HAVE To?

Twelve Pax, took the Daily Red Pill (DRP) this morning and Got Right for it.

The Pax: Squirrel, Roadhouse, Dockers, Scout, Skyhook, Josey, FroYo, Neo, Vault, Guinness, Dos Equis, and Colt

Warm Up:  Windmills, Cotton Pickers, Arm circles

The Thang:  20 seconds of work — 10 seconds of rest. It starts easy and gets harder!

SET  1

Peter Parker’s

LS Flutter

Hello Dollies (Low)

American Hammers

Repeato for 4 rounds

—- 1 minute REST —-

SET 2

Decline Merkin

Merkin

Incline Merkin

Morracan Nightclub

Repeato for 4 rounds

—- 1 minute REST —-

SET 3

LBCs

Rosalitas (High)

Freddy Mercury’s

WWII Situps

Repeato for 4 rounds

—- 1 minute REST —-

SET 4

Decline Merkin

Merkin

Incline Merkin

Morracan Nightclub

Repeato for 4 rounds

SET 5

Peter Parker’s

LS Flutter

Seal Clap Merkins (Guinness) to five, WWII setups (Skyhook), Xs & Os (Scout), and Plank (Dockers)

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:  This coming Tuesday starting at 5:45pm is the 100 Moore Men event.  EH one person!  

Prayers:  Scout led the pax out with an amazing reading of heaven and who all we will see there.

MOLESKINE:  HAVE TO?

Once upon a time, YHC was lamenting “all the things I had to do.”  When asked what I “had to do” I immediately made a mental list of things that needed to be accomplished that day.  My sage mentor (Bob) spoke to me from beyond:

Squirrel: “I haven’t posted much lately. I have to take that daily red pill and get back into it!”

Bob:  “You don’t have to”

Squirrel:  “I do have to.  I’ll get out of shape, put on weight, get a bad name, be thought of poorly….not get invited to any CSAUP events!”

Bob:  “You don’t have to, you choose to.”

Squirrel:  “I can’t just not go.”

Bob:  “Your M will thank you when you’re walking with her.” 

———————-

He was absolutely right. 

I was choosing to (a) create a huge story.  Not only was I choosing to allow my mind to take control, I was suddenly aware of what a privilege it was to be making that choice.  Not for the sake of missing workouts but for being prudent and thinking about the 2nd and 3rd order effects.  Suddenly all the other “have to’s” dropped away as well.  I was back in the driver’s seat of my life.  I was choosing to do all of the things that had been a burden just minutes before.  (BTW I chose to Q today 😉

This choice isn’t a “one walk dog” so of course I have the opportunity to practice choosing my life again and again and again, each day!

How many things do you think you “have” to do today?  Do you have to send an email” today?  Do you have to pay that bill?  Do you have to rush out of the house to get to a meeting instead of enjoying a quiet moment with your M?  

I “have to” may become a “should”.  Let’s not “should” on ourselves. 😉  When you have a “have to” in your life how does it feel in your body?   Rushed, tense, harried?

Luckily we have practices.  We have reminders.  We have friends.

Aye! 

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