Thing is, with my workouts, there is *never* a sense of mastery. Mastery is not the goal. Sooner or later I forget that, and I get pulled into this feeling of “Good lord, here I am slogging away at the back of the class like I always am. When am I going to stop feeling like a dork?”
It’s not about perfection. It’s about keeping it difficult, making the time count, remembering to laugh compassionately with others and at yourself, avoiding injury, using good form, and taking on ever more challenging movements (that make you feel like a dork most of the time and push your boundaries on an emotional and physical level).
It’s hard at the gym so it can be easy in the other departments of your life
The discovery of the Higgs boson was a singular event, but it was also the product of a long effort: the Atlas project, which used CERN’s Large Hadron Collider to analyze particle acceleration. The existence of the Higgs was confirmed — or, well, the existence of a particle that “looks for all the world” to be the Higgs was confirmed — when groups of researchers detected a “bump” corresponding to a particle weighing 126 GeV, making it consistent with Dr. Higgs’ mysterious particule.