SADLY... "STEP AEROBICS" WAS CANCELLED BUT I STILL HAD OTHER ALTERNATIVES AND WE'LL GET TO THAT LATER ON.
FIRST THING IN THE MORNING... I HIT MY "STRENGTH TRAINING" AND DEFINITELY NOTICED AN INCREASE IN MY STRENGTH!!! CHEEE... OOOHHH!!!
AFTER I GOT DONE WITH MY WORKOUTS... I HEADED OVER TO THE B.I.A. SANDPIT TO GO MEET UP WITH MY FRIEND, JENNIFER AND HER SON AIDEN TO GO WALKING AND CHECKOUT THE PLACE!!!
AND I AM GLAD I DID... I ALREADY SEE ANOTHER "TRAINING GROUND" IN THE MAKING!!! I WISH I THOUGHT OF THIS PLACE EARLIER THIS SUMMER!!! IT GOT KILLER HILLS FOR RUNNING AND BEAR CRAWLS, WE CAN DEFINITELY BRING OUR TIRE TRAINING HERE TOO!!!
AND FOR THIS COMING WINTER, THIS WHERE "TEAM AWWWRITE!!!" WILL MEET UP FOR SOME EXPLOSIVE RUNNING UP HILLS AND THEN WE SLED IT DOWNHILL AND KEEP DOING IT FOR 10 REPS OR SO!!! AND I'LL COME UP WITH SOME MORE IDEAS!!!
I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS TO HAPPEN!!!
I ALSO ENJOYED MY TIME WITH JENNIFER AND AIDEN AND ALSO WALKING 2 DOGS AS WELL. WE WALKED THROUGH THE ENTIRE SANDPIT AREAS AND GETTING IDEAS FOR "WINTER TRAINING"... CHEEE... OOOHHH!!!
THANK YOU JENNIFER FOR INVITING ME OVER FOR A BEAUTIFUL WALK. IT WAS MEANT TO BE AS IT GAVE GREAT IDEAS FOR FUTURE TRAINING DURING THE WINTER AND NEXT SUMMER!!!
YOU ROCK GIRL... AND AIDEN TOO!!!
AND THE DOGS TOO... LOL!!!
I THINK I'M STARTING TO LIKE WALKING DOGS... I'LL LOOK INTO THIS NEXT SUMMER!!!
AND HERE'S ANOTHER COOL ARTICLE FOR ALL OF YOU...
The 6 Most Important Questions You Can Ask Yourself Today
Think about it. If I ask you, “Quickly, in one sentence, what do you want most out of life?” I bet your rushed response is going to be something like, “I want to be happy, and have a healthy family, and a career I like that pays well, etc." Your response is going to be so common and ubiquitous that it basically doesn’t even mean anything. Which is precisely why senseless, happy-go-lucky questions like this aren’t very helpful. And yet, this is precisely the kind of questions we often ask ourselves.
So what kind of questions might you ask instead? Questions that force you into a corner. Questions that help you embrace the sacrifices it takes to get where you want to go. Questions that motivate you to focus on the next step forward. In other words, questions like...
1. What is worth suffering for? – If you want the benefits of something in life, you have to also want the costs. If you want the six-pack abs, you have to want the sweat, the sore muscles, the early mornings at the gym, and the low carb meals. If you want the successful business, you have to also want the late nights, the risky business deals and decisions, and the possibility of failing fifty times to learn what you need to know to succeed. If you find yourself wanting something month after month, year after year, yet nothing happens and you never come any closer to it, then maybe what you actually want is just an idealization, a fantasy, and a false promise. Maybe you don't actually want it at all, because you’re not willing to suffer though the work it’s going to take to achieve it.
2. Based on my daily routines and actions, where can I expect to be in five years? – This question just backs up the first one. If you have an idea about what you want the next chapter of your life to look like, you have to DO things that support this idea every day. An idea, after all, isn’t going to do anything for you until you do something productive with it. In fact, as long as that great idea is just sitting around in your head it’s doing far more harm than good. Your subconscious mind knows you’re procrastinating on something that’s important to you. The necessary work that you keep postponing causes stress, anxiety, fear, and usually more procrastination – a vicious cycle that continues to worsen until you interrupt it with ACTION.
3. What do I need to spend more or less time doing? – As Stephen Covey once said, “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” In other words, productivity is not just about getting things done, it’s about getting the right things done. At the end of each day, look at how you have spent your time, and adjust the allocation as necessary for tomorrow. Do your best to get rid of your schedule’s complexities so you can spend more time on the things that matter. This means fine-tuning and eliminating all but the essential tasks, so you are left with only the ones that add value to your life. And above all, know when to set aside the important things for the vital things, like family.
4. What old rejections (or failures) are still holding me back? – All too often we let the rejections of our past dictate every move we make. We literally do not know ourselves to be any better than what some opinionated person or narrow circumstance once told us was true. Of course, an old rejection doesn’t mean we aren’t good enough; it just means some person or circumstance from our past failed to align with what we had to offer at the time. It means we were graced with more time to improve our thing – to build upon our ideas, to perfect our craft, and indulge deeper in to the work that moves us. Don’t let old rejections take up permanent residence in your head. Kick them out on the street.
5. What is worth smiling about right now? – A recent scientific study at Duke University showed that doctors who are put in a positive mood before making a diagnosis consistently experience significant boosts to their intellectual abilities than doctors in a neutral state, which allows them to make accurate diagnoses almost 20% faster. The same study then shifted to other vocations and found that optimistic salespeople outsell their pessimistic counterparts by over 50%. Students primed to feel happy before taking math tests substantially outperform their neutral peers. So it turns out that our minds are literally hardwired to perform at their best not when they are negative, or even neutral, but when they are positive.
6. Are the people around me helping me or hurting me? – A big part of who you become in life has to do with who you choose to surround yourself with. And as you know, it is better to be alone than in bad company. You simply cannot expect to live a positive, fulfilling life if you surround yourself with negative people. Distancing yourself from these people is never easy, but it’s a lot harder when they happen to be close friends or family members. As hard as it may be, it’s something you need to address. To a certain degree, luck controls who walks into your life, especially as it relates to your family and childhood friends, but you decide who you spend the majority of your time with.