Over, Under or Around

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course-

It’s always a pleasure to start the week with a beautiful message.

Especially when Melissa stops over from Sweet Wholesome Health!

Over, Under or Around

What happens in the face of adversity?  Do you give up when something (ex. an injury) holds you back from your routine?  Sometimes it’s so off-putting that all we want to do is feel bad for ourselves, throw our hands in the air and give up on everything we have worked for. We get used to our scheduled activities that keep us healthy and then a wrench is throw into the works.  It can be so hard to continue to move forward when you feel like there is something blocking your entire path.  In the past I would even convince myself that maybe it’s a sign and that I should never have been doing it in the first place.

Whether you believe in signs or not, this is not the time to give up. It is a chance to reflect, grow and adapt!

Here are some thinking points to aid you Over, Under or Around your hurdle:)

  1. Change direction.  Pivot and go down a road you always wanted to try.  Maybe it’s more yoga and less running for a while or spend time learning a new skill, building your spiritual practice or growing your relationships:)
  2. Re-evaluate your goals-  what do you want?  Has it changed?
  3. Set goals and a timeline for your recovery-  use this time to explore something, use your time in a new way and know that you have opportunity while you recover.

When something in your life throws you off … You have a choice.  You can adapt or give up.  It may seem easier at first to give up, but take some time to think about all the accomplishments you are giving up, the loss of momentum and your emotional state.  Are you feeling uncomfortable, sad and maybe depressed?  To adapt, you have to get outside the box, put thought into your next move and step up.  You might fall along the way, but you will also feel strong in your ability to be flexible, determined, and open!

Every day we should be looking for opportunities to challenge ourselves, get outside of the normal, comfortable and prepare ourselves to embrace the unknown.  Find a way to live and love your life every day no matter who or what stands in your way:)

The Plan-

The Workout-

To awaken the senses and prepare for another long week that ominously awaits us.

A brisk Walk/Trail Run/Hike … Anything outdoors.  Followed by:

A free-flowing, graceful Sun Salutation series until you find balance and your breath effortlessly carries you from movement to movement.


We honestly cannot say thank you enough to Melissa for writing such an inspiring post, especially on a Monday.  Her message is always pure and honest … In essence the polar opposite of our abrasive and cantankerous style you have grown to love?!?  Be sure to head on over to Sweet Wholesome Health to say hello today … ENJOY!!!

20 Comments on “Over, Under or Around”

  1. Kimberly / ThePowerOfRun.com says:

    GREAT post! I have to say, the “change direction” idea is exactly what made me get into triathlon. I was injured and started swimming and accidentally found myself hitting the SUBMIT button and registering for a triathlon. It’s something I never ever would have considered, had I not stayed positive and looked for additional ways to challenge myself during a frustrating time.

    • CultFit says:

      Did you find hitting the “Submit” button was harder than the Tri at first? I did. 🙂
      Thank you for popping in today, have a great day and an even better week!

  2. urbanbeings says:

    Great post today, rings very true for me. Always good to look at nearly anything from another point of view 🙂 how was the climbing this weekend? If you ever plan on coming out this way let me know (not that there are any rocks here, got to travel a bit for them!) have a great day! 🙂

    • CultFit says:

      We had a blast! Next year I’ll actually be able to go up the wall and show these kids a thing or two. 😉 I heard the bouldering in Yorkshire and the Peak district are pretty good?!? Chances are next Summer I will heading back over to the sunny UK for a few weeks. 🙂
      Have a great day as well!!!

  3. Somer says:

    Thanks for the intro to Melissa! And yes, it’s time for a little more yoga and a little less running for this girl. I need to rebalance that chakra 🙂

  4. […] points I have laid out to aid you Over, Under or Around your hurdle pop on over to my friends blog, Cultfit and let us know what you […]

  5. Very timely as much in my life right now seems like it requires a change of direction. Scary for sure, but in the end I think it’ll be an amazing thing.

  6. Jill says:

    An empowering post! Thanks, Melissa!

  7. This is a such a great post. Flexibility is key. I can’t always get the workout I had planned in for a given day, but I can change days or change the workout. They key is not throwing the whole thing out the window. Thanks so much for this reminder to STAY THE COURSE!

    • CultFit says:

      Everything I tend to write about and Melissa as well is: “Big Picture” orientated. Like you so clearly stated, Stay the Course!!! Things, Life etc get better.
      Have a lovely and blessed day!!! 🙂

  8. LizForADay says:

    The best word that stands out in this post is “adapt.” That says it all. And this is coming from the queen of excuses. 🙂

  9. MTalaminiLevine says:

    You are all once again so awesome! Thank you for your great feedback and comments:)

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