There’s a lot to consider in the new year. I think that for many of us (or just me), my brain gets in the way. I like to believe that I can just get up and go work out. I also like to believe that I can get off of work, come home and then get to a scheduled work out.

Here’s the argument in my head when my alarm goes off in the am… “Hmm, what’s the workout of the day? Does that sound like fun before the sun comes up or what? (usually the answer is no. especially when compared to rolling back over and keeping the heat in under the covers.) Surely I can get off at noon or early afterwork and Go-Straight-To-The-Gym and work out. I’ll surely have more energy then and it’ll be a better time.

Here’s what happens. –– Go to work and realize that there’s a ton of stuff, more than can be done. I’ll bring some of it home. Shoot, I forgot that there’s laundry and dinner to make. The dog has to go for a walk. Maybe I’ll just wait until my wife gets home and we can go together. Shoot, now I’ve lost all my motivation. I guess I’ll just go tomorrow morning. I’ll wake up for sure.

(Cycle repeats)

I’ve heard that good/new/difficult habits are formed in 2-4 weeks and then slowly reinforced every week for as long as you keep up. They are eroded at a speed unmatched by any other human behavior or learning as soon as we deviate. Need an example? No you don’t. You can think of one right now. I promise.

I’m not saying that you have to get up early and go, nor after work, or just before bed. What I am saying is that starting is hard. There are a thousand reasons that you can give yourself not to do it. You know that you always feel better for having gone to the gym or a run or a workout of some kind; Even if you hurt after. Pick a time, make a schedule, and stick to it.

Today’s WOD @LAXCrossfit:
Fight Gone Bad
Wall-ball: 20 pound ball (Reps)
Sumo deadlift high-pull: 75 pounds (Reps)
Box Jump: 20″ box (Reps)
Push-press: 75 pounds (Reps)
Row: calories (Calories)
My total for rounds = 78, 76, 72
My total: 226

 

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