Hello and welcome to the Living Revolution 🙂
This is my first blog post of 2016, and I am happy to have LOTS to write about. Resolutions are not something I do anymore, but I did start this year mindful of a few significant changes I want to make in my life, and in the world around me. I am focused intently on developing myself as a person and developing my career as a coach. I am focused intently on continuing to challenge myself to find new ways to positively contribute to my community. I am focused intently on immersing myself in the process of evolution, in an effort to tap in to parts of “me” still lurking in the shadows of my psyche. This will be another amazing year to exist, and I am looking forward to buying the ticket and taking the ride!!
I started off 2016 on the right foot by participating in an amazing fundraising event at Crossfit Primal Energy. On January 2nd, the community of Crossfit Primal Energy, as well as members from a few other Crossfit boxes in Portland joined forces to participate in a long, hard WOD called “The Long Ladder of Doom” and collect cash, food and clothes to support homeless Veterans in Portland. It baffles and saddens me that there are members of the Veteran community who must suffer through homelessness and the myriad of challenges that go along with living “on the street”, and when I found out there was something I could do to help, I jumped at the opportunity. This event was an outstanding success, raising more than $1000, and donating more than 200lbs of dry goods and 30 winter jackets!! I was amazed at the outpouring of support from the Crossfit community, and I am so grateful to be able to positively impact the lives of those less fortunate than myself.
This year, I am excited about finding new and interesting ways to keep myself motivated and inspired by the work I do. To that end, I will be developing and hosting a seminar series titled “Posture, Position and Performance”. This seminar will focus on functional movement, corrective exercise and mobility, and improved quality of life. I will begin scheduling dates for this seminar at the end of January, so if you are reading this, and you (or someone you know) are interested in hosting a seminar please contact me directly for more information. (Email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Next weekend, I will be participating in an awesome Crossfit competition hosted by Oregon Crossfit in Bend, Oregon. I will be competing in the Team division with my good buddy Joe Beck (find him on Instagram @metaphysicalfitnesspdx). He and I have been training hard, and we are both excited to test ourselves against some of the best Crossfit athletes in the Northwest! If you happen to be in Bend on January 16th and 17th, swing by the event center at The Riverhouse and catch us in action. Want more details on the comp? Check it out HERE .
Finally, I plan to make some changes to this blog in the coming year, in an effort to find more focus for my writing. I will retain this blog, but the content will be more focused on my experiences as a coach and other fitness-related topics. The second blog will be more focused on matters related to my personal life, including psychology, relationships, philosophy, etc. I encourage you all to pay attention to both sites, and hopefully find something that will help you improve your daily life, and perhaps the lives of others around you as well.
This is going to be a big year, in so many ways. I’d love to hear what your plans are for making the next 12 months to best they can be. I’d love to hear what your plans are for making yourself great in the next 12 months. Let’s get on the same wavelength and see what we can do to positively change the world around us!! As always, thank you for reading my words, and for participating in the Living Revolution :).
Until next time…Peace.Tobias.