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    Stay Disciplined My Friends

    August 3, 2016
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    Summer holidays are awesome but they can also derail a year of growth!
    Stay disciplined my friends! (As opposed to "stay thirsty my friends!")
    Summer invariably brings an attitude of  "time off" as many people book holidays to travel and recharge the batteries.
    Time off is a good and necessary thing to rejuvenate the body, soul and spirit.

    However, what starts off as a one or two week holiday can easily turn into a complete summer of lost productivity.  

    Take time off from work but do not take time off of your Agape training.

    I have talked to a few of our Warrior clients who have gotten a little off track with summer laziness and lack of discipline. Here is the simple solution that I offered them.
    Get back to the physical component of Agape training. It always boils down to the same thing. If you are training and staying disciplined, then invariably your life will move in the right direction.


     If you are currently off track the best way to get back on is through training in the pain. Simple as that.

    Stop reading right now and get out the door and have a run, go for a bike, or head to the gym. Every fiber of your being may be resisting it, but take the first step and the shackles begin to fall off.
    Discipline the body and the soul and spirit training will follow. 

    There will be a hundred and one excuses as to why you cannot do it. The kids are at home all the time  The in laws are visiting for a month.  The neighbours are having a 24/7 pool party.
    None of that matters.

    What matters is that God has a call on your life and you will miss the call if you don't get out there and break the pattern and do something that will make you train in the pain.

    It's up to you. Don't move and people die. Move and lives are saved. What will you choose?
    **Re-read Olexa's blog, Train in the Pain and get your mojo back!

    As a family we chose a local vacation with short escapes to Lake Placid, Tremblant and Prince Edward County. We built in a lot of rest and relaxation but we also had 7 long bike rides, one hike and daily trips to the gym or the box when we were in Ottawa.

    Let me know what you are doing to stay disciplined this summer.

    Coach Yurij


    On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, Stephen Lippitt said:

    This past year I've been more consistent than ever with my physical training. It naturally led to raising my awareness to my nutrition. With summer, my physical training has kept strong, but my nutrition, and morning word has not. I'm so glad that the physical training has still been there to be an anchor as it feels like a shorter jump to get back into the other stuff that I started to let go of. Thanks coach!


    On Monday, August 8, 2016, Brad P said:

    Yurij - this blog describes my last month or so. I'm struggling to stay disciplined and juggle days off and work and not just checking out. After Muskoka IM I took 3 weeks off training and am now slowly getting back to training. I hit my workouts last week but with zero enthusiasm. Great post, just what I needed to hear.


    On Monday, August 8, 2016, Cedric Tomico said:

    After playing in an all day soccer tournament Saturday, it is clear by my old man aching muscles that my training has been in lack as well. Now I kickstart a 2 week vacation and reading the wisdom this morning is just what i needed to hear to ensure that since I have the "time" to train to make sure I do it. Started this morning off right with some great morning time and will make sure I do some training as soon as the bones and muscles heal from Saturday as walking seems to be a chore right now. Thanks for the Kick Yurij!!!!!


    On Friday, August 5, 2016, Leo Quan said:

    My body's been telling me to get moving. Feeling increasingly stiff and weak over the past week of decreased training. Spent some great time with the family over the civic holiday long weekend, but didn't do much from Monday until Friday today. Got back into my yoga routine. When am I going for a run??? Feeling the resistance to training again!


    On Thursday, August 4, 2016, Angela Barrow said:

    Who gave you access to my brain Yurij?!! Thank you for this wisdom because it has just been this week (after a week of holidays) that I feel my discipline with my morning time and physical have both been more lax. Thank you for the kick. I am now looking forward to my morning time and training schedule tomorrow.


    On Thursday, August 4, 2016, Clarise Chan said:

    Going to start doing crossfit. Began foundation classes a few weeks ago to learn the proper technique and movements. Doing 10lb deadlift reps in 30 degree weather almost killed me! But I survived and will be completing my last foundation class tomorrow before jumping into the actual crossfit classes :).


    On Thursday, August 4, 2016, Yves said:

    Discipline the body and the soul and spirit training will follow. It took me a while to understand this principle when I joined the officer training program of the Canadian military. And I did figure it out and I could not agree more with your advice Yurij. If the body is out of shape the soul and the spirit are also out of shape. Life and work are a war, I may win a battle if out of shape but I will not win the war. Rain or shine, get out there!


    On Thursday, August 4, 2016, Craig Cocek said:

    Been training for the first annual Cocek half- marathon on August 26th! So true- training should never take a vaca! No fee to run the 21k! I think we've got 8 committed now! Want more! Praise God!


    On Thursday, August 4, 2016, Dmitri said:

    Great post Yurij! Thank you for encouragement! Last few days taking offshore kiting camp, I learned lots about myself. Yesterday was the craziest day: one kite crash when a new guy dropped the kite upfront of me and I fell into it reaping in pieces, 4 self rescues in one day. In the last 4 days I have done more self-preservation skills than probably combined in my life. I went for a run and everything hurt, like an old man, but through decided to stay on track and it became one of my best runs. Thanks to God and Warrior for teaching me perseverance. Amen


    On Thursday, August 4, 2016, Brad said:

    Great post Yurij! We recently visited friends at a cottage and two mornings in a row we worked out, using big bottles of water as weights and running up and down a cottage road. Feels great to be able to both enjoy the summer as well as staying in vision.


    On Thursday, August 4, 2016, Paul Given said:

    I am a creature of routine, and even though I love the holidays and all the things that I get to do and work on... At the end of 3 weeks I'm in my fatty pants. So it's time to get back to boxing ,my bike and on the weekends some long swims with my beautiful wife who at 8 months pregnant I still can't keep up with in the water.


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