10/27 Mental Toughness Thursday
Kevin and Theresa row, squat and do sit-ups. They are doing these things by design:-)
I recently listened to the Whole Life Challenge podcast featuring Curtis Estes. In this podcast Curtis detailed his process for living an extraordinary life. He measures the things in his life that matter most. I could relate to this process since on the Whole Life Challenge we measure 7 daily lifestyle habits. Curtis has taken this lifestyle practice to another level. He regularly measures about 50 lifestyle habits and he's been doing it for years. His process is fascinating and I highly recommend listening to the podcast.
One of his best take away messages is the idea that a life by design has results whereas a life by default has consequences. Think about that for a minute. I have been thinking about this idea since I listened to the podcast.
A life by design is one in which you make deliberate and intentional actions for which you receive concomitant results. For example, if your action is go to True Spirit CrossFit & Yoga 4 times a week. Your result will be improved physical and mental fitness. However, if your action is to maybe make it to the gym when you can fit it in. The consequence is a feeling of failure, guilt, shame when you can't make it in.
The difference between a life by design and that of a life by default is that you take action and you are accountable. A life by design is proactive. A life by default is reactive. When you're living by default you never feel like you have enough time or money, or whatever it is you think you need to make you feel more secure.
A life by design has a plan for saving money, it has time scheduled, it has priorities identified and choices made in alignment with those priorities. It has communication about your priorities and accountability for your choices. It sounds very much like what we do on the Whole Life Challenge doesn't it?
Have you had times in your life where you were living by default and times where you were living by design? Being able to distinguish between the two is a great step toward self awareness. How are you living now? What is one small step you can take today that will set you on the path to a life by design?
Perform a full Tabata (8 x 20 sec work:10 sec rest) of each movement before moving to the next.
Tabata Row (calories)
Tabata Air Squat
Tabata AbMat Sit-up
Rest 1 min between each movement. Your score is the lowest reps performed. Compare to March 8, 2016 .
Tabata This! was the Whole Life Challenge workout for our 2016 New Year challenge. Today you get to see if your fitness has increased since March. It's a pretty safe bet it has.
This workout is all about efficiency, consistency, stamina, endurance, agility, and speed. Go hard, but not so hard that you fly and die. Since your score is the lowest rep, you have some incentive to maintain a consistent and brisk pace. Good luck!
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