What is your foundation? What kind of body are you trying to build? Look at the diagram below. CrossFit believes that “Fitness” is founded on our diet, which definitely can be convicting at times. I don’t always eat the best, but I always feel better when I do. It’s amazing how that works. So, our diet comes first. That’s what basically determines what our body composition is, which means how much excess fat we are carrying. That’s the 80% of getting “in shape” that we keep talking about. The rest, metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, and weightlifting is what we do in the gym to improve our cardiovascular conditioning, body awareness, and strength. The diet is the foundation of everything we do in the gym and will affect our energy levels. It’s what helps you maximize your output and improvements.
When talking about foundations, I’m reminded of the rest of our life outside of the gym. What is it founded on? Why do we do what we do? Why do we live the way we live? I believe that Jesus is 100% the only foundation worth building our lives on. He is the one whom never changes and will be around forever, even eternity. Anything else is just shifting sand. Per the scripture below, everyone that comes to Jesus (has a personal relationship with him as savior), hears His words (His word is the bible), and does them (follows his commandments) will be like the man building his house on a foundation of rock. Jesus is the rock. When judgement day comes, those people won’t be swept away into hell, but will spend eternity with Jesus in heaven. I love you all and hope and pray that your life is built on THE foundation of rock, so when the storm comes, because it will, that you are not swept away.
Build Your House on the Rock
46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”