I make the following post to follow up on a “soap box” moment I shared yesterday with the 4:30pm class. I don’t even know where the rant originated. I think it was because I asked everyone if “they had a good weekend” and no one was really thrilled to respond with something worth while. My rant to the class was simple, ” If you don’t like your life, do whatever you can immediately to change it.” That is a scary thing to fathom and may include much risk, and big changes but it will surely be worth it. Our time on this earth is very short, something I was taught at a pretty young age losing my Dad in an accident at 16 years old. It was something that changed the path of my life forever and to be where I am now I can honestly say it has surely worked out in the best possible outcome.
My purpose here isn’t to talk about tragedy, which is something we will all encounter in the time we have. The point is to remind you that due to the lack of a guaranteed tomorrow…..you must live with passion, chase your dreams, and surround yourself with people you love. For many of us life turns into showing up when and where we need to in order to get paid to make money to spend on things that impress people we don’t like, and repeat the same cycle. If you don’t have dreams to chase, even at age 95, I would encourage you to do some day dreaming and find some. Try to help others find passion and purpose if nothing else, it is more fulfilling than you may know, and you will in turn literally save lives.
Try to live such a way that you are doing what you WANT to be doing. When someone asks how your weekend was, especially if you weren’t working……please be able to say it was great. Literally set out this Friday night and pursue something that will leave you no choice in knowing you’ve loved every moment of your weekend. Now, life is much more than those two days of the week, so if you can find a career that suits this, chase it. If it doesn’t make much money, or chances are slim you can attain it….I’d encourage you to die trying. Life happens, and not everyones story is the same. You can always find a way to make the best of EVERYDAY by conscious effort of being in the moment and finding gratitude if nothing else than for the air you are taking in and out of your body.
What can you change today? Right now? That will lead to a more fulfilled life tomorrow. If it isn’t right now, then when? And how can you do it? Time is short here, we have to enjoy it. Watch less TV, type less, sit less……learn more, talk/listen more face to face with humans, and MOVE because that is one of the most overlooked keys to leading a happy life.
As for tomorrow, crush this workout.
Row 12/9 cals
18 push ups
24 wall balls (20/14)
4 rounds for time.
Rest as needed
Emotm x 8
1 full clean and split jerk (heaviest sustainable load
Can go up. (Encourage starting at 75% minimum)