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20 Tips (& exercises) for a Positive New Year!

THE SCENE: 40 and beautiful!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Mosey to flag
  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Baby Arm Circles Forward/Backward X 10 followed by Michael Phelps
  • Side Straddle Hop (IC)
  • Tempo Squats (IC)
  • Tempo Merkins (IC)
  • Mosey

THA-THANG:

11s

  • 11s with pushups at the AO & pullups on the monkey bars
  • Mosey

Splash pad

  • 3 X 15 of box jumps/step ups & dips
  • mosey

Loop

  • 10 burpees & 20 squats by the AO
  • run a ½ lap
  • 20 CMU presses & 20 curls by the tennis courts
  • Run a ½ lap
  • Rinse & repeat (PAQ ranged from 5-8 laps)

MARY:

  • Flutterkicks X 20 (IC)
  • American Hammers X 25 (IC) – Detention led
  • Peter Parker combo led by Proton

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Abacus, Bagger, Bypass, Detention, Farva, Hot Tub, Jail Bait, Proton, Smalls, Umbro and Booster

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

I follow Jon Gordon, an author, on Twitter (@jongordon11).  Every day, he posts positive messages.  He released 20 Tips for a Positive New Year and I love it!  Please take a moment to read his words and see what you might be able to apply to your personal life.  Some of these are common sense but many I take for granted!

20 Tips for a Positive New Year

1. Stay Positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can trust that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible.

2. Take a daily “Thank You Walk.” You can’t be stressed and thankful at the same time. Feel blessed and you won’t be stressed.

3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and less foods manufactured in plants.

4. Talk to yourself instead of listen to yourself. Instead of listening to your complaints, fears and doubts, talk to yourself with words of truth and encouragement.

5. Post a sign that says “No Energy Vampires Allowed.” Gandhi said, “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” Watch This.

6. Be a Positive Team Member. Being positive doesn’t just make you better, it makes everyone around you better.

7. Don’t chase success. Decide to make a difference and success will find you. [ Tweet This ]

8. Get more sleep. You can’t replace sleep with a double latte.

9. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.

10. Look for opportunities to Love, Serve and Care. You don’t have to be great to serve but you have to serve to be great.

11. Live your purpose. Remember why you do what you do. We don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.

12. Remember, there’s no such thing as an overnight success. Love the process and you’ll love what the process produces.

13. Trust that everything happens for a reason and expect good things to come out of challenging experiences.

14. Implement the No Complaining Rule. If you are complaining, you’re not leading.

15. Read more books than you did in 2018. I happen to know of a few good ones. : )

16. Don’t seek happiness. Instead live with love, passion and purpose and happiness will find you.

17. Focus on “Get to” vs “Have to.” Each day focus on what you get to do, not what you have to do. Life is a gift not an obligation.

20 Tips for a Positive New year in 201918. The next time you “fail” remember that it’s not meant to define you. It’s meant to refine you.

19. Smile and laugh more. They are natural anti-depressants.

20. Enjoy the ride. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy it.

 

MOLESKIN:

The Equalizer is a great venue and I look forward to coming back again

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Monthly Challenge – Post, bring a friend, recruit a former F3 HIM
  • Hardship Hill is May 18 – Sign Up!!!

Presents for Everyone

THE SCENE: Cold and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
THA-THANG:
Handed out some presents early – 25 envelopes, each containing an exercise. We went through our gifts in sequential order:

  1. 25 SSH
  2. 10 Tempo Squats
  3. 10 Tempo Merkins
  4. 12 Baby Arm Circles (forward and reverse)
  5. Bear Crawl across the parking lot
  6. Crawl Bear across the parking lot
  7. 20 Derkins
  8. 20 Bench Rows
  9. 10 Burpee Box Jumps
  10. 15 LBC’s (4 ct)
  11. 20 Tuck Jumps
  12. 15 Hand Release Merkins
  13. 10 Lunges (10 each leg)
  14. 20 American Hammers (4 ct)
  15. 10 Dive Bombers
  16. 10 Iron Mikes (4 ct)
  17. 15 Sweat Angels (4 ct)
  18. 15 Diamond Merkins
  19. 20 Squats (4 ct)
  20. 20 Flutter Kicks (4 ct)
  21. 20 Dry Docks
  22. 20 Jump Squats
  23. 15 Box Cutters (4 ct)
  24. 10 Burpees
  25. 1 Time All You’ve Got up Little Baby Hill

MARY:

Just enough time for some plank work and Cap’n helped us cash out with some ATM’s

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
33 HIM’s – no FNG’s

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Especially this time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness – getting things wrapped up before the new year, planning for next year, finishing up the Christmas shopping, figuring out logistics for the holidays, etc, etc. Sometimes the most difficult task is to just slow down and enjoy the moments, the memories.

