I just saw this on a T-shirt the other day and it got me thinking. I am a HUGE believer in the idea that “Everything Counts”. Every Rep, every lift, every step, every breath, every second, every bite, every moment… There are no free passes. With that in mind I pay attention to everything I do and when I miss a lift or go slower than I thought on a workout I look to what I failed to do in preparation. Did I sleep enough? Am I hydrated? Am I eating enough veggies? enough Fat? Did I warm up properly? Did I really work that weakness? You may ask yourself, “isnt that a bit obsessive?” Yes, yes it is. I am obsessive. Aren’t you? If not, why aren’t you? My eyes are on the prize. My goal is to win the Crossfit Games. How can I not be obsessive? Live, breathe, eat, sleep, dream, fantasize, nightmares….CROSSFIT. I work hard and earn my gains. We work so hard why would you want to leave anything on the table? I am not the most gifted or talented athlete in Crossfit. I am not the fastest or strongest or most explosive. But I work my tail off and work smart. And I think having the mind set that Everything Counts has played a GIANT role in getting me where I am today in the ever rapidly growing sport.