Health is Wealth: 53/243 - Stability Circuit #RUN #YOGA #MTB

Living in time and space just might be the scariest, most heartbreaking, and lonely path an angel could ever choose.

Until, of course, they realize that being scared doesn’t mean they can’t make a difference, broken hearts can still love just fine, and that feeling lonely doesn’t mean they’re actually alone.

Then they’ll laugh an angel laugh, fluff their wings, and dare a new dare all over again.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 54
Relative Balance: 7 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 7hr 38m

Overall morning mood: I slept through my first alarm which is pretty abnormal and woke up right at seven in a bit of panic. Other than that felt pretty dang good.

Meditation Practice - 7:46a- 10m 07s - 5hz Theta


Stress: Stress happens when you hold tow opposing thoughts in your mind about the same subject. “I want that, but I can’t have it.” “I am sitting traffic, but I do not want to be.” “I should be doing this, but i do not want to.” This creates disharmony in the mind and gives rise to stressful emotions. You are now at odds with yourself. When an opposite thought contradicts a desire, you have to either change the thought or let go of the desire. You can;t drive down two different roads at the same time. Pick one.


GYM: Stability Circuit

  • Warm Up Run - Trinity Mountains 4%

    • 20minutes

    • 2.30 miles

    • Average HR: 127

    • EG 180ft

  • Stability Circuit

    • Reverse Band Turns - Red Band: 15/Arm 3x

    • Banded Side Walks - Orange Band: 15/Leg 3x

    • Prone Cobra w/Single Leg Lift: (10sec/Leg x3 = 60sec) 3x

    • Hip Extensions (Feet on Stability Ball) 15 w/10sec pause - 3x

    • Banded Y,T,L,W’s - Single Leg - 3x

      • Y - yellow band 15/leg

      • T - yellow Band 15/leg

      • L - yellow band 15/leg

      • W - yellow band 15/leg

    • Single Leg Plank - (15sec per Leg x2) - 3x

    • Single Leg Tri Pushdowns - 10/leg @35lbs - 3x

  • Bench Press w/ Red Band - 3x10 @135lbs

  • Pull Ups 3x12

  • Barbell Squats 3x5 @135lbs


YOGA: Corepower

  • Class #29

  • C1 Class 20/29

  • 1h 16m

  • Average HR: 88. Max: 141.

  • Teacher: Ella

  • Notes: Adam, another teacher, had asked me how class went as I was putting my shoes on and all I could really say, is there ever a bad class? I mean this is by far the cheapest form of therapy possible.

    • I wasn’t planning on attending class today, as Thurs and Sat have been my rest days from Yoga, but some plans changed and I thought going to class was the best idea.

    • Ella, of all the teachers has the calmest presence. With that being said I was still sweating like a bitch in heat in that class. I am starting to look at sweating in these classes like purging. Perhaps the day, I make it through a class completely sweat free, Ill know I am the most balanced version of myself ever? Haha!?

    • In all seriousness, I really enjoy her class. I think this was my second class I have taken by her. It seems, that every class is exactly what you need it to be. For what ever reason, the ending of her class today elicited a really emotional response. I have not a clue why.

    • The earliest memory I have, which I don’t even know is real, is running through a prairie field, I am naked, young, maybe around seven or eight years old, so just tall enough for hands to skim across the tall grass. Mountains surrounding, and trees swaying in the far off distance. I have had this vision more times that I can count through out my life and for some reason is brought a tears to my eye. Or maybe is was just the sweat building pooling in my eye sockets.. . That is what came to mind, I could see it so clear. I have seen this vision more times that I can even remember and it’s always the same. Weird.

    • She left us today in Savasana, which was awesome. A teacher has not done that in a class I had taken before. I felt like I could have stayed there for a couple of hours, but opted to hop up and get back to the day after a bit.

    • Thank you for a great class, Ella, it was much appreaciated!

Infinite Love & Gratitude!

The river is now. This moment. This breath between us. The space between your heartbeats. The moment before you blink. The instant a thought flashes through your mind. It is everything that is around us. Life. Energy. Flowing, endlessly flowing, carrying you from then...to now...to tomorrow. Listen: you can hear the music of it. Of the passage of time.

LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health Is Wealth: 52/243 - Cardio Day $RUN $YOGA #MTB

The entire world will be a richer place, once you become a millionaire and run a sbu three hour marathon!
We knew this when we helped you pick your dreams. 
— The Universe

HRV Score: 53
Relative Balance: 5 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 8h 45m
Overall morning mood: I woke up early and couldn’t go back to sleep. For what ever reason my mind started to race for no other reason than just thinking about plans, work and schedule. I was in a good mood, felt like I got enough sleep. I thought for a second my lower back was a little tight, but once I started to move around, I felt light as a feather. Good day to have a freakin good day!

Meditation Practice: 7:39am - 15m 19s - 5hz Theta


“Be fascinated instead of frustrated.”


GYM: Cardio Day

  • RUN

    • Trinity Mountains 0%

    • 67m 44s

    • 7.90miles

    • Average HR: 127. Max 142.

      • This long session improved the endurance of my muscles and my aerobic fitness. It also developed my basic endurance and my body’s ability to burn fat during exorcise.

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”  ― Thich Nhat Hanh

YOGA: Corepower C2

  • Class #28

  • C2 #9/28

  • 1h 30min

  • Average HR: 96. Max: 160

  • Teacher: Nico

  • NOTES: Class today was tough as hell and fucking awesome. It was the first C2 class I have taken by Nico and I thoroughly enjoyed the ass kicking. There were a few things that came to mind today that I struggled with.

  • It was not so much a lack in flexibility today as it was muscular endurance. Some of the poses especially the first couple of flows through were deep and held for. I noticed the impingement inside of my hips. There were a couple of times I thought my hamstrings were going to cramp but I pulled out of it. Half Moon, Ardha Chandrasana, is extremely tough for me even with a block. When I add Half Moon Sugar Cane Bow Pose, Ardha Chandra Chapasana… the leg curl and reach to grab my foot is where I really noticed my hamstrings tighten and close to cramping… It was REAL close.

  • One pose felt extremely good, I just don’t remember the name. It was similar to a thread the needle but it was for our legs. Down-dog, knee to nose, down-dog knee to opposite elbow and then straiten leg and raise hand opposite of extended leg. Ill search for it!

  • Excitedly after class, I did Hurdler Pose, Eka Pada Koundinyasana. That was a big accomplishment that I was really happy with. I continue to work on hand stands and preparatory exorcises. My core needs a lot of work. I feel like my balance is returning slowly but surely.

  • Nico - Thank you again for another fantastic class, the work out and your help. Your feedback and constructive criticism is ALWAYS appreciated!

Infinite Love & Gratitude!


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: 51/243 - Strength Circuit #RUN #YOGA #MTB

After all these years, can you believe most people still think time is real, space is cold, and matter is solid?
If there’s anything you want to change in your experience, imagine it changed.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 57
Relative Balance: 8 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 9h 13m
Overall morning mood: I always seem to wake up excited on strength days :) Tis a good day to have freakin good day!

Meditation Practice: 7:39am - 12m 33s - 174Hz


"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started." - Marcus Tullius Cicero


GYM: Strength Circuit

  • Warm Up Run

    • Trinity Mountains 4%

    • 11m 12s

    • 1.33miles

    • EG: 200ft

    • Ave HR: 132

  • Strength Circuit 3X

    • Deadlifts - 4x12 @205lbs

      • Standing Pulls in Squat 3x12@50lbs

    • Incline cable press 3X12/Arm @20lbs

      • Lunge with Dumbbell Curl to Press 3X8/L @25lbs

      • Stability Ball Dumbbell press 3x12 @50lbs

    • Horizontal Cable Chops 3X12/s @20lbs

      • Up downs (planks) 3x10/side

      • Cable Crunches 3x15/side @25lbs

YOGA: Corepower C2

  • Class #27

  • C2 8/27

  • 60min

  • Average HR: 83. Max: 136

  • Teacher: Jamie

    • Class today was awesome. It was the same sequence of posture that we have been practicing lately during Jamie’s C2 class. I though for sure I was going to be dead after my work out at the gym but I think they paired really well.

