Fitness for Body, Mind and Spirit

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Fitness for the body, mind & spirit

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...Be Water, My Friend...

GreenNote Fitness illuminates three areas or branches that we must develop to live optimally, to discover our self, and to live greatly. This week we are turning up the heat on those branches by showing how I have been living my journey. I am hopeful that this serves as inspiration so that you may find your unique way to develop and grow. Remember that fully taking care of one’s self in body, mind, and spirit can positively impact those around us which is arguably needed now more than ever. Fitness for Body - Often once a week I train for one to two hours with little to no rest. It’s my “big training day”. This specific training I used from the SEALFIT WOD (workout of the day). Click here to see the details. Incorporate your own “big training day” whatever that means for you. If you typically walk for 10 minutes at a time, go for 25 minutes. If you run once around a track without stopping, go twice. This is your “big day”; make it work for you. Fitness for Mind - To expand the mind we should consistently be learning new things and keeping an open mind to new experiences. This week I learned that your chronotype can tell you when the best time of day to do virtually anything - do creative work; have caffeine; sex; negotiate, etc. Research is showing this right time to do things is based on your biology and hormones. Dr. Michael Breus has done this extensive research and has written a book about it, The Power of When What type are you? Take this quiz and find out if you are a Wolf, Dolphin, Lion, or Bear. It may explain why you can't get out of bed in the morning or why you are the life of the party. Click here to take the quiz: Fitness for Spirit - “...Be water, my friend". I’m reminded that Bruce Lee, though probably best know for his martial art skills, was at heart, a philosopher, and one that lived in harmony with himself and with others. "Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." Let’s break this down a bit. Empty your mind. An empty vessel is ready to take in anything. If we balance the mind with a hyper-awareness we can be fully present in the moment. We can limit judgements as these limit our experience. Water is a metaphor for life. Like water, we want to be active, moving, and flowing. To be stagnate is to be stale. Life should be a flowing process. Bruce Lee believed that we should each be ourselves and find our own personal process. As he said, we need to discover ourselves. His quote above is similar to GreenNote Fitness in that it is about the path of self discovery. Experiencing difficulty in your life? Feel stuck or unsure? ...Be Water, My Friend... To your journey, Lisa Schaffer GreenNote Fitness P.S. Checkout my Facebook page for inspiration. **Do you have a friend that would benefit from this information? Please forward it to them!**

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