Para un Amigo
Posted: January 11, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, crossfit, exercise, fitness, friends, friendship, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, hope, kettlebell, life, love, lululemon, marathon, motivation, passion, pilates, running, stress, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world-
When was the last time you took time away from your life? Do you find yourself so tired of managing “stress” that you find yourself wanting to hit the proverbial reset button? Do certain relationships sometimes cause you such distress that you fantasize about running away from them and never coming back?
Unfortunately, no matter where we run off to … Awaiting there, with wide open arms: Stress.
All of us need regular breaks: Time away on holiday, having lunch at a local park, reading a good book before bed. Taking regular breaks actually enhances the development of strength in each one of us. For the pointy heads reading, there is a term for this process: Hormesis
, we can witness this principle at work in two (there are more although we have a limited attention span
) important systems. Our muscles grow and become stronger in response to stress (working out – intelligently
) as long as the stress is followed by adequate REST <— Critical Word
. Another system (used loosely
) is that old nugget between the ears, our brain. What is one “thing
” that stresses neurons, lobes, nerves, pons and thus ultimately leads to our increased “mental
” hardiness? Thinking.
Crocodile Breathing + Dead Man Roll(s) = 30 Perfect Turkish Get Ups (Each arm)
We’ll leave you with a quick thought before the weekend starts: Our resiliency develops when we’re exposed to stress (moving heavy stuff in the gym, running into the wind and reading some work by Nero and Senaca) … Each and every day and then taking the time to REST.
We’ll leave you with THIS