    • It was interesting as today was the first time I noticed change in a few postures. I felt a I could go a little deeper and hold a little longer. I really really enjoy this sequence. It is challenging but at the perfect amount. I was a sweat mess on the mat today, I couldn’t keep it out of my eyes which was frustrating. However, I was reminded numerous times, to let it go.

    • Again, I love the philosophical reminders and how these things we learn in class can be taken with us and applied to our life outside of the hot rooms. What do I need? A questions I need to continually ask myself. As importantly, What can I let go? What am I holding on to? What is no longer serving me and my purpose? These are questions that I am reminded in class to ask myself. ALL. THE. TIME. Not just in class. Let the weight go….

    • Thank you again, Jamie, for another fantastic class!

Infinite Love & Gratitude!


The Corner of 8th & Insanity: Tarot Reading from a friend today…

To me it sounds like you’re right on track. There’s multiple energies that suggest you are en route to your life path.

I like to think of routes as occurring all at the same time. So if I want to adapt multi-dimension-ally, I must accept all routes, so for you to reach TRUE BALANCE…

You must prepare yourself for teaching by embracing the now and just BEING.

You must express gratitude in every facet of your life by remembering you are LOVE. The more you live in that vibration, the easier it is to access others of that consciousness.

You must take on a new PERSPECTIVE by embracing your inner child through imagination and align with your ABUNDANCE.

We have all stifled and controlled our inner child through societal conditioning, using meditation as an access point to allow ourselves to day dream and connect with pure innocence is the tool to heal that skill set.

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LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth 50/243: Stability Circuit #RUN #YOGA #MTB

So much to be thankful for, huh?
Yet so little time.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 55
Relative Balance: 7 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 7hr 39m

Overall morning mood: I slept well but didnt get enough. I wasn’t sore or stiff waking up what soever. I just thought after the 90m run yesterday I might be feeling it a bit today but felt great.

Meditation Practice - 7:39a- 10m 18s - 5hz Theta


At the end of your struggles, challenges, and obstacles comes the mental strength to cross many boundaries in the future.

GYM: Stability Circuit

  • Warm Up walk

    • 14m

    • 1m

    • EG 200ft

  • Run

    • 15m 39s

    • 1.82mi

    • Average HR: 124

  • Stability Circuit

    • Reverse Band Turns - Red Band: 15/Arm 3x

    • Banded Side Walks - Orange Band: 15/Leg 3x

    • Prone Cobra w/Single Leg Lift: (10sec/Leg x3 = 60sec) 3x

    • Hip Extensions (Feet on Stability Ball) 15 w/10sec pause - 3x

    • Banded Y,T,L,W’s - Single Leg - 3x

      • Y - yellow band 15/leg

      • T - yellow Band 15/leg

      • L - yellow band 15/leg

      • W - yellow band 15/leg

    • Single Leg Plank - (15sec per Leg x2) - 3x

    • Single Leg Tri Pushdowns - 10/leg @35lbs - 3x

  • Dips 3x15

  • Pull Ups 3x12

The ability to continue moving when you are feeling scared, fearful or lazy is the sign of true mental strength.


YOGA: Corepower

  • C1 Class #19

  • Class 19/26

  • 60min

  • Average HR: 86. Max HR: 115

  • Teacher: Jamie

    • Class was great today. It felt extremely calm. I could hear my self breathe the entire class. When the teacher speaks, I listen for something different or new that I can really identify with.

    • I don’t remember the pose, it was probably forward fold in rag doll, Baddha Hasta Uttanasana. She was asking what could we let go. Was I still tense in my neck, my jaw, my shoulders? I was continually asking myself what could I relax the rest of class. It seems every time I find that spot that is tense (particularly my upper back/shoulders or hamstrings), there is usually a deeper stretch if I can relax on the inhale and really let go on that out hale breath. I’ve really been working at getting my hamstrings to loosen up. I definitely feel an overall difference in how my legs feel an body feel.

    • Even days I think I am going to wake up feel incredibly sore or stiff, it is much more mild and my starting point is still relatively flexible compared to how tight I have been in the past.

    • Before class I asked Jamie a couple of things about the heel position in Crescent Lunge, Ashta Chandrasana. I was wondering if you needed to be up on the ball mount of your foot or driving the hell towards the ground. I think what it really came down to was lengthening my stance and really pushing that rear knee away from the ground.

    • Fantastic class as always, Jamie. Thanks you-

Infinite Love & Gratitude!


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth 49/243: Cardio Day #RUN #YOGA

Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go – what does matter is who you are when you get there

HRV Score: 58
Relative Balance: 7:08a 10 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 8hr 45m

Overall Morning Mood: Slept great. Got a good amount of sleep and stoked to run today!

It’s very hard at the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually, you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.

GYM: Cardio Day

  • Walking Warm up

    • Grand staircase 6%

    • 1mi

    • 16mi

    • EG: 366ft

    • Average HR: 112

  • RUN

    • Trinity Mountains 0%

    • 90minutes

    • 10.54mi

    • Average HR: 132. Max 147

Either you run the day or the day runs you.


Corner of 8th & Insanity: Easy weekend. Nothing of note.


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: REST DAY - 48/243 #RUN #YOGA

It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

HRV Score: 58
Relative Balance: 10 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 9h 21m

Overall morning mood: Sleep was needed. Slept in, opted to take a full on rest day, no Yoga class either. Went out to breakfast, and lounged all day before work. Back at it, with a long cardio day tomorrow.

That’s exactly how it is in yoga. The places where you have the most resistance are actually the places that are going to be the areas of the greatest liberation.

REST DAY!

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Cardio - 47/243 #RUN #YOGA

Two of the most important questions for all aspiring rock stars are:

How big do you want to be?
What are you now doing about it?

”Rock stars” being metaphoric for “I will soon run a marathon in 3 hours.” I just didn’t want to immediately flip you out.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 57
Relative Balance: 9 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 8h 40m

Overall morning mood: I slept really well.

Meditation Practice - 2:53p- 8m 02s - 5hz Theta

  • Have a tough time keep my brain quiet today. I would say half my brain was racing due to work. Although resolution did come so there was en eventual relief in that.

Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.

GYM: Cardio Day

  • Walk - Grand Staircase warm up - 6%

    • 16mi

    • 1.1mi

    • EG: 325ft

    • Ave HR: 108

  • RUN

    • Trinity Mountains - 00%

    • 6.97mi

    • 59m 48s

    • Average HR: 130

YOGA: CorePower C2

“Change only happens in the present moment. The past is already done. The future is just energy and intention.” ― Kino MacGregor

  • Class #25

  • C2 7/25

  • 1h 13m

  • Ave HR: 98. Max:141

  • Teacher: Amy Ka

  • Notes: Jess and I attended the class together. It was her first C2 class at Corepower. After the long run this morning, it felt incredibly good to sweat it out in a hot room for an hour.

    • The room was dark and there were candles lighting up the room. It was a pretty rad atmosphere. It was a 730p class and the last class of the day.

    • I thoroughly enjoyed Amy’s class and the sequence of postures she put us through. They were so hard, but also felt really good. I enjoy the one breath to one movement, but i also really enjoy holding poses for several breath cycles too. Wow, it was awesome.

