Category Archives: Fitness

Independence from garbage, even on my body

on July 4, 2018 in Fitness, Freedom, Visualization

July 4th, Independence Day is about freedom. Usually political freedom. I’m posting today on personal freedom. Last month I posted a video on how more than a year’s worth of garbage fit in a canvas bag. I made two videos that day—one with my shirt off to show the result to my body of avoiding garbage. I held off on posting the shirtless one to stay more conservative given my[…] Keep reading →

How not to be hungry

on June 23, 2018 in Awareness, Fitness, Freedom

I like food. I don’t like skipping meals. Sometimes I can’t avoid missing them. Obligations arise and I have to do something for a few hours nonstop. Sometimes I know the only options are so disappointing, unfulfilling, or involve so much plastic, oil, or other things that will lead me to regret that I’d rather eat a big next meal than what’s available. Most of my life skipping a meal[…] Keep reading →

Life lessons from 1883 Montana

on June 20, 2018 in Awareness, Fitness, Visualization

People keep acting like I have some special discipline that most people don’t. They think the burpees, cold showers, avoiding packaged food, and so on take effort. They don’t. Creating a lifestyle where they are normal and easy took effort—a once-in-a-lifetime effort—followed by their being the default for the rest of my life. Almost no willpower or discipline needed. People don’t believe me. I think they find it easier to[…] Keep reading →

The Perfect Workout, Perfected?

on June 7, 2018 in Entrepreneurship, Fitness,

The Perfect Workout, Perfected? Regular readers know I find physical conditioning integral to leadership (and a rich, rewarding life). Research shows it. Research shows a few exercises work the whole body and cardiovascular system with low risk of injury–particularly swimming, cross-country skiing, and rowing. The first two need pools or snow. Rowing requires only an indoor rower, which is why I’ve put over 1,000,000 meters and hit big achievements (for[…] Keep reading →

I wish I had the dedication and discipline of most Americans

on June 6, 2018 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

My post yesterday about my heart rate of 49 beats per minute and how people choose to spend their leisure time got me thinking about living by your values–what leaders do. When they hear I exercise daily, people suggest I have some special discipline, dedication, or other skill. I wish! On the contrary, the average American’s dedication and discipline for their values dwarf mine. I have to craft my life to make exercising[…] Keep reading →

My resting heart rate: Top 2.5%

on June 5, 2018 in Fitness

For some reason when I sat down this afternoon I opened my phone’s stopwatch and counted my heart beats for a minute. I counted 52. I had just been walking around so after sitting a few minutes did it again and got 50. A few minutes later I got 49, then another 49. In physics labs in school, we learned to take at least 5 measurements. I downloaded an app[…] Keep reading →

Why inspire yourself if not to act?

on June 2, 2018 in Fitness, Habits

I just watched a bunch of motivational videos. Here’s one, for example of LeBron James. People keep remarking at my burpees or picking up trash or generating less trash than most Americans as impressive. I watch LeBron and I’m not in the same league. What I do is ordinary in comparison. It’s not just that I haven’t achieved what he has. I don’t see how, knowing what Michael Jordan did,[…] Keep reading →

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