021115 Principles, Purpose, Persistence

As we ride quickly into fall, with the time changing, leaves falling, and days shortening we tend to see the change as either a time of reflection or a time to redefine ourselves. The three P's of Principles, Purpose and Persistence are a way to help with your reflection or re-affirmation. By defining each and being a conscious individual we can go into the holidays with the greatest gift possible. We can understand our greatness and thereby help others understand theirs. Today we will analyze our principles. These are qualities, and actions that move us, that define us, that we hold dear almost in a subconscious way. The Principles that you live by lay a pathway toward your purpose. We can call Principles 'Core Values', 'Morals' and 'Virtues'. No matter what we call them by name, they should be readily accesibile to define our movements and hone our actions. To define principles in the personal context, we perceive them to be rules or beliefs governing morally correct behaviour and attitudes. More specifically, your personal convictions and commitments to what is true to your heart, the personal code of ethics in which you put your faith in.

Writing down these Principles helps to visualize what is invisible most times. As I have done with some of you before; writing your Principles down is also the first step in the Purpose driven Flow Chart (I love graphs and charts). Simply put, what your value is generally a presupposition to what drives your lifes' purpose.. Kinda crazy for some people, very apparent to others.

Here are some things that I value: 1) Personal Responsibility 2) Kindness and Empathy 3) Fitness 4) Challenge 5) Respect for everyone's Passion.

Simple... And you should do it too. Get as creative as you want, dig as deep as you want. Be specific, be general... but think and define what makes you. Next time we will see how these principles are linked directly to your 'Purpose'.

Enjoy the process, the more you consider your greatness, the more you can help others realize theirs!


Lat band Stretch, Bully Stretch, Banded hip Stretch, Banded Good Mornings

5 Min Quality AMRAP 10m High Knee Jog 10M Elbow to Instep 10 Ring Rows 10 Push Ups 10 Alternating Knee To Elbow (plank Position, knee reaches to opposite Elbow)

WOD: From CrossFit.com, RX: 10 Box Jump 42" 10 Bar Muscle Ups 20 KB Snatch 53# 20 Alternating Pistol Squat 20 Toes To bar 30 Overhead Squat 75# 40 GHDSU 40Med Ball Cleans 50 Burpees 50 Triple unders


10 Box Jump 30/24 10 Chest To bar Pull Up 10 Ring Push Up 20 KB Snatch 35# 20 V Ups 30 Overhead Squats 55# 40 Sit Ups 40 Med Ball Cleans 14# 50 Burpees 50 Double Unders

Cool Down : Couch Stretch Hamstring Puls With band Roll Out Calf