So Hunchback wanted to get some an early update to the 40 Days of Discipline Part Deux so he could use it for his Toastmasters speech he was working on. I have had a decent showing this go around but have been slack on posting any updates during these 40 days. (QFAIL)
However, we got a little feedback from the PAX on Twitter and if you missed it I will summarize it.
Here is what we learned:
From Whoopee: “Discipline. The exercise part is not difficult-got others to keep me accountable. The diet modification is my weakness. There is no one looking over my shoulder at 3pm when I hear the cookies and chips calling for me. It’s all about discipline with the food for me.
From Roadie: I am down 12 lbs. I owe it to running like crazy and hitting at least 6 or more workouts a week. A good diet helps. I can’t say my diet is better than any other but it works for me.
From Def Leppard: “I’m down 8 lbs. while being injured and not being able to run much. Several guys help keep me honest with my diet by seeing how hard they are pushing. Trying to post at a lot of workouts had really helped me.
From Sargento: I’m down about 5lbs. My key has been cutting down portion size. Running 109 miles in May helped too! I’d say everyone should run more. (Editor’s note: he would say that)
As for YHC, the original 40 day challenge helped me be more conscious of what I eat. Being intentional about getting your workouts in is extremely beneficial. The variety helps. I got 37 of 40 days, but didn’t count the 100 burpees in 9:32 I did yesterday because it wasn’t a 30 minute workout. At least I did something. The themes I shared with Hunchback are what we can all get better at: Discipline, accountability, self-control, planning, being intentional, confronting your own weaknesses, developing better habits. I probably lost as much as I want to without being labeled a “runner” or becoming an Ectomorph.
The other parts of the challenge were a mixed bag. I don’t think we reached our FNG #’s that I hoped. I put the EH on several but no one came out. I have to keep trying. Although I can’t say I had at least two formal “dates” with my wife, I purchased some new cheap chairs and an umbrella for the deck and we had some good times enjoying the outdoors and a few impromptu meals out together. That works for me. She probably wouldn’t want to date a guy like me anyway.
What about intentional acts of service for people? Treating everyone with respect and kindness? We need to keep trying harder to do this.
I read Way of the Warrior Kid 2 to my 2.1. I am almost finished with “The Killer Angel’s”. I have several other books to read when I am through. Thanks to our mobile library that is Stroganoff’s SUV, you can get a book to read too!
I heard from some people that they had a week or two of discipline. That is okay, as long as you keep trying to get better. If you don’t do anything, you get worse.
The Chief Rock Pushers continue to be Roadie, Hipaa, Huckleberry, and many others not named. Keep getting after it.
I am looking forward to the next challenge and the summer of F3 in the Gashouse. AYE!