Overcome Procrastination, Impatience, and Boredom


Reaching your training goals requires more than just physical effort; it demands mental discipline and perseverance. On the path to progress, we all encounter common hurdles: procrastination, impatience, and boredom. Let’s explore how we can conquer these challenges through discipline and the unwavering support of Madlab’s programming.



Putting things off is an all-too-common temptation. Overcoming inertia is never easy, especially when life's demands seem relentless. Research has shown that chronic procrastination is associated with higher levels of stress and a decreased sense of well-being. The truth is, there's never a perfect time to start; waiting for the "right moment" only prolongs progress. Once you’ve taken that first step, it just becomes about making the next one; starting is the hardest part.

Here are effective ways to tackle procrastination:

  • Book a one-on-one session with a coach: There is an added level of accountability that comes with booking in your calendar, engaging in a personal dialogue with someone who knows you, and receiving follow-ups. Working with a coach will set small, achievable goals, building momentum and confidence in your abilities. Remember, progress begins when you take that first step.

  • Reserve your classes for group training: Similar to the accountability from a session with your coach, reserving specific class times in your calendar helps you take action for your needs. The flexibility in class bookings and the camaraderie of friendly people can boost your motivation. The sense of accountability to attend classes you've scheduled creates a chain of small, stackable wins.

  • Focus on the next actionable item, and put it in your calendar.


Impatience can be a formidable foe on the road to progress. It is a natural human response that can lead to hasty decisions and increased stress levels due to the desire for immediate results or outcomes. We all want immediate results, but adaptation and growth take time. Rushing through foundational progressions can backfire, leading to setbacks and frustrations in the long run.

To combat impatience, consider the following strategies:

  • Ask your coach for adjustments to enhance enjoyment: Many people develop a punishment-based relationship with fitness. While putting forth effort is essential for adaptation, you don’t need to push yourself to the point of hating your workouts. When you enjoy what you're doing, you're less likely to get frustrated and more capable of patients towards your goals. Work with your coach to find movements you like and make adjustments to the ones you don’t.

  • Embrace the process of group training with a community: Understand that each lesson brings you closer to your goals. Participating in a group class provides the social interaction you need to make things fun while checking off your sets and reps to make progress. Take advantage of the power of a shared experience. Embrace the moments of conversation and laughter connecting with other like-minded individuals.

  • Accept that creating change takes time, so find ways to enjoy it.




We understand that staying motivated and engaged is crucial to your long-term success and enjoyment on your fitness journey. A training program that doesn't provide enough challenge or fails to push the individual outside their comfort zone may become dull and uninspiring. Prolonged and chronic boredom can be detrimental to mental health, leading to feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and an increased risk of falling off the wagon. In today's fast-paced world, we often crave mentally stimulating new things, undervaluing the simplicity of our daily repeatables. The allure of novelty can overshadow the value of foundational movements and skills.

Here's how to combat boredom and rediscover your passion for training:

  • Continue discussing your “why” with your coach one on one: This process helps identify what is essential to you and connects it to specific goals in your training. Linking your goals to what is ultimately important to you eliminates the boredom of going through the motions. The conversation with your coach will continue to evolve, and your hybrid membership ensures this dialogue keeps happening at regular checkpoints. Boredom can have a positive side, as it can spark reflection and objectivity in your training, leading you to unpack more about why you’re doing what you’re doing.

  • Take advantage of focuses within our group training. Movement patterns like squatting, bending, pulling, and pushing are common in our class programming. We train them regularly throughout the year and prioritize different strategies for six weeks at a time. For example, you can expect to get squatting exposure year-round, but you’ll get to focus on a new element of it during each cycle change. Embrace the current cycle focus, whether that be developing more power by moving fast with lighter weights, or building up weight week to week to retest your Madlab benchmark.

  • Focus on the next available challenge while you discover whats important to you.

Remember that overcoming challenges is part of the process. Madlab stands by your side, providing expert coaching and a supportive community to empower your growth. In the pursuit of lifelong fitness, trust the process and welcome the possibilities that lie ahead. Together, let's conquer procrastination, impatience, and boredom, transforming them into stepping stones towards your best self.


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