    • I dont really know what to even talk about. There were so many new things for me in this class. Several poses that were completely new to me. The reverse twisted warrior, Parivrtta Viparita Virabhadrasana, was so hard and did a number on my inner quads but damn at the same time it was awesome. I’d hold that all day over the twister prayer.

    • I enjoyed hearing Amys ebb and flow throughout class. There was no music tonight, but there was a girl playing instruments in the back. Not sure if I felt it or not. Ill have to give it some more thought.

    • Amy did say something that really stuck in my head though, and that is she had said, “Press into your edge and then hold it there. Longer than you normally would, just hold it at the furthest most edge of yours.” This whole idea of being okay with discomfort and breathing through it. That is mental toughness and I need some more of that shit. Especially if I am going to try and murder this marathon again :)

    • Amy, thank you for an awesome class as always. Infinite Love & Gratitude!

“I had discovered something; there was a pleasure in becoming something new. You could will yourself into a fresh shape. Now all I had to do was figure out how to do it out there, in my life.” 


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.




Health is Wealth: Stability Circuit - 46/243 #RUN #YOGA

Ever wonder when looking back at your life, why it’s easier to remember the good than the bad, the pleasant than the unpleasant, the laughs than the cries?

It’s simply because there’s always a lot more of the former. ... In every life.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 61
Relative Balance: 8 (parasympathetic)
Sleep: 8h 32m7h 21m

Overall morning mood: Woke up feeling okay. I woke up an hour and half before my alarm and didnt go back to sleep. I felt like I slept pretty good. I have been listening to different and sounds and frequencies while I sleep. Last, I listened to generic forest sounds, a couple of howls and crickets.

Meditation Practice - 7:44a - 10m 45s - 5hz Theta

Wherever you are is the perfect place to awaken. This moment is the exact place to practice compassion and loving awareness. You have all the ingredients to breathe and find freedom just where you are.
— Jack Kornfield

GYM: Stability Circuit

  • Run - Warm Up

    • 19m 51s

    • 2.27mi

    • Average HR: 125. Max: 141.

    • EG: 147ft

  • Stability Circuit

    • Reverse Band Turns - Red Band: 15/Arm 3x

    • Banded Side Walks - Black Band: 15/Leg 3x

    • Prone Cobra w/Single Leg Lift: (10sec/Leg x3 = 60sec) 3x

    • Hip Extensions (Feet on Stability Ball) 15 w/10sec pause - 3x

    • Banded Y,T,L,W’s - Single Leg - 3x

      • Y - yellow band 15/leg

      • T - Red Band 15/leg

      • L - yellow band 15/leg

      • W - yellow band 15/leg

    • Single Leg Plank - (15sec per Leg x2) - 3x

    • Single Leg Tri Pushdowns - 10/leg @35lbs - 3x

  • Push ups 3x15

  • Pull Ups 3x12

  • Russian Curl 3x4

The Corner of 8th & Insanity:

People turn sullen over a trivial emotional matter and then attack the person later with an unrelated but logical-sounding excuse.


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Cardio Day 45/243 #RUN #YOGA

Think of the one area of life that brings you the most discomfort and know that’s where you’re ripe for growth. Never fails -
— The Universe

HRV Score: 53
Relative Balance: 6 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 8h 32m
Overall morning mood: I woke up feeling pretty tight, but rested. Not sore at all.

I was excited for week 7 to start on this program. Today was a strength circuit and was looking forward to change.

Meditation Practice: 7:44am - 11m 20s - 5hz Theat

  • So far, this was my favorite tune to practice meditating to. Amazing.

Unchecked assumptions eventually become delusions. Every action influenced by a delusion hurts us to some extent; it pushes us further away from the true nature of things.

GYM: Cardio Day

  • RUN

    • Trinity Mountains - 2%

    • 55min

    • 6.50miles

    • EG: 350ft

    • Average HR: 133

    • NOTES: Found it abnormally easy to keep my HR down today. I tried that shilajit again, no preworkout. I didn’t see my heart rate start to rise above 130 until 35-40min into my run and even then it never spiked above 140. It felt great. Legs and lungs…Also! I almost forgot… I didnt listen to music today. I listen to that theta frequency I practiced mediating to. It was awesome.

YOGA: Corepower C1

  • 60min

  • Class #24

  • C1 Class 18/24

  • Average HR: 103. Max: 137

  • Teacher: Nico

  • Notes: Great class today. It was small. I think I was one of three or four other people. I really enjoy these small classes. Nico helped me a lot today. He helped with my seated forward fold and he also helped me in extended triangle, Trikonasana. I have to consciously think about bending my knees in forward folding postures so that I hinge at my hips. He also helped me with a couple of hand stand suggestions. Working on L-jumps and planting my hands slightly closer to the wall. I believe his main point was to not focus on practicing entirely against the wall or you may start to use the wall as a crutch. Which, I whole heatedly agree with. Class was great today. Put on a sweat and left feeling amazing.

  • Thank again Nico, Infinite Love & Gratitude!


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Strength Day 44/243 #RUN #YOGA

When was the last time you pleasantly surprised or even shocked someone, and remained anonymous?

Well, it just may be the most fun one can have in time and space.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 57
Relative Balance: 8 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 9h 44m
Overall morning mood: I feel like the more sleep I get the better I feel. Sounds dumb to say that. Like Duh… Of course you do stupid. Ha! Not sure why fight sleep the way we do. Although, I do think my sweet spot is between 8.5 and 9 hours of sleep.

I was excited for week 7 to start on this program. Today was a strength circuit and was looking forward to change.

Meditation Practice: 8:11am - 12m 15s - 174Hz

Let her sleep, for when she wakes, She will move mountains
— Napoleon Bonaparte

GYM: Strength Circuit

  • Warm Up Run

    • Trinity Mountains 2%

    • 20min

    • 2.28miles

    • EG: 144ft

    • Ave HR: 132

  • Strength Circuit 3X

    • Deadlifts - 3x20 @205lbs

      • Standing Pulls in Squat 12@35lbs 12@35lbs 12@50bls

    • Incline cable press 3X12/Arm @20lbs

      • Lunge with Dumbbell Curl to Press 3X8/L @25lbs

      • Stability Ball Dumbbell press 3x12 @45lbs

    • Horizontal Cable Chops 3X12/s @20lbs

      • Up downs (planks) 3x10/side

      • Cable Crunches 3x15/side @25lbs

  • Cool Down Run

    • 10m

    • 1.18mile

    • EG: 000ft

    • Average HR: 139

Yoga: Core Power C1 & C2

  • 12p C2 Class

    • Class #22

    • C2 6/22

    • 1h 18m

    • Ave HR: 104 Max: 148

    • Teacher: Jamie

  • 130p C1 Class

    • Class #23

    • C1 17/23

    • 1h 22m 44s

    • Ave HR: 110. Max: 143

    • Teacher: Ellen

    • Notes: Overall notes from the gym and yoga…

      • Awesome workout at the gym. I know I can push the weight and probably the reps on everything. It felt awesome. I took video of my dead lifts. I was going slow and from I could tell, I was really happy with my form. I don’t anticipate any sort of soreness other than from lifting weight for the first time in about 9-10 weeks.

      • I felt strong. I wanted to get to yoga so i thought I would get to the C2 class at noon. I am glad that I did. I once again thoroughly enjoyed her class of ass kicking. I was definitely warm, which was nice. I wish I had the time to journal quick after class before heading to work so I would remember more.

      • I was pouring sweat. It felt so good. I know one question I mean to ask was; when do I know when my rear foot should be up on the ball mount or driving backwards through my heel.

      • Not that Jamie didn’t kick my ass enough, I decide to stay for the C1 class at 130 as well. I enjoy Ellen’s class as well very much. The C1 was a nice addition to the C2 class as I was able to slow it down and really focus on breathing correctly. I am still so green to the C2 classes that I feel kind of all over the place.

