Funny Feelin’Posted: October 10, 2012 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: crossfit, exercise, fitness, freshly pressed, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, life, love, lululemon, marathon, motivation, paleo, pilates, recovery, running, tabata, trail running, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga 12 Comments
Getting lost is one way to learn-
Can we all agree on this lovely Wednesday morning that revenge is an extremely powerful motivational tool?!? Chances are that many of you reading today will use revenge to power you through the workday, an argument or a workout later. Maybe it was an insult someone uttered just loud enough for you to hear while walking on your favorite trail or the rejection amongst friend at the pub Saturday night?!? Either way, we do not want to use revenge as a tool to power us through the day.
The trick, and this is a trick in every sense of the word: Is to try to control our revenge -instinct (just totally made this up although we all have one) and put it to work for us instead of against us. “How“ you may be asking? By simply focusing and using our energy in positive way, this is easier said than done. The best example is exercise. Exercise is an excellent way to blow off the initial steam of negative energy you feel. A Walk/Trail Run/Bike Ride/Run/Swim/Hitting the Weights? All of these work.
“It ain’t worth doing it bro! Let’s take this inside and have a good workout!!!“
Intervals. Not tabata … Intervals peeps.
20 Seconds of Work followed by 10 Seconds of Rest.
In no particular order: Hollow Rocks, Crab Walk, Plank Hold (High and Low), Bear Crawl, KB Snatch.
Reminder: This is not a Tabata program, just a simple 20/10 interval program. Capisce!?!
The last few posts have been a tad down trodden to say the least. Holding a grudge, Revenge … What could possibly be next? Maybe, just maybe we are writing with a broad brush stroke for a reason … ENJOY!!!
ahhh, that guy has no head! yet he is still an amazing acrobat…
I completely understand the motivation sometimes. Writing about positive action not only motivates others, it encourages the writer to do the right thing.
And the best revenge is indifference! 😀
I actually had to stop and think of when I last thought of revenge as an actionable behavior. It’s been quite some time. i learned that it really serves no purpose other than making me on a level playing field as the person who make me feel that way. 😀
Revenge can be really nasty when we submit ourselves to it. Both onto others and onto ourselves. One of the main themes of the discussion we are having here is allowing ourselves to continually move forward. It dose not necessarily mean we have to forget … Just keep moving forward.
Agree with you completely. Allowing ourselves to live in the revenge mode is more dangerous for us than the person we are at odds with.
Gosh I love the pictures. Time to get to the gym!
Hope you have a great workout today! 🙂
I think revenge is a huge motivator but being able to turn those feelings into something positive does take practice. It’s a skill and one that I agree we should always be working on. It might not feel like revenge to hit the gym or take a jog rather than plan your attack, but when your target is left feeling impotent because their actions did not elicit a response and you’re left feeling energized because you redirected yourself, well revenge is that much sweeter. A lot of times taking yourself out of the situation and immersing yourself in something worth your time brings about amazing results.
My thoughts exactly. 🙂
Revenge can take you down, that is for sure. Sometimes we have to constantly tell ourselves “Stay in the Light” 🙂
Revenge can masquerade as other emotions . Heading out the door and getting a couple miles under my belt softens the edges and clears my mind to determine how this action or need for reaction is to me.