put the work in, you’ll see the results.

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To reach a goal you have never attained, you must do things you have never done before.

Richard G. Scott

To the people who have either told me or thought that I was “crazy” for doing what I do to become fit ( ie. CrossFit), here’s my response – you damned right I am.  I was just crazy enough to try something new and guess what happened?  I fell in love with it.  But I didn’t just fall in love with the means in which I become stronger every day, I fell in love with MYSELF.  Turns out, I am worth it.  I’m worth every damn penny.  I’m the best investment I ever made.  Who doesn’t deserve to be their own best cheerleader?

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Here’s to all the people who have enough “gumption” to invest in themselves.  Thanks for paving the way for all of us.  We are all worth it!

Carrie Harmon

CrossFit Bezel Member

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