Make love. Love people. Be sweet. Have corn dogs.
"You are an extension of the power that created the whole universe. You are God in drag. You are dressed up in this outfit of a body, which is temporary. You are eternal. You are forever. You are unchanged. And this is a dream you're having. So don't get to attached to it. Make love. Love people. Be sweet. Have corn dogs. Dance. Live. Love. F*ck sh*t up. But it's all good. You can't f*ck it up because you're eternal.” –RuPaul (whole interview here...it’s badass, you should click)
In last week’s article I spoke about not “following the leader” and finding the path that best suits you. This week RuPaul gave an amazing interview in which he spoke about that very same punk rock aspect of standing apart from the rest and doing You.
Being a personal trainer could seem as though my whole world revolves around a superficial aspect of life; an aspect that discounts the pith of the situation we’re all involved with in this life drama, the soul.
What clients often times find is that by starting with the decision to dedicate time for self-betterment in the physical, the spiritual in turn finds worth as well! Doing something good for you has far reaching benefits beyond the immediate of the situation.
The easiest thing to do is not think for yourself and not act. But you have to decide you’re worth it. Then take whatever steps necessary to do something different, so the results you get are also different than the crap that’s been bothering you.
I’m no psychologist or even certified Life Coach. I can promise you though, that by at least dedicating yourself to a physical regimen and really sticking to it, a new clarity and confidence will develop. This will make addressing issues in other areas of life carry new momentum and take you further than before.
Here are a couple workouts you can do weekly to get the ball rolling. Listen to your body and stop if it feels weird, and listen to your doctor’s recommendations.
As always, if you wan’t a more detailed plan, or just feel like talking to someone who will listen write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Rounds -2:30 minute Run -30 Sit-ups -30 Superman Pulses
Tabata Stair Jumps (Tabata: 4min total, 20 sec work, 10 sec rest)
Accumulate 3 min of Plank
Run 15 min
50, 40, 30, 20,10 (Complete 50 of each, then 40 each…to 10 each) -High Pogo Jump (Like you’re jumping high over a jump rope) -Sit-ups
Tabata (4min total at each movement: 20 sec work, 10 sec rest back and forth) Lunges, Pushups, Jumping Jacks, Mountain Climbers