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ENDURANCE THE INSANITY WAY


There is exercise, aerobics, zumba then there is INSANITY workout. In my quest to make exercising my lifestyle I also listed this as one of the classes to engage in.

 

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Today was my day eleven of the Silver Springs Insanity Class with our instructor Frank. The workout is intense and only the brave can endure. It conditions all body parts and thus tones arms, legs, thighs, hips and tummy. The effect is not only a well toned self but cardio power, resistance and a resilient body regiment.

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The very first day in the class I could not last 20mins. I did sweat so profusely I thought I would die. Simple jumps turned  lethal for my body. The thought of going to work after that 1hour session was so intimidating. By 4pm at work I was so beat that I had someone drive me home.

That evening my wife had to take the role of a masseuse and physiotherapist. God bless her as she massaged me so well I slept well and went for a regular gym session the following day. Insanity is not out of this world exercise but simple moves done intensely. The quality of the workout is less breaks in between the sets and the intensity of the exercise is at all time high. Yes, the trainer is sensitive and gives room for slowing down and pacing up.

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There are many moves in the class therefore it is hard to master all of them.There are days am so fit in certain sets and challenged in those I had previously thought  I had mastered. The abs moves are so rigorous that running out of breath is natural.

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Pointers I have picked in the last ten sessions are:

  • Dress in light workout clothes
  • Get comfy light workout shoes ( ask me where my reebok sneakers were thrown >>> I do not know >>> am now stuck to my puma easy-fit sneakers however old >>> light and robust enough for the intense workout)
  • Prepare psychologically and endure to the last
  • Try however hard to go through the exercise sets with vigour and enthusiasm
  • Do at least two classes a week. It is worse when you keep away for too long the regain effort required is not a joke.

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I wish I had a secret formula to crack all the moves. But I would be lying to state any. All I now understand is; to be agile enough for this class, I have to free my mind of any biased conclusions that I cannot do any set, forget the crowd around and keep going.

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Many are fit and sweat less in this class but am sure it has taken time, effort and more than will power to reach their level of endurance. Each day I attend INSANITY it is with the knowledge that am garnering for a higher resistance, cardio power, endurance and a toned physique.

ALL YOUR CARES


I like what my friend shared with me last Friday evening as we met after a long time. Reuben Odanga reminded me of a common memory verse.

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22

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Reuben broke this word with a new revelation: He pointed out the word does not say “please place your burdens or send your burdens or submit your burdens etc” but states “cast”. Casting is not gently placing, it is throwing with the intention of not suffering anymore.

So worry no more. Cast all your cares to the \lord in prayer and supplication. Believing that he will solve them. For our faith quantifies the results and magnifies God. God’s intention is noble for all of us and yes we will face issues, challenges, problems but are not all opportunities for us to draw near to him and see his manifestation of miracles?

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“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”1 Peter 5:7

And be not be fooled that God can be mocked. He is not interested in doing miracles for those who only come at the behest of their needs. He wants worshippers and those that do it in truth and spirit.

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“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

For those who trust him and follow his statutes. Holding his word in reverance and pursuing a pure heart to praise him and serve others then his blessing list for such is endless. Nad when those issues scare you then be strong for God assures us he will come to our rescue in HIS TIME and in HIS WAY.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10

ART IN SCIENCE


The debate on art and science is an ever ending one. Many want to believe science dictates art, others have their reasons to say art directs science while different voices might argue against both. Today I pick a side and I have my reasons and hope this will not turn into a debate but an appreciation of facts and idea flows.

I believe God is a master artist. When I look at the magnificent scenes around the world – the rift valley, the mountains, the rugged or lush terrains oooo I gasp with awe. The colors, textures, sounds, forms and dimensions that are unique, peculiar and familiar. from the smallest of creatures to the largest of them all. we see beauty and the unmistakable signature of a master artist.

The very core of my belief and faith is drawn from the bible which starts by narrating the nothing that was and when God spoke “his ideas” to the nothing all came to being. the beauty of silhouettes that depicts lack of light(night) and the dazzle that is light (day). the very fact that he had “good thoughts” affirms my belief of Jeremiah 29:11 that states he has good plans for each of his beloved. his good thoughts formed words that upon his speech of them formed the great universe that we will continue to unravel mystery upon mystery through our inquiry and curiosity of the unknown.

His creatures will be subjects of study as has been since the human race was created. The possibilities in the combinations he created as discovered as the unique identifier not only of properties, form, character but distinct true value which we are told is “DNA” is incredible. Our God is truly mighty to have known each creature requires a primary key for his ever expansive creation database schema.

Its is therefore not surprising to note that behind God’s art is a well choreographed science that orchestrates lifeforms into being. Which affects both the animate and inanimate beings. This leads me to my belief that God is the greatest scientist.

To create we have to have thought and the synthesis of thought manifest into deliberate assertions in speech-written or otherwise that guide the creation. and following the biblical Genesis of creation as humans we need to encourage these “thinkers” however bizarre to process their “creation ideas”. their creation will be first artistic then the study of their intricate design will showcase a scientific prowess that manifests their genius.

When a painter uses oil paint on canvas, he might not be familiar with the jargon of density, magnetism created as he strokes the brush against that canvas or the fermentation(if any occurs) of the paint to form other hues and textures blah blah His main aim is to create new form or replicate a scenery in his own distinct rendition. but when painting specialists analyse the painting then their appreciation of that form of art can be termed scientific.

When the artistic creators of the movies star trek, star wars, the James Bond series etc wrote their scripts, their creative geniuses came up with concepts that we termed science fiction(sci-fi). This I term “art”. The concept cars and gadgets of James Bond, star trek , matrix etc have been a guide to scientists and artists alike to create their own versions of the same that have inspired items we see and use now. I saw a documentary on Deutche Welle channel in the nineties of concepts car elevators. Atse! This was pure sci-fi packaged as news.

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Now it is a best practice to have car elevators in luxury apartments, high-rise buildings and is an economic way of utilizing space.

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Creating an ease of parking like never before.

 

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Using spaces to their full potential.

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Art generates Science. James Bond’s character wowed the world with a bio-metric car starter and fingerprint specific gun, phone etc. now many enjoy this in their cars.

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Fiction writers talked of face recognition access doors and they were turned into movies. Now that”art science” is all around us and we pride in the security it assures.

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There are endless possibilities in art and given the boost of science then almost nothing is impossible!

 

“Thinkers” dream on then formulate the art-forms using whatever means which many will appreciate as science into new creations.

 

Lunani Joseph

MD – Insynque Solutions

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