The Power of Now
By: Alvie Hafen
“There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”
Oh life. We are all in this game together and sometimes it seems the difficulty level is set on hard. We worry about the future and we worry about bills. While we worry we just sit around and we wait for happiness. I will be happy when I’m on vacation. I will be happy when I purchase that new car. I will be happy when… blah blah blah blah. Why wait?
Life is too short to waste time just waiting or worrying. Worrying about things will not change them. Prepare for that test, prepare for the new job, but don’t waste time and emotional energy worrying about something you cannot change. You don’t have control over what life throws at you, but you do have control of YOU. You can choose how to react to any situation, whether it is a negative or positive experience.
All of you reading this are already blessed. You have a home to go to, you have food on the table at every meal, you have a bed to sleep in, you live in a 1st world country, you have a dog to cuddle with when you are sad. You have access to clean water and you live in a country where you can pursue your dreams.
Learn from the past, don’t dwell there. Be excited for the future, but stay grounded on today. Having a positive attitude can change your entire outlook on life. And if you are ever feeling sad or depressed, go out of your way and do something nice for someone else. Nothing spreads happiness faster than a helping hand, a compliment, or even just a smile. We are all in this together.
Try to leave the world and those around you, better than you found them.
Group Class Workout
Warm Up: 3 Rds: 1 Min Machine and 15 Jump Air Squats
Finish with: 1 Min Banded Hip Capsule, 15 PVC PT GM
Strength: Bench Press Increase Weight
6×5 (Every 1:45)
Lean: No Strength
Quick and Dirty
Hang Power Clean and Jerk (115/85)
Burpee Box Jump
Adv: Don’t go heavier,
28 Min AMRAP
27 KB Swings (53/35)
21 Wall balls 20/14
15 Cal Row/Ski
9 Medball Squat Clean Slams
Mobility of the day: Quad Smash (pg. 324)
Improves: Hip Function, Knee, Hip, and Low Back Pain