Friday 16 March 2012

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes-

Have you ever witnessed something that makes you stop right in your tracks and watch in awe?  Something truly amazing, something you have probably never seen before?  We had one of these moments last night and we would like to share it with you this morning…Honestly stop whatever is occupying you at this moment and let yourself be amazed for eight minutes!

We had originally planned to beat some topic to death today…let this video sink in for a moment, life is truly amazing!!!

Earlier in the week we spoke about (albeit briefly) Changing the Definition of Fitness.  Fitness can be anything you like, so if wandered over here and made it this far?  Change fitness to…pixie dust if you like.

It truly is important to note that we are forever changing, right now as an example; you just changed.  Each and every time you beat yourself up for going through the same old thing again chances are the experience is more nuanced this time around, hopefully with more insight then you had before.  This new experience is always changing…Each and every pico second of the day.

What do we expect you to take away each time this happens?  Please take note that there are days when you may not want to exercise, eat right, go train, whatever . This is not the end of the world and we know for a fact that you will get out and exercise again!  This is what we like to call Changing the Definition of Fitness and getting back to your true self, back to your goals, and back to another opportunity to  redefine them in a more nuanced and personal manner.

The Plan-

Perspective:  Either this is the best news in the world or the worst?  Where do you stand?!? LINK

The Workout-

Pulled from our “Have a smile on your face” series here at CultFit HQ:

We have written ad nauseam about performing or engaging in a program that you thoroughly enjoy.  If you feel inclined go back and re-read all 290 or so posts that point this out.  So on that note:

Not for time…

One Hour Swimming rinse off and followed by:

Deep meditative yoga…you know where we stand on yoga so this is not the crap you do down at YogaMed or film yourself in the living room in tight Lululemon attire to post on MeTube later…

15 Minutes of Leg Drains and 15 Minutes of Inversions

Notes:

Life is more important than just working out.  Watching your kids play, witnessing a magical moment in life…It’s moments like these where we need to step back and ENJOY who we are and where we are.  Have a great weekend watching the Australian GP and be sure to cheer for CultFit Racing Team member: Lewis Hamilton!  Be safe and ENJOY!!!


Monday 12 March 2012

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired-

Chances are according to our Webz Stats Department: 99.856% of you are going to fill out a tourney bracket sometime today and stress out over it for three weeks or so.  To the peeps reading over seas in lands far away:  You are better off for not knowing what it is, truly you are!

“MARCH MADNESS”

Let’s make sure we have your year in Random Fitness straight this morning:  New Years resolution Failed.  Get Fit for Valentines Day- Failed.  Give up Something Horrid for Lent- Failed…Get Fit during March Madness…Hmmm?!?

How many of you find yourself in this position early in the year?

Over the past weekend we had the unique opportunity to sit down and relax for once.  A chance to talk amongst friends at the pool and the park is always time well spent.  One topic the we have been kicking around for a bit and tossing at you is that of Changing the Definition of Fitness.  Time to put on your “Think outside the box caps”…more to come tomorrow!

Time to turn the cage…page we meant page!

The Plan-

Today’s Sign of the Apocalypse: 

Did you enjoy the Cage video as much as the Kony 2012 video that went viral last week?  This is not a political fodder post nor is this blog for that matter although if we step back and look at the KONY viral video phenomenon we learn a bit about ourselves.  We need some facts first!  Where did we put that darn Google Machine last…

Should You Donate?

Want Some More Info to Pry You Down From Your Righteous Perch?

Just A Bit More?

The Workout-

Pulled from our “…On the minute” Signature Series here at CultFit HQ:

Trail Run or Swim for an hour followed by:

“On the minute”…

5 Perfect Pull Ups, 5 Perfect Push Ups, 5 Goblet Squats

Allow the clock to serve as a guide rather than a motivational tool working against you.  Take a few minutes early on to develop a solid flow and rhythm…Then gently ease into pushing progressively harder.

Notes:

The goal of the Workout today is not to kill it for 30 seconds and rest until the top of the next minute.  Five reps works for us to start and ease into each movement…make changes if you see fit. Develop a flow where you are constantly doing “Something” other than looking like a train wreck…Have a great healthy day and ENJOY!!!