I've been so frustrated with myself the last two weeks. I think I've managed to publish two blog posts in the last 14 days.

It's not that I don't want to write. It's that it feels like I haven't been able to carve out those couple of hours I need to really sit down, turn out content that I am proud, and promote it.

I guess ultimately that is just an excuse. I have made conscious decisions over the last couple weeks to work on other projects instead of posting articles.

These weren't bad decisions though. I have made headway on building an online fitness course. I've signed two new in-person clients and have been working hard on coaching my awesome FTS Insiders in my online group coaching to health and hotness, but the truth is without having time to write I just feel like I am missing something in my day.

It's the same kind of feeling I have when I don't get out and move my body on a daily basis.

Do you have things like that?

Things that you feel you need to do each day in order to feel like you "won" the day?

Maybe I am weird and alone on this one, which is cool, but if you do have something like that please let me know what it is at sfreeborn7@gmail.com.

Anyways to get us back on our regular schedule programming I want to get you this week's list of stuff to read.

So lets get to it!

1. 5 Things I've Learned About Mobility Training by Eric Cressey

As far as I am concerned Eric is the "man" when it comes to great information in the fitness scene.

I can't think of anyone else who has a better understanding of the human body, how it works, and how to balance all that with the unique demands of the individual when building a training program.

Not to mention the guy is just an upstanding human being.

And when he shares what he has been learning about any topic we should all take a few minutes to learn it ourselves. Are training program and us will be better off for it.

2. 13 Words That May Help Change Your Life by Tony Gentilcore

I had a strength and conditioning coach in high school who I really respected and still admire.

He use to repeatedly tell us that in order to be successful we needed to "get comfortable being uncomfortable."

I always thought that this was only relevant to physical endeavors, but really it's a universal truth across all areas of life.

Typically the things that bring you the most discomfort are also the things that are essential for you to do in order to move forward.

Tony does a great job of expounding on this sentiment.

3. The 4 Most Effective Kettlebell Exercises for Conditioning by Karen Smith

I am a big believer that every man should own a 45 pound kettlebell and every woman should own a 30 pound or heavier kettlebell.

This isn't because I make money from sales of kettlebells or even because I am a kettlebell instructor. I  believe this because it is such a great universal training tool that can be used to build strength, muscle, and cardiovascular endurance and resilience. Plus it takes up minimal space whether at home or in the gym and really doesn't cost you much more than an expensive Friday night dinner out.

Karen shares with us her top kettlebell moves for conditioning. So go out and get yourself a kettlebell and get to work!

Happy moving and heavy lifting!

Practical, Purposeful, Effective Training