Three months just about in the books and moving onto Q4 with yet another healthy habit, suggested reading and in-person group outing. It's only been a few months but I'm willing to bet that if you've been working hard to consistently apply some of these changes and doing your best to stack those habits, you might be starting to feel a change in yourself. Well, change is good, especially when that change involves healthy practices so keep up the great work and enjoy the transformation.
MARCH RECAP / GROUP WORKOUT
How about those cold showers eh? That was kind of a nasty request to implement during a cold and rainy March but hey, Do Hard Things right? If anyone is up for the challenge, we knew it would be the cast of Collective Health members.
Hopefully you all found something of interest within 59 Seconds as well. If there was anything particularly impactful in there for you, we'd love for you to reach out to share it with the group. Don't be shy - reply back to this email, add a comment in IG or post something on the Health Collective forum.
We've got just under a week left to grab as many of those cold showers as possible, finish up your book and make time for our third group outing - which is happening tomorrow morning at 10am at Cedarhollow PS
It's looking like a chilly one so for those brave enough to weather the elements, please bundle up but consider layering options as you might find you heat up pretty quickly with the work laid out for us.
Just to remind everyone, the workout details are as follows:
100 ground to overhead
100 burpees (eww)
Again, don't let the numbers scare you off. This is doable by everyone and there are options to scale everything. If you're still a little intimidated, bring a friend and partner up to attack the reps as a team or attack it solo and modify the reps to something you can do.
The goal here is just to move and hopefully challenge yourself so we'd rather see you come out and try something instead of passing on it because you weren't sure how you would do. Something is better than nothing and slow motion is better than no motion.
You will need to bring something to serve as added resistance for your ruck and ground to overhead. A backpack with weight or cat litter inside will do, it doesn't have to be much but something is better than nothing.
April is shaping up to be a promising month for a couple reasons. For one, spring is poking it's head out and nice weather is on it's way which makes a lot of things more enjoyable, including outdoor workouts. Secondly, our numbers are continuing to grow which brings potential for larger group outings and more connection with fellow Collective Health members. Also, speaking of warmer weather, soon we will be opening up Optional Drop-In Sunday workouts that will be held almost every week, where the workouts will be slightly more challenging than the group outings. So for those who think they want to step it up and push a little harder, there will be a few more opportunities to come sweat with your tribe each month. Stay tuned for information on that.
This month we're really leaning into the theme of 'doing hard things' and just being more tough in general. There's a real power that comes with grit and the ability to grind through things in life and we're hoping to help foster a little more of that in each of you this coming month.
That's all there is to this one. No gimmicks, no additional requirements. Just get outside, put a little bit of resistance on your back and traverse 1km with purposeful pace every single day without fail, rain or shine.
*See references below*
Modified ruck version of 'Murph':
1 Mile Ruck
100 Med Ball Slams
200 Med Ball/Ruck Thrusters
1 Mile Ruck
*We have sandbags, kettlebells, and rucks if needed. Please reach out to let us know if you need something for resistance. Also, if you have extra, please bring some out for your fellow collective members to share as well.