Friday WAR Strength & Conditioning

I love Autumn

WAR Workout5 sets of:Ring Dips AMRepsAP    Rest 20 secondsHigh Box Jumps 6 Reps (step down, go high as you can, stack weight in top of a 30 inch box)    Rest 20 seconds30 seconds of Double Unders    Rest 1 Minute    +Row 1K x 2    Rest 3 minutes 


I've been thinking a lot about motivation lately. What keeps us motivated to continue to live this WAR Lifestyle? Why should we be diligent and strict in the way we eat? Why should we put nothing but healthy substances into our body? Why should we be active physically, mentally and spiritually? Why should we push ourselves to new limits in the gym? And most importantly, why should we stay clear day in and day out? What is the motivation behind all of this? I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and I have yet to come to one perfect conclusion or understanding? All I know is that we as human beings are in search of something beyond ourselves. We are in search of a different understanding of life; and of how we can find success, peace and happiness in this world. So if this is the case - how do we do it? How do we keep motivated in our effort to find peace, happiness and success? How do we stay motivated in living this WAR Lifestyle?Let's be honest, the WAR Lifestyle is a challenging lifestyle to live at times. What I've come to find is that yes, it is challenging, but what's the alternative? Is the alternative to be unhealthy, unhappy, and average - or even below average? This WAR Lifestyle is so incredible because through it we have the opportunity to lead an elite way of life.  A life that is different from the majority of the people we surround ourselves with in that we are actively involved in a more disciplined and somewhat challenging life because of this higher level of standard and commitment we chose to live. I have found that there are absolutely no short cuts in life, and in order to find happiness we have to be willing to search it out. In order to find peace we have to gain an understanding of ourselves, and become humbled and less prideful. And in order to find success we have to be willing to go above and beyond even our own expectations at times. We have to be willing to put off the ways of the world in order to lead this exceptional, healthy, elite way of life. Yes, it is tough and challenging, but if it were easy everyone would be doing it, therefore we wouldn't have the opportunity to be DIFFERENT. What keeps people motivated is the ability to see and feel change; it’s the recognition of how good their life is now going; and that they are different and better in their ways, which then leads them to not want to go back to their old way of life. They have now found a new way to get where they want to go; they have found a higher, more extensive and intelligent way of thinking. Their mind, body, and spirit are in harmony, which leads to an incredible balance in their lives. This balance, in my humble opinion, is what keeps people motivated to continue in their search for happiness. This balance is what drives us to live the WAR Lifestyle.-Hawk