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When It’s Time To Go Into The Gym Or Laundry Room

I believe “no” is the “right” answer for everything. It’s the one thing that keeps me in the gym, out of the kitchen, and focused. This quote has influenced my personal mindset, which has enabled me to stay in shape without having to work out daily, and avoid embarrassing myself in front of my friends.

When I’m getting ready to go into the kitchen, I want to be certain my clothes are put away. As soon as a bunch of other things come into focus and I realize that I won’t be able to complete these tasks, I want to go into the gym ASAP. When I’m getting ready to wash the dishes, I don. t want to waste time. I want to be completely and utterly comfortable with my environment without having to think about what I’m putting on the dishes. In short: If I have to, I need to get things done.

In short, no. This may sound paradoxical to someone like I once was, where I was getting everything done without worrying about how.

4. “Do it right” = get “everything” done

In the case of running long distances, there are two things you want to do. The first thing is running a reasonable distance. If you’re running a marathon, you need to run a reasonable distance, and this means your muscles need to work very hard in order to maintain speed. The second thing you want to do is running a distance you’re comfortable with. Running 100 marathons isn’t something I would recommend, because it’s too difficult for me. When I get into a rhythm, I’m almost instantly in a zone, where if I run too fast, my muscles hurt and I can’t maintain my pace. There’s a limit to how many times I can go out on a limb in order to continue my running. One minute you’re in a great run, the next you’re hurtling down stairs and you start wishing you were in bed. That’s why I don’t go out in the cold, rainy weather. The last thing I want to do is to be too injured while I’m running.

This brings me to my favorite quote of all time. This is from “Run Like An Egyptian,” a book by John Newton and published in 1996:

“Just like the Egyptians, people want to go to the grocery store and buy the food and bring it all back, but they can’t. So they go to the grocery store and buy a bunch of other stuff they can’t bring back in one trip. And when they go home they have to go pick all that up, because they can’t do all of it in one trip. They have to make a good deal of mistakes.”

What I’ve learned over the years is that to consistently create results, the main thing you need to do to consistently create results is to do all the things you want to do, but don’t want to do. I may not want to go to the grocery store, but it’s easier than constantly getting injured while I’m there. So what do I need to do to go grocery shopping on a regular basis without hurting and breaking my body? You need to do it right, and “doing it right” requires putting yourself in position to achieve your goal. “Right” has two sides, and they can both work in conjunction with one another.

When I want to travel to a new city, I go with a plan- it’s easier than walking, even, and I make sure I have the money and time to pay for it. With my running, my plan is to simply get in a good run and maintain a good pace for a long time, while staying comfortable in the zone where I’m comfortable. I try to establish this habit within the day, and if I can, a little bit before I wake up every morning.

In short, yes. It’s possible to use the four-word phrase “get everything done right” for a consistent, daily routine.