Sunset

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision
But today well lived makes
every yesterday a dream of happiness
And tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation of the dawn-

This post comes from the heart and we mean this sincerely:  We cherish each and every reader that stops over for a visit.  Our challenge to you over the next few days and heck, until January 2nd, 2013 is to embrace and intertwine the following thoughts into every fabric of your existence.

Thoughts for living an Authentic Day:

Just for today, I will try to live through this day only — and not tackle my whole life’s problems at once.
Just for today, I will be happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true:   “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Happiness is from within — it is not a matter of externals.
Just for today, I will adjust myself to What Is and not try to adjust everything to my Own Desires. I will take my family, my work, and my luck as they come and fit myself to them.
Just for today, I will take care of my body.  I will exercise it, care for it, and nourish it and not abuse nor neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for my will.
Just for today, I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer all day. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.
Just for today, I will exercise my soul in three ways:  1- I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out.  If anybody knows of it, it will not count.  2-  I will do at least two things I don’t want to do, just for exercise of will-power.  3 I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt. They may be hurt, but today I will not show it.
Just for today, I will be agreeable.  I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be generous with praise and criticize not one bit nor find fault with anything.  I will try not to regulate nor improve anyone.
Just for today, I will have a program.  I will write down just what I expect to do every hour.  I may not follow it exactly, but I’ll have it as a pattern to follow.  It will save me from the two pests – HURRY and INDECISION.
Just for today, I will have a quiet half-hour, all by myself to relax.  In this half-hour, some time, I will think of a higher power, so as to get a little more perspective to my purpose in life.
Just for today, I will be unafraid, more specifically:  I will not be afraid to be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, to love and to believe that those I love, love me.

The Plan-

Link of the Day:  Instead of giving Random Advice to others?  Take a few minutes to Learn Something Meaningful.

The Workout-

Dust off the old Kettle-Bells and meet us out back …

The CultFit KB “Bear

Double KB Dead Clean

Double KB Front Squat + Press

Double KB Shoulder Squat + Press

Double KB Stiff Leg Dead Lift + Bent Over Row

All of the movements above, combined together in one fluid movement equals One Rep … How does 10 reps sound?!?

Notes:

Anyone and we mean anyone can learn to perform: Yoga, X-Fit, Boot Camp, Pilates, Kipping Stuff and anything else you can think of.  <— This is not CultFit!

Are you familiar with the grey matter between your ears and that “thing” that beats wildly in your chest when confronted with a challenge?  <— This is CultFitENJOY!!!


You’re Only as Old as You Feel

An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young-

Today’s Sign of the Apocalypse:  Storm Blaster

What are we looking to achieve through this “thing” called life anyways?  Have you ever stopped to think about the phrase: I’m trying to get through life by any means possible?  The problem is that we spend every ounce of spare energy we have kicking, kipping, running and forcing our bodies through the day.

Woke up late, Rushed to make it in the shower, Traffic is a nightmare and the tank is on empty, I’ll run at lunch, Damn that frigging deadline was today … Screw lunch!  I’ll run and workout before bed

Want to know what’s crazy, truly insane when you step back and look from a different perspective?  We honestly feel that the hardest “thing” we will do in life is some random marathon, CrossFit, Bootcamp, P90x or even a romp in the mud.  Everyday life peeps is a marathon (or whatever else), one deadline after the other.  One hardship after another, one triumph and struggle after another … Finally we end the day with a sprint to the finish line  (SLEEP!). Our lives are such a myopically focused race, for what?  Each and everyday goes by in a rush.  When others view us they see a blur, a streak rushing past to the finish line …

There’s no “Participant” medal at the end of this Finish Line … Digest this thought over your tea today.

The Plan-

The Workout-

Apparently the cool kids like to name their WAD’s or whatever.  Say hello to “Sandy“.

Go for a nice relaxing Trail Run.  That’s it … Well?!?  Add the following to the end:

100 Perfect Push Ups

100 Goblet Squats

100 Hard Style KB Swings

Liz!!!  The image below is just for you (from the video you could not watch yesterday):

Notes:

Start Living … Enjoy!!!


Sunday 1 April 2012

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid-

Reckless abandon…You only live once and today is the day to shave 10 minutes off your 5k time.  Quit bitching about the injuries and how hot it is outside, HTFU!!!  Right now, right at this very moment…There is a yoga mom kicking your ass in every imaginable way!!!

See the weak pathetic little human sitting in the bumbo.  That’s you…

The Plan-

The Workout-

Pulled from our “Favorite” webz-site on all the inter-webz…Pinterest!!!

Notes:

Go out there and kill “IT” today for the proverbial free t-shirt and race bib (well actually it’s not free…)!!!