Mirror In the Bathroom … Please Talk Free

We are always getting ready to live but never living-

Please bear with us as we try to draw a parallel between learning to live and failing in today’s hyper-drive, pressure to succeed society …

For many it has become de rigeur for us stress out over every possible challenge that we may face during the day.  We no longer take the time to step back and evaluate the situation.  We simply lack these skills today.  We search for the solution on our iPhone or the Google Machine  and stress even more after the damn system crashes!  Many of the same issues we face today were addressed by generations before us through more naturalistic means:  They took a few steps back and figured the problem out themselves!  Today?  We place too much emphasis on perfection and achieving, more stress and more problems.

A classic example:  I’m running late with the kids, the house is a mess and work is nuts!  Let me look up a quick 10 minute workout I just have to squeeze in … An hour later on Pinterest?  Same problems, More stress!

Part of our hidden agenda here at CultFit is equipping you (our dear readers) with the tools needed to navigate around in our increasingly frantic world.  Think about this:  Does your training program mimic the architecture of YOUR real life, in which you receive varying workouts at different times and in different amounts?  We fully expect you to struggle, make mistakes and learn over time.  Do you?!?

Allow more time for individualism to creep into your program, more failure, find your own solutions.  We already have enough pressure to succeed in life …

The Plan-

Dedication, Passion, Love … Brad Canning poured his soul into this awesome video!  We’re geeks here and this is like LvL 100 Geek Porn!!!

The Workout-

The Warn Up today is of your choosing!  Happy HipsTrail RunSwimming?  Once you finish up, we’re going for a Walk?

A 45lb Plate, Some Kettlebells or even a Heavy Sandbag all work this morning.  Pick one up and let’s Walk!

Farmers Walk, Heartbeat Press, Piston Press, One Arm Waiters Walk, Rack Hold, One Arm Farmers Walk … For ONE mile!

Top Tip:  Allow your breathing to control your midsection (the word “core” is lame.  Yoga mom’s work the “core”.)

**Once you pick the weight up and take your first step?  It stays up the ENTIRE WALK!  Penalty:  10 Goblet Squats.**

Notes:

It really has been a splendid week ’round these parts and we owe it all to you!  You guys are amazing, “special” and most importantly: Authentic!  While we have your attention please take a moment to say hello to our dear friend Somer:  Why Vegan? Vedged Out. If only a handful of the 31,892 peeps who stopped by CultFit yesterday took the time to read her inspirational story?  You would walk away inspired to say the least!

Have a great weekend peeps and ENJOY!!!

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25 Comments on “Mirror In the Bathroom … Please Talk Free”

  1. Jill says:

    31,892 hits in one day!?!?

    • CultFit says:

      Give or take a couple, stats are one of the last things I ever look at on here. I’ll be at a few events this weekend and hopefully I can get you some good action shots! Take care and have a great day today. :)

  2. Somer says:

    WOOHOO! Thanks for the shout out! I’m in love with that bear…..

    Um, killer traffic on the site! Way to go!

    • CultFit says:

      This is going to read really cheesy and whatnot … The numbers do not motivate me at all. Its peeps like you and the core group of CultFit aficionados that really keep me writing this thingy. I have been rehashing the same topic for almost a year now: Being REAL, Authentic and yourself. Once we do this the rest is easy! $200 a month gym/box memberships do little for you when it comes to living life. Have a great weekend and be well. :)

    • Somer says:

      Um, so not cheesy. The reason we blog isn’t selfish, (well maybe just a little bit) but it’s mostly to help others. You make people laugh, get them not to take themselves or others too seriously and throw in the importance of fitness and health too. What could be better than that? :)

    • CultFit says:

      My wife would tell you this is a first: I’m speechless and very humbled. Thank you! :)

  3. Great post. Love the unicyle…I too am ( or should say was) a uni rider back in the day. Rode all over our small town on that thing. Have a great weekend!

    • CultFit says:

      Last time I was on a uni-cycle it did not end very well …
      Hope you have a great weekend as well! :)
      *How did the video thing work out for you?

  4. I still have not tried to insert a video! I’m going to try with a post this weekend. I’ll let you know!

  5. alyson says:

    Awesome post! Dedication, Passion and Love. So true!

    • CultFit says:

      Thank you! Thanks for stopping over to hang out for a bit and looking around … You never know what you’ll see around here?!?
      I wish you the best and keep up your hard work!!!

  6. garagegym107 says:

    You rock CultFit! Going to read Somer’s blog straight-away.

  7. I just got in after a crazy day (week) and just finished texting my friend that I’m to exhausted to workout. Now I am texting her back to say YES I will meet her to do our interval training routine. It’s a 30 minute routine that is sure to get rid of this stressful day.

    Cheers!

  8. lizforaday says:

    That gives new meaning to don’t sweat the small stuff. I always say don’t cry of spilled milk. Just pick it up and pour another glass. :)

  9. Another enlightening post. My workout was 21/2 hours of Muay Thai training and sparring with kids less than half my age. I’m STILL STANDING!!
    Love this blog by the way!

    doug

  10. In addition to working out, there is also a need to practice meditation every day. I realize it is virtually impossible to expect our increasingly distracted society to find the time to meditate and exercise every day, but it can be done, because so much time is wasted. Training and meditation can help enormously to use time more efficiently, but alas, too many people do not take the steps to discover this. There, I’ve blatantly stated what you subtly suggest. BTW, the video is amazing.

    • CultFit says:

      You summed up everything that I have been ranting on and on about in one comment … Brilliant mate! One of my mantras from day has been: Before you do something say it aloud. Example: “I need to search the inter-webz for a workout.” or “I want to go for a walk.” Somewhere between saying what you want to out loud and going for a walk is our answer. ;) Hope you had a great weekend!!!