discipline???

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    Oct 02, 2007 3:32 PM GMT
    hey boys.... how do you keep up the discipline?
    I'm struggling at the moment with lots of other things taking up my time I hardly get to the gym.... and i'm eating less which has made me loose some muscle... HELP!COLORED TEXT GOES HEREicon_confused.gif
  • iHavok

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    Oct 02, 2007 4:04 PM GMT
    Mens' Health has a great book called something like the body you want in the time you have...it has suggested work outs for all sorts of schedules, and has it all broke down by the time you have and how many days a week you can dedicate to it.
    I like to use this as a guideline for when my schedule gets hectic.
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    Oct 02, 2007 4:07 PM GMT
    It's part of my second job really.

    You don't take class, you don't get to dance. You don't work out, rehearsals are MUCH harder.

    I was reading an article about how of all the people in the entertainment industry dancers are the ones who have to give up the most time from their lives because of classes, rehearsals, and performances.

    The discipline comes from the love i guess.
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    Oct 02, 2007 4:11 PM GMT
    no matter what, you need to make the time for yourself. whether that is going to the gym, doing yoga, running, or sitting on the couch doing nothing, just schedule time for yourself.

    Like everyone, we're all busy and there are innumerable activities that will take away from the things we "want to do". There's a thousand "need to do" items on everyone's list. But doing all the "need to do"s won't make a happy life.

    I've owned one business for 3 years and am starting a second one as we speak. The first thing I learned when starting the first business is that you have to make time for things that are important.

    For me, that's going to the gym. I just learned to tell everyone (family, friends, clients) that they cannot touch me between the 6 and 8 pm at night. I was off-limits and if they couldn't get to me before or after that time period, than it must not be that important. I learned that people actually respect that - and I've been clear that that is personal time so they know where I'm at.

    The only person that can break that rule is someone I'm dating seriously - and then it has to be REALLY important.

    just one more opinion
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    Oct 02, 2007 4:32 PM GMT
    hey boys.... how do you keep up the discipline?

    I keep a few pics from the past around and boy, talk about motivation!
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    Oct 02, 2007 4:59 PM GMT
    I'm in a peculiar position because I do not sleep much. It is common for me to be awake by 4:30 or 5 AM. I don't want to go to work early so I workout instead. I love it, it keeps the blues away and gives me a great start to the work day.
  • iHavok

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    Oct 02, 2007 5:19 PM GMT
    Nickster makes a really good point...i have a pic of me with a stein of beer almost as big as my head, and all I can stare at is my big fat gut...Helps me anytime I want to avoid working out.

    Jbe- I'm right with ya...Workingout at five in the morning is the best! I used to find it odd how much energy I'd have because I got up an worked out instead of sleeping in, but now i just enjoy it and not worry about the why behind it.
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    Oct 02, 2007 5:41 PM GMT
    You finally realise that your body is a tool, and that you have to maintain it or it will break down.

    You schedule your regular sleep, workouts, meals, then everything else.

    You stick to the routine.
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    Oct 02, 2007 6:28 PM GMT
    Liberal use of flogger, paddle, ducttape until morale improves.




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    Oct 02, 2007 6:30 PM GMT
    "hey boys.... how do you keep up the discipline?"

    Handcuffs, leather restraints, rope.
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    Oct 02, 2007 6:30 PM GMT
    Dammit, PHL!!
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    Oct 02, 2007 6:50 PM GMT
    Spank me, OW.
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    Oct 02, 2007 7:57 PM GMT
    I find having a electric cock ring is a good way to keep away from the "bad" food. going for that sundae...ZAPPP!!!

    Even in th eweigt room: "Give me one more rep or ....ZAP!!!"

    of course you need a training partner who's a little but sadisticicon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 02, 2007 8:03 PM GMT
    YIKES!
  • GQjock

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    Oct 03, 2007 12:19 AM GMT
    OW...!!

    What's the Safe Word, Huh!!!???
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    Oct 03, 2007 1:33 AM GMT
    Mmmm, the safe word is...."Harder."
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    Oct 03, 2007 1:38 AM GMT
    Lol @ obscene.

    I'd have to say my "discipline" comes from my love of working out. It keeps me going...and if that doesn't work..the picture thing always helps. And still if it doesn't work...I'd have to suggest med's method lol.
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    Oct 03, 2007 7:38 AM GMT
    "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but whips and chains excite me!" icon_cool.gif

    I'm starting the Strong and Lean program on Monday... and since I'm bad about talking myself into (or out of) damn near anything easily, I'm taking this week to get prepared not to fail. Some of the stuff I'm doing... scheduling everything else around my workout time... removing all the junk food from the kitchen and going shopping this weekend to get the healthy stuff... posting pictures of me when I was in excellent shape and pictures of me now side-by-side on my desk, near the weight bench, on the fridge... even using it as wallpaper on my cell... getting all my weight equipment organized and within easy reach of the bench... and the most important thing, keeping everthing OFF the weight bench, so I don't have the excuse of being too tired to clean it off so I can do the workout.

    You know your own triggers that will make you keep going... use them, whatever works for you...

  • jock_1

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    Oct 04, 2007 10:34 PM GMT
    no excuses bro. if your health and fitness is very important to you, you WILL make the time and effort to get to the gym. everything in your life takes balance, where ther is a will there is a way. good luck
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 07, 2007 4:29 AM GMT
    For me is all about priorities and what I know is important. I agree with Jock_1 above. I do cardio 6x a week in the morning, and go to the gym 3x a week.
    I see the difference and know what it does for me when I go get the medical checkup. I love it! It can be very hard doing it on schedule, but for me its like flossing my teeth... it will be done... no excuses, period unless I'm sick.
  • Starboard

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    Oct 07, 2007 4:43 AM GMT
    I am very shallow and simple. Money is my motivator. When I look at my gym dues, my new pair of Asics, that $40 Under Armor t-shirt that I didn't need, my personal training fees and my grocery receipts, I become extremely motivated to get to the gym. Oh yeah, and then there's sex (no, not at the gym).
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    Oct 07, 2007 5:44 AM GMT
    Desire.

    Habit.

    Focus.

    Standards.

    Intellect.

    No point in losing a good thing.

    Life is cyclical. Don't sweat it.