Ohhhh, Monday, how I love you!
My alarm was set for 5:30 this morning–but I was up before it.
Today was Day 1 of the “on ramp” program at West London Crossfit. For the next 4 weeks, I’ll be rising early and heading there three days a week to learn the essentials along with a fine group of people who are excited about Life By Design and Move By Design.
In short, Move By Design is a lot like Crossfit but is based on 4 things: Be Mobile, Lift Heavy, Go Fast, Move Slow.
Today, we reviewed what Life By Design is (it does not matter how many times I hear about it, I love the simple genius of living in a way that makes you awesome, on purpose, so of course I’m fired up this morning!), spent a bunch of time working on the “be mobile” aspect, and then did some work! We learned foam rolling, how to use the lacrosse ball, did some dynamic warmup stuff, and then got into functional movements: squats, push-ups, and pull-ups (ring rows). To end things, we did a workout: 200m run / 15 – 12 – 9 reps of those squats, push-ups, and pull-ups (ring rows). I took 6:51 (or maybe 6:54) with push-ups on my knees and using the rings. You have to start somewhere, right?
After things wrapped up, I hit up starbucks on my way home. Stop 1 of 2 for the day, I’m sure. If loving coffee this much is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
Now that I’m all caffeinated, I don’t know what’s got me so excited: starting things off before the crack of dawn on an awesome note or just a load of coffee. I have a feeling it’s a combo, but isn’t it cool to be excited for the week instead of joining the ranks of everyone complaining about the fact that it’s Monday? Or maybe it was seeing Cheri’s post about how to feed a family by design–I think the message is clear for anyone, regardless of age or whether you live alone or with a houseful. Or Ben’s about reality–now you’ll understand what I mean by “special snowflake”…
I know one thing, I’m ready to have a productive day…to do list, look out!
How do you like to start your week?
Do you like Mondays?