      • I really wanted to push it today to see how my body would handle it and how sore, if at all, I would be tomorrow. Tomorrow is an easy cardio day.

      • Thanks much Jamie and Ellen for great classes today, Infinite Love & Gratitude!

      • What a killer day!!


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Day 43/243 - Stability Circuit #RUN #YOGA

To what extremes would you go to bring about your heart’s fondest wishes, to manifest your greatest desires, and to live your boldest dreams?

OMG - Did you just say visualize daily and take baby steps?!
— The Universe

December Mindset: The month that represents a closing and a new start. The month that wants you finish strong and let go of what is no longer needed. When December is over, leave the negative thoughts and the bad energy behind. You have a fresh start ahead of you, so gear up to give it your best and use your energy wisely!

HRV Score: 61
Relative Balance: 7 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 8h 13m
Overall morning mood: I woke up feeling 10x better than yesterday. Didn’t feel tight or stiff at all. Read for week 7 of my program to start!
Meditation Practice: 7:44am - 11m 24s - 174Hz

Never judge someone’s character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment

GYM: Stability Circuit 3x

  • Warm Up Run

    • Trinity Mountains - 2%

    • 20minutes

    • 2.24miles

    • EG: 268ft

    • Average HR: 124

  • Reverse Band Turns - Red Band: 15/Arm 3x

  • Banded Side Walks - Black Band: 15/Leg 3x

  • Prone Cobra w/Single Leg Lift: (10sec/Leg x3 = 60sec) 3x

  • Hip Extensions (Feet on Stability Ball) 15 w/10sec pause - 3x

  • Banded Y,T,L,W’s - Single Leg - 3x

    • Y - yellow band 15/leg

    • T - Red Band 15/leg

    • L - yellow band 15/leg

    • W - yellow band 15/leg

  • Single Leg Plank - (15sec per Leg x2) - 3x

  • Single Leg Tri Pushdowns - 10/leg @35lbs - 3x

  • Push ups 3x15

  • Pull Ups 3x12

  • NOTES: Awesome work out today. Everything felt good. I think I could substitute dumbbells eventually during my YTLW’s although that was a lot of reps for the shoulders.

YOGA: Core Power C1

  • Class #21

  • C1 16/21

  • 60 minutes

  • Average HR: 100 Max: 142.

  • Teacher: Jamie

  • NOTES: Class today was taught by Jamie. I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of her classes so far. I mean, I’m fairly certain there will not be a class I won’t enjoy!

    • Similarly to previous classes, I enjoy how much she speaks. She is like therapist, doctor and yogi combo platter. Clearly, she doesn’t charge enough for her classes! haha I just feel the connection between what you accomplish on the mat and how that correlates to outside the hot room. It’s all connected and it all translates. It is easier to remember things said in class when you start to connect dots and it makes the classes more meaningful, in my opinion.

    • Every class I seem to take a little bit more with me. Its great. Really great.

      • “Decide that wherever you are, is the best place there is. Once you start comparing, there's no end to it.” - Sodo Yokoyama

    • We spoke a bit before and after class. She had suggested moving my hands closer while trying to work on nailing a handstand. I tried again after class, and what a crazy difference it made. Not quite there yet, but I will get it!

    • I didn’t attend any classes at all this weekend. Saturday was hard strength workout and Sunday was a full on rest day which was needed. I practiced a lot on Saturday at home and was extremely sore Sunday. Rest was needed and I respected that. I have had a pretty clear and open head arriving for Monday classes, today was no different. It is easier

    • I didn’t realize that she was one of our teachers for teacher training, but she is which is awesome since I enjoy her classes so much! I am excited for that to start!

    • Thanks again Jamie for a great class today, Infinite Love & Gratitude!

Internet Fact or Fiction: Foods that cause Inflammation - Meat, dairy, fried foods, alcohol, bacon and sugar. Foods that reduce inflammation are raw fruits and vegetables.

The Corner of 8th & Insanity: If you want her to support your quest for freedom, you must honor and support her in her love of loving. There is a large difference between the masculine and feminine sexual essence, learn the differences between the two and you will be better off. Not only learn, but embrace it.

Alignment. Think about your alignment with yourself and your highest purpose. It is difficult to feel at ease when your life mission or purpose is off kilter. That is just the way of the masculine sexual essence. At times, I know you have thought it was stress or some other menial distraction that doesn’t allow you to remain present. The truth is your alignment is off, which is no secret, you know this... You know where you are at, you don’t know what is next, and you are having a difficult time releasing that. When you align your life with your highest purpose, I promise you, becoming more loving, present and humorous will come with ease and just flow. Just my two cents for the day…Catch you lata Senor!


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Week 7 Schedule #RUN #YOGA

I was looking for someone to inspire me, motivate me, support me, keep me focused… Someone who would love me, cherish me, make me happy, and I realized all along that I was looking for myself

MONDAY: STABILITY CIRCUIT
YOGA: COREPOWER C2


TUESDAY: STRENGTH CIRCUIT
YOGA: COREPOWER C2

WEDNESDAY: CARDIO DAY (RUN 60MIN)
PT & CHIROPRACTIC WORK
YOGA: COREPOWER C1


THURSDAY: STABILITY CIRCUIT + CARDIO - (30MIN AEROBIC RUN)
YOGA: COREPOWER C2


FRIDAY: CARDIO DAY (RUN 75MIN)


SATURDAY: REST DAY

SUNDAY: CARDIO DAY (RUN 60MIN


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Day 42/243 - REST DAY #YOGA #RUN

It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

HRV Score: 60
Relative Balance: 9 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 8h 46m
Overall morning mood: Woke up feeling like a rest day was needed. Body is super tight and extremely sore from all the hand stand practice yesterday.
Meditation Practice: 9:42am - 12 minutes - 528Hz

I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust The Universe, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust The Universe, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.

HOME:

  • Strech

  • Yoga Practice

  • Psoas Trauma Release


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Day 41/243 - Strength Circuit #RUN #YOGA

A warrior of light is never in a hurry. Time works in his favour; he learns to master his impatience and avoids acting without thinking

HRV Score: 52
Relative Balance: 9 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 8hr 4m
Overall morning mood: Slept great. Ready for a hard strength circuit day and the realx the rest of today and rest day tomorrow.
Meditation Practice: 11:42am - 13 minutes - 528Hz

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

GYM: Strength Circuit

  • Warm Up Walk

    • Grand Staircase - 6%

    • 11minutes

    • .55mi

    • EG 165ft

  • Run

    • Triniity Mountains - 0%

      • 20minutes

      • 2.25miles

      • Average HR: 129

  • Strength Circuit

    • Romanian Dead lifts (3x12 2-50lb dumb bells)

    • Diagonal Cable Wood Chops (3x 12/Side @ 20lbs)

    • Squat w/Dumbbell press (3x15 @ 50lb Kettle-bell)

    • Single Arm Cable Push (3x 12/arm @20 lbs)

    • Kettle Bell Lateral Lunges (3x 12/side @45lb Kettle-bell)

    • Bent-over Dumbbell Flies (3x15 @12lbs)

    • External Cable Rotations ( 3x15 @Orange Band)

    • Cable wood Chop - Static holds (3xSide (30 sec Hold @ 15lbs)

    • Pull Ups 3x12

    • Bench Press 3x10 @135lbs + Red Bands

    • Dips 3 x Til Failure

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage

LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Day 40/243 - Cardio Day #RUN #YOGA

The great perfection, lies in the fact that no matter what happens next, you’ll be richer for it.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 57
Relative Balance: 9 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 8h 14m
Overall morning mood: Woke up rested but extremely tight. I was excited to run, especially considering I couldn’t keep my hear rate down yesterday! I gave Shilajit a try again today, much smaller amount and no pre-workout before the gym. AMAZING!

