Two Minute Rule

QIC: Prosciutto
Date: 01/08/2018
PAX: Early Bird
AO: Beast Ridge


Damp with freezing rain. Temps in the low 30’s. Great weather, unless you’re a petunia.

The Disclaimer

Delivered to myself, which felt odd. Then, once again when Early Bird joined


Capri Lap waiting on “Pajaro!”
SSH x 10 IC
IW x 12 IC
*Stay in plank position*
Mtn Climbers x 10 IC
Merkins x 5 IC
Mtn Climbers x 10 IC
Plank x 12 IC
Side Plank x 10 IC
Side Plank (other) x 10 IC
SSH x 12 IC

The Thang

1) Merkin Mile 
Perform a run/fellowship mosey and at every .25 mile, perform 25 Merkins
2) Every Minute on the Minute (EMOM)
Run back to shovel flag and perform 5 burpees EMOM (6 Minute run back)
3) Coupon curls
Grab a landscape block and perform low, mid, full curls x 10 OYO (repeat)
4) Raccoon Crawl
At the stadium steps, perform raccoon crawls from bottom step upward



“The 2-Minute Rule” – The two-minute rule is simply a tactic which helps one overcome procrastination and laziness by making it so easy to start taking action that you can’t say no. And, even better, it’s built off the notion that Sir Isaac Newton suggests, “objects at rest tend to stay at rest and objects in motion tend to stay in motion.” This is just as true for humans as it is for falling apples.

Part 1 — If it takes less than two minutes, then do it now.

Part 1 comes from David Allen’s best-selling book, Getting Things Done.

It’s surprising how many things we put off that we could get done in two minutes or less. For example, washing your dishes immediately after your meal, tossing the laundry in the washing machine, taking out the garbage, cleaning up clutter, sending that email, and so on.

If a task takes less than two minutes to complete, then follow the rule and do it right now.

Part 2 — When you start a new habit, it should take less than two minutes to do.

Can all of your goals be accomplished in less than two minutes? Obviously not.

But, every goal can be started in 2 minutes or less. And that’s the purpose behind this little rule.

It might sound like this strategy is too basic for your grand life goals, but it works for any goal because of one simple reason: Sir Isaac Newton’s theory – “objects at rest tend to stay at rest and objects in motion tend to stay in motion.”

The 2–Minute Rule is awesome because it embraces the idea that all sorts of good things happen once you get started.

In F3, we start first thing in the morning (not because of this rule), but it’s a perfect opportunity to utilize the rule.  If you choose to post in the morning, then you are no longer an object at rest, and therefore you will tend to stay in motion after the post and accomplish more; as opposed to staying in the fartsack (See #3: The Lunch Hour workout guy) and leading a lackluster and otherwise noncommittal life of sadness. #truthNugget


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