CrossFit Blog Central: 2/3/11

Posted: February 3, 2011 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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LifeAsRx, (which means Life as Prescribed) in my opinion, is the premier site out there for CrossFit clothing (with funny and awesome t-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories), but they also have an awesome blog on the website!

A story they shared last week is going to be pasted in it’s entirety below, but check the main blog site of theirs for other great articles. The story is about the perseverance of the human spirit, and how fitness (and LifeAsRx the company) has helped many people bounce back from addictions to turn their lives around.

Jonathan Okinaga (the author) writes:

I just want to thank everyone at LifeAsRX, I realize that you’re a Crossfit clothing company but you’ve impacted lives. Yes, I said lives. Your banner is in my gym and its a daily reminder for my crew to be legit and live life right.

I hope you like the story as much as I do.

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Story time. Gotta love you crossfit athletes
January 25th, 2011

Close to fours years ago I returned from rehab close to 5’7, 210lbs with a body fat percentage that basically said I was morbidly obese. I was out of shape, barely breathing after walking up a set of stairs and couldn’t even do a single pullup. My first Crossfit workout left me gasping for air and wanting more. Now Im 160lbs, single digit body fat and can do things that I never thought possible.

My journey has taken me from a drug addict to public speaker/author who runs sober living homes utilizing my walk with God, the “program” and Crossfit to help others battling alcoholism/addiction. When I first came across LifeAsRX, I thought it was a cool looking product line that my friends who were associated with CFO were hyping. The more I scanned the shirts, hats & slogans…I fell in love.

For those of us in addiction, we HAVE to Live Life As Prescribed. One shortcut, a single moment of not doing things right, wanting to give up, etc. could ultimately lead to death. It is a sad reminder I see all the time. Every day I tell my crew that each day sober is their PR. Strive for excellence and do things to the best of their abilities.

Over the last year I build a garage gym that has seen dozens of newly sober men and women get a taste of what Crossfit is about. We don’t quit, push past the pain and always finish what we start. When they are literally flat on their backs barely breathing I tell them “Thats just like your recovery. You may want to quit but if you listen to your coach (sponsor) and trust what they are saying…you’ll succeed.”

I just want to thank everyone at LifeAsRX, I realize that you’re a Crossfit clothing company but you’ve impacted lives. Yes, I said lives. Your banner is in my gym and its a daily reminder for my crew to be legit and live life right. I also give away shirts, hats, stickers and sweaters as a reward for those I come across that are living life as prescribed. Thank you.

Jonathan Okinaga

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