Hey guys! I hope you’ve been having an incredible week so far! Anyone get pranked by April Fool’s Day fun yesterday? I am pretty gullible so I stayed away from any internet articles and no one at work pulled anything crazy so I was safe. 😉
Part of me combining my old brand (bonnielangfitness.com) with Survive & Thrive officially was for the chance to use my voice to share about what’s happening with what’s another big part of my life – Survive & Thrive! Which means often means sharing about what Mikey’s up to, because he’s had some incredible opportunities to use his hard work and gifts. As I shared about in Monday’s post, Mikey’s been screening our films in different cities back to back and is now in Montreal speaking at a pharmaceutical company – who would have thought?
I wanted to spotlight a neat article in Leap Magazine that was recently written about the work he’s doing with his boss here in Calgary at CancerBridges. I wanted to share it because not everyone knows exactly what he does for work; this man wears many hats!
“We aim to normalize the experiences cancer survivors have – the depression and anxiety – dealing with that guilt, fear and uncertainty about the future,” Lang says. “At presentations, we allow space for the negative, but enhance the good stuff. It’s empowering and inspiring for people to know they’re connected to a bigger community – not alone – the seminar is really an intervention in itself.”
We’re coming up to a time of transition as Mikey moves on from CancerBridges, but we’re not exactly sure what (as I shared in this post)…But we are so grateful for the incredible opportunities that we have had so far. If you’d like to read the whole article, check it out here.
And if you came looking for a taste of fitness today, here are two moves that I am enjoying: a resisted crunch with the rip trainer:
Offset Cossack Squat
- Start with the kettlebell in the racked position, thumb near or against your chest.
- Take stance that’s nearly two shoulder-widths apart. (Exact width will vary depending on your groin flexibility.)
- While keeping your feet stationary, sit back and down on one leg, lowering your hips as far as you feel comfortable. At the same time, rotating on the heel of your outstretched leg, point the toes of that foot to the ceiling.
- Staying in this low position, begin shifting your weight over to the other leg, straightening the leg that was just squatting and pointing those toes upward.
- If you’re uncomfortable staying low between repetitions, you can return to standing back up between reps.
- Complete the desired repetitions on one side and switch sides of the kettlebell racked position between sets.
I realize I can let my outside foot come up to my heel and don’t need to keep it down; I think that will be easier! You can follow along with more videos & ideas on my Instagram account.
Do you like trying new exercises? What’s the last one you tried? And are you helping yourself stay well in ways outside the gym?
Thanks for stopping in guys! Live well & be well,