“Why do some people respond to an aerobic workout routine by becoming incredibly fit, whereas others who exercise just as hard for months end up no fitter than when they began?” I’ll tell you why, so-called experts: fuck aerobic exercise? What are you planning to win, the aerobic Olympics, where everyone competes in purple leotards and the prize is a golden can of Hair Net? That’s fine for you, I guess, you seem like you’ve always wanted that in your life. But here’s a secret: nobody ever did deadlifts and squats and presses and rows and dips and pullups and then ended up “no fitter than when they began.” The decision is yours. Oh and another wack thing about aerobics is the music
they always play.”—http://ca.gawker.com/5782659/because-aerobics-suck-thats-why
“Cars lie to us and tell us we’re safe, powerful, and in control. The air-conditioning fans murmur empty assurances and whisper, “Sleep, sleep.” Motorcycles tell us a more useful truth: we are small and exposed, and probably moving too fast for our own good, but that’s no reason not to enjoy every minute of the ride.”—Unknown (via lanthorn)
An excellent way to look at purpose - do you train for a goal? An event? For looks? Or do you train for fulfillment? To better yourself, to push past your boundaries and discover things that you and those around you might have never suspected.
“The only true wisdom lives far from mankind out in the great loneliness, and can be reached only through suffering. Suffering and privation alone, open the mind to all that is hidden to others.”—–Igjugarjuk, Caribou Shaman (via forcedistancetime)
“Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care…To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”—Buddha (via frostedblakes)
Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.
To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living…
Oh, I’ll accommodate them, I’ll rummage around for something to feed them, for a ‘vegetarian plate’, if called on to do so. Fourteen dollars for a few slices of grilled eggplant and zucchini suits my food cost fine.
“Only people willing to work to the point of discomfort on a regular basis using effective means to produce that discomfort will actually look like they have been other-than-comfortable most of the time. You can thank the muscle magazines for these persistent misconceptions, along with the natural tendency of all normal humans to seek reasons to avoid hard physical exertion.”— Mark Rippetoe (via tumblrgym)