An awake heart is like a sky that pours light-
*Originally posted at CultFit.org some time ago (adjusted a tad for today).
Having recounted the positive events that have happened over the last year I feel more positive about where I currently am at and I hope you feel the same? For many though, they feel there is nothing to rejoice about: Not now and certainly not in the near future. Many are immersed in a fatalistic time zone. There’s an app for this, sadly.
We need to realize that our lives are not controlled by fates outside of our inherent ability to modify, adjust, or temper what is not working for us. The all so real truth is that all of us get depressed and when this depression gets really bad? We are stuck in our own misery, our very own pity party (yes, there is even an app for pity parties as well).
Hold out your left hand and start peeling back your fingers for of all the ‘things‘ you have going right in your life, right in this moment: Heart still ticking, still breathing, family, friends, leftover meatballs etc. Now on your right hand let’s start peeling back fingers for ‘things‘ we enjoy and promise ourselves to “Make The Time For” even if we don’t have the time – to practice present hedonism. Pursue the events in your life that make you feel good about yourself and your outlook on life. What follows are a few of the things I enjoy, maybe you will enjoy the same:
• An evening Walk while eating an apple.
• Playing bicycle Tag with the little ones – Your it!
• Email, call or message a friend and say: “Hey your pretty special! Not that special but special none the less.“
• Practice Meditation and Yoga.
• Nature is heaven on earth. Less time inside and more time outside, Playing in the fluffy white stuff.
Why spend so much time abusing and punishing your mind, spirit and body? Take care today.
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!
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*
Dim the lights (or go outside at dawn), light a candle and find Grace in your Salute to the Sun.
Hint: Grace will not normally be found at the “Box” … Just saying peeps.
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!!!
The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable-
It’s been a few months since we acted like a kid and had generous amounts of fun doing some work. To recap the week so far: Work, Yoga, Rest and now Tumbling! Pay close attention today and relate the fluid movement of yoga to the tumbling movements. Or at least try…There is a connection here, channel Gymnastic Floor routine and Yoga…
It’s critical to build a nice lather before you do this program. So on that note, it’s -4c and windy: Time for a Trail Run.
Forward Rolls X 10
Backward Rolls X 10
Dive Rolls X 10
Quick Rolls (3 successive rolls as fast as possible) X 4
Forward Roll To Bear Crawl x3
Backward Roll To Crab Crawl x3
High Knees (running drill, 40m)
Butt Kicks (running drill, 40m)
Seat Rolls To Carioca
One Legged Hops (get up high and far, 20m)
Two Legged Hops (get up high and far, 20m)
Back pedal (backwards run, reaching back)
Notes: As Random as things may seem around these parts of the blog-o-sphere. There is something going on at CultFit HQ especially when it starts getting colder outside. Hmm, ENJOY!!!
They can because they think they can-
This is a must read today peeps! As you know we don’t like decreeing to you from up on high…If you feel like it take a few moments this morning to read this piece and enjoy.
This one was recently sent in by Old Uncle Cornelius and fits in nicely with what we have been doing recently:
Rest Day to adjust our/your lifestyle…Technique work for the X-Fit albóndigas:
This is what Uncle Cornelius did:
Went for a walk first thing in the morning.
Parked the car considerably farther away from CultFit HQ.
Turned off the radio while driving to help center himself in quite thought.
Turned off his iPhone thingy after 11am…For the rest off the day so to speak!
Drank B/W in ounces of aqua during the day.
Notes: If you have a free minute go ahead and fire up the old Google machine and search…Screw it, just click the link provided for you! CLICK HERE
Most importantly today, ENJOY!!!
Beware of the man who won’t be bothered with details-
Some of you Random Fitness types were pretty sore that you were not invited to the epic CultFit HQ Holiday throw down last year. As you can see in the pic…you missed a pretty damn good time.
No need to worry though! There is still plenty of time to get your RSVP back to us by December 1st…
The program today is from our “Borrowed and adapted from Gym Jones” series at the CultFit HQ archives.
Not really for time…This is best done with a partner although it’s not the end of the world if you don’t have one.
Items needed: A steep hill, Two 24kg kettlebells and a partner(or not)
Start at the bottom of the hill (it helps if the Kb’s are at the top)
Race to the top…Last one to the top performs a clean and rack hold with the Kb’s. The amount of time of the hold is determined by how long it takes your partner to get to the bottom and back up. If you train with an X-Fit gilipollas you’re in trouble and very well may be holding that weight up for a good bit! So basically, put some effort into it and don’t screw your mate! If you do this alone as we like to do…90 Seconds is a pretty stout rack hold with the weight before heading back down to start the sprint again.
Rinse and repeat for lets say…10 times.
Notes: Elbows absolutely do not touch the body during the holds and by all means get creative doing these today. We just happen to like hills and working outside in the elements. This is also fun with the kids, ENJOY!!!