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Being Someone’s Catalyst for Change Revisited…

Originally Posted May 19th, 2014

This past Friday, I did the Running of the Rams 5K with the gym.  More importantly though, I ran it with my daughter….. she’s 4.

She has seen me workout in the past, and she loves to run.  We run all over the place.  We run in the yard. We run down the street.  We run circles in our living room….. in fact one time we ran 1/2 a mile in our living room.  We call it fun runs.  I have been blessed enough and have worked hard enough to be able to keep up with her, but more importantly, by setting the example, she equates exercise to fun.

To me it’s such an epiphany.  If I do something all the time, and work to where I enjoy it, then I can set the example for others.  It doesn’t have to be your children.  Maybe you come to CrossFit Bartlett consistently and you start posting your results on Facebook.  Other people are watching you.  They are checking it out to see what you’re doing.  You are inspiring them even if you don’t know it, and by doing that…. by being their light, you can be a catalyst for their change.

Even if it’s just a mental shift of, ‘well they’re doing it, so maybe I can go for a walk today,’ you’ve done something amazing.  You have literally changed someone’s life for the better.

So my question to you is… what have you done lately to be the catalyst for someone else?  Are you setting the example?  Post comments below!

Today is a chance to bring someone to our class for our free trial January.

It’s also our last chance to sign up for this World’s Best Boot Camp- Memphis enlistment day.  It starts today at 9AM.

If you want to be someone’s catalyst for change start with yourself and come to one of these events!


1-10-14 WOD


Back Squat

2 x 5; 1 x 5+

Met Con:

Thrusters x 10 (heavier then Fran but with 10 doable reps)

100m run

AMRAP 12 minutes