Meditation Practice: 7:39am - 12m42s - 174hz & 285hz

  • Friday Affirmations for meditation:

  • Thank you for this new day.

  • I am grateful for another chance to live my life.

  • I invite gratitude into my heart.

  • Today, and every day moving forward I will have the attitude of gratitude.

    • I choose to be patient. I choose to trust the process. Everything I have visualized, intended, prayed and worked on is in the process of manifesting. I will remain centered and at peace. I will be strong and continue to believe. It’s all about to happen for me.

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.

GYM: Cardio Day

  • Walking Warm up - 6%

    • .75miles

    • 11:11m

    • Average HR: 104

  • Run - Trinity Mountains 2%

    • 60 minutes

    • 6.87miles

    • EG: 300ft

    • Average HR: 135 - Consistently stayed between 130 & 145

    • NOTES: I reminded myself not to drink a preworkout before heading to the gym today and my run went fantastic. I was easily keeping my HR under 130 before stepping up speeds about thirty minutes into the run.

      • I felt crazy tight in my inner quads and groin. Most likely from the amount of stretching yesterday. I rolled out my hips, quads, IT bands, and hams intermittently during my warm up walk and then again at the thirty minute mark of my run. It helped and I felt pretty damn warm and loose by the time my hour on the treadmill was up.

      • I need remind myself that I don’t ever need a prerworkout really. If anything, on heavy strength or intense stability days. I am usually so amped to run or ride by the time my cardio days come around anyway, the juice is already raging through my veins.

“Gratitude based on a faith that everything that happens or doesn’t happen in your life is for your own best interests. That we live in a purposeful universe. Life is always for you; it is never against you. It is a fact that blessings sometimes come wrapped in fear, pain, and tears. In choosing to practice unconditional gratitude you are choosing to trust the process, to honor your feelings and to place your faith in an outcome of inevitable grace.” ~ William Holden

YOGA: Corepower C2

  • Class #20

  • C2 5/20

  • 60 minutes

  • Average HR: 109

  • Teacher: Jen

  • NOTES: C2 classes are tough but so enjoyable. I feel like I sweat out every negative emotion and toxin in my body. The 60 minutes just isn’t enough sometimes. Well, I say that after the core fire section of the class. Holy shit, my abdominals were on fire today. Although I had a thought, during class today. Something I watched on Gaia and read in TITOY, that is attachment. Attachment to my physical body. I think if I can begin to detach from that attachment I can breathe and push past any amount of physical pain. Maybe, maybe not? I will find out.

    • Jen is an awesome teacher, the best. She is like the HBIC mother bear whirring encouraging, confident and charismatic words of wisdom all class. Her voice ebs and flows with the intensity of the music and it helps a lot! The confidence she radiates is crazy infectious. Focusing on breathing and remaining mentally engaged (listening to the teacher) helps negate the pain or muscle burn in certain postures.

    • I enjoy the C2 classes because I don’t know what is coming next. It is one of my favorite aspects of these classes. I don’t want to know and it helps to remain mentally focused.

    • I could tell my muscle was starting to fatigue. Especially in the one-legged pigeon, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana. I felt my right ham start to cramp but caught it soon enough that it didn’t fully tighten up. THANK THE HEAVENS. Both hams were tight and felt it in both, but mostly in my right.

    • My breathing seems to be great in some classes and not so much in others. I need to really focus on it because I know how important it is. I’d rather not pass out in class from holding my breath.

      • Ujjayi Breathing

        • The breath of VICTORY!

      • Pranayama

        • Prana means life force or breath sustaining the body; Ayama translates as "to extend or draw out." Together two mean breath extension or control.

    • Class today was great, Jen’s focus was inspiring gratitude. Thank you for an amazing class once again. Infinite Love & Gratitude!

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” —Albert Einstein

Notes & Quotes: The Inner Tradition of Yoga Pgs. 27-33 - Marga

  • Yoga as a path is the way out of our present conditioning and the way toward freedom from habitually ensnaring conditions.

  • Freedom is always “freedom from”

  • Enlightenment is a movement in which we free ourselves from what obstructs and entraps us.

  • The Sanskrit term for “path” is marga.

  • It is important to find the path that is appropriate to the practitioner in the present.

  • “Resistance follows every step of the way” - Freud

  • Our whole life gets rolled into practice

  • Yoga is the practice of finding within ourselves freedom from the sense of being caught in the impermanent and limited situations.

  • Freedom is living in such a way that we are not hemmed in or entangled in the situations we encounter.

  • We learn to preserve an inner psychological stillness of non-reactivity and ethical action, which is equivalent to freedom.

  • Symptoms of conditioning are not only reflections of a world out of balance but are the means by which we see the world.

  • Enlightenment (Moska) is here and now.

  • The point of this process is recognizing the self out of balance in a world out of balance, and that we practice to harmonize both…

  • The path of yoga offers a freedom from the struggle of trying to create permanence in an ever changing existence.

  • Yoga practice deals with the common hypnotic state of suffering and a conditioned existence in which we find ourselves spinning.


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Day 39/243 - Stability Circuit #RUN #YOGA

Of course, the human anatomy has countless built-in performance enhancement mechanisms: You sweat when you’re hot, you smile when vulnerable, and you know when you’re being watched.
But, I bet you didn’t know you have the instinctual ability to instantly acclimate to miraculous life changes, avalanches of abundance, amazing new friendships, and your “star” suddenly blasting off.
This is by design. It’s in your genes. Perfectly natural.
Just didn’t want you to be caught off guard by your own adaptability. You’d look remarkably out of place with your mouth agog while on some red carpet, tanning in St. Tropez, or driving along the coast in your hot new solar powered convertible.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 54
Relative Balance: 9 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 6h 28min
Overall morning mood: I woke up tired. I worked late last night and didn’t get to bed until a little after midnight. Tired and sluggish, definitely was feeling the lack of sleep. I wanted to get out of bed, I wanted to run, at the same time, I wanted to go back to sleep.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
— Melody Beattie
  • GYM: Stability Circuit

    • Walking Warm Up - Grand staircase 6%

      • .77miles

      • 12min

      • EG 350ft

      • Average HR: 112

    • Stability Circuit

      • Standard Pull Ups - 3 x 10

      • Dumb-bell Squats (Dumb bell held under chin) - 3 x 15 @50lbs

      • Standing Cable Pulls - 3 x 20 @25lbs

      • Standard Push ups - 3 x 20

      • Hip Extensions on Stability Ball - 3 x 20 W/5sec pause

      • Dumb bell Chek Press - 3 x 15 @12lbs

      • Stability Ball Seated Cable Rotations - 3 x 12/side @ 15lbs

      • Russian Leg Curls - 3 x 4

      • Dips 3 x 12 or til failure.

    • Walk - Trinity Mountains 6%

      • 2 miles

      • 30 minutes

      • Average HR 128, Max 146

      • EG: 450 feet

      • NOTES: My heart rate was completely fucked today. A few reasons. For one, I didn’t eat enough yesterday. And had nothing in my stomach other than an apple on my way to the gym. I decided to give Shilajit a try today. HOWEVER, without thinking I also drank a pre-workout on the way to the gym as well. I do not think or believe they should’ve been mixed. I could’ve also mixed too much shilajit in my water. The correct dosage is half the size of a grain of rice. I was frustrated, and tried to run but my heart rate kept pushing into the mid 140s, so I had to slow it down and walk. I just switched the walk to rolling hills and was able to keep my heart rate under 130.

        • Shilajit Wikipedia HERE.

