So I have the fortune of being in pretty decent health and I don’t get sick very often. When I do, it involves one of two things: alcohol or allergies. As I get older, the mistakes involving alcohol become fewer and farther in between. I learn things like appropriate food and water intake before/during/after alcohol…
Quoteable Quotes: Worrying…
Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.
This rings true for me, because I used to worry about everything. I listened to a friend who told me how he handles situations when I get all riled up. He assesses the situation, and if he can do anything to make it better, he does. If he can’t, then he stops worrying.
Pretty much like the serenity prayer, which in my door to door days I saw on quite a porchways and doormats.
It asks for the serenity to accept the things you can’t change, the courage to change what you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Worrying won’t make it better.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.
This quote has particular significance to me because of an internship I did in college. Essentially, a student takes off at the beginning of summer to go sell educational materials door to door for 80 hours a week in a city they’ve never been, living with people they don’t know, and relies 100% upon themselves. When your car gets a flat on a country road in the middle of nowhere, there is no calling mom and dad or a buddy to come help. You fix it yourself, then you move on.
When you have gone half a day and haven’t seen a living soul under the age of 60 (keep in mind you’re selling kids books and software), you have to make a decision. Do I keep going, or do I stop and feel sorry for myself?
In those times, I had to dig deep and find my purpose. Quite a few of those kids who came out “for experience” didn’t even know what that meant. “Experience” doesn’t really mean anything to you when the last 5 people have slammed the door in your face, you’ve had the cops called on you multiple times (I was very threatening in my collared shirt, khaki shorts, visor, and fanny pack), you haven’t sold anything all day, and you forgot your lunch in your roommates car as she dropped you off that morning at 7:30 am.
What meant something to me was not quitting, not giving up, and finding strength to keep going AND have a positive outlook through the suck. It’s easy to be in a good mood and get things done when everything is going well. What shapes your character and defines you as a man or a woman, is how you deal with adversity and doing things you don’t want to do.
I don’t always WANT to go workout. I don’t always WANT to finish.
I do it because it is what I said I would do.
I do it because I have goals in my life that I want to achieve.
I do it because every little step, every minute decision, every choice I make is leading me towards those goals.
And although it may suck, you may be tired, and you don’t want to do what you said you would do, I never REGRET it. I always REGRET not doing it. Waking up early? Going to the gym? Picking the healthier option on the menu? I don’t want to live my life with regret.
So I choose discipline.
What will you do today to work towards your goals? Tell me about your self discipline. It is a constant battle, a daily struggle, but it gets easier.
A wise man once told me that if you can do it once, you can do it twice. If you can do it twice, you can make it a habit. Go make some new good habits today.Quoteable Quotes: Discipline…
If you transition properly, barefoot “shoes” can be a game changer for your workouts and training. I spent three years attempting to train for marathons only to be forced to acquiesce to the pain. It was only after I started reading about minimal shoes and the connection that it creates with the runner’s body that…
What a beautiful weekend. After a weeknight barbecue was cancelled due to some torrential downpour (that our drought ravaged lakes and rivers needed so desperately), the weather had cooled off to a manageable temperature. A friend who has recently taken up wake surfing invited me to try this new sport that has gained local popularity….
I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.
This week we have had a rather intense stamina cycle. It always makes me look forward to strength where we get to lift weights and are able to breathe in between sets, instead of this steady grind. My coaches at Atomic are developing an athlete’s “mental fitness”, and they are doing a great job. After a ten minute warm up, we ran 5k, did 40 sandbag get ups, and 40 “mr. spectaculars” which involve kettlebell clean & presses and a push up. From last week’s puny attempt at the session (where I fell 37 reps short), to rocking out Tuesday, beating my 5k time by 3 minutes, and finishing the workout with time to spare, I felt euphoric.
Never underestimate the power of your mind, and the determination to succeed.
So I’m starting this new thing. People keep asking for nutrition advice, and I’ve been slacking. Not on eating, of course… I love to pig out multiple times a day. Most of the time it’s healthy-ish, sometimes I have a YOLO meal, but usually those are reserved for weekends 🙂 I got the inspiration from…
Sit up straight or your boobs will sag, I was told as a teenager. Men look inches taller with good posture. But when you look around, we are a nation of slumped shoulders, sway backs, hyper extended spinal curves, and lower back problems. Why? Read below for tips on good sitting posture on the ground,…
This is the beginning of a new day. I have been given this day to use as I will. I can waste it, or use it for good. What I do with this day is important because I’m exchanging a day of my life for it. I want it to be gain, not loss; good, not evil; success, not failure, in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for it. May I have sufficient wisdom and courage that this shall be my record for today.
Say this out loud every morning this week. You’ll be surprised at how it will instantly change your mood, your day, and maybe the way you look at the rest of your life.Quoteable Quotes: This is the beginning of a new day…
Thannnkkk yoooouuuu! My post yesterday with the my upper body workout video got 145 views! That’s the most I’ve had of ALL TIME… I want to thank everyone for their support and for taking the time to check out my page. #gratitude