Dos mojitos por favor-
Welcome!!! Kick off your shoes and join us this afternoon. Relaxing, marinating in the sauce of life …
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend–
Those cheeky Buddhist! Surprisingly, 2500-year-old Buddhist traditions contain some very basic and fundamental truths about our own human nature that we are slowly warming up to. One of these traditions (the one we like to chat about the most) is that humans are inherently social beings! Our brains are wired for building relationships, love, compassion and working together. The individualistic, look at me and my precious life and competition of our modern lives has led to an imbalance not only within ourselves but rather in everything we see around us. As the Summer Olympics roll along we get a first hand look at the results of this: Anxiety, Loneliness, Pain.
What’s the point of this post today? Being compassionate to ourselves is pretty darn cool and not something you should avoid. When you do finally accept compassion into your life? We all become more accepting of others, period!!!
Have a listen to the new Snoop Lion if you like?
Hat Tip: News.Com.Au
15 year old Gold Medalist … Ruta Meilutyte
Our Warm Up today is our Workout, Maybe?!?
Start with a nice Walk and listen to your body. If you like running (Insert anything here peeps)? Run after a little bit … Get after it today to the tune of 90-95 max effort%
Now this may seem gauche and out-of-place today however seeing that many of our readers are firmly entrenched in the Elite/Warrior/Extreme/Insane/Kranked fitness craze of late? Allow compassion to move you forward. Uncle Mo (A true Man’s-Man) is not asking you this today … Rather screaming at the top of his lungs this message of compassion. Compassion is the key to your fitness and healthy goals! Try it and ENJOY!!!
Afflicted by love’s madness all are blind-
Are you fed up with your blog reader becoming bloated and strained by all the useless Olympic information? Same here! Here are three links for your most salacious Summer Olympic dreams:
Good day Chaps!!!
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion-
Big round of applause to all of our peeps that did so well at the Cornhusker State Games over the weekend!!!
**If you are feeling down and out over the next few days and need a hug to get you through? Just click on over here**
A nice quick, flowing Warm Up followed by:
Not for Time …
3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3 Perfect Pull Ups
10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10 Perfect Push Ups
Play around with different hand positions today while focusing more on allowing your breathing to control your movements.
We are officially jumping off the Sugar Water/Vita Coco bandwagon as of yesterday. If you feel like wasting your money is fun and exciting? Carry on … Beet Juice is what all the cool kids are drinking now and so are we! Be well today and ENJOY!!!
You Eggs Benedict Arnold-
Breaking News: The Summer Olympics started two days ago on Wednesday the 25th, Just saying peeps …
From our “Not Seen at the Box” series of programs …
A nice flowing Warm Up: Trail Run/Swim/Bike Ride and choose five of the following movements:
Mule Kicks, Swimmers, Star Squats, High Knee Skips, Lateral Leap Frog, Crab Walk, Squat Thrusts, Bear Crawl, Mountain Climbers, Jumping Jacks.
Perform one movement for one minute and then rest for 30 seconds. Rotate through and stop when you feel you have done enough.
Finish up with, let’s say? 100-200-300-400-500 … Your choice of Hard Style Kettle Bell Swings.
Best part of The Workout today? Minus the upfront cost of the KB-Bike-You … You don’t have to pay $$$ a month to do this?!? What’s even better than that? Chances are in elementary school (minus the KB)? You did all of these movements and went home after school to watch Arthur. Have a great weekend and ENJOY!!!
**Interesting article on the Sport of Exercising**
Shwooop. Hehe. You have to make those little noises, or it just doesn’t work-
Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training-
CultFit is not a competition. Rather it is focused on your health, healing and adding perspective to your daily fitness diet. CultFit is also not about becoming fit, fab, toned, flexible, balanced, powerful or turning your 7 of a body into a 10. CultFit is simply about taking care of yourself. There is nothing to achieve here or to boast about in a random blog-o-post (there are enough of these in your readers this morning). CultFit is about being “Present“. CultFit is not about changing yourself either. Who says you can’t have a caring, healthy relationship with your body?
The question this morning is: Where do you find your inspiration? We find ours by embracing life through the eyes of a child and providing a message about love and life. Inspiration can be fine on its own although without creativity it often goes to waste. The Summer Olympics started yesterday with women’s soccer and a few good matches (Does Japan look good or what?). Chances are you are going to sit down over the next few weeks to watch some Amazing, Serious, Athletes compete at the highest level. You will be inspired and moved to go out and do something with your life. Get back in shape or take up a new sport maybe (Dressage?!?). The cold hard truth is that you are not an Olympic Athlete, even if you do Cardio Barre Burn and X-Fit 5 days a week.
Be Inspired! Set some Goals and get Creative (this does not mean do what everyone else is doing).
Photo Hat Tip: National Geographic
If for some remote chance you find yourself in the state of Nebraska or Western Iowa? Feel empowered to drop us an email to say hello and to claim your ice-cold beverage from our fridge! You may also want to run up to us and say “HI“ at any of these following events:
Iowa State Fair (Fried Food on a stick and Tractor Pulls- ‘Merica F**K YEAH!!!)
Since Uncle Sachmo’s knee is doing a bit better here of late you may also want to email him asking about the TACO RIDE and the world-famous “CultFit in a Random Park“ meetups.
Rest Day …
**Not a Skill Day, Mobility Day, Technique Day, Active Recovery Day, Slow Run Day, Foam Rolling Day**
Set down the iPad and listen for once! Out of all the shitty runs and bad workouts you may have at the “Box” … Rest Days are where you make your gains and they define you as a person. If you can’t Rest for one day? You have deeper issues than you could ever a imagine. Gym Jones says it the best:
Work + Rest = TRAINING
“Don’t Do The Work if You Don’t Have the BALLS to Rest“
What we will be working on:
The CultFit Colectivo: This is all about you and bringing us closer in a more intimate way. When you join the Colectivo you become apart of a dedicated group of peeps who enjoy life more than pursuing “Participation Medals”. Stay tuned for more …
The CultFit Memoria: After 400+ posts our pure message has been diluted and beaten to death. Seriously, how many times can you post about “Being Authentic … Being You“? That’s what we thought! Who knows … If you peeps behave during the Olympics? Maybe we will pen an e-book for you to read? Lord knows you can’t do anything without your precious little iPad thingy?!?
Writing helps bring us joy, period. And our love of living and helping others brings all of these influences into balance for us. Part of the problem this morning is that we are at a crossroads here at CultFit HQ.
What does this mean for you (our dear readers)? It all boils down to being true to who you are. There is no right and wrong. Just like there is no right or wrong road at our intersection. Our posts are starting to feel like a pulled muscle … We just need to feel which stretch allows us to tap into our inspiration and creativity the most.
This is not the end, far from it actually. With your help we can continue to grow and spread our message of taking the time to RESPECT and LISTEN our bodies. Go back and Re-Read this last message a million times until in sinks in … ENJOY!!!