Good Morning, my friends! I hope everyone had a great week last week. The Post this week will break down a quote that I recently found. I like this quote so much that I put it on my wall. It’s from a famous dude with the initials, RWE. The post will also include my upcoming workout schedule and a new daily warm-up routine that I created (from some inspiration). I have a new 2023 goal to do this routine for the next 100 days straight. So to kick off the new week on the positive, this is The Workout of the Week. This is The RWE Quote Workout. ‘
Ok, Dude, So Who Is This RWE Cat You’re Talking About?
“RWE” is Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American Author/ Philosophist who lived from 1803-1881. He wrote poems and essays and gave lectures. Emerson is known as a leader of the Transcendentalism movement during the 1820s and 1830s.
You can read his Wikipedia here to learn more about him, but one thing I find interesting is that this dude experienced some serious loss in his life. When he was young his father died and he had three siblings die as children. Another of his brothers died at only twenty-five years old, and Emerson’s first wife died when she was only twenty.
These traumatic events no doubt helped shape his philosophy. Through all this loss, I find Emerson’s messages to be positive. like this quote. I like this quote so much, I hung it on my wall.
Finish Each Day…
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.”
This means at the end of the day, know the day is done and gone. You cannot hold onto it. Be done with everything from it, let it go, and move forward. There is only so much work that can be done in a day. All that anyone can do is that they did. If a person did what they could that day, they did their best. That is all that anyone can ask of anyone. Do your best each day, then rest for the night.
“Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.”
Things don’t always go as planned. Problems pop up in life. Emerson is speaking to the human condition; the daily struggle and action to live and push through challenges. Emerson suggests we are best served to forget those problems that happened as an action step when we end our day.
“Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
The next day will come, and will no doubt be filled with challenges and joy, absurdities and nonsense. That’s life. Emerson calls us to begin the new day serenely; meaning calm, peaceful, and untroubled, and with high spirits; meaning lively and cheerful. Each day is a new day and the dumb stuff that happened the last day is gone, so don’t hold onto that old stuff when starting a new day. Start the day with joy and gratitude instead. If we start the new day as Emerson directs, there should not be room for that old garbage we tend to carry with us.
Aaaand with that, on to the workout schedule for this week.
The Workout Schedule
My New Daily Warm-Up
The moves above were inspired by four sources I have followed for years.
- Fight Tips
- Disc Golf Strong
- Yoga With Adriene
I have a new goal to do this routine for 100 days straight. Monday is the first day. I will be tracking the goal on the weekly posts. Let’s do this!
I will be riding my spin bike this week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and wrote in an optional Saturday. Since I am still getting my lungs back a little from my recent stint with Covid, I am not killing myself on the bike. I will be doing 24 – FIIT Tabata intervals on my rides this week. FIIT = Flow Intensity Interval Training and the idea is to work at about 80% max intensity and 20% max intensity. Tabata intervals are 20 seconds of work, and 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times. My rides this week will be 24 reps of 20-on, 10-off, working at 80% max for the 20 seconds, and working at 20% max for the 10 seconds, with no breaks.
Yoga Video + 10 Min Med
On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I will also be working along with the Yoga With Adriene video below and following it with 10 minutes of meditation
Heavy Bag and Shadowboxing
On Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday I will be doing FIIT intervals (as described above) but doing the Heavy Bag Workout moves. I will do three sets of Tabata intervals but take up to a 1-minute break between each. Then will follow with three sets of Tabatas doing FIIT interval shadowboxing moves with my weighted gloves on.
Hike, Ruck, or Treadmill
Most days after work I will be getting out for a hike on the trails, or ruck around the South Loop. If the weather is bad, I will get into the gym and use the treadmill instead. I plan to do some longer hikes on the trails next weekend.
Wrap It Up, Dude
There you have it my friends. Thank you so much for reading. A special thank you to Yoga With Adriene, for the awesome gift of free Yoga classes. Like Ralph Waldo Emerson said with his message, do what you can each day and be done with; start each new day with a positive attitude; and don’t carry the crap from yesterday into today. Until next time, be happy and healthy. Be the Hero or Heroine in your story!