Welcome to the new age of physical fitness – where the prescription supersedes patience, perseverance, pride and accomplishment. We live in a world of numbers, where statistics and gross median averages rain as a dominance towards success.
If we are living in a world of standards and averages, then everyone should expect to make $49,000 per year, married with 2.1 kids, drive a white Ford Focus, sleep for 6.82 hours and consume over 50 gallons of soda daily. Where did our identity go? Since when should life be AS RX?
We are individuals who come in all different sizes, styles, taste, motivation, backgrounds and pasts. Fitness is individualistic. Preparation and results are not driven by standardization of repetitions and weight. Goals are realized by individuals who understand the meaning of patience and genuine hard work. We are not a world of generic – one size fits all fitness. We are a culmination of people bound together for a common interest – To be better, to be different and to get results – whatever those results may be. Celebrate your gains – celebrate your individuality.
So the next time you are judged for not meeting a standard performance level or your effort was perceived as not prescribed, you should be happy. You should celebrate! You should be honored not for being the same but for being different. True to yourself – True to your perseverance and true to your accomplishment. I have to take a great tag line from one of my good friends, Elm City CrossFit’s Vin Lindsley – Train smart, eat clean and smile often. So in this world where we are taught to live life as RX – I say XRX, who needs prescriptions anyways. ~ The Average Joe