Errol watches his mom, Nicole, row. Pretty soon he'll be crushing workouts right along side his mom.
This week's Whole Life Weekly Lifestyle Challenge is to meditate, journal, pray or sit quietly for 10 minutes everyday. Sitting quietly for 10 minutes every day allows us to connect with our true selves. We spend so much time in our daily lives interacting with others, we often loose sight of who we really are. We become reactive to whatever situation we're in, rather than having the presence of mind to act according to our true nature.
When we operate in reactive mode, we are making decisions based on judgment. Often times our judgments are knee-jerk, and have little basis in what's really going on. These reactions can put up significant barriers and make it difficult to get along well with others.
By spending 10 minutes each day in quiet contemplation, we can start to see beyond our judgements, or at least get a handle on why we have them. Releasing our judgments and seeing people for who they really are, not for who we think they are, breaks down barriers and enables all of us to connect with our true selves.
Today's workout is a component of the Athletic Skill Level testing. This is one of the Level 1 work capacity benchmarks. A time of 15 minutes or less means you are at least a Level 1 athlete. What does this mean? According to the Athletic Skills creators:
"Level 1. You can move like a human. You’re not in particularly good shape, but if your town floods, you can get in a rescue boat without a firefighter pulling you in. If you can’t do three pull-ups, and three dips, you don’t have healthy shoulders. If you can’t squat all the way down comfortably, your hips are not healthy. These are basic health problems in the sense that they affect your quality of life. Fixing these problems generates a lot of self-confidence, and sets the stage for further progress."
See where you level-up today!
3 rounds for time of:
500 m Row
12 Bodyweight Deadlifts
21 Box Jump 24/20"
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