Many years ago I bought a DVD that documented the Navy SEAL training of BUD/S Class 234. This 6 hour documentary was inspiring. I thought that I had gone through some tough training in football and rugby but it was nothing compared to what these guys push themselves through.
During the first few weeks the class is “wet and sandy” most of the time. At night they are in cold water and during their “hell week” they are constantly put through drills and only get about 3 hours of sleep for the ENTIRE WEEK. This is some of the toughest physical and mental training programs that I have ever seen.
I’ve included the video in case you want to check it out.
The SEALs are definitely bad mo-fos. They have a lot of great sayings to help motivate them through their training, missions and through their life. The one I wanted to expand on today is “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.”
When I think about the fitness goals that people have and what it takes to get there it is nothing compared to what a SEAL goes through. Getting to the gym and eating healthy pale in comparison to a week of being cold, wet and sleep deprived.
How This Applies To You
Most of the people in this world will never be Navy SEALs but can still benefit from the mental toughness they have.
Being uncomfortable is not fun but remember no one ever did anything great by being comfortable. If you want anything great it’s gonna take a little discomfort and sacrifice.
One of the most important things to remember is that the things you have done have gotten you to the point you are. If you want to change the way you are, you need to change the things you do.
The most important thing for getting in shape is your nutrition. It may not be easy to change your diet. You may be used to doing things a certain way. You may have eaten certain foods for so long that it is uncomfortable for you to change.
If you want to change your body, you need to change your foods. This may not be the easiest thing to accomplish. There may be people around you that eat bad. You may get cravings for junk food.
You need to fight these negative influences and push yourself to become better.
Doing the right things is not always easy. It’s not easy to get a few more reps when your muscles are burning. It’s not easy to get to the gym when you are dead tired from work.
To succeed, get outside your comfort zone. Make a change. Eventually doing things that used to be uncomfortable will become the new norm. It will become easier and easier.
Challenge of The Week
My challenge to you is to do something uncomfortable this week. If there is something you have been putting off for a while, do it.
Maybe it’s eliminating a certain food from your diet. Maybe it’s adding a food.
Have you been skipping a workout during the week? Get to the gym or do a hard workout at home.
Maybe you need to start stretching more.
Don’t let time become an excuse. Remember when someone says they “don’t have time,” they haven’t stated their schedule they’ve stated their priority.
Ask yourself what has been holding you back and change it. Not next month, not next week… NOW.
Go Smash It!
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