The true definition: the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.
So I wonder, what punishment was used if I trailed off course from achieving these fitness results?
There wasn't a punishment. It was more of an effect:
I follow the process, I look like the picture above. I don't follow the process, I stay fat, or only get mediocre results.
So when I hear "you're so disciplined" "I wish I had your discipline" it made me wonder if I really am disciplined. Because I trail off course WAY more than people really know, knowing there's no real punishment, just a tummy ache or a 3 lbs weight increase the next morning.
So maybe it's not just discipline. It's a combination of things.
I was COMMITTED to this goal.
I was MOTIVATED by the fact I didn't want to be fat anymore.
I was DRIVEN by a painful break up.
I was STUBBORN enough to keep on track, even when I wanted to quit.
And I think one of the key ingredients: I DIDN'T STOP.
There's no punishment for you not succeeding in your fitness goals. But I also don't care to hear, "I want your results!" But don't make an effort or continuously come up with excuses as to why you can't.
Find your reason to stay motivated. Make a real commitment to yourself (no one else gives a shit that you're "trying"). And don't stop. Stay consistent, of all things. ...And stop making fucking excuses...(unless you work nights. I understand that uphill battle...)