Do It Your Own Way

For those of you in the cheap seats?  Have a great weekend peeps!

 


Summer Thoughts In a Field of Weeds

The Sage only helps all creatures to find their own nature, But does not venture to lead them by the nose-

Take a look around you this morning and please pay no attention to the wash in the corner.  Each one of you reading today is blessed with the power to start your own Salud Revolución!  Standing in queue at Trader Joe’s or Waitrose?  Walking around the local market comparing yourself to others?  Changing a dirty diaper or even getting a ride in a tow truck …  At any moment we can change how we think , speak and look at our own bodies.

Let today be the day that you don’t allow the scale in the bathroom dictate your mood for the rest of eternity.  Let today be the day while chatting with some old friends during lunch that you talk in a positive fashion about how you view your body.  Finally peeps and we cannot overstate how deeply this next thought resonates with us:  Chin up, you’re inspiring!

The Plan-

The Workout-

Warm Up as you see fit until a thick hardy lather forms all over your body.  Followed by:

50 Goblet Squats (Heavy – Ish)
100m Sprint (Out and Back – Sprint in every sense of the word)
40 KB Hard Style Swings (Find a weight that feels snappy!)
30 Goblet Squats
100m Sprint
20 KB Hard Style Swings
10 Goblet Squats
100m Sprint

Feel free to mix and match the movements as you see fit.  However if you perform this program more than one time through?  The second time you start with the KB swings …

Notes:

Have we beaten this Life - You message into the ground enough over the past month?  Good!  We could really write about this subject for ages … Here’s why:  That little nugget of grey matter between your ears is rather tricky and down right evil at times.  Sabotaging your hard work at each and every turn.  A whole months worth of posts summed up in 16 words …

Meditation: Quiet the mind.  Reflection: Being fully present.  Forgiveness: A starting point.  Hope: YOU are amazing!

We change course and sail against the wind this coming Monday, are you onboard and fully present?!?  Cool … Have a wonderful weekend* peeps and ENJOY!!!

Say hello to Arnulfo Castorena:

**Especially in ‘Merica!!!  The sangria is ready so fire up the grill!!!**


There’s Velvet Eyes In Mexico

Believing oneself to be perfect is often the sign of a delusional mind-

Time to kick off our shoes and slippers!  For all the long time – first time reader peeps:  Thursdays here are Rest Days for the body,  mind and soul.  Sit back and be sure to grab a tasty beverage … Let the buffoonery begin!

Yet another reason why Australia is quite possibly the coolest country on earth (California is a close second):

The Plan-

Ladies … Thoughts?

The Workout-

Rest DayA dab of Yoga +  A Brisk Walk = Heaven.

Notes:

Tomorrow will you choose to separate yourself from the herd and be bold in your actions?!?  Good, we’ll be here waiting for you with a nice simple message … ENJOY!!!


By The Time You Hear This I’ll Be Gone

My back is killing me.  You don’t realize how much stress you’re holding until you go camping and sleep on an air mattress for two nights.  The thing is, I’m not one of those, “my back is killing me because I slept on an air mattress” types.  I know I did it to myself.

I was 18 when it happened.  14 years since I blew out my back.  It might have been those hernia surgeries weakening my abdominal wall.  It might have been all those sit-ups in Kung-Fu class while neglecting the back muscles.  But now it’s just mostly stress.  Funny thing, multiple burpees help.  It’s the plank position along with the jumping and loosening of the hips and back that seem to do the trick.

I know, I know…burpees while my back is hurting?  What am I thinking?  While the pain and discomfort is no fun, it’s a time to reflect and find creative ways to flex other muscles.  So I’ll kick back, listen to some Alan Watts wax poetic on the meaning of life, read about how 24-hour fasting is good for me and do 10 burpees at a time throughout the day.  In a couple of days, I’ll feel right as rain.

One love,

CTK

**  Thank you once again to CTK for stopping over this afternoon.  To read more resplendent words from CTK … **

Chicks Are For Kids

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience-

It’s fair to say that on any given day we spew a fair amount of rubbish at you while reading these dreadful posts.  Seriously?!?  How masculine and tough are words like: Forgiveness, Patience, Mindfulness, Meaningful and Purpose?  These timid words would be slashed to a bloody pulp during a knife fight with:  Extreme, ELITE, Warrior, Tough and OMG!

