Taking Action: Making the hard choice will feel better down the road
Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
Single Unders (10, 20, 30, 40… etc – increase by 10 each round)
Box Jumps (24/20) (2, 4, 6, 8… etc – increase by 2 each round)
Snatch (135/95) – one rep per round, do not increase
– score is # of snatches you completeI was sitting on the couch on Sunday morning, reading on my new Kindle and enjoying a steamy cup of coffee, feeling extremely bloated from a four-day weekend of pizza, turkey and dessert eating, when my brother-in-law told me he was going for a run. The LAST thing I wanted to do was to go for a run at that moment. I really didn’t feel like it… in fact, I felt somewhat sick (my stomach), and comfortable in the warmth of the house (outside it was a blustery 42 deg and drizzling). In fact, I told him NO… absolutely not.
And then I thought about it (as he laced up his shoes) and decided that even though I had no desire to go out there and run (I was having a hard time walking at the time), that I would feel much better if I did. So I did. And it was hard. And for the first mile it totally sucked. And then it started to get better. And by the end of 5 1/2 miles, I actually felt pretty darn good – I was really glad I went, and happier as a result.
We are faced with choices like these every single day… and your mind will do anything it can to trick you into thinking you’ll be happier taking the easier path which usually means not taking action. Don’t be fooled.
Question: What action have you taken recently (related to working out, or not) that was really hard to get going on, but made you so happy that you did?