  • YOGA: Corepower C1

    • Class number 19

    • C1 - 15/19

    • 60 minutes

    • Teacher: Ellen Ed

    • Notes: Ellen is great. She is all smiles all the time it seems. I had to look back at my journal entry from my first class with her and I thought the same thing then too! haha The positive energy radiates, you can feel it throughout class.

    • Similarly, to class yesterday there wasn’t too much philosophical talk, much more focus on breath, movement and posture. I am wondering if that is because it is a C1 class. I will have to infer tomorrow.

    • It was initially tough to let my mind go today, as I was frustrated with how my run went at the gym and the inability to keep my heart rate down, however tomorrow is a full on cardio day so I just reminded myself of that and eventually I felt the frustration drift off…Probably around the time, Ellen started murdering my stomach with the Yoga Bicycle Kicks. I notice more in my peripheral vision when I come into class distracted. Either way, I was happy to let it go.

    • I appreciate the reminders given throughout class to check in with our intention and our breath. It helps us newbs out, or me at least.

    • I had an enjoyable talk about meditation after, and certainly lookin forward to my next class! Thanks Ellen, Infinite Love & Gratitude!

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.

  • Notes & Quotes: The Inner Tradition of Yoga Pgs. 19-26 - Embracing Suffering

    • How does one work with the inherent suffering of being human?

    • Atha = present moment

    • In Yoga sastra it is said that god dwells in our heart in the form of light, but this light is covered by six poisons: kama, krodha, moha, lobha, matsara, and mada. These are desire, anger, delusion, greed, envy and sloth.

    • Counter perception: defines the path of yoga as an embrace of one’s suffering. In doing this he uses the complete acceptance as a starting point for practice.

    • The cure of the symptom begins with love

    • The impersonal force of love that heals by extending itself to the most interrupted, broken, and ruined parts of ourselves.

    • We are often attracted to yoga because we are struggling with pain.

    • Some level of dissatisfaction brings us to yoga, whether we are conscious of it or not.

    • Life is characterized by dissatisfaction and pervasive lack. We live in impermanent bodies, our relationships change over time, and we will all be separated form people and from places that we love. There’s a tragic dimension that runs through life. Practice in opening to that tragic dimension of life until we can feel the pain of reality, the pain of others, and the pain of the world, without adding pain to pain. Maybe the worst suffering is when we dont know how to be with suffering.

    • What do we seek to be free of?

    • If we seek any kind of transcendence, we are already looking for something we do not yet know.

    • What do we learn about our character when up against the truth of change, the truth of death, the truth of suffering?

    • “All of human unhappiness is due to the inability to sit still in a room alone.” - Blaise Pascal

    • Duhkha = suffering

    • Samsara = The wheel or cycle of repeated suffering

    • Samsara is a metaphor for meaninglessness

    • Each moment of experience, whether in stillness or in reactivity, sets up the pattern for the next consecutive moment, and our abilility to skillfully meet every moment with open and undivided attention is possible to astonishing degrees. Every moment conditions the next.

    • Yoga practice is about breaking free of the cyclic force of habitual activity and distorted mental and emotional forces that drives to act in ways that maintain suffering

      • Favorite sentence read so far…

    • All conditioned patterns (samsara) exist in the mind and body as vasanas (memories, subtle impressions of the past, conditioning)

    • the aim of practice is to bring duhkha to an end by facing samsara in order to uproot the egoist tendencies of the mind. Our psychological and physical patterns, as ingrained and self-perpetuating matrices, keep us bound to the wheel of samsara, to the turning wheel of conditioned existence.

    • If we are to grow, change, wake up, or heal in any way and to any degree, such transformation is only possible through embracing with awareness this every moment, eve if it is a moment of discomfort, pain, or discontent.


  • The Corner of 8th & Insanity 8/13/18

The mirror. When you look in it, what do you see? Do you like what you see? You know, I wish I knew who you were. Although, maybe the fact that I do not, makes it easier to spew out what Im thinking. I saw a hypnotherapist today. I thought.. i hoped you'd show up when my world went dark. It was an awesome experience. Im ready for change. Im sick and tired of feeling this way. I can't stand it anymore. I really think this helped a lot.

As my eyes were closed, she was speaking. Im pretty sure I heard everything she said. I kept looking for you and all i saw was this light trying to shine around these black and grey rolling clouds. Id lose focus, or something would redirect my eyes. Each time the light was brighter and seemed to just curl around but the clouds would eventually take over and it kept repeating. Towards the end, or what I thought was the end...a bright light eventually made me squint. Like really bright. I couldn't make out the shape, or anything in particular happening, but it was probably just straight up sunlight. 

She told me that it appeared as my body accepted change. That it was processing, not resisting. Thinking back, I dont remember anything she said, other than asking me to pick a shape. A shape that spoke or resonated with me. A diamond popped out immediately. I dont know why. I know I love the way they sparkle in even the slightest amount of light. Anyway, an after thought was pressure. Pressure creates diamonds. If that is the case, I want, out of my life and experiences, a diamond. A life that is unique and special to me, created by me. So far above and beyond the normal. Maybe that is why I want financial wealth. It's not the stuff I want. The freedom, the ability to go anywhere, at anytime by any means desired. Above the norm. 

Is that what is coming? It is. I can feel it now. Direction, yes? I know the direction, thats about all i know. I do know that meditation is a must. I have to do it. I will start with even a few minutes a day. Do you meditate? Of course you do. You have the perfect life. And it seeeeems like you have all the answers. So what next?

“A head full of fears has no place for dreams.

We spent the first 30-45 minutes talking. She listened, of course I yapped. Side note: gotta remember to A: journal and b: start thank you journal. The thank you journal, I am going to go back to every memory I have, especially the painful ones, big and small and I am going to thank whomever was involved for give me that experience. It was a chance to learn and grow. I realized, we shouldn't carry that shit with us. you know? So I am going to accept everyone's apology, if they "give" one of course, thank everyone and let it all go. The list shouldnt be too long, i mean i can barely remember a few weeks ago. haha. just kidding. I was kind of thinking I could even make some of them group letters. Like if I was writing a letter to a few people. 

anyway, we talked...i talked. she wrote stuff down on the white board. It felt good just to talk unfiltered. Unguarded. She was easy to talk to. I wish I had started seeing a general therapist a long time ago. I mean A LONG ASS time ago. I was a fucking idiot growing up. I didnt want to listen to anyone. I listed to the shit I wish I wouldnt have. And didnt listen to the shit I wish I would have! what the actual fuck. Who does that? Diamond...right? Cmon.. ha! 

Another side note: decision... Recreational weed...only gets smoked on adventures. Doesnt matter when or where, but I am limiting to then. Road trips, hiking, biking etc. What eva! #420 has served its purpose as of now. Creative inspiration. A different perspective. Different neural pathways opened. Thats all. It is time to put focus and effort into these new plans that are set in motion which requires the newest and best version of myself. 

What you thinkin? I know what I am thinking. You already know. lolol. Yea I do feel a new wave of confident. Its a different feeling. I feel right down in my stomach, belly just glowing. Solar plexus down to my root. Whoah, I just looked up the 7 chakras. As i read the description of each, I felt them. Literally, warmed up feeling. Fucking crazy. You know, life is great. it really it. If you cant.. dont enjoy trying to figure out all this out, whats the point. It just takes some time and puzzling it out. I think for me, well again, i have no clue what the fuck im gonna do. but at least i know the general direction. so two things I gotta focus on...meditation and journaling... my blog. Your... higher purpose is..freedom. well, mine, not yours. you already are free. You are gonna help me get there. right?

today was good. I needed that. In a way I felt a lot lighter leaving. Another tid-bit. The idea behind the the thank you journal. Well, ...a gratitude journal, is that it's away to turn every negative experience into something positive and then letting it go. In away, I can say thank you for teaching me....xyz and then put it to rest. Wish I would've thought of that sooner. Ill start tomorrow with that one, for now I gotta get some sleep. Its time to start dreaming again. Peace out... I love you.

