FRI 02.01.13 Happy February!

February challenge: POSITIVE THINKING

Last month, we challenged you to eat clean and break those bad nutrition habits you settled into over the holidays. That got me thinking: what if we have a different challenge every month? Something to think about throughout the month to try and improve yourself and your well being…
Last month we focused on clean eating. This month we focus on CLEAN THINKING! …well, positive thinking anyway. Ayurveda Anna (that is what I shall now call her) said something to me after our first meeting that just clicked:

“A negative thought is just as toxic to your system as a twinkie.”

So this month, I challenge you to chase negative thoughts & self-talk & language from your vocabulary/mind. No putting yourself down. No beating yourself up. No gossip. Chase negativity from your life. If you tend to be negative, this won’t be easy at first. Catch yourself in that negative thought and replace it with a positive one. It’s like my friends at lululemon athletica say:

“The conscious mind can only hold one thought at a time. Choose a positive thought.”

Be good to yourself.

Ayurveda workshop tomorrow…Finding Your Zone:

A Lifestyle Overhaul using Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
Are you in a winter funk? Ever feel out-of-balance or so stressed out and overwhelmed you just don’t know what to do?
Has it ever occurred to you that self-care (taking time to nourish and nurture your body) will enhance your quality of life and improve your well-being?
Here’s what we’ll cover at tomorrow’s workshop:
-What is Ayurveda?
-How to determine your unique “constitution” (your mix of doshas)
-How to detect an imbalance and how to fix it
-Setting a routine in your day to gain balance
-Tune into the seasons to optimize your health
-Recipes & ayurvedic remedies
Register today! This workshop lasts two hours and costs $20 for CFM members and $30 for guests. Read more about Anna & register here.

Action shots from last Saturday’s Beginner class. Join us again tomorrow at 9am! Check out Sarabess, the M twins Liz & Katie, and Allyson gettin’ that WOD on!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 4-5 reps @3010 tempo, every 4min for 6 rounds
B. “Helen”: 3 rounds for time of
400m run
21 kettlebell swings 53/35#
12 pullups

And coming tomorrow…

Partner Workout: As many rounds & reps as possible in 20min –
5 burpees over partner
10 kettlebell swings (moderate)
150m row
Alternate partners every movement (so P1 does burpees, P2 does KB swings, P1 does row, P2 does burpees, and so forth)

2 thoughts on “FRI 02.01.13 Happy February!”

  1. I just updated the blog with our new FEBRUARY CHALLENGE on positive thinking. In honor of Valentine's Day, let's be good to ourselves and replace negative thoughts with loving, positive ones this month.

    Eating clean is great, but it's important to nourish your mind as well as your body.

    "A negative thought is just as toxic to your system as a twinkie." -Anna Watson Russ.

  2. Brianne Elaine Verraneault

    <3 the idea for the challenge as well as other monthly challenges that focus on the entire being and not just nutrition. Here is to a better Midtown!

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