Gratitude

With the hustle and bustle of life in the 21st century, it’s easy to see what needs to get done, where we are lacking, and how successful other people appear to be.

 

There are so many incredible benefits with the technology we have today from the internet to cell phones to social media.

 

But what we often find is that these things create a gap between where we are and where we think we should be. This can lead to guilt, anxiety, stress, and even depression.

 

If we feel like what we’re doing and where we are isn’t ever good enough, it’s not surprising. So, we continue to focus on what’s missing from our lives.

 

Instead, I suggest implementing a daily gratitude practice. Write down 5 things in your life that happened that day that you’re grateful for. These can be huge events or just small things that make you appreciate life.

 

This could easily be done every evening before you go to sleep, and it’s a great place to focus your mind before resting for the night.

 

After you make your list, go back through each item. Close your eyes, imagine it, and feel the gratitude in your body.

 

By focusing on gratitude instead of lack, you’re setting yourself up for more happiness and attracting more good into your life.

 

Try this for a week and let me know how life shifts for the better.

 

Are you in?

 

Train Hard, but Train Smart,

 

Delaine

 

Keeping the Bell in the High Triangle in the Kettlebell Swing

When you perform the Kettlebell Swing, as you get tired there comes a risk of letting the bell fall lower and lower to the ground and putting stress on your back. A cue that I like when training people is to imagine that your feet up to your hips is the whole triangle and the smaller triangle from your knees up to your hips is the high the high triangle. On the backswing you want your hands to pass through the high triangle making the exercise safer and more efficient. “Play chicken with yourself” works well for the male population as well. So in a swing, we have talked about hiking the bell back behind you and then getting into a plank. You want to hold that plank until the last second and then have your hands pass through the high triangle. If you lose the plank and break early, you bell handle will end up below your knees.