If I Could Wave My Magic Wand …Posted: August 22, 2012 | Author: CultFit | Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: crossfit, exercise, fitness, health, hipster, hope, kettlebell, life, love, lululemon, marathon, motivation, natural, paleo, pilates, playing, running, trail running, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga |20 Comments
Why are the people hard to manage? Because those above them are fussy and have private ends to serve. That is why they are hard to manage-
When was the last time you truly enjoyed yourself playing (not like that perv)?. Take a gander at the peeps around you next time you go out for a run, what do you notice? We all want to do well no matter what we are doing: Cooking, cleaning, being a better mother or father. And its OK to feel like you want to be the best. Like duh?!? We’re mostly humans here and wanting to achieve is completely natural (so we were told).
Right now would be a good time to go for a walk or grab the flask from the lower drawer in your desk. Just saying …
Our society is completely punch drunk and obsessed with competitiveness. Screw it, no more holding back and toning it down for the granola crunchers of the blog-o-sphere: We have no idea what “PLAYING“ feels like anymore. Gotta run, gotta compete, one more mile, a few more sets. Performance is the needle you are addicted to it! The simple, playful pleasures in our lives are no longer desirable.
Instead of driving the kiddos to soccer practice hoping that they will be the next superstar (a .00000001% of that even happening). Pick up some Jamba Juice and go to a local park, and play. Better yet, break out some sidewalk chalk and get creative:
All of us are deprived of play each and everyday. It’s hard to delineate between running ( insert anything) and work. We base everything on time and performance. How about a flowing stream of sweat and a smile?
Bizzaro CultFit Workout … Yet another “workout” the EXTREME – ELITE fitness types think they invented:
What you need: Some mates, An open space, A few adult beverages (no VitaCoCo allowed) and a med ball that knows how to be treated.
Say hello to Hoover – Ball!!!
**Worry wort parents? The kids can play as well …!**
Have a beautiful day today peeps and ENJOY!!!
**The first peep from Canada – Land who can pinpoint the quote at the top without using the Google Machine, gets something!**
never heard of Hoover-ball before! must give it a go, looks brilliant! 😀
Hoover – Ball is a great game to play cooking out with friends.
Some make this game into a competition and get humbled pretty quick. Others (like myself) try playing holding a beer, not a good strategy. Give it a go and have fun with it. 🙂
Oh snap – great post today Cult Fit!
This is an interesting topic for me… play vs. compete. Both drives are alive and strong within me. I can’t help but to play at all times, finding the mirth in the ordinary – turning the dull into silly. That’s just who I am. I’m playful.
But I also LOVE to compete. I live to win, to beat others, I’m one of those people who can and will turn every single thing into a race, a contest, a bet.
I think both aspects are important. If you can’t smile and have fun, then what’s the point of life? But there are many instances in which the drive to come out on top, well, gets you to the top.
Good food for thought. You have me contemplating life before 10am. Nice!
Its always nice to get out brains fired up and thinking before 10am! Most of what I talk about today ties into finding balance in our lives, as in this case: Balance between play and competing.
Well said! It’s frustrating to always competing against a bar (one that we usually intentionally set so high that it is almost unachieveable). Last Friday night was on of the best times I’ve had in awhile, granted it did evolve into competition before the night was over, but some friends of ours and our family went to the park. We played on the teeter-totters, slide, swings, just hung out with our kids and enjoyed a relaxing night by the lake together.
One of my mantras, “I am doing this for me and I don’t care what others think.” I refuse to compete. That adds so much stress to life. At the same time competition can be good as long as it is a healthy level of competition, if that makes since. 🙂
Makes perfect sense. 🙂
Deprived of play? You must not be a dog owner 🙂 I only wish I could teach mine games other than fetch, tug-of-war, and (my least favorite) wake up and chase me around the house!
Used to be a dog owner, had to put our best mate down this past December. Hardest thing in life I have ever had to do. Miss playing with him every day.
So sorry to hear – I can’t imagine life without them.
Competing against other or ourselves, some call it fun while others call it work. Exhausting really, yet impossible to avoid. However, a good trip to the park (sans jamba juice for me!) can cure a lot of ills. 🙂
I’m heading to one after work today, no Jamba Juice within 600 miles … I think we will be just fine. 😉
Great reminders and freaking love the sidewalk chalk picture..made me laugh!
Its amazing what kids can do when they put their minds to it. 😉
I have a coloring book and color quite often….lol
The real question is whether you color inside or outside of the lines … I’m guessing inside. 😉
Depends what mood I’m in 🙂
Love the newspaper story! so sweet.
Honestly – My fave part of the post. Sadly not many people read it … Oh well! You did and that’s all that counts. Have a splendid day today!!!