David danced before the LORD with all his might. (2 Samuel 6:14). There will always be difficult times, but don’t let them completely steal your joy and your desire to live! Choose to delight in the God who loves you whatever the season you find yourself in! Sometimes we just got to get out there & dance! #enjoythejourney#godisgood#justdance
Why Swiss cows climb mountains ✋🏼🐄🇨🇭❓
According to the Federal Office for Agriculture, around 270,000 cows are marched from their valley farms to mountain meadows at the start of every summer, just to come back down again in early autumn.
On average they climb about 590 metres (1,936 ft), covering 16.3 kilometres (10.1 miles) as the crow flies – but much more down on the ground on often steep, serpentine trails. The true alpinists among them make ascents of over 2,000 metres. 🏔
So why do they do it? 🧐
Dairy farmers have incentives to herd their cattle high. On the one hand, they get top dollar for the aromatic “Alp cheese” produced from the milk of their livestock. From June to early September, alpine pastures serve up a smorgasbord of hundreds of different grasses and herbs for the cows to graze on. That’s compared with only a few dozen types lower down in the valley. Whether this improves the flavour depends on your taste buds, but what researchers do know is that Alp cheese is much richer in omega-3 fatty acids, and that, they say, is good for you. 🙌🏼
The government also encourages farmers to take their cattle up the mountain by rewarding them with a subsidy of around CHF400 ($412) per cow each summer. The postcard alpine landscape of extensive pastures is an integral part of Switzerland’s heritage. The rearing of cattle became the dominant form of agriculture in the Alps as early as the 14th century. It’s probably not a coincidence that the process to make cheese hard was discovered in this period, which meant for the first time that cheese could be transported over long distances.
The subsidies granted to alpine farmers therefore are aimed partly at preserving this centuries-old tradition of pastoral life and preventing the pastures from becoming forests. ✌🏼
By swissinfo 📝
🌟PROGRESS🌟 Rewind 18 months. I was training at a conventional gym sporadically. I'd go through stages of going to gym lots for a week or two then nothing for a month. I enjoyed weightlifting but didn't stick at anything.
🏋🏻♀️ This was my 1RM deadlift at the time. 90kg - which was a struggle (as you can see from my fails and less than perfect technique!!) Today my 1RM is 117.5kg. In 18 months, 27.5kg maybe doesn't seem like a huge jump. HOWEVER: that progress has only come in the last 7 months of doing Crossfit.
⚖️ Looking back at this video and the caption I wrote under it...turns out I have lost 10kgs since then!! I don't regularly weigh myself so if you've seen my body progress photos, you'll know it's more about body shape for me. So this came as a surprise! I don't feel any smaller now than I did in this video. But I know I'm stronger. I know I have (slightly!!) more muscle definition. I'm thrilled with my progress considering I can now lift more whilst weighing less!
🔈Please enjoy my frustrated noises and David encouraging me 😂
Life is like climbing up a mountain, the top is your dreams and goals, but you cant just go straight up, you have to prep your self for the climb, you will fall down many times even try some shortcuts that wont work. I've tried my shortcuts, i have fallen off many times, but i learned with the process one of the best way is to enjoy the climb, if what is on the top is worth it to you, get ready to sweat, embrace the hard times and learn to enjoy the climb. #bora#noexcuses#enjoytheclimb#getbusy#enjoythejourney#blessed
"How brave a ladybug must be! Each drop of rain as big as she. Can you imagine what you'd do...If raindrops fell as big as you?" ~Aileen Fisher
Life can be downright scary...but do NOT let fear define you. Nothing and no one should have that ability except for YOU.💙 If the ladybugs can power through the rain...the possibilities are endless as to what you can do in this life. 🐞
Don't fear the storm...become it. 😘 📸@smittyanty