Sunset

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision
But today well lived makes
every yesterday a dream of happiness
And tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation of the dawn-

This post comes from the heart and we mean this sincerely:  We cherish each and every reader that stops over for a visit.  Our challenge to you over the next few days and heck, until January 2nd, 2013 is to embrace and intertwine the following thoughts into every fabric of your existence.

Thoughts for living an Authentic Day:

Just for today, I will try to live through this day only – and not tackle my whole life’s problems at once.
Just for today, I will be happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true:   “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Happiness is from within — it is not a matter of externals.
Just for today, I will adjust myself to What Is and not try to adjust everything to my Own Desires. I will take my family, my work, and my luck as they come and fit myself to them.
Just for today, I will take care of my body.  I will exercise it, care for it, and nourish it and not abuse nor neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for my will.
Just for today, I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer all day. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.
Just for today, I will exercise my soul in three ways:  1- I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out.  If anybody knows of it, it will not count.  2-  I will do at least two things I don’t want to do, just for exercise of will-power.  3- I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt. They may be hurt, but today I will not show it.
Just for today, I will be agreeable.  I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be generous with praise and criticize not one bit nor find fault with anything.  I will try not to regulate nor improve anyone.
Just for today, I will have a program.  I will write down just what I expect to do every hour.  I may not follow it exactly, but I’ll have it as a pattern to follow.  It will save me from the two pests - HURRY and INDECISION.
Just for today, I will have a quiet half-hour, all by myself to relax.  In this half-hour, some time, I will think of a higher power, so as to get a little more perspective to my purpose in life.
Just for today, I will be unafraid, more specifically:  I will not be afraid to be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, to love and to believe that those I love, love me.

The Plan-

Link of the Day:  Instead of giving Random Advice to others?  Take a few minutes to Learn Something Meaningful.

The Workout-

Dust off the old Kettle-Bells and meet us out back …

The CultFit KB “Bear

Double KB Dead Clean

Double KB Front Squat + Press

Double KB Shoulder Squat + Press

Double KB Stiff Leg Dead Lift + Bent Over Row

All of the movements above, combined together in one fluid movement equals One Rep … How does 10 reps sound?!?

Notes:

Anyone and we mean anyone can learn to perform: Yoga, X-Fit, Boot Camp, Pilates, Kipping Stuff and anything else you can think of.  <— This is not CultFit!

Are you familiar with the grey matter between your ears and that “thing” that beats wildly in your chest when confronted with a challenge?  <— This is CultFitENJOY!!!


Memorial Day 28 May 2012

Relatives who do not understand your personality,Family and friends who look upon you with derision; Are foolish people who would call it pretty If you pierced your nose with a splinter of gold!-

The Plan-

The Workout-

Rest and Remembrance Day…

Notes:

Today we give thanks to all of the brave men and women who so valiantly served past, present and future.  Without your sacrifice we could not sit down this morning to write about what it means to be free.  One day is not enough time to say “Thank You”…Be well and come home safely!


Tuesday 1 November 2011

Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival-

Hopefully everyone made it home in one piece after Halloween last night.  The individual below on the other hand…

The Plan-

It’s time to be completely honest with us here at CultFit HQ Random Fitness peeps.  How many of you just roll right through your given workout without giving any thought to what you are actually doing?  We thought so and it changes today.  Listen to your body the rest of the week…

The Workout-

Not for time…

20m Heavy Farmers Walk…Followed by:

20 Perfect Push Ups

3 Goblet Squat Holds

We prefer you do this first set barefoot for the following reason:  Actively spread your toes during each step and grip the floor beneath you.  If you feel you are a danger to your well-being and stand the chance of dropping the weights…Don’t.  Every movement we do is under control and planned with a purpose.  Heavy Farmers Walks give us the perfect opportunity to perform  single rep dead-lift right?

20m Heavy Farmers Walk…Followed by:

20 Perfect Push Ups

3 Goblet Squat Holds

Quick feet this time while still gripping the floor.  Big chest and chin up, paying more attention to your core stability.  Open No thumb), loose grip on the weight.

20m Heavy Farmers Walk…Followed by:

20 Perfect Push Ups

3 Goblet Squat Holds

Gently and importantly, under control lean forward and let gravity assist during this set.

20m Heavy Farmers Walk…Followed by:

20 Perfect Push Ups

3 Goblet Squat Holds

Notes:  During the last set put all the pieces together and walk it out until your grip fails you.  ENJOY!!!


Monday 03 October 2011

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly-

Thank you for all the feedback, both positive and negative!  It really does help us here at CultFit HQ no matter what the naysayers opine.  Also, to all our athletes who competed this past weekend (you know who you are…) congratulations on the podium finishes!  Training to lead a healthy life and to produce measurable results…what a novel idea, huh?

The Plan-

Think of some movements this morning that you have been neglecting of late and why you have been putting them on the back burner.  If they are there for a reason i.e they make you hurt or aggravate an old injury, leave them there for good!  The idea today is craft a series of movements that augment your training goals in addition to the proven movements that have been working for you of late.

The Workout-

Pulled this one from our “Craft Brew Series” here at the CultFit archives…

Walk/Run-Run-Run/Walk…Tempo run peeps, find a good pace and stay in the groove for 30 minutes.

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Weighted Step Ups

Perfect Dips

Notes-Once you pick the weight up for the ‘step ups’ it stays up…Plant foot and push through, nice controlled movement.  ENJOY!!!