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TRAINING/NUTRITION BLOG: 08/18/13: Don't Take Unscheduled Rest Days

Today's training: Don't take unscheduled rest days. 

A long time ago I read an autobiography by Chuck Norris, written in the 80s. I don't recall the title, or the exact wording, but there was a section where Mr. Norris talked about his daily training. 

The synopsis of it was that some days he (just like everyone else) just didn't feel like training. He said that on those days, although he didn't want to or feel like it, he would tell himself that he would only do a light workout that day, rather than do nothing, because if he took the day off it would be easier to take the next day off and the next.

This is a lesson I have taken to heart my whole life. I really, really wanted to just lay around today. I told myself that I'd only do five rounds of this today, but when I got to five, I decided seven rounds was possible, and by the time I got done with the seventh, all 10 rounds were doable. 

By the time I left the desert today, I felt motivated and recharged. I recall many, many times when I felt the same way and told myself to just take it easy that day. Most of the time after getting into my "easy" workout for the day, I felt ready to go and ended up doing way more than I'd planned. 

Moral? 

Next time you feel like taking the day off (unless it is a scheduled rest day) just tell yourself that you will do a light workout. You'll feel better just having done something rather than slacking, and you will probably find you have more in the tank than you thought.

TRAINING:

10 ROUNDS OF...

30 SQUATS, IMMEDIATELY INTO 50YD MAX EFFORT HILL SPRINT. 

2 MINUTES REST BETWEEN ROUNDS. 

NUTRITION:

6am-

200mg caffeine

8am

1 tbsp coconut oil

1pm-

1 tbsp coconut oil

several strips of bacon

handful of raw almonds

about 1oz of gruyere cheese

fish oil

cod liver oil

5000iu vitamin D

4pm-

300mg caffeine/green tea

820pm(postworkout)

25gr Carnivore protein with 1 tbsp chia seed

10pm-

1 tbsp coconut oil

2 huge hamburgers on mushroom caps 

whole bunch of steamed broccoli with lemon and butter

baked potato with butter and sour cream

fish oil

cod liver oil

12am-

Zn, Mg, B6, melatonin

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