 

11:11


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Day 38/243 - Stability Circuit #RUN #YOGA

YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE. YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE.
This is the Universe, and I just wanted you to know, once and for all, that time is on your side, that space is just an illusion, and that matter is simply my little way of showing you exactly what you’ve been thinking lately.
Now that we’ve got that squared away, think yourself an amazing day, dearest.
— The Universe
  • HRV Score: 58

  • Relative Balance: 10 (Parasympathetic)
    Sleep: 7h 14m

  • Meditation Practice: 7:55am - 13min - 741hz

  • Overall morning mood: Woke up feeling pretty good. A little discomfort on the inside of my left knee. I believe it’s from the tightness of my groin and inner quads from doing lateral lunges.

Never expect. Never assume. Never ask. Never demand. Just let it be, if it’s meant to be... it will happen.
  • GYM: Stability Circuit

    • Warm Up Run

      • 20 minutes

      • 2.23miles

      • Average HR: 128

    • Stability Circuit 1 (3X)

      • REACH-BACKS - 15/SIDE

      • CLAM SHELLS - 15/SIDE

      • PRONE COBRA - 30SEC UP/30 SEC REST X4

      • HIP EXTENSIONS - 20 W/10 SEC HOLD AT TOP

      • SEATED TUMMY VACUUM’S - 25 BREATHS

      • PRONE PLANK - 60/90/120 SECONDS

      • Stretched & Rolled out

    • Notes: It felt incredibly awesome to run. I stretched dynamically while I was walked and warmed up before my run. It alleviated every bit of discomfort in my knee. I love clam shells and might start adding those to other routines as well. The slower I go, the more my inner legs shake. I think my right side is a bit more tighter when it comes to my hips.

      • “Soma yoga is any number of practices that incorporate the movement healing system of somatics. The idea behind somatics is that slow, gentle exercises re-educate the nervous system and allow the release of tight, restricted muscles, thereby promoting healing. Yoga practices based on somatics blend this concept with appropriate yoga asanas.”

      • “Soma is a word derived from Greek that refers to the whole body, but it also has meaning in Indian traditions. The Sanskrit word, soma, means “moon” and is also the name of the Hindu moon god who is known for kindness and gentleness.”

  • YOGA: Corepower C1

    • Class # 18

    • C1 14/18

    • Average HR 89

      • Class today was great. Taught by Nico. Its been interesting seeing how different teachers lead their classes. Nico didn’t spend too much time today discussing philosophy, much more emphasis on breath, posture and movement.

      • Class today was small, only three of us. Which again, I think is great. He assisted me in Pigeon, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, which felt amazing. the weight pressed from the back helps deepen that stretch and feels great. He had done something along my spine, I meant to ask about but spaced it. He also helped in forward fold, Paschimottanasana, in a similar fashion. He instructed me to bend my knees and fold rather than keeping my legs straight. Such a better stretch.

        • According to Yoga Journal, if I am having some serious diarrhea issues or ate taco bell the night before, I should avoid this pose. haha, what the heck.

      • I had a brief moment to talk with Nico after class, which is so helpful. His feed back and constructive criticism has already helped immensely. I once again asked about my hamstrings and he suggested that I continue to stretch with my knees bent as it allows my hips to tilt. It made sense, especially in the rag doll pose, Baddha Hasta Uttanasana, which I have been doing incorrectly as simple as the posture is. Incorrect moment and postures has very little value. Per our discussion I will continue to focus on my hamstrings and hips. I wish I had more time to speak after class, but was in a rush to get to work, traffic was going to be ever so pleasant with the fresh fallen snow.

      • Thanks again NIco for a great class. Infinite Love & Gratitude!

Letting go is the hardest asana.

  • Notes & Quotes: The Inner Tradition of Yoga Pgs 12-18

    • Dualism is constructed

    • Yoga is a method of returning us to the inherent union and interconnections of all existence.

    • The past emerges in the present in the form of bias and habits.

    • It is being so fully present in an action, or non-action, that you dont need to create a self. It is giving yourself so fully, you dont need a reward. When we live authentically, we are not simultaneously creating a sense of “I, ME or Mine,” we are simply being our selfless self.

    • The practice is not the goal but the way of us to move through different stages of the path toward a more open and sincere way of being. This sincerity of being (Karuna) is a result of a healthy yoga practice.

      • If our practice is creating flexibility of the body without a corresponding flexibility of the heart, we need to redress the way we conceive of and engage in practice. If we develop a flexible body but retain a stiff mind, we are not practicing yoga.

    • See if you can listen with your heart rather than your intellect.

    • Yoga opens us up to a transparent state of being where the world passes through us without obstacle.

    • Two Book Themes

      • The essence of yoga teaches us that all forms of clinging create suffering

      • a disciplined and appropriate practices leaves no stone unturned.

    • How much suffering have we felt through our inability to tolerate and live in the midst of change?

    • Path of Yoga first two steps

      • Practice (Abhyasa) and letting go (Vairagya)

      • From these spring the cultivation of more wholesome intentions and actions of body, speech, and mind, and letting go of historical and ensnaring attitudes.

    • We can only know a grounded, flexible, and free life when we commit to practice and cultivate the skill of letting go.


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.



Health is Wealth: Day 37/243 - REST DAY #RUN #YOGA

I dreamt of us last night...
You were wearing your rabbit PJ’s again.
And we were wondering about the consequences of a role reversal. You know, me as you and you as me, for a day or so.
But you were right. I keep forgetting to hop... and you keep forgetting that the entire world is spinning in the palm of your hand.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 57
Relative Balance: 9 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 7h 43m

Meditation Practice: 7:48am - 12 minutes - 528Hz

Overall morning mood: Slept okay, not great. Felt like I woke up every couple of hours or so. Was definitely stiff when I woke up but loosen up as I began to move. I wasn’t looking forward to having a large needle stuck in me. 9 tubes of blood they had to take from my arm..whooo-eyy!

  • Spectre Cell Micro-nutrient Blood Testing:

  • Nutrients are often broken down into two categories: “macro-nutrients” and “micro-nutrients”. Both play an extremely important role in building, maintaining, and repairing your body, and both affect mental health, physical performance, and everything in between.

  • The term “macro-nutrient” generally refers to protein, carbs, and fat. Each of these has a minimum and maximum threshold that you need to accomplish your goals effectively. For example, too little protein makes it hard for the body to repair tissues. Too little fat or carbohydrates makes energy production difficult. Too much of any macro-nutrient can be toxic and cause elevated systemic inflammation and adds an unnecessary burden to your total stress load.

  • Micro-nutrients are specific vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, and other substances that your body needs in relatively small quantities to function properly. Similar to macro-nutrients, there is a minimum and maximum threshold for each micro-nutrient that your body needs, and these thresholds are highly dependent on your personal starting point, goals, and overall lifestyle.

  • Elite HRV Article Link: Micronutrients and Supplements That Influence Heart Rate Variability

  • Spectra Cell Laboratories Link: Here.

The sage keeps her wisdom to herself, while ordinary people flaunt their knowledge.
— Zhuangzi

YOGA: Corepower C2

  1. Class #17

  2. C2 - 4/17

  3. 60 minutes

  4. Average HR: 99. Max HR: 155.

  5. Notes: I was hesitant to head to class today. I was sore and it was technically a rest day, but felt like the hot room on the mat was the best choice. I have been chalking these days up to the Universe. If i find a spot opening up in the parking lot easily and quickly, I head to class. ha..The Universe has yet to tell me, go home…

    1. Jaime was my teacher again today, she also lead my C1 class yesterday. Class was great. Her voice is little higher than other teacher’s I have had, which audibly magnifies the speed of her voice when she speeds it up and slows it down. Not sure if that makes sense, but it does in my head I thoroughly enjoy the C2 classes. While my strength and flexibility is not quite there to maneuver all of the postures, not knowing what is coming next, keeps my brain entirely engaged.

