What Makes You Uncomfortable?

What Makes You Uncomfortable?

Think about that question when it comes to your training, diet, and lifestyle.

What makes you uncomfortable? What is it that you naturally want to avoid doing?

Answer that question, and you have a powerful tool.

For my training, it's running.

I can't stand it. And that's exactly why I do it.

That's exactly why I have it scheduled in my training program.

I don't want to do it. I don't enjoy doing it. And yet I do it anyway.

For me, running is mental effort. It's a battle of willpower and thoughts and the desire to simply quit what I'm doing and go lift some weights instead.

But I keep running anyway.

It's uncomfortable, but I decided almost a year ago that it would become an integrated part of my training. Especially since I decided to do a Murph workout once per month. That workout includes two 1-mile runs with 100 pullups, 200 pushups, and 300 squats, while wearing a 20-lb weight vest.

And today was one of those days where a Murph was scheduled...

I didn't want to do it. I didn't want to run. I just wanted to train legs instead. But I did it anyway.

And I beat my best time by over 6 minutes, coming in at 49 minutes and 30 seconds.

Your performance, or lack thereof, is all a manifestation of your mind.

If you will your mind to do it, then it becomes real in the real world.

If you don't have control over your mind, then you're at the whims of everything around you.

Figure out what makes you uncomfortable. Something that you KNOW will directly benefit your life.

Then set your mind to it and just do it.

There's a reason why that slogan sells so well.

Athletes get it.

You're not always going to want to do it. But when it's time for you to perform, you show up and perform. No excuses.

And when you have your programming fully mapped-out months in advance, then you always know what you have to do and when you have to do it. You simply follow the plan and get closer and closer to your goals.

If you need help mapping-out a training plan, let's chat.

We'll go over where you're at and where you want to be, and come up with a step-by-step plan to get you there.


Nick Hagood
Spartan Training & Coaching



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