Hope.

Isn’t it incredible to be alive?

Take a walk.  Unplug.  Breathe in fresh air.  Walk through a creek.  Hug someone you love.  Hug someone you don’t love.  Call someone you have been meaning to for a while.   Show your children you love them.   Be grateful for such things.  Be happy.  Choose to be happy.  It’s more fun than choosing to be frustrated.  You work all the time, you don’t feel good, you hate your job, you fight with your spouse, your kids can’t stand you, you look like shit, you feel like shit, you aren’t good in front of people,  you hate your boss, your boss hates you.  What are these things.  What are these thoughts that you give power to on a daily basis.  Why do you let them control you.  Your mind is a computer and either you, or your environment is the programmer.  Absent of you choosing to your mind will let whatever stimulus it comes up against program it.  How scary is that?   Just watch the news, or listen to your “friends” complain…and bam….down that endless road called negativity.  But should you choose to be brave and become the master of your own destiny.  Well then….the world is at your freaking fingertips.   Believe in you.  It’s hard, it’s uncomfortable, but guess what we weren’t put here to be comfortable.  We were put here to grow, to challenge ourselves, that’s how we are made up.  We are literally movers and shakers, to deny that is to deny the very make up of our body and souls.  Give me the crabbiest nastiest human being in the world,…i put them in my class and take them through a Robstacle course and you will see them smile.  Why is that…because your body and mind crave challenge, and they crave movement….  Isn’t it incredible to be alive and be human.  We are the most complex movers and thinkers on earth  (we think)  Why deny it…you can’t ….just let go and get on with life.  I am so grateful for the position I find myself in everyday.   Is it easy….  Heavens no.  It’s not even close to easy.     “Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a hard one”

I have the strength, and I have the muster, and I have the ability to think better, be better ,move better, and I practice it every single day.  And I am thankful every single day that I have been blessed with my parents, my wife and children, my mind, my body and my community…..and I will do my best to elevate those around me for the rest of my life…..

 

IS NOT  THIS LIFE WE LEAD TRULY INCREDIBLE!!!!

 

Go out and Be Amazing….stop being scared of yourselves…..

WOD’s for the week!!! 5/19-5/22!!! Spoiler for Friday!!!

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Monday  5/18
3 rounds for time
10- Goblet Squats (KB) 5 sec “rest” at bottom every rep
8- Walk out to to planks 5 sec “rest” then walk back in
10- Single leg Deadlift Toe touches (5 per side)

Tuesday 5/19
4 Rounds For Time
50 Double Unders
20 Toes To Bars
3 Wall Walks

Wed 5/20

Strength
Deadlifts
Experienced – 10,10,6,4,2,2,1
Less Experienced- 5,5,5,5,5

Thursday 5/21
12 min Amrap
72 ft FHC
72 Ft inverted Crawl

Friday
Robstacle Course

WOD 3/24/2015

Tuesday
“COE” 1/2
10 Thrusters 65/95
10 Ring Pushups
5 Rounds For Time

 

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Army Sgt. Keith Adam Coe, 30, of Auburndale, Fla., assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., died April 27th, 2010, in Khalis, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an explosive device. He is survived by his wife Katrina Coe, two sons, Killian and Keith Jr., and daughter, Klover.

 

It was an honor to WOD in Sgt. Coe’s name today.  My heart rests with the loved ones he has left behind.   The efforts put forth by the box today were inspiring and truly heart felt.

 

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As we are lucky to celebrate another Holiday with our loved ones..

Reflection

Complaints…..like viruses, seem to spread through our being once we give in to them.  Negativity breeds like rabbits it would seem.  I take pride in being very in control of my state for the most part, yet at times, on occasion, I will find myself voicing a complaint.  And then, if I’m not careful another will sneak in…then the next thing I know it’s as if I’m on stage next to Jerry Springer airing mine and my whole family’s deepest darkest secrets.  (perhaps that was a bit much)  At any rate, we are all subject to bouts of complainitis (could be that was made up?  as made up as my punctuation throughout my posts….)  At times we may even fly off into tyrannical bouts of it….yet as I look back on my state during those times, or how my mind is working I must admit that it is embarrassing.  Complaining is selfish.  Period.  It is my 5 year old’s way of communicating about something she dislikes.  For this upcoming New Year’s, among other more lofty goals, I’m going to refrain from complaining.  I’m not sure it is as therapeutic as some may think.  Upon a bit of reflection I think it only serves to connect us with a loser mentality, a victim mentality, a mentality that is not conducive to succeeding and thriving, be it in our workplace or our own homes.  So let’s all take a page from Tony Robbins this year and whenever we find us complaining about our life, or how long the line is at the grocery, let us take a step back and say  “ok..here is this, but what is great about my life?”  I’m betting that you’ll be able to come up with some awesome answers… 

you all have a good friday….

 

WOD 

10 minute intense MovNat Warm up

Triplet, 60 seconds per exercise, 6 Rounds, continuos

Punching the bag/ Jumping Rope/ and Rowing

followed by

Heavy Front Squat  80% max

3-3-3-3-3..

have an awesome Friday…