Monday, March 26, 2012

Motivation Monday: Transcendental Meditation

For almost ten years, I have been wanting to incorporate meditation in my life.  For whatever reason I never can consistently stick with it.  

Oprah's "Next Chapter" show had an episode about transcendental meditation and all the effects of it.  During the episode it showed several people that I respected that participated in this meditation which also sparked my interest.  It was a very interesting episode to say the least.  Below is a YouTube clip of Russell Simmons talking about it:

Here is Oprah's interpretation of it:

What do you guys think?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Motivation: Crossfit

Okay so I am late learning about this.......but better late than never!


What is CrossFit you ask?  CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. (from CrossFit)

It combines weightlifting, sprinting, gymnastics, power lifting and rowing.  CrossFit contends that a person is as fit as they are proficient in each of ten  (10) general physical skills: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy.  Workouts are typically short-20 minutes or less-and intense, demanding all out physical exertion. Performance, such as the time required to complete a sequence of movements, is measured and recorded, both to facilitate competition between participants and to track individual progress.  CrossFit athletes run, jump rope, climb rope, lift weights, and carry odd object; they use barbells, dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull up bars, kettle bells and many body weight exercises.  CrossFit has over 3000 affiliate gyms worldwide and is used by many fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and military organizations.  (from Wikipedia)

There we have it! After gaining some basic knowledge about this "CrossFit" phenomena and finding several affiliate gyms in my area, I should be well on my way to competing in the games (if I am ever picked) in the next 5-7 years! LOL! 

What are the games you ask?  Check out the video below:

I would love to be like this woman one day:


One day day. I still have to get through 30 Day Shred (currently on day 12-level 2), Insanity and P90X.  Probably after these three workouts, I will be somewhat in shape to try the beginner workouts.

TO BE CONTINUED...........