As we close in on the end of the first week, I wanted everyone to see the changes that you have the opportunity to make. DJ came to us January of last year and was looking for a change in his workout routine. I knew that CrossFit would be perfect for DJ, but the transformation that took place over the next year would be remarkable. It goes to show what you can accomplish by putting in the effort. I gurantee that if you asked DJ if it was easy, he would quickly tell you no. What DJ had that, in my opinion is extremely helpful, is someone that can help you with your accountability. In DJ's case, this was Chrissy, his fiance. The two of them provided each other with the support and motivation to make it this far in their journey. For those that don't know Chrissy, I am still up in the air about who is tougher, DJ or Chrissy, and I mean that in the best way possible. It is very hard to do what we do on your own, it makes it much easier when you can have someone go through it with you. I think that's why we have so many couples here at Vitality. It gives people an hour to spend together that has nothing to do with work, bills, kids, in-laws, etc. etc. They can suffer through whatever comes out of the hopper for that day, together. I can't tell you how many couples have come in on a Saturday that haven't exactly been on the best terms with each other, but once the WOD is over, it is amazing how they leave together and whatever was bothering them before the WOD didn't matter anymore. This is just another aspect of CrossFit that goes unnoticed due to so many other, more obvious benefits. I am not a betting man….anymore…but if I was, I would bet that couples and families that exercise together are generally more happy than those don't. I know, that is completely unsupported, but it is just a hunch. Maybe our local Psychology wizzes Amy P and Senah can chime in and let me know if they believe that to be factual or not….Stay disciplined and it will get easier soon! Remember, this isn't a “diet”, this is a “lifestyle”.