September 24, 2018

CMU Monday

THE SCENE: Dark, rainy, and beautiful




Side Straddle Hops x 25 In Cadence

Merkins X 20 In Cadence

Mountain Climbers x 20 In Cadence

Small Arm Circles Forward x 15

Small Arm Circles Backwards X 15

Large Arm Circles Forward X 15

Large Arm Circles Backwards X 15


1. Overhead CMU Lifts – 20 IC

2. CMU Curls – 20 IC

3. Sumo Squats with CMU – 20 IC

4. Broad Jumps – 10

5. Alternating Lunges – 20

6. Lying CMU Press – 25 IC

7. Indian Run to Gazebo

8. Table Dips

9. Mosey back to parking lot

10. Repeat 1-6


Flutter Kicks – 20 IC

CMU Plank Jacks – 20 IC


COUNT-OFF & Name-O-Rama:

7 PAX (No FNGs) Flobee, Choker, Sleep Number, Woodpecker, Red Roofer, Giant, and Ramrod on VQ. 


Thankful – “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His loves endures forever” 1 Chronicles 16:34

So many times we go through out the day never thinking about how many wonderful things we have in our lives.  Little things like a fresh start to a day, seeing the smile of a child, significant other, or someone we love, noticing the beauty of a sunset in the sky, feeling the warmth of the sun, or enjoying the freedom we have in our country are all blessings in our lives.  We’re so used to having so many things that we don’t recognize how grateful we should be every day.

In fact, we’re usually the opposite, citing all the things we wish we had.  Never satisfied instead of being thankful, I want something different or more of what I already have.  New electronics, house, car, or gear.  God has already given us so much.  Realization is the first step, then comes acknowledgement.  

“God gave us a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say “thank you”?” – William A. Ward

Discipline – “For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Discipline is a big battle for me.  I’m not disciplined enough in my diet, my workouts, my time devoted to God and his word.  If I were more disciplined, I’d stick to things a little longer and see a reward for doing so, but so often I give up because I just don’t like to get up early in the morning or see results fast enough.

Being disciplined requires consistency, another thing I struggle with because I can become very impatient.  Being disciplined means putting in more effort so you can get where you’re going.

When I fail to stay the course and put in the hard work, I’m often filled with a regret that eventually eats at me because I know that had I stayed true to what I was aiming for, I could have hit the mark.  Maybe even a bull’s-eye.

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.  The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons” – Jim Rohn 

GO, Fight, Win – “Watch and Pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41

Temptation is so tempting! What is it about being human that so many things tempt us at every turn?  That sure smells good!  She really looks great!  This cake tastes delicious!  I really like the beat to this music!

Temptation affects all our senses.  Our senses are constantly bombarded with things that make it hard to resist temptation, but we need to fight back and not give in.

Yep, it’s difficult, because we want it so badly that we tend to find a way to succumbing.  If I buy this flat-screen TV on sale now, I’ll save a bundle.  One bite won’t kill me; I’ll start my diet tomorrow.  If I can just sleep a little longer I will workout or read some a little later.

Complacency takes over way too often in accepting a lack of resistance to temptation, as well as many other shortcomings.  You can’t resist temptation if you don’t put up some kind of fight.  This is no easy fight, nor is it a short fight.  The devil fights every day to win your soul.  So wake up, stand firm, Go, fight, and win out over temptation for the lord is with you.  Pray before your feet hit the ground for God to give you the strength and perseverance to win the fight.

“What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don’t want to discourage it completely.” – Franklin P. Jones