F3 Medina


Wed., Jan. 18, 2023

You're In Control

Wed., Jan. 18, 2023 / 06:00 am - 06:45 am / Medina High School



40 minutes you vs. you


  • 200 upper reps
  • 300 lower body reps
  • 400 ab reps
  • 4 laps


  • Do the same chosen exercise throughout
  • Continue through the goal if you reach it
  • All other stuff is up to you how you get it done


How we describe and label what we feel impacts our subsequent performance. When we name something, we take back control—converting the ambiguous to something tangible that we can understand, manipulate, and come to terms with. Even how we talk about feelings and emotions matters. Take the example of depression. It’s common to say, “I’m sad.” But that doesn’t make sense when you think about it. That implies that sadness is concrete, a trait that you can’t change. If instead you say, “I’m experiencing a wave of sadness,” it implies that it’s a trait that will pass. It might seem trivial, but the language we use to describe what we are experiencing goes a long way in determining whether we have power over our emotions or they control us. If we can develop the ability to discern what sensations and emotions are telling us, it not only weakens their connection to the cascade of negative thoughts or actions, but it also allows us to interpret them more accurately and to understand that some feelings are meaningless or unimportant—false alarms triggered by an overactive inner self. Something to let float away, that reminds us that a feeling is nothing more than a piece of information. The better we understand the signals coming from our body, the better decisions we can make.

Do Hard Things – Steve Magness (thank you @Hardware for the recommend. Love this book.)