No pain no gain. We've all heard it before, whether it was while working out, making that difficult decision, or staying up late to finish that project for school. Well this saying holds very true in trading as well and we were reminded of that in the live room today. Today was sort of a milestone in the Live Trading room. Why? Well because it was the first time that I had it open on a Monday. Honestly I didn't know what expect since Monday's historically known to be slow, but then again with the way everything has been as of late it feels like anything can happen. Going against the notion that Monday's are slow days we opened up the start of the session with two at market trades. As the second hour began we entered a third. As I told the traders in the room, today seemed like one of those days where the market would decide to test our trading discipline because we sat and watched all three trades bounce up and down in a range over and over again. One even tried to stop us out multiple times. However, we stayed true to our professionalism and with the last 5 mins of the session one of the trades finally broke out of it's channel (if we can even call it that) and hit our first target. It was funny because I wasn't even paying attention to the actual pair at the time, I simply saw an onslaught of message saying "Ring the Register." (I ring a cash register sound every time we make money in the room). Soon after the room closed that same trade continued to rollover and hit target two, along with one of the other trades hitting it's first target. It wasn't our most profitable day in the room, but exciting none the lesson because during days like these, it really feels like you're earning your money.