Posts Tagged ‘quotes’

Weekly Workouts + Inspiration

This is one of my favorite quotes.

“With malice towards none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right… let us strive… to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”

–Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Saturday, March 4, 1865

Workouts For Last Week

Monday, 1/16: slim & sleek, fast (45 minutes); loooots of walking (meandering for 3-4 hours)
Tuesday, 1/17: ~2 miles walking
Wednesday, 1/18: teach yoga @ lunch (45 minutes); ~1 mile walk
Thursday, 1/19: Ashtanga workshop (2 hours); teach yoga @ lunch (50 minutes); ~1 mile walk
Friday, 1/20: nothing icon sad Weekly Workouts + Inspiration feeling sick
Saturday, 1/21: Yin Yang yoga (90 minutes), ~2 miles walking
Sunday, 1/22: ~3 miles walking

What exercise have you been doing lately?

Garden Beets and Nuggets of Wisdom

I just found this very insightful nugget:

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.

From a fantastic article in the WSJ.

Guess what these are?

dads beets 500x500 Garden Beets and Nuggets of Wisdom

They are steamed beets from my dad’s garden. Tender, sweet, and fresh. The best kind of beets, I think. I’ve never had better. I like eating them plain or topped with yogurt, or in a sandwich. I’ll post the sandwich later.

What’s your favorite way to eat beets? What’s your favorite quote or nugget of wisdom?

Finding Your Passions

Great dancers aren’t great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.” –Martha Graham

I am an optimizer (I come from a long line of optimizers). I like to optimize pleasurable things in life, like meals. Like this dinner (fish tacos from Hula Grill in Kaanapali):

02 fish taco hula grill Finding Your Passions

Now – I’m not going all Brave New World on you. I don’t think that we should amuse ourselves to death. But I do think that there’s merit in doing what you love, even if it has no real purpose. If you do what you love, you won’t be stressed out, and you’ll probably be happier and live longer. If I’m going to tie this back to food, I would say that if you’re happy (and distracted by the things that make you happy) you are probably not mindlessly snacking or incessantly worrying about your diet.