Matt, AKA MetConner, showing good form on the dumbbell plank row and dumbbell push-up. We are looking for chest-to deck pushups. Keep your core tight!
This week's Whole Life Challenge weekly lifestyle challenge is to write, handwrite, in a journal for 10 minutes. Writing in a journal is important because it's a time when we don't sensor our thoughts. We can freely express ourselves without judgement or concern about hurt feelings.
Writing in a journal can help us get through the tangle of our own emotions and get closer to what is our truth, get closer to our true spirit. So often in our lives we are caught up in wants, desires, fears, whatever. Spending 10 minutes everyday to dump all of these things onto paper can give us clarity. It can also give us incredible perspective.
In my journal on Sunday, I wrote "I feel like there's some magic key that I'm missing to growing my business." Once I wrote that statement, I realized how much unrealistic pressure I'm putting on myself to somehow find this magic key. There are no magic keys...to growing my business or to anything in life. There is patience, acceptance, non-judgment, and good old fashioned hard work.
Journalling allows us to work through our unrealistic expectations. We all have them, whether it's six pack abs by summer, loose 40 pounds in 2 months, being the perfect mom, dad, spouse, partner, etc. Journalling can help us wade through the bullshit we tell ourselves and get down to the real essence of who we are. We are imperfect humans beings doing our best at living. Perhaps our journalling will lead us to accept the Japanese notion of wabi sabi - perfect imperfection.
Every minute of the minute for 20 minutes
4 Dumbbell plank rows
8 Dumbbell push-ups
10 Ball Slams
Pick your loads. If you fail to do work in 1 min, reduce load. Score is lowest loads used.
Happy Birthday Holly and Lindsay!
We hope your special day is full of love, laughter and perhaps a few ball slams:-)
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