This is a movement. A movement to rock people out of their comfy routine. Something to force discomfort into their lives.
It’s called “Do Something You Hate Tuesdays”.
Let’s be honest, Tuesdays are the worst day of the week. You don’t have the end-of-the-week joy of a Thursday or Friday or the “sigh…we’re halfway there” feeling of a Wednesday. You don’t even have the self-righteous “It’s Monday, I’m mad, and YOU’RE going to hear about it!” Tuesdays are just…there. They just exist.
So for the last month, I have done something special on Tuesdays. I have pledged to “do something I hate.”
For me its track workouts, bear crawls, and stadium stairs. The more mind numbing and physically exhausting, the better! These workouts are boring, brutal, and very VERY painful. By the end of the workout I’m usually drenched in sweat, limping around like John Wayne, and muttering “$*** that was ****ing hard.”
The strange part is that through this punishment (both mental and physical) I’ve come to look forward to these workouts. My mindset is beginning to accept the hard boring work. It’s beginning to change from “This is the worst” to “Let’s conquer this beast!” I’m savoring the struggle.
“I’ve already explored all I can explore in my comfort zone. It’s time to see what is outside of it.” – Seth Godin
The reason I started this new weekly tradition is because I was becoming way too comfortable in my routine. I’m a big fan of forcing yourself into the uncomfortable. When you come at it with a mindset that you are going to “do something you hate” the “pains” of discomfort aren’t as painful. By definition being uncomfortable is not easy. It’s HARD WORK. Hard work is good for you. It is not something to shy away from, but rather something to embrace. “Do Something You Hate Tuesdays” allow you to embrace the hard work. You accept the fact that its not going to be fun and you begin to teach yourself how to handle adversity.
When was the last time you pushed yourself? Can you even remember the last time you stepped outside your comfy routine? The last time you were really uncomfortable?
If you feel yourself becoming stagnant then please join me. Prove to yourself that you are tough. That you don’t need to exist in your comfort zone 100% of the time. That when shit gets tough you have the ability to power through. Prove that you can turn “something you hate” into “something you can handle with ease.”
My Last “Do Something You Hate” Workout:
- 5 miles of speed work around the track (8:06, 5:32,6:43,6:26,7:28)
– I hate the track because its so freaking boring. You are literally just running around in circles. Blah!
– I told myself I couldn’t leave the track until I broke a 6 minute mile pace. I hate going fast.
- 200 yards of bearcrawls
– I have yet to meet a person who enjoys bear crawls. If you like bear crawls you are a psychopath.
- 4 “Everests”
– An Everest is a round of squat jumps all the way up the stadium stairs. You will be cussing the world
at the top…trust me.
Join me! Do something you hate next Tuesday. It will totally suck!