- The ones that wake up suddenly one day and whoops! discover they're overweight, and so they just change their diet and drop off the pounds steadily week after week and get to their goal weight and stay there.
- The ones that get up at 4AM every day without complaint or even a second thought and go do their workouts and by the time most of us start our days they've swum two miles and run a dozen and are acting all chipper and happy.
- The ones that never miss a workout no matter what. They just do it, whatever is on the schedule.
- The ones that eat the same thing day after day (like this), healthful foods in moderate amounts, and love it and never get tired of it.
- The ones that look forward to getting to work every day and arrive early, acting all cheerful.
- The ones that decide to write a book or learn a language and sit down for an hour a day without fail to do it and get the job done in six months.
- The ones that do their training every day and never seem to need a day off or vacation, because, well, it doesn't even occur to them.
I'm NOT NOT NOT one of those people. I like to sleep late in the morning and go to sleep early at night. Or stay up on a whim because I've found something interesting to do. Enjoy my food in variety and quantity. Find a million "good reasons" to curtail or skip my workout. Love to do something different and new and interesting every day, and hate getting stuck in the same old boring routine.
Discipline is a foreign and slightly distasteful concept to me. Something maybe good for nuns and Marines, but not for me.
But I can sure see how those traits might be useful . . . . if I were to somehow acquire them. Practice, practice, practice, I guess.