A St. Patrick’s Day Workout

PAX: Mountie, Doe Equis, Scar (Q)

Disclaimer

The symbol of St. Patrick is a three-leaf shamrock, not a four-leaf clover. 

Stretch 

Hams

Calf 

Cross body

Fun, and Folklore

  • Blue was the color originally associated with St. Patrick, but green is now favored.
  • The first St. Patrick’s Day parade in the American colonies was held in New York City on this day in 1762.
  • St. Patrick’s Day is the traditional day for planting peas, even in the snow!
  • Cabbage seeds are often planted today, too, and old-time farmers believed that to make them grow well, you needed to plant them while wearing your nightclothes!  No PJs required!

(17)  Warm up 

Windmill

Slow squat 

Imperial walkers 

Mountain climbers

Jog 1 – mild

Merkins 17, 10, 7

LBC 17, 10, 7

Boat/Canoe 17, 10, 7

Slow squat 17, 10, 7

Finish- Jog around parking lot s

Breathing exercise x 20 

Ways to be resilient during COVID-19

One: Be on Top of Not Getting Over Alarmed. As part of our human experience, we are evolutionary designed to be scared monkeys 🙈. We lean toward having a negativity bias and tend to live in more fear than is warranted. I don’t want to deny these are fearful times, it is normal to feel anxiety (everyone is anxious right now). We need to “feel what we feel” and be careful to give ourselves time for self-care and rest. Meditate, go for a walk, get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, exercise, unplug, bake, cook, and connect with positive friends via Skype, phone, etc.

Two: Cultivate Positive Emotion. Stop and smell the roses 💐. Do not underestimate the power of expressing gratitude for everyday moments that could be easily overlooked. One exercise is to think of three new things each day you are grateful for and why. For example, bring attention to something good as it happens, reflect on something new and good that happened during the day, practice gratitude when you brush your teeth, before you go to bed or journal about a positive experience being as specific as possible to reinforce good feelings. As you reflect on gratitude, you are rewiring your brain toward being more positive.

Three: Focus on What You Do Have Influence Over.In our human experience, there are many things out of our control, like this current COVID-19 pandemic. Do your best to focus on where you do have some control and efficacy – including your own actions and behaviors like washing your hands 👌, practicing social distancing, calling a neighbor in need, keeping with your routine, being respectful and kind, etc

Q: Why should you never iron a four-leaf clover?
A: You don’t want to press your luck!

#Honored to lead,

Scar

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