Category Archives: Fitness

I feel violated by what I just ate

on November 8, 2018 in Fitness

I’m traveling and ate at a restaurant. Nothing special, a vegetarian Thai place in Ventura, California. The food tasted sweet and felt slightly sticky. After I finished, I asked the waitress if they added sugar. The answer was yes, but she didn’t have the courage to answer directly. She said something like, “they might have added something.” I didn’t want sugar added. I realize I live in a world where[…] Keep reading →

“17 Creative Weekend Routines For a Happier, More Successful Week,” including plogging

on October 30, 2018 in Fitness, Habits, Tips

Thrive Global featured me and my plogging habit in the subheading. I recommend trying it. My picking up trash has led others to start doing it too, and to find they enjoy it. One even claimed she was dirt-phobic before doing it. 17 Creative Weekend Routines For a Happier, More Successful Week Stargazing, “plogging,” rom-com marathons –– which of these activities will put gas in your tank this weekend? Here’s[…] Keep reading →

Why are there more books to get fit than to get obese?

on October 24, 2018 in Fitness, Nonjudgment, Perception

Sometimes I stumble on sites saying things like This Powerful Photo Series Proves That “Fat” Is Beautiful This photo series shows that “fat” can be as beautiful as any other body type Beauty comes in all sizes and shapes There are a lot of sites like it, promoting, or proving as the first one listed said, that fat is beautiful. A lot of them. I don’t want to sound snarky,[…] Keep reading →

World Burpee Day

on October 12, 2018 in Fitness, SIDCHAs, Visualization

It turns out some people or advertisers decided to make October 12 World Burpee Day. Given my thing with burpees, I decided to play the game and post about it to see if my more than 110,000 burpees over 2,487 consecutive day wins me something. I found a few articles with headlines suggesting people barely getting started: I Did 30 Burpees For 15 Days and Here’s What Happened This Is[…] Keep reading →

My calisthenics, September 2018

on October 5, 2018 in Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs, Visualization

I’ve kept my twice-daily calisthenics routines nearly the same for a few years. Now you can see them. I settled onto through trial and error and some research, not through a trainer, so I welcome comments and suggestions. My morning routine 27 burpees (last 3 with with diamond push-ups) Hamstring stretch for 60 breaths Pike for 10 breaths 10 lying hip raises 10 45-pound weighted crunches with legs up 10[…] Keep reading →

How do you feel about yourself naked?

on September 29, 2018 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Fitness, Nature, Nonjudgment

You’re naked every day. You’re naked under your clothes. How do you feel about yourself naked? Do you love your body? I mean love how it looks, works, and feels? I’m not talking vanity, envy, or pride. I’m not talking about conforming to others’ values or imposing yours on others. Look at your body in a full-length mirror. Feel it. Hear it. Smell it. Alone with yourself. Just you. Nobody[…] Keep reading →

My tricks

on September 27, 2018 in Exercises, Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

When I talk about my daily habits, people call me disciplined and act as if I have ability they don’t. Nobody looks at a bodybuilder and believes he or she was born that way. Nobody hears a musician playing and thinks he or she was born playing. They developed their skills by practicing. I practice too. Sometimes the practice involves hard things and things you don’t feel like doing but[…] Keep reading →

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