Wednesday 18 January 2012

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come,—as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours-

Today’s sign of the coming Apocalypse:

Pintrest-Fitness

We would like to preface the following series of thoughts with this little statement:  Inter-webz 101 you’re holding on for dear life.  Let’s dig into the minutiae of this “Sore Subject” a little bit this morning.

Push away from the internet!  Try this on for size, rather than relying on some external source of motivation from that latest web-site or newest on-line fitness community, look inward to find the help you need in reaching your next goal or accepting a new challenge.  The first step is to open a dialog with yourself and make sure you are on the same page.  Think we’re insane?  Try this exercise right now with your big niño or big chica voice (open up the pipes no matter where you are at!  We did this in the bathroom here at CultFit HQ…):  Say out loud what your fitness goal(s) may be.  “I want to run a marathon next month for the first time”, “I eat like mierdaand, party hard and workout at Curves after work”, “I just saw 143 amazing new Fitness moves on Pintrest.  These will help me reach my established goals in life.”  You guys get the point we hope?!?  To capture your attention and draw an eerie parallel, we introduce to you this morning:  PORN LOGIC!!!

Let's change the word porn to something else shale we?

Those of you that spend all day reading fitness blogs (us included).  The fitness logic you have developed is no different then Old Uncle Jasper’s porn logic.  Fast forward to the good bits that get you off and fill your needs.  All the bits that bog us down and distract us from what is really important.

The vast majority of these outside motivations that you have introduced to yourself are competing with one another to win you over.  Your motivation to exercise, has to compete with your motivation to write a witty Tweet, update your Facebook status, or check in on Foursquare. Which behavior you choose depends in part on which motivation you are most reminded of.  Checking Pintrest-Fitness to add 25 new moves into your program or getting your ass out the door to go for a run?  The choice is up to you, or just as soon as this dude finishes knocking the bottom out of this chic…

The Plan-

We are purposely trying to find an angle that will pull back the drapery a bit and expose to you what you are doing to yourself every waking moment of the day.  Like right now reading this good ole’ blog thingy here…

Hope you learned something today?

The Workout-

Bike/Swim/Walk until you work up a nice lather, followed by:

150 Perfect Swings

100 Perfect Push Ups

50 Push Press (each arm)

25 Minutes Total Time on the Inter-Webz today

Hmm, wonder which one will be the hardest?

It's come to this, pic sums it up nicely.

Notes:

Yes, the inter-net thing can be warm and cuddly.  A friend to seek comfort and advice from.  A friend though with a dark side, ENJOY!!!

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2 Comments on “Wednesday 18 January 2012”

  1. Amanda says:

    I think that if you’re at a place where you don’t have the motivation to workout, and social media keeps you from reaching your goals – GET AWAY FROM THE TECHNOLOGY! However, if you’re like myself and many others who DO workout everyday, who ARE meeting their goals – having a connection to others who are in your peer group to share ideas is a positive exchange of information. Some are capable of balancing the two successfully. Good points today!

    • CultFit says:

      Wholeheartedly agree, especially on a day like today where various internet sites are protesting SOPA and the Protect IP Act. Think of the college kids who have no idea what to do without Wikipedia? Hopefully they finished their thesis projects yesterday. This post originated after a “client/friend” showed up miserably late last week for a run due to the fact his iPhone would not sync or do something magical. Reading your blog is a blast and keep up the good work, stay healthy and have fun!


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