Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate
Self-discipline is definitely a crucial skill of becoming a respectable martial artist and it should be practiced like any other aspect of the martial arts. Each day I have a list of stuff I must overcome and each day is similar to the last. First when I wake up (and even after sleeping in) I read and do all my chores. It’s a struggle not to pick my phone up and watch YouTube and forget about my chores.
After I finish my acts of self-discipline I head to the gym. I start with 100 sit-ups and 100 push-ups. Push-ups are harder for me (like most of us) so I spilt it up into 20 or 30 at a time. One of the hardest things is counting out how many push-ups or sit-ups I’ve done. A lot of times I’ve lost track so I’ve started tallying as I go. Then I run 2 miles and if I need some extra miles or if I want to bank some I go on the bike and do a few more miles. I need 10 miles a week to stay on track. I will be leaving soon for a week to visit family so I need to add additional miles in case I can’t manage 2 miles a day on vacation.
It is very hard to stay on track and it takes a lot of self-discipline. I have attached a picture of my weekly schedule. Instead of seeing it as six months I have decided to focus on each day and forget about the future and the past. I think of it as one day that I have to overcome instead of half a year. This helps me keep going.
Every day will have its challenges and but I understand that I should give it my all since how often in my life will I get a chance at doing this? It’s not like I’m going to get to do this again for a long time (hopefully) so I will give it my all, Osu!