Falling Into Ruts, and Overcoming them. 



Good day, gents.

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. No excuses over here, I just haven’t been writing like I should. While I had the blog on my mind, I also had a topic in my head that I wanted to write about, so here we go.

It’s quite easy to get into a routine, people will often think “great! I’ve settled into my new job and now I am ready to take on the next hurdle!” However, what people don’t often consider is the flipside of this. Just as a routine can be put in place, it can be forgotten twice as fast. For example, I took a weekend off and went on a mini vacation, I cheated on my diet, hung out with friends, and had a great time overall. Though, for the last two weeks since I have gotten back, I hadn’t quite gotten my diet to where it was previously. It was quite easy to say “well, I’m not eating over on my calories, so why not?” Chinese takeout, pizza, high fat high carb shit. I didn’t gain any weight, but I also didn’t lose any. And that wishy-washy shit is what I despise. I haven’t hit my fat loss goals so why would I allow myself to not keep losing fat? Now that this realization has been made, I wanted to pass the information along to you guys, and write it down for myself.

It’s quite easy to fall out of your groove, you must strive to stay on your path for as long as you can. If you need to, take a week off and reevaluate yourself, but make sure that you don’t stay in that mindset. That week is a GIFT, a leisure, it is not nor will it become the status quo, as much as you or I would like it to be. I took the initiative and started getting back in the gym, eating clean, and continuing to expand my knowledge base just as before. Three weeks off, that’s two too many.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is life hard?
  • Do you have a set schedule?
  • Do you eat clean?
  • Are you constantly striving for more?

If you answered no to any of these, then you must evaluate where you are in life and how you will get to your goals by doing what you are doing now. Never, get comfortable in your current situation, ever. Comfort is the antithesis of growth.

If you were stranded in Antarctica, would you be more motivated to find your way out if you had no shelter only wearing a fur pelt and boots or if you had a cabin with a fire blazing and a warm bed? I thought so, never get comfortable.

-Till Valhalla