“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Quotes by Brene Brown Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness. She also wrote the book called The Gifts of Imperfection. She talks about how connections are so very important to us and how we fear that we are not worthy of this connections. Sense of worthiness, love and belonging makes us believe that we are worthy. Fully embrace vulnerability and have to courage to be imperfect. Click The Power of Vulnerability to watch this TED Talk video. It's a bit long but very good. THURSDAY Tech: Today we are going to be working on the second half of our strength program. Monday we did fixed weight 5 sets of 5. Today we are going to do: Deadlift 5, 5, 3, 1, 1, 1 So its going to be heavier as you will work up to onezies... Ring Dips As for the Dips keep it lower reps and also heavier than Monday. 4x2 (4 sets of 2 reps) More weight and less volume! WOD: A little "metcon" after the heavy stuff to end the class. TBear posted this one before and it was a goodie! 300m Row 30 Burpees 300m Row Enjoy your day! Fancypantsy!