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Old 07-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #11
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

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How do you handle laziness and a lack of discipline?
You decide what is important to you and then suck it up and do it. If you can't do that then it must not have been that important to you.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:53 PM   #12
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

I'd say that if you're just somewhat tired and sore, and feeling kind of lazy, go anyway. You'll improve, and in real life, let's face it, lots of times we have to do things even when we don't feel great.

If you're really not feeling well, take the day off and recover.

I like to plan the CF days each week and then I don't think about it. I just go.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #13
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I like to plan the CF days each week and then I don't think about it. I just go.
This is pretty much how I handle it, too. Make an appointment with myself, and keep it the same way I would any other appointment.

This is one reason (of many) why having planned rest days is useful. At least for me, if I have a scheduled rest day coming up, I'm less tempted to skip a scheduled workout because I happen to be tired that day.

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:19 PM   #14
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

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Hi Joe
Well, if it is his real name, then of course I apologize.

Hans Wurst means the following (got it from an online-dictionary):
A clown-like character popular in German and Austrian plays during the 18th century, sometimes called the pickled-herring....or also translated into "tomfool"... Langweiler means "a person who is boring".... so if I put all the things together.... he's just really unlucky to have that name and to live in such a place....

Cheers
Are you a moderator here now, Renata?

Though he doesn't have all that many posts here yet, Hans hasn't posted anything at all that would make him look like a troll.

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Old 07-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #15
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

Hello Hans, I know how you feel. My job sucks the life right out of me and on top of that, its very hot out here in the Mojave and I have no air conditioning and I've changed my diet so everything is all messed up at the moment. I skipped two WODs in the last 3 days but Im getting back on the horse today regardless of the heat and my feelings of fatigue. I am just going to do the best I can do.

I think not doing the WOD is a form of compulsion that keeps at our personal status quo. At least for me it is, and by forcing myself to do the WOD regardless of how I feel, I stop the compulsive behavior. Its hard at first but gets easier with time. I have heard it takes 30 days to create a habit. I dont know if that is true or not but maybe you need to give yourself 30 days of no excuses and then see how you feel. If you are still very tired and feeling fatigued, you might want to go see a doctor or nutritionist.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:17 AM   #16
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

Also having some kind of goal, assigning it a priority and follow a program to achieve it will help you to get disciplined. Every time you feel lazy think about how it will affect your goals? If you skip today will it help you (with extra recovering for example if you are really tired) or delay/make things worse.
Also do not forget to incorporate a week off in your schedule if you have not done so already. Very often it helps more not with your physical recovery but mental.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #17
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

"Every decision you make either brings you farther away or closer to your goal"

Set real goals, achieve them.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:09 AM   #18
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #19
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

There are all kinds of books sold on how to motivate yourself. Flash cards with goals, envisioning yourself when you're fit, etc. Certainly a personal crisis has gotten many people to change their life.

Outside of all of that, I think the important this is to push yourself to do something. Maybe you just don't have energy for that WOD today. Go for a walk instead. Once you get going, maybe push yourself a little more and jog. After a while maybe throw in a sprint or 2.

I often find that getting started is the hardest part. Once you get going, even if it's just a short jog, when I'm done I now feel like tackling that WOD. You've just got to get moving, get your heart pumping, and wake yourself up.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:39 AM   #20
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Re: Mental toughness and discipline

It might have already been mentioned, but I think that's where it really helps to have a strong support team of coaches and athletes at your facility. At that point you arent just being tough and disciplined for yourself, but not letting them down!
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