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vBulletin; Mental toughness, mediocrity and excuses; New photo.

Friday, October 7, 2005 by  
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The new version of vBulletin (v3.5) has been out for about a week now. There are a lot of cool new features, but the upgrade is a major one: I’m going to have to upgrade all the “skins” and re-write the few hacks that I’ve written or used. There will probably be other unforeseen issues as well, and new things to learn. I’m going to wait a couple of weeks to upgrade JSF, maybe even until the first inevitable bug fix version is released (v3.51). I’ll probably run the upgrade on a spare server with a duplicate of the forums here at home before I upgrade the production box.

Yesterday’s workout (pecs & abs) started a little shaky. For some reason I just wasn’t feeling it. I had a bit of a headache (very rare for me), and rainy weather often has a subduing effect on me. I pushed through, though, and mid way through my second chest exercise I started to feel pretty good. I improved on last week’s workout, so I’m glad I gutted it out and got it done.

I think one of the key differences between people who get poor results and those who get great results is directly tied to excuses: those who make them go nowhere, while those who don’t can do anything. I try to keep this in mind any time I feel like skipping a workout or pigging out on junk food. Sometimes I almost enjoy it when I don’t feel like working out; I consider it another exercise – a mental one. Most people fail this test, and fail it miserably. Just look around the next time you are outside, the evidence is everywhere. This may sound egotistical but I’ll be honest and just come out with it: I like knowing that I’m one of the few who doesn’t take the easy way out. I enjoy knowing I’m doing something 99 out of 100 people won’t do. I was average for a long time, and I didn’t like it. Not one bit. I don’t like being common. I’m better than common, and so are each and every one of you. What are you going to do today to separate yourself from the apathetic masses?

I took just one photo after last night’s workout. I’m working hard to get rid of the last remaining fat below my belly button. I think it’s slowly starting to come off!

Cardio time! Have a wonderful day (and no skipping your workout! 😉 )

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