Wednesday 8/22/18


“The Ghost”
6 Rounds for rep:
1 Minute Row For Calories,
1 Minute Burpees,
1 Minute Double Unders,
1 Minute Rest.

Tuesday Night Musings by Coach Manny. 
Reflection & Appreciation
I would like to ask each person who is reading this to take a moment to reflect on everything that you have and the things that you are able to do. Most importantly, I’d like you to take a second to appreciate it all. 
It is easy to forget about all the great things that we have, the people who love us, or the opportunities we have already been given, because we are so focused on the items that we still want, or the places that we are trying to get to. Whether it is that promotion at work, getting a new car, a bigger, nicer home, or hitting that physical milestone like getting your first muscle-up, 50 unbroken double-unders, or running that mile in under 7 minutes, etc.  I ask that during this process where you are trying to accomplish something, that you remember to appreciate the fact that you have a job, have a car, or have a home, as a lot of people don’t have any of those and they wish they did. 
Also, regarding your physical abilities, while maybe you can’t do a muscle-up yet, appreciate if you can do pull-ups, or maybe you can’t do 50 unbroken double-unders but appreciate that you can do double-unders, or even have two feet to jump at all. Similarly, maybe you can’t run a mile in under 7 minutes, but appreciate the fact that you are alive and can run. I ask that you focus on what you can do and what you do have – and not on what you can’t do and what you don’t have. Some people can’t do the things you can do or don’t have the things you have, and never will be able to – so I ask that you take a second to appreciate where you are at. 
Now don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with chasing after what you want. I actually think that it is important to have something to work towards in bettering yourself. By way of a personal example, in 2014, I joined as a member at CF Helo, where I weighed about 190 pounds. I worked hard and got down to around 170, and I have since put back on some weight in the form of muscle, where I hang out around 175 pds or a bit above. During that process, I was able to start coaching at Helo in 2016, and made some additional gains so that in the Open in 2017, I was the overall male box winner.  It was a slow and steady process and I’m grateful for the opportunities that have come with enjoying this journey.
With that in mind, I hope you wake up every day and work toward what you want to achieve – and then when you reach those goals, that you take a second to reflect and appreciate everything that you have put into it. 
To conclude, the point is be happy with where you are at, appreciate all the work you have put in so far in this moment, and keep working towards where you want to be. 
Thanks for reading! 
Coach Manny
Attention:  For anyone playing on the Helo Co-Ed Softball team, the first game is at 9:00 p.m. in West Valley (and for anyone who wants to cheer as well!)