When was the last time you saw some bro wearing an Affliction-T with Purposewritten on it?!?  Like never …

The true mark of a  spouse/friend/soul mate/bro is the keen ability to see the future, beyond our present circumstance.  Each and every day we are bombarded by what is going on around us.

If only turning away and ignoring all these stimuli were so easy.  We are so immersed in the present, filled to the brim with anxiety, that we simply fail to choose our course of action.  Not only for today but for tomorrow as well.

Breaking News:  Your happiness is a choice that you make.

Peeps (even if you are in Manitoba), take a gander around you.  Not later, right now!  Let go of the world around and just “Be Yourself” in this moment (reading CultFit … JaJa pretty sad).  Sit on the edge of the tub, look in the mirror and feel this brilliant, simple moment.

Quick Morning Read

The Plan-

The Workout-

A nice Trail Run/Walk followed by:

The Dreaded CultFit Plank Series … All of our plank movements start from standing, hinge – walk out.

High Push Up Plank, Low Push Up Plank, Rotating Side Plank (each arm), Heart Beat Walk (50 pumps), Reverse Plank, Handstand Hold.

30 minutes focusing on pure body control and breathing (Key Word: Patience).  Form, Flow, Grace!

Notes:

Today is the day, ENJOY!!!


Vamonos, I Wish!

If you don’t control your mind, someone else will-

To be young again, unwavering in our ability to conquer any feat set before us … Some mood music is in order as we dig a bit deeper beneath the surface of life:

Somewhere between the ages of 30 and 60 (ages may vary if you live in Kentucky or Australia) we spend way too much time trying to create and define what our purpose in life is.  Contrary to popular opinion (you would not know this from reading all these perfect blogs):  We human(s) are far from being perfect.  What if we shared with you a top tip that no matter where you are in life, You’ll be healthier and more fulfilled?  Engaging in meaningful and purposeful “play” of any sort helps promote positive mental health in our later years.  Don’t take our word for it, get up and go find out yourself!

The Plan-

The Workout-

Pulled from our Hey!  I’m a kid in training. Series here at CultFit:

Warm Up on the Monkey Bars and re-acquaint yourself with a long-lost friend followed by:

20 Perfect Push Ups

20m Sprint (Out and Back)

25 Perfect Push Ups

30m Sprint (Out and Back)

30 Perfect Push Ups

40m Sprint (Out and Back)

35 Perfect Push Ups

50m Sprint (Out and Back)

A pattern should be emerging here folks.  A local park, track or soccer/football pitch will do the trick today.  Remember to bring the little ones along to count resp and to chase during the sprints!  Who amongst us makes it to 100+ meters?!?

Notes:

Simple, and try not to out think yourselves peeps.  There are grade school aged kids out there waiting to pounce on some fresh meat at the local playground … ENJOY!!!


Grappling With Forgiveness

To return to the root is to find peace. To find peace is to fulfill one’s destiny-

Long painful story made short:  In order to reach our goals we need to forgive ourselves first.  That’s it, we promise.

What happens when you set a goal for  yourself and then fail to reach it?  Run a marathon in under 2:30:00?  5k Under 20 minutes?  Go a day without forgetting something important, are just a few examples.  Failing to reach our goals happens to all of us each and every day.

For many,  simply finishing a race is not enough.  We want each and every event to be a record smashing success.  Breaking goals and records each and every time we head out of the door.  If only this was true  …

What race are you running? And what are the failures, big or small, you’re kicking around in your head this morning?  Did you have a great race this past weekend, but finished in such poor shape that you vowed never to put yourself in another similar situation again?

Over the years and through many failures along the way.  One thought rings true:  You will always have another chance, Next weekend, next month and hopefully next year.  If you’re facing a recent failure learn to accept and forgive yourself first (Lance Armstrong is a prime example) .

There is no good reason to punish yourself after a failure, no matter what it may be.  Forgive and take the next step forward.

**We originally had penned a really nasty post brim full of seething words aimed at this whole Lance Armstrong debacle.  Remember:  Write drunk – Edit sober … **

The Plan-

The Workout-

A nice quick Warm Up consisting of either a Pulse Trail Run or Hill Sprints?

25 Hardstyle KB Swings (heavy – ish)
Cartwheels (To each side)
Standing Broad Jumps (Full and Open Hip Activation)

Lets try to keep this program going for 30 minutes shale we?

Notes:

Forgive and move forward.  Hey, sometimes it’s rather hard to forgive ourselves … Totally normal peeps!  Have a great day today and ENJOY!!!