As I get older or busier or something, time just seems to move by quicker. Which then brings reflection as to what I’ve been spending my time doing. So, to name a few working, playing, sleeping, eating, moving, socializing, reading, TV, social media and sometimes nothing at all. Then I think about how much joy is there in all of this? Just this week two people have said to me they are looking to bring more joy and fun into their life. I think that’s a great idea and told one that I fully support them. 

The next question is how do you do that? The most obvious to me is to add in more things that bring your joy. Is it friends and family, is it activities or time alone? Adding things into our already busy schedule could be challenging. So, how about finding joy in the thing we currently do?

I’ll look at my day today and see what joy I can extract. 
Wake up at 5am. I prefer to wake up earlier than later because I find joy in the quiet of the morning. Though usually when my alarm goes off,  I wish is was not mine. At that hour there are not many people on the road, it’s quiet out and usually I get to see the sun rise.

Next, off to work with clients. That truly is joyful. I love to see when things click for my clients and watching their progress and growth. I love to see also when they can laugh at themselves. I might seem kinda serious but do appreciate a laugh.  

Got gas.  I can find joy in having a full tank, which means I can get where I want to go.

Home to organize a few things, do some work, take a nap. ( I stayed up too late watching a movie) Joy in all of that for sure.

Back to work to coach. Test week is awesome. PRs and learning. 

Staff meeting. I appreciate my fellow coaching and learning about what is going on

Kids class. It’s a new session. watching new kids interact with others. Watching kids work hard and learn. 

Workout. Joy in olympic weight lifting. Challenge too, but that often is part of the joy.

Home to cook for myself. I LOVE creating.  Trying to new things and seeing what turns out. Watching the colors and flavors all come together. Then I get to eat. 

Posting to the blog. Not my favorite as I usually dislike admin like things, but it’s my opportunity to share with all of you. 

I appreciate you all. How you take time to read the blog, take class, giving feedback and participation here at Oak Park.

I would love to hear what you all find joy in. 

Test Week

A) Maximum Effort
1 Minute Calorie Row
– 3 Minute Rest –
1 Minute Burpees
– 3 Minute Rest –
1 Minute Box Jumps (24/20)
– 3 Minute Rest –

X Cal Row
X Burpees
X Box Jumps (24/20)

Test Week

400m Run
21 KBS (24kg/16kg)
12 Pull Ups

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