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Will Power

By Justin Emmons

I’ve been working pretty closely with the people on the Fall nutrition challenge, and this is something that I’ve been working with them on.  Did you know that will power is finite resource?  It’s been shown through research that each person has a certain amount of will power.  It’s a daily renewable/ depleting resource.  Will power is depleted in all kinds of different ways.  Most stresses will deplete will power.  Let’s say you get yelled at by your boss at work, and you don’t yell back, that depletes will power.  Your kids are being especially cranky today, this depletes will power.  Really hard workouts can deplete will power.  Then when you get home, that leftover Halloween candy is just too much for you.  

I’m here to tell you, I’m with you.  I get it.  If I that stuff is in my house, it takes enormous effort for me not to eat it.  The more tired I am, the more stressed I am, the lower my will power, and that holds true for everyone. 

I know we have talked about this before, but the easiest thing to do is set yourself up for success.  The more steps you put in between you and the thing that is not good for you, the less likely you are to do it. This is due to the fact that it takes will power to go through the steps too.  In essence you can hack the system.  

If you have candy on the counter when you get home by easy access, you will eat it.  If you go one step further and put it into a locked box, you most likely will not eat it.  If you go a step further then that and don’t have it in your house, the act of going to the store to get it will most likely stop you from doing it.  

Set yourself up for success and it’s much easier to be successful.  


11-21-13 WOD


To be discussed in class

Met Con:

Double Unders x 20/ Singles x 50 

KB Swings x 5 (heavy) 

Dead Hang Pull ups x 5 

AMRAP 12 minutes