Thursday, July 26, 2012

Why I, and You, Work

"The end of labor is to gain leisure" - Aristotle

I think Aristotle would approve of crossfit, or any hard exercise.  It gets to the core of why I crossfit.  I work ridiculously hard so that I can enjoy the rest of my days.

I am well aware that I will not be at the crossfit games anytime soon, in fact I don't know if I want to be.  The dedication involved would mean sacrificing many of the other things that I love.  I would have to give up on some of my social life, drinking for the most part, candy, delicious beer, and prolly softball and golf.  Now, there are the freaks that are able to enjoy some of these things and still make that games (I'm looking at you Foucher and Smith), but I was not blessed with the genetics to do this.
Aristotle was a pretty bright guy.  

I crossfit to be able to do the things I love.  It allows me to feel great and adds more enjoyment to my softball games, golf games, and even just going to the beach.  I feel more confident and still get to enjoy everything I love to do.  That does not mean that I have not made some sacrifices, I have lessened my drinking greatly and sometimes I choose to workout rather than go out but that is my choice, but for the most part I have managed to use crossfit to enhance my life rather than overtake it.

Why do you Crossfit or workout in general?

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