Wednesday, 5/25/11

Skill – Handstands

W.O.D. 15 min. A.M.R.A.P.
5 – Inverted Burpees
10 – Power Cleans 105 / 75
15 – Box Jumps 24/20

What derails you?

There are so many things that can send a well intended train right off it’s track. It’s simple enough right? You wake up and say to yourself; Self, today I will stay on track with my diet, eat enough veggies, get enough water, exercise, fish oil, spend some quality time with my family or friends or self and get to bed at a decent hour. But somewhere along the day our well intended train can fall off its track. How and why does this happen?

I’ve come up with a few things that derail me, maybe you can relate. Travel; this is the worst because I have no kitchen and am on somebody else’s schedule. Sleep: all to often I don’t go to bed early enough. This is sure to start the next day on the wrong foot. I get busy and overwhelmed, which creates lack of planning, anxiety and impatience, a vicious cycle. When you are busy, who has time to take care of themselves, there are other things to be done? I go to long without eating, if I pass that five hour mark before having a meal, watch out! What derails you?

All of these things are common enough and easy predictable. So why do we perpetuate these cycles? It’s biological and know as the Second Law of Thermodynamics – Entropy

The second law of thermodynamics concerns the transformation of potential energy into heat, or random molecular motion. It states that the disorder (also known as entropy) in the universe is continuously increasing. In other words, disorder is more likely then order. For example it is much more likely that your bedroom will become messy overtime, then that it will spontaneously clean itself up, or that a mountain will crumble instead of build itself higher, order turns to disorder spontaneously, but not vis versa.

Entropy is the measure of the disorder of a system. When the universe formed, it held all the potential energy it will ever have, it has become progressively more disordered ever since. (“energy cannot be created nor destroyed, it can only undergo conversion”).

So let’s apply this to our biological lives, disorder of our systems is inevitable, as we age entropy begins to take over. I say fight entropy! Fight the urge to allow disorder in your life. Entropy is our biological ticking clocks. How many people do you know that have become lazier as they get older (I have), less inclined to get off the coach and on the trail, slopes or gym? This is the natural order, fight entropy! Fight the urge to allow disorder, don’t roll over instead create routines, get stronger and defy your natural tendency. Be a biological rebel!

Similar Posts