    2. I was having trouble focusing at first. The burns on my face didn’t feel the best in the heat, but as the sweat dropped through them, the skin softened and I let was able to forget about them. The burn above my eye was the hardest to overcome, but it too, passed.

    3. She reiterates giving ourselves the permission to be entirely present. It is an hour on the mat that we are gifting ourselves. Its a good reminder that the ego likes to hijack my brain and wonder off. A moment, to live consciously, and enjoy the time on the floor.

      1. Several years ago, I had written down what success means to me and it went something along the lines of the ability to wear a tank top, board shorts and crocs all day..every day & to be able to travel freely and without limits. I think…I’ve at least nailed the former. I gots to get working on the latter!

    4. I decided today, that unless something specific was calling me to the mat on any given day, I was going to start setting my intentions towards, Healthy, Wealthy & Happy. I feel that everything else will/would come as a by product of that focus. I am Happy, healthy.. and wealthy ;)

    5. She also had us/me thinking about the why’s. Once we understand the why, it can be our driving force and gives us strength.

    6. I enjoyed the balance postures today. I actually enjoy all of the balance postures, minus the chair twist, but that too, I am beginning to enjoy.. For whatever reason, I found Half moon, Ardha Chandrasana, both challenging and enjoyable. Half moon while standing on my right leg seemed significantly harder than when on my left leg.

      1. “The moon has a rich symbolic significance in yoga mythology. In hatha yoga, for example, the sun and the moon represent the two polar energies of the human body. In fact, the word hatha itself is often divided into its two constituent syllables, "ha" and "tha", which are then esoterically interpreted as signifying the solar and lunar energies respectively.” - Yoga Journal

      2. (are-dah chan-DRAHS-anna) 
        ardha = half
        chandra = glittering, shining, having the brilliancy or hue of light (said of the gods); usually translated as "moon"

    7. I know that my major weakness at the moment is my hamstring tightness. I asked after class again for any things to work on. I will need to focus on extended poses stretching out the hamstrings along with the use of blocks and/or straps to help breathe deeper into the stretch.

    8. Class today was great. I learned a lot, which isn’t anything new. One thing I thought was especially awesome was pressing my third eye into the mat in Pigeon and then using the mat to massage the forehead, rotating my head slightly side to side. Holy shit, it felt amazing! Thanks again Jaime. Infinite Love & Gratitude!

Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.


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Notes & Quotes: The Inner Tradition of Yoga (pgs 1-11)

  • In each consecutive moment, over and over again, the universe arises and passes away on the thread of the breath cycle.

  • Go slowly

  • Atha - Now or what is here in this moment.

  • The future is invisible and the past is out of reach

  • Yoga is a way of being and a mode of existing. Existence is a play of interconnection.

  • The only place to begin an investigation of yoga, or anything for that matter, is the present moment, because this is all that is actually occurring. The future has not yet arisen, and the past has passed and therefore the only thing we really have to investigate, and the only way to begin paying attention is from within this experience as it unfolds right here and right now.

  • We are more often that not relating to our likes and dislikes rather than to what is actually occurring in life.

  • Present-centered attention with acceptance.

  • Interruption is precisely what yoga is all about. We practice challenging and uncomfortable physical poses as a way of getting to the real.

  • Yoga practice, both on and off the mat, opens heart by revealing our grasping and rigid patterns.

  • When we are open, and our habitual psychological and physical ways of being have loosened, we find ourselves free to respond to the present with a receptive and creative heart.


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Strength Day - Day 36/243 #RUN #YOGA

The good news is that really and truly there’s never, ever been any such thing as bad news. And you’ll see this one day, if you don’t already.

Not that you weren’t one heck of a rebounder when you thought there was...
— The Universe

HRV Score: 57
Relative Balance: 9 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 7h 49m
Overall morning mood: Slept great. Ready for a long work out day.
Meditation Practice: 7:42am - 15 minutes - 528Hz

Love is the only things that activates our intelligence and our creativity, that purifies and liberates us.

Gym: Strength Circuit Day

  1. Grand Staircase Warm up - 6%

    1. .5 mile

    2. 10 minutes

    3. EG: 177ft

  2. Run - Trinity Mountains - 0%

    1. 3.34miles

    2. 30 minutes

    3. Average HR: 128, Max 147

  3. Strength Circuit

    1. Romanian Dead lifts (3x12 2-45lb Kettle-bells)

    2. Diagonal Cable Wood Chops (3x 12/Side @ 20lbs)

    3. Squat w/Dumbbell press (3x15 @ 45lb Kettle-bell)

    4. Single Arm Cable Push (3x 12/arm @20 lbs)

    5. Kettle Bell Lateral Lunges (3x 12/side @35lb Kettle-bell)

    6. Bent-over Dumbbell Flies (3x15 @12lbs)

    7. External Cable Rotations ( 3x15 @Orange Band)

    8. Cable wood Chop - Static holds (3xSide (30 sec Hold @ 15lbs)

    9. Pull Ups 3x12

    10. Dips 3 x Til Failure

When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
— Lao Tzu

YOGA: Corepower C1

  1. Class #16

  2. C1 Class 13/16

  3. 60 minutes

  4. Average HR: 82, Max 117

  5. Notes: I hadn’t been to Corepower since before Thanksgiving largely due to the burns on my face from The Great Bacon Grease and Steak Incident that didnt really almost burn my eye ball out. Nothing crazy, just didnt feel like being in a hot room or a shower until the burns started to heal.

    1. Class today was awesome. Soothing was would be the best word for it. Jaime taught our C1 class of only two people. There have a been a few classes now, that I have only been one of two or three people. I enjoy every class for varying reasons, but the smaller classes are definitely a favorite. Jaime is pretty damn good at reminding me to let everything go, to give myself permission to let everything go and focus on the now moment. I have to say it’s once of the most enjoyable aspects of yoga I have noticed so far.

    2. I didn’t have any expectations from class today as it had been a couple of days. I was ready for Chair Twist today…

    3. It was an great class today, nothing too much of note. I felt limber and warm. I can feel my flexibility growing. I can feel myself getting better and better carrying my intentions forward. Its been an all around great first couple of weeks.

    4. Jaime - Thank you sincerely. Infinite Love & Gratitude!

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Cardio Day - Day 35/243 #RUN #YOGA

The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

HRV Score: 53
Relative Balance: 9 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 7hr 37m
Overall morning mood: Woke up feeling pretty beat up. The ball of my feet were little sore and so was my left knee. Didn’t really feel as though I was lacking in energy, but could tell I didn’t get over eight hours of sleep.

The path of yoga is the path of self-discovery. As our self-image disintegrates, we contact our true self. Life becomes a great joy.” ―  Amrit Desai

Home: Yoga Practice

  1. 60 minutes

When the breath control is correct, mind control is possible….

Gym:

  1. Walking Warm Up - Grand Staircase 6%

    1. 15m 50s

    2. 1 mile

    3. EG: 432ft

  2. New Zealand Run 0%

    1. 60min

    2. 6.84mi

    3. Average HR: 130

    4. Notes: I rolled out while and after my walking warm up. It seemed to alleviate all the tension my knee and feet.

      1. Energy level felt consistent and great through the run. Didn’t have any issues keeping my heart rate down. I could tell after about 35-40 minutes, my feet were starting to feel tight and the left knee was feeling a little wonky.

      2. I decided to keep it at a 60min run and head home for some home yoga practice.

We must recognize the great capacity we all have within ..


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.