Have you ever been so upset your skin feels like its boiling and your head might just explode? I remember a time when that happened to me way too often. But now, I have learned the art of letting go. Its taken a lot of work, a lot of acceptance, self observance, thinking, and rethinking.

No object, person or situation can irritate us. We choose to be irritated. To get to the point where we are not irritated very often, we have to actually realize we are the ones creating our own upset. It’s is only then that we can control our emotions. Getting pissed off is a choice. No one but you can control it.

Your life is a song you are writing…how do you want it to sound? Do you want broken rhythms and hateful lyrics? Are you going to pick it apart and hate on certain beats?  This life is your art. A painting you add to everyday, each stroke is a thought, an emotion, an action. You are the one holding the brush. You choose the color you want to use, how hard or soft the stroke, what medium to use, what canvas to paint on. Be creative, be kind, paint with love. Let these emotions fill your mind and there will be little room for negative thoughts.

Here’s to an enlightened week ahead, to learning about ourselves, accepting ourselves and others as they are.  It is a privilege to choose your destiny, your thoughts, to pick your note, to brush your stroke. It’s all up to YOU.

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There is beauty everywhere if you choose to look for it…

Triple Up DIY!

Part 1: Get warm for 5 mins with dynamic movements. 

Part 2: Chip It 21/15/9

Set 1: 3 rounds 21/15/9


Bent Rows

Set 2: 3 rounds 21/15/9

Stiff Leg DL

Wall Sit Bicep Curls

Set 3: 3 rounds 21/15/9

Triceps Kickback

Skater PAIRS

Jog 400M

Part 3: Chip It 16/12/10

Set 4: 3 rounds 16/12/10

Push Ups

V Ups

Set 5: 3 rounds 16/12/10

Walking Lunges

Renegade Rows

Set 6: 3 rounds 16/12/10

Box Jumps

Glute Bridge Pullover

Run 200M

Part 4: Chipper Cardio Abs

50 Ab Burners

50 skips on jumprope

40 Ab Burners

40 skips on jumprope

30 Ab Burners

30 skips on jumprope

20 Ab Burners

20 skips on jumprope

10 Ab Burners

10 skips on jumprope

Part 5: Cool It Intervals!

30 second hold each stretch:

Spinal Twist R


Pigeon R


Elevated Hamstring Stretch R (lead with heart)


Quad Stretch R


Calf Stretch R


Chest R


Tricep Overhead R


Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Tuesday 1/13/15:

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Michelle – TRX Cardio Core

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – Cardio Core

6AM Sunup Lafayette Co-Ed class – Coach Jentry – Triple Up Tuesday

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens class – Coach Michelle – TRX Cardo Core

11:00AM Cytosport Strength Training & Power – Coach Briana (private class) Power UP.

12:00PM Cytosport Power Yoga – Coach Jentry (private class)