Fortune Cookies

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  • When: 04/12/18
  • QIC: Bada Bing
  • The PAX: McDreamy (respect), Full Monty (respect), Yard Sale, Cornhole, Dollar Bill, Inside Out, Airbags (respect), Zamboni (respect), Bullwinkle, Pixar, Squeege (respect), Rimshot, Outhouse

YHC arrived in the Badlands, set the browser to accept all cookies and 14 PAX rolled in to see just how the cookies would crumble. Explanation… YHC is usually precise in his planning and preparation, however, today YHC took a different approach to the beatdown. YHC asks himself, why not let fate guide us??? Was YHC being lazy or was there actually a plan? …and the Cookie Jar concept was born. There are a lot of unknowns in life that we face and thus maybe there was a lesson to be learned here. Anyway, YHC figured since his 2.0’s were no longer eating the giant Costco size portion’d animal crackers that I once bought them years ago, that I could use it as my cookie jar for the beatdown (still half full). YHC perused the F3 Exicon for all of his favorite exercises, wrote them on fortune cookie size paper and threw them into the cookie jar. YHC is starting to get excited at how this might go so he throws in some more until we have a healthy, well rounded diet of exercises just hard enough to induce mummblechatter. 

Rules: #1 Take the cookie jar everywhere with us, #2 Do what the fortune tells us no matter what #3 Don’t spill any cookies #4 Everyone must pull from the cookie jar

Conditions: Weather man said today was going to be a 10 on the first alert weather radar…Mid-60’s, light breeze, gloom 

Some of YHCs favorite fortunes and lucky numbers: 

  • Stop procrastinating, just show up 
  • You will accomplish more if you start now
  • The fortune you seek is another cookie
  • Our greatest glory is never in failing but rising every time we fall
  • Just say No to the fartsack!
  • It doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger
  • 10 Count please
  • Lucky numbers today were 20, 25, 30, 50, 100

The Warmorama

YHC grabs a fortune from the cookie jar…low and behold it’s got some warmup exercises on it for YHC to lead. The PAX have just ventured into the unknown by boarding the cookie jar beatdown train: 


  • 10 SSHs IC
  • 10 Michael Phelps IC
  • 10 Imperial Walkers IC
  • 10 LBACs Forward + Backwards IC
  • 10 Toy Soldiers that turned into Abe Vagodas IC

The Thang

We mosey to first parking lot where fate beckons. There is no possible way YHC can remember every fortune but will do my best to journal how it went: 

  • 20 2-Way Squat Jumps IC (Wide/Narrow) IC
  • 30 Burpees (mummblechatter about burpee form) OYO
  • 20 Pickle Pounders IC Q’d by Airbags
  • Fire Drill (Mosey to grass for grass drills) Q’d by Squeege 
  • 25 Lunges Each Leg (PAX are on the move) Q’d by Full Monty
  • Indian Run (On the move again to parking lot 2)
  • 20 Burpees OYO
  • 30 Peter Parkers OYO
  • Circle Burp Q’d by all PAX
  • 20 Big Boy Situps OYO
  • ? (Outhouse choice – 20 Pom Pom Lunges each leg)
  • 10 Count (Q’d by Inside Out – PAX catch breath)
  • 100 LBCs OYO
  • 10 Crunch Frogs OYO
  • Bataan Death March (Indian Run while PAX in back does 3 Burpees – Heading back towards parking lot 1)
  • Al Gore 60 seconds 
  • Mucho Chesto (10 Merkins Each-Regular, Wide, Diamond, Stagger Left, Stagger Right)
  • 1 Minute Bear Crawl (Heading back to flagpole)
  • 20 Groiners OYO
  • Mosey to Flagpole 
  • 30 Parker Peters OYO
  • 50 Merkins AYG OYO

COT / BOM – No FNG’s

YHC asks the PAX, Do You Have A Cookie Jar In Your Mind? What do you say to yourself when life is kicking your ass? 

The cookie jar is a place where you put all your achievements and all your failures. It is a place in the mind where you put all things bad and good that shaped you. Don’t try to forget the bad in your life. Use the bad for strength. 

Then, whenever you face a challenge, you come back to the cookie jar of learned lessons and pick the relevant lesson to help push you when you need it most!

– Cookie Monster approved this message

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