The temptation to not work out was strong this morning. I knew I'd be going to late-night jiu jitsu. I'd get my exercise. I'd be sore later in the day. I'd be tired on the mat. Easy to rationalize exercise away.
I was giving myself a pass. I was cutting myself slack. I can't allow slack.
As Jocko Willink has pointed out several times on his podcast, if you have the ability and the time, there's no good reason not to train. Life builds in breaks. There will always be the day when your car is in the shop, or the kids are late for school, or the hot water heater breaks. Those are the kinds of days when I take breaks. Today was not one of them.
The workout above is a good no-excuse routine if you already have a baseline level of fitness. I came up with it this morning. All you need is a kettlebell and some room to jump and move. Perform each of the moves in order, taking breaks as needed. The goal is to get through five sets as quickly as you can while maintaining good form. I made it through in just under 19 minutes. Think you can beat my time?