No One Said It Would be EasyPosted: October 29, 2012 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: advice, crossfit, emotions, exercise, fitness, free range, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, jogging, life, love, lululemon, marathon, motivation, paleo, pilates, quotes, recovery, running, tips, trail running, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga 17 Comments
Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example-
Top Tips, Advice, Input … All of these are tedious and boring, something we painstaking try not to push your way. The closest we have ever come to “Advice” is ‘Ole Uncle Mo gently slapping you up side the noggin, and let’s be honest: We all need a good slap up side the head from time to time.
So on that note, we will be tossing out some talking points this week as we slowly start to fall into hibernation here in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a slow process but we all do it, yeah you too!!! Our hibernation starts with the shorter days and the cooler temps, then the excuses start to pour in: Too Cold, Too Dark, Too Many Pumpkin Spiced Everything’s!
“Hey girl! Check out the Chica over on the treadmill. Yeah, the one there chatting up the new trainer dude … She has and will soon have everything you want in life?!?”
Jealousy and Envy are great personal tools to use, albeit when used with tact and great care.
Jealousy and Envy are rather ugly, nasty emotions we display more times during the day than we initially thought. You know what though? These handy little emotions secretly tell us the truth about our inner-most feelings. When was the last time you envied or were jealous of someone having a flip-phone? Never … The fact is: You only envy those who have what you desire the most … You are only jealous when you feel someone has taken something from you.
Most of you reading today spend too much time running away from life, quite literally in fact. If we stop for a moment to embrace our emotions, whatever they may be? We can learn so much from them. Our emotions are here: To teach us, to guide us and to help us make the tough decisions we face in life.
Dust off the Jump Rope and let’s get after this program while the day is still young.
Mess around with your trusty rope for a few minutes to Warm Up. Followed By:
Jump Rope (for one minute)
3 Turkish Get Ups (each side)
Once again this is not AMRAP … 30 minutes would be nice?!? If you fancy yourself as Uncle Rico? Carry on with AMRAP, just keeping it real peeps!
Jealousy and Envy (when used properly) can open up the world you were oblivious to or may have taken for granted, before you read this post of course!?! Take care today and ENJOY!!!
LOVE the picture (good slap in the head once in a while) and the post…
I guess we do a need a little bit of that slap on the head. I guess it’s because we just don’t think things through enough. Sometimes we think we have, but later we see the consequences of our decisions and we realize we didn’t know everything. Seriously…you asked many questions…but it looks like you didn’t because stuff just happened.
…But no one said it’d be this hard…
No kidding! 🙂
I embrace life I promise. 🙂
“To teach us, to guide us and to help us make the tough decisions we face in life.”
… Crossfit is a “tag” on Freshly Pressed today, what are the chances you get juicy stuff like this over there?!? I hope you had a great weekend!
Beautiful post, I don’t usually think of envy as a good thing, but I like your take on it.
I guess my little point is that we have a lot to learn from our emotions, no matter what they may be. This ties into my greater message of being present in the moment. I’m really glad you enjoyed this post, take care today and be well. 🙂
The dog and cat is hallarious 🙂
great workout! love a bit of jump rope 🙂
Jumping rope is a great way to break up the monotony of working out at times, or when the weather turns ugly. 😉
I really love the way you present daily workouts. All of your writing is entertaining. I often wish there was a hyperlink to examples or explanations of the exercises (e.g. 3 Turkish get-ups).
One of the things your blog has done for me is that I allow myself to surprise myself. I am willing to look bad or “fail” while I give my all at something new.
So, thanks 🙂
I am thrilled that you enjoy reading so much, I’m speechless and humbled … Thank you!
I’ll start working on the hyper links right away for you. One of the problems I have is finding a quality video explaining the movements. If you like you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be more than willing to help walk you through some of these. I’ll also explain why I don’t post videos to the masses. 😉
I hope you and your family had a great weekend and please take care today.
Fantastic! Thank you! And I will 🙂
I just thought of this game I used to play with some friends and I think it’s up your alley (not like I know you from Adam). Set this goal every morning: I’m going to make x number of people smile/laugh today.
Brilliant idea and thank you!!!