I’m as guilty as anyone when it comes to getting caught up in the “hamster wheel of life” – creating my list of things I need to get done, worrying about what’s to come tomorrow, and simply not slowing down to appreciate the moments right in front of me. I was reminded of this last night when I was getting ready for the Q this morning. I was preparing the envelopes for the workout (just another task that I needed to get checked off my long list of things to get done over the next couple days), but my 4 year old son was so excited when I asked him to put some stickers on the envelopes. He swelled with pride knowing that Daddy needed his help, and he quickly plopped down next to me and began meticulously placing his Christmas stickers on each envelope. It was just a little moment – inconsequential in the grand scheme of things – but I cherished that time with him. He won’t always be 4 years old, and he won’t always want to help his Dad with those silly projects.

Cherish the moments.

Simple but Brutal

THE SCENE:  Cloudy, Breezy, around 72 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Start with 30 SSH on 4ct

Jog from curb to other end of lot…Michael Phelps with some of this and that jog back

Perform 10 Windmill in cadence jog back to other end of lot perform 10x Rockette jog back

Finish warm-o-rama with 10x Cherry Pickers
THA-THANG:
Had 2 different sets of Exercises

Set 1 Legs/Abs

20 Squat, 20 lunge, 20 BB’s, 20 flutters

Set 2 Chest/Back/Shoulders

20 merkin, 20 CDD’s, 20 Superman, 20 overhead clap

 

Ran a circuit loop with 5 stops from AO around up dragons tail and back.  Perform Set 1 at all 5 stops then loop back and perform Set 2 at all 5 stops.  Goal of getting in 100 reps of each exercise.  Mission Accomplished.

MARY:
Insert information about any additional post-THANG work (if applicable).
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 PAX  Hands, Jail Bait, Pac Man, Waffle House, Husker, Crab-legs, Waffle- House, Kentucky, Full House
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We talk all the time about getting better.  We get better physically and we push ourselves on the first “F”.  I wanted to challenge all of us to focus on a few more “F’s” this week…

Fellowship: Contact a brother you haven’t seen.  Reach out.  Be a friend.  Pursue.  Friendships aren’t easy.  We have to work at them.  Do that this week.

Faith: Prayer is something so simple, but we lose focus often.  Challenge to have meaningful prayer in the morning, in the middle part of your day, and in the evening.  Do that this week.

Added F is Friendship:  Focus on our spouses and the friendship we have with them.  Pursue them.  Court them.  Send them flowers.  Do that this week.

Added and last F is Fatherhood:  Be engaged with your kids.  Put the phone down when you’re at home.  No social media.  No fantasy football.  Say “yes” and don’t be so quick to find a reason for a “no”.  Do that this week.

 

MOLESKIN:
Shout out prayers to Hands son Grant as he heads to Austria for a semester abroad.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

3 Parking Lot Circus

THE SCENE
70 and light rain

 

Welcome & Disclaimer

 

THE THANG
COP
– SSH x30 (IC)
– Tempo Squats x15 (IC)
– Windmill Merkins x10 (IC)
– Diagonal Lunges x10 each leg (IC)
– Arm Circles Forward x15 (IC)
– Arm Circles Backward x15 (IC)

 

Hill Runs + Tabata
Two Rounds of Tabata (8 sets of exercise, 20 sec on 10 sec off):

  • Rd 1: Jump Squat Jumps
  • Rd 2: Wide Merkins

After each round, run to the top of the hill and do 3 burpees.

Mosey to the new parking lot.  Once there, partner up.

 

Countdown
One person performs the routine while the other jump ropes, then switch.

Routine:
Run to far cone, perform x20 reps.  Run back to first cone, perform x15 reps.  Run to the second farthest cone and perform x10 reps.  Run back to first cone perform x5 reps.

Perform 2 rounds of each of the following exercises:

  • Dry Docks
  • Frog Squats

Flutter Kick until all PAX finish.

Mosey to parking lot at bottom of the hill.

 

Grinders
Partner up with new Battle Buddy.

1st Battle Buddy lunges to the first cone, then sprints to second cone, does 2 reps of the exercise while Battle Buddy 2 is jumping air rope.  Switch. Each round increase by 2 reps until each man does a total of 10 reps.  Two rounds:

  • Rd 1 = Diamond Merkins
  • Rd 2 = Tuck Jumps

 

MARY
American Hammers (4ct) – x20 IC
4ct Flutter Kicks – 20x IC
Rinse and repeat

Mosey back to the SP, run hard up the hill!

 

COT
Number off and Name-O-Rama (18 PAX)

 

BOM
Proverbs 11:25 – Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

This Proverb is a simple reminder that joy and sense of significance comes from giving, not taking.  The world around us pushes us to live as consumers.  Always taking, looking for the next thing that is going to bring happiness.  The problem is that is not how life is meant to be lived.  True joy comes from living with a sense of purpose, and the highest purpose is the welfare of others.  HIMs seek inject purpose in all they do, wherever they go.  Today, keep your heart and mind open for those places where you can bring life.

 

Submitted by Cap’n Crunch

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THE SCENE: Sunny and nice, high 60’s to low 70’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

20 Side-Straddle Hops, 10 Burpees, 10 Windmills, 10 Rockettes, 10 Cherry Pickers
THA-THANG:
Mosey to Playground.  All my benches.  We will do elevens starting with 10 bench jumps and 1 decline merkin, working our way to 1 bench jump and 10 decline merkins.

Mosey to Pavillion.  We will do elevens starting with 10 picnic table pull-ups and 1 bench lift working our way to 1 picnic table pull-up and 10 bench lifts.  Afterward, we will do a 60 second squat with backs on wall.

Mosey on roadway south until it starts heading west.  We will stop to do 20 American Hammers.

Mosey to area close to stop sign as round heads west.  20 Box Cutters.

Mosey on roadway to front of Admin Bldg.  Stop at Cone 1 which is in front of sidewalk going to stairs of admin bldg.  We will be running clockwise on roadway going around admin bldg, stopping at each cone to do the listed exercises that will be written be each cone.

  • Cone 1 (located by sidewalk to Admin Bldg):  Deon Sanders to flagpole and sprint back, staying on right sidewalk going and left sidewalk coming back.
  • Cone 2 (located on inlet by road as it heads west on south side of admin bldg):  20 Carolina DryDocks
  • Cone 3 (located at boulder pile):  Pick up appropriate size boulder and do 20 overhead presses, 20 curls 20 rows and 20 squats.
  • Cone 4 (located past parking lot and on west side of admin bldg.)  Hop to Cone 5.
  • Cone 5 (located about 25 yards past Cone 4):  Bear Crawl to Cone 6.
  • Cone 6 (located about 25 yards past Cone 5):  20 Star Jumps
  • Cone 7 (located near stop sign on northeast side of Admin Bldg):  20 Hello Dollies
  • Cone 8 (located on right of roadway as it heads past Admin Bldg.  20 Dive Bombers
  • Cone 9 (located opposite of second set of stairs to left of roadway that is east of admin bldg):  Run up and down stairs three times.

Rinse and repeat after completing the nine cones.

Mosey to AO.

MARY:
20 Pickle Pounders, Boat Canoe
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
16 men.  We had Honcho from the Johnson City AO join us.  We also had an FNG, friend of Punch List named Nate Moore.  He is an attorney and we gave him the F3 name of Jail Bait.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We are made in God’s image.  The Bible says it.  If this is true, there is greatness within us.  We are created to do powerful things, wonderful things.

We usually don’t think that way.  We often think of ourselves as poorly made creatures who need to be molded into something completely new.  Kathleen Norris states in her book, Cloister Walk “These days when someone commits an atrocity, we tend to sigh and say, “That’s human nature”  And certainly, we humans are sinners.  But as Norris remarks, “our attitude would seem wrong-headed to the desert monks, who understood human beings to be part of the creation that God called good, special in that they were made in the image of God. . . This is why Gregory of Nyssa speaks so often of ‘returning to the grace of that image which was established in you from the beginning”

We usually seek God outside of ourselves.  This can be when we go to church, when we take a nature walk, when we read the Bible, when we see God reflected in our fellow humans.  But, because we are made in God’s image, we are also capable of seeing God within ourselves.  As Bob Benson says in his book, See You at the House, “I must listen to the voice that is within me.  For that voice, too, is the purposeful, calling voice of God to us.”

When in my twenties, I had difficulty listening to the voice of God within me.  I was in a career field that others had encouraged me into but I struggled with it and did not have a great love for it.  My heart, my soul, the voice of God within me, was telling me to try psychology, but it seemed impossible – I would have to leave a job and go back to school.  Yet, that voice kept calling to me and with the help of God’s voice through conversations with friends and those who loved me, I finally listened fully to God’s voice within me.  It has made all the difference to me.

I encourage you to start listening closely to the voice of God within you.  What is your heart saying to you?  Can you hear God’s voice within you?  Start listening to that voice for direction.  And in your prayers, listen to that voice within you.  Certainly, continue to listen to others and look outside of yourself for God’s directions to you.  But also listen within yourselves for God’s directions to you – because you are made in the image of God.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
3rd F on Saturday, August 11.

Kickball tournament on Saturday, August 18.