As we approach our sixth year of running Bootcamps, it is amazing to look back on the transformation so many of our members have made since stepping foot into our doors. Taking that first step is generally the hardest part.
It can be intimidating. We think we have to be IN shape before we can show up. We hear the word CrossFit and think everyone will look like the Games athletes on TV. Life gets in the way. We have many commitments or we just don’t believe in ourselves enough to get started. The list goes on. If this sounds like you, read on.
Making a lifestyle change is a scary thing. It requires us to get out of our comfort zone and into the unknown. As we mentioned in our first bootcamp article, “society leads us to believe instant gratification, like major weight loss, is achievable in a short period of time.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. It takes time. It takes hard work and commitment, and keeping excuses and negative self-talk on a short leash. We don’t think about how long it took us to get out of shape, or how long we have been eating poorly, and that it just might take the same amount of time — if not longer — to lose what we gained and get back on track. If you’re tired of feeling tired, out of shape, or incapable of most day-to-day tasks, it’s time to take back your health and well-being back. One of our bootcamp alums have done just that and he is willing to share his experiences in hopes it will motivate someone else to take that first step back to a healthy life.
Robert Mochel decided to join Bootcamp in September of 2018. Once that six-week session was over, he made the jump to our Function class, which is usually the next step after bootcamp. He has remained consistent ever since, even after him and his wife had their first child in August of 2017 and their second child in March of 2019. Sleepless nights of being a father of a toddler and newborn would have most putting themselves on the back burner, but he still made himself a priority.
Since joining in 2018, Robert has lost a total of 60 pounds. We had the chance to ask him a few questions about his experience and what keeps him motivated now that he has made the jump to CrossFit!
Robert has proven that taking a chance on himself turned out to be a positive, healthy lifestyle change and that there is no better time to make a change than now. By taking a risk on something he was unsure of, the reward paid off more than he could ever imagine.
Our next bootcamp begins on Monday, January 13th with a kickoff meeting the week before – Sunday, January 5th, and spots are filling up fast. Click here to find out more and reserve your spot today: https://www.badgercrossfit.com/programs/bootcamp/