Of course diets are no fun. I don't know anybody that likes hardcore dieting. Im talking about the deprived state of weak/suffering that one must do to obtain sub 10% body fat, not maintenance stuff.
But the training? Do I ever feel tired before I train? Of course. But every time I feel like that, I just train, I just grab the bar and get started and pretty soon, I get in a groove and the sweat breaks and the tiredness leaves. The few times that it hasn't, I just tell myself that I must push through it, that I will be glad that I did. That I will feel better afterwards. Every single time, I do feel better. Grab it and go, I tell myself, grab it and go.
Training for me is a true release. A time to forget about all the outside things that bother you, that demand your time. I don't wear headphones when I train at work, but when I am squatting or deadlifting in the basement, I enjoy putting on some death/doom metal and having my dog lying there and getting after it. I had a Muay Thai teacher who once explained that when you enter the dojo, you must bow to the outside of the dojo and to the inside of the dojo. And this signifies leaving everything on the outside for an hour, all your problems and concerns. That for the next hour, you will give total focus to the lesson. I think of that often.
So it's 5:47 AM and I am squatting in my basement at 6AM. Why? because today is squat day and I have to travel with my family to North Jersey. If I don't squat, I will be in a pissed off mood all day, thinking about how I need to get the workout in when I get home, but what if the baby is asleep? And then I gotta take the dog out, unload the truck, all kind of stuff pops up.It is best to just get it done this morning.