Tuesday 5/21/19

Tuesday 5/21/19

What I’m Reading: The Modern Trap of Turning Hobbies Into Hustles
“… it’s okay to love a hobby the same way you’d love a pet; for its ability to enrich your life without any expectation that it will help you pay the rent. What would it look like if monetizing a hobby was downgraded from the ultimate path to one path? What if we allowed ourselves to devote our time and attention to something just because it makes us happy? Or, better yet, because it enables us to truly recharge instead of carving our time into smaller and smaller pieces for someone else’s benefit?”

One of the things I say at the beginning of a yoga class is to “be selfish.” It’s got a little bit of oomph because we’ve always been taught that selfish = bad, and people don’t expect to hear this at the beginning of a yoga class. Aside from a lil’ bit of shock value, this saying can also pull participants out of other people’s expectations of them (i.e. other people’s “bodies,” If you will) and bring their attention back to themselves. I’m not immune to this trap; I find myself doing things for other people’s benefit or expectations of me at times.

What about you? Is there something you can do in your life to “be selfish”? Take care of your family and your duties, but if you have extra time, TAKE IT. Do something enjoyable. Try something new or creative… even if it won’t be perfect. The act of creating (or trying to create) is a gift in its own right; you don’t have to impress other people or make something worthy of other people’s consumption.

I also liked this excerpt: “I deal with my option paralysis in the least helpful way possible: by scrolling through my phone alone in the dark until I run out of battery (literally or figuratively) and put myself to bed feeling like I’ve lost something valuable and hating myself for it. I can’t be productive, and I can’t fully relax, and I can’t possibly be alone in this.”

I’m going to walk around my house and see if there’s a journalist around here taking notes or something because I’VE BEEN SEEN.

0:00 – 20:00
Animal Movements

20:00 – 35:00
Straight Leg Lifts
L-sit practice
Pike Compression practice


35:00 – 45:00
Movement specific warmups

45:00 – 60:00


15 Minute Limit for all levels.

Level 4

15 Deadlifts
20 Wall Balls
25 Toes to Bar
75 Double Unders

L4 – 225/155, if you don’t complete the workout in under 15 min, the penalty is one burpee per unfinished rep

Level 3

5 Deadlifts
10 Toes to Bar
15 Wall Balls
20 Double Unders

L3 – 185/125 (no scaling down)

Remember deadlifts are a very demanding exercise and you must be mindful of maintaining a good neutral lumbar position throughout the lift or you risk serious injury to your lower back.

Level 2

125 Single Unders
15 Heavy Swings
15 Wall Balls
15 Knees to Elbows

Level 1

15 Minutes AMRAP
100 Single Unders
10 Swings
10 Hang Knee Tucks/Situps
10 Wall Balls