What Ever You Do … Do Sweetly

 … Remember, Remember The fifth of November.  The DeLorean and Calvin Klein.  I know not of what you were stricken to call Marty McFly chicken for your fates will surely entwine.  Doc Brown hit his head and for his stitch and suture, made it possible to go Back to the Future. Given the chance you would, Introduce the world to Johnny B. Goode and if you think there’s another reason for this date of the year, then make like a tree and get out of here-

Quick question to start our discussion:  Was Guy Fawkes merely being Reactive or Creative when he decided to hatch the Gunpowder Plot?

Chances are Mr. Fawkes knew what the right thing to do was and even wanted to do what is right … Then he walked into the houses of parliament.

Because he was afraid. Guy Fawkes lacked the courage to support his convictions in a meaningful way.

So how in the world do we draw a parallel between a terrorist and you, average trendy peep of the 21st century?  Simply: We need passionate courage to face the unknown challenges that confront us.  We need vast amounts of courage to let go of our irrational fears that hold us back each and every morning.

We need courage to be ourselves, to be authentic and to take responsibility for our actions.  We need to be courageous in order to overcome our fears of rejection and disapproval from others.  You may have never thought of this before although it takes courage to accept criticism and openly admit to mistakes.

Harvesting courage frees each and every one of us, to find new and better ways of being Authentic … You.

Most of us are held captive, prisoners of our own fears and fear of the unknown.

The Plan-

Link of the day: Time Management

The Workout-

A quick Trail Run/Hike/Swim or Walk to begin the festivities.  Followed by:

Shuttle Runs-

5m Out and Back + 10 Perfect Push Ups

10m Out and Back + 10 HEAVY Goblet Squats

15m Out and Back + 10 HEAVY Hard Style KB Swings

20m Out and Back + 10 Heavy KB Snatch

Mr. Fawkes would have done this for 30 minutes, or 3-4 times through.


Remember this day as the day you kicked fear in the FACE!  Guy Fawkes was found guarding some barrels of gun powder around midnight on 4 November 1605, barrels full of fear.  Take care today and ENJOY!!!

Tuesday 10 April 2012

This above all: To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man-

Good morning dear reader!  If you stopped by today to hang out and read about the wonderful breakfast we have planned and the totally awesome workout we will be doing later?  Now is a good time to scurry along and live vicariously through another blog-o-thingy.  Authenticity…We love your “cute” little pictures of the charming breakfast you put together just as much as the next peep.  Is it really you?  We’re saying it’s not and the sooner we all agree to this the sooner we can press on…

Our struggle with authenticity transcends fitness and it hit us yesterday reading through some interesting blogs.  We read maybe fifty blogs yesterday (a small sample size) of peeps proclaiming their excellence during a normal Monday; one after  another making life seem so great with big broad smiles, fantastic dinner ideas and bloviated opinions. As the “likes” started pouring in…We applauded their terrific Pottery Barn perfect lives.  Five fleeting minutes later we were left doubting what we had just digested: Were these peeps real?  How many of these people are there lurking on the inter-webz?

With the evolution of our hyper obsessed, media driven society.  It truly is hard to believe anyone’s appearance is real anymore, on-line or in real life (is there even a difference now?).  Call us crazy or old-fashioned but we like to believe that there are areas of our lives that will remain free from this growing trend in our society.  In the end, “WE” understand it’s not really possible to enrich/enhance who we are as individuals without working on ourselves from the inside out, or without authentic hard work.

The Plan-

The Workout-

Hopefully we took a few notes from yesterday to apply to today’s program?  Any problems tumbling around?  Did you do it gracefully or like a desk/office jockey?

Trail Run/Walk/Bike/Swim…Until you feel you are warmed up enough, followed by:

Yesterday’s Warm Up is Today’s Workout:

Forward Rolls X 10
Backward Rolls X 10
Dive Rolls X 10
Quick Rolls (3 successive rolls as fast as possible) X 5
Forward Roll To Bear Crawl
Backward Roll To Crab Crawl
High Knees (running, 40m)
Butt Kicks (running, 40m)
High Knees (running drill, 40m)
Butt Kicks (running drill, 40m)
One Legged Hops (get up high, extend, 40m)
Two Legged Hops (get up high, extend, 40m)
Backpedal (backwards run, reaching back, 40m)…

Turn up the intensity knob a tad and get into the running drills actively!  Followed by:

10 Minutes of Hanging Around


Life is not all about perfectly sliced and presented warm apple pie…ENJOY!!!