CultFit in the New Year

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act-

Pop quiz Hot Shots:

The Best CultFit Posts of 2012

Gathered conveniently for you, here are the best posts from 2012, as judged by some random dude (actually all of you):

This is profoundly sad … 11,683
Tuesday 24 April 2012 1,673
Testing The Path Not Normally Taken 1,481
Maybe It’s His Fault 1,391
Grappling With Forgiveness 1,356
Guide to the London Summer Games: CultFit Style 1,259
Big Trouble Upstairs 1,221
Wednesday 20 June 2012 1,197
Wednesday 4 April 2012 1,188
A Thought Provoking Blog … 1,152
Sunday 11 September 2011 1,151
Friday 27 April 2012 1,149
Wednesday 9 May 2012 1,134
You Brought A Gun To A Knife Fight … 1,127
The Beautiful Blogger Award… 1,122

What to look forward to in 2013

We are going step back and strip CultFit of all its distractions, gimmicks, promotions and more.  The main objective is to leave you, our Dear Reader with a pure and simple reading experience.  Reading and digesting the words presented to you without any distractions.

What we feel is necessary for a simple, enjoyable reading experience:

  1. Pithy, socially relevant topics to help you come to peace with your body and mind
  2. No comments or “like” buttons to distract you from our message
  3. A pleasant and easily read format
  4. Minimal navigation, Minimal pics.  Featured content for a “In and Out” experience
  5. A breath of fresh air amidst a sea of distractions

CultFit Bear

The CultFit as you have come to love (used extremely loosely) will simply not be the same …

The “Workout” in 2013

Acquaint yourself with this lovely word:

heu·ris·tic

/hyo͞oˈristik/

Adjective-
Enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves.
Noun-
A heuristic process or method.

CultFit Cat

What does time mean to you?  We believe time is functionally similar to volatility in our lives:  The more time, the more you can achieve, the more disorder to bathe in.  Consider, that if you can suffer limited harm to your body if exposed to small errors (a brisk run, snappy kettlebell work), time brings the kind of “errors” that end up benefitting YOU.  We like to call this experience.  Other programs will break you with their use of time, not here.
Proper Form, Seek Flow, Develop Grace … Only then will we find Perfection

Notes:

Slowly and surely we will be migrating content to our new site, so all hope is not lost!  CultFit will still be here tomorrow, in all its dreadful glory.  Thank you once again for making CultFit what it is!  Be well this New Year and ENJOY!!!

CultFit Frodo


Little Bit of Sympathy

Life is built up by the sacrifice of the individual to the whole. Each cell in the living body must sacrifice itself to the perfection of the whole; when it is otherwise, disease and death enforce the lesson-

*Part Two*

One of the main themes this year at CultFit has been: Living in the present moment.  Each day, when we share a thought with you … We do so with no expectations.  If you have been fortunate enough to travel around the world or surprisingly been called at work by your kids principle?!?  The joy of traveling to faraway and exotic lands is bundled craftily with the excitement of not knowing what to expect.  Kinda like driving to school …

What in the hell did that little turd do this time!”  <— Driving to school will never be the same.

We are burdened at times by our obsessive compulsive drive towards goals and plans.  Another focus here is:  Keeping a present state of mind.  Plans and goals, be they short-term or long-term, are fine as long as we practice the pivotal Buddhist idea of non-attachment (digest this for a minute peeps).

Our main issue with goals is that in today’s hyper-media-society one becomes obsessed with the “goal“.  However the real freedom is the realization that there are no goals, there is only the Now.

What happens when we wait for a tomorrow that never comes?  All of us have uttered these very words:  The weather today blows!  I’ll wait to run tomorrow.  F**K this sh!t!!!  You want me to drive to gym when it’s freezing outside?  Back to bed for me ...

We all have expectations to fulfill the very goals we honestly set (on a good – convenient day), the night before, when it’s warm and the bottle of Jam Jar has not been opened.  The thing is peeps: YOU and the people around YOU will suffer when the goals you set fail to come to fruition.

A show of hands from the caring Husbands and boyfriends reading today?!?  Anyone … Hello?!?

The Plan-

Where did this MILK COME FROM?

CultFit Party

The Workout-

Freshly Fallen Snow = Cross Country Skiing

After a cup of freshly brewed white chai tea …

CultFit Halo

100 Alternating Goblet Squats

100 KB Halo’s

50 Perfect Pull Ups

Mix and match as you see fit.

Notes:

If you are committed to breaking the cycle of disappointment in life,  the suffering and sadness when something does not happen as you planned?  Then you will like (hopefully) what you see here at CultFit starting sometime early next month!  Take care this weekend and ENJOY!!!

CultFit Jenna


I’m Glad You Stopped Over

Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself-

The Quite Place   <— If you don’t do anything else during your short visit here today?  Take the time to click this link!!!

Allow us on this lovely and chilly Thursday morning to summarize what many of you are going to do over the next week:

YOU are going to put the very “things” you passionately adore and care about on hold.  With the intent being to fulfill your wishes next year … Hmm the Dreaded New Years Resolution madness is beginning to run a muck here in the blog-o-sphere!

Cultfit Look

Do feel like you can handle the truth this morning?

The problem with this logic is that more often than not (like every damn year you do this), tomorrow never comes, the “resolution” you set never comes to fruition and the flickering flame of hope extinguishes.  Most people set off soundly on the right foot thinking that they will eventually get to all the “things” they dreamed of doing.  However, once the New Year rings in and you shake off your cheap champagne hangover … It’s March and the Lambs are roaring in.  Many others,  if they actually do hold true to their New Year plan, either find themselves either physically hurt, worn down or dead by June.  Unable to do the very “things”  they wished upon all winter and dreamed of doing the rest of the year.  Sadly, many fall into a deep, depressive “mood” in which they feel as if they had wasted all the wonderful opportunities they had planned on, like going out for an early run this morning.  When you are full of Vitality, Passion, and Excitement.

*End of Part One*

The Plan-

CultFit Square

The Workout-

Dim the lights (or go outside at dawn), light a candle and find Grace in your Salute to the Sun.

CultFit Word

Hint:  Grace will not normally be found at the “Box” … Just saying peeps.

Notes:

This is YOUR life, not the fake one you live online, not your 9:30 am Power Yoga instructor’s life … YOUR life.  Take control of Your destiny and ENJOY!!!

CultFit Mind


Always, Grace

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible-

“What is the highest act a person can perform?”

“Sitting in meditation.”

But the Master himself was rarely seen to sit in meditation. He was ceaselessly engaged in housework and fieldwork, in meeting people and writing books. He even took up the bookkeeping chores of the monastery.
 
“Why, then, do you spend all your time in work?”

“When one works, one need not cease to sit in meditation.

The Plan-

CultFit Stage

The Workout-

Lament or move forward with Grace and Courage?  The choice is yours?!?

CultFit Rain

10 One Step Forward One Step Back Lunges (each leg)

10 Perfect Pull Ups

10 Perfect Push Ups

10 KB Bent Over Rows

Form, Flow and Grace

Notes:

To move through a program or life with Grace takes Courage peeps … ENJOY!!!

CultFit Spirit


Dense Blues

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly-

Like a freshly packed snowball hitting you up-side the head, Christmas is finally here.  Many blog-o-peeps would tell you that life is “grand” and “splendid” this time of year although out here in the “real” world … We struggle with stress, family and other worries that muddle our thoughts.

CultFit Nice

Seeking out solitude for a few peaceful minutes to think is a true blessing:  A warm cup of tea before the little ones awaken, running your favorite trail tonight and taking a long nap while watching ‘A Christmas Story’ for the fifth time.

A few peaceful and thoughtful minutes …

The Plan-

CultFit This

The Workout-

Hill Sprints … As a Warm Up followed by:

CultFit Christmas

1 Minute Perfect Handstand Hold

35 Perfect Push Ups

1 Minute Perfect Handstand Hold

30 Perfect Push Ups

1 Minute Perfect Handstand Hold

25 Perfect Push Ups

1 Minute Perfect Handstand Hold

20 Perfect Push Ups

1 Minute Perfect Handstand Hold

15 Perfect Push Ups

Notes:

Our gift to you Dear Reader this Christmas?!?

Gratitude.  Our CultFit family has some of the most dedicated and passionate peeps around and we truly can not thank you enough for your continued support.  We sincerely wish all of you and your families a Merry Christmas!  Be well friends and ENJOY!!!

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What Will Be Will Be

You must know your strengths (the size of your back) and endure the weight that fate puts on it. You must leave it to providence to remove some of your burden or put more. If you falter while carrying the weight around, then treat each one as a learning for the soul. It is a fair deal-

Mankutimma

If you are anything like us (we hope you are not) you have waited until the last-minute to do your holiday shopping, well done.

What if we told you that the greatest gift you could possibly give doesn’t cost a penny, not one?!?

CultFit Lego

Our gift to you, Presence: A open Heart and a receptive Mind.

Presents are great!  Don’t get us wrong although at times they fail to convey the thoughtfulness and generosity of simply being Present.

Relationships, sharing the Memory of your first Christmas as a new parent and creating new Stories to share next year.

Have you really listened to the stories of the lovely peeps in your life? Might we suggest giving the greatest gift of all this holiday season… Presence.

The Plan-

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The Workout-

A nice flowing Warm Up consisting of some Balance Beam work and Jumping/Climbing some rope.  Followed by:

CultFit Heads

20 Perfect KB Floor Presses

20 Perfect Push Ups

20 KB Cleans

200-300-400 … Total reps is up to you?  Or carry on for 30 minutes?!?

Notes:

Be well this weekend and ENJOY!!!

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El tiempo no me dejará ir … Segunda parte

**Ear muffs on if you have virgin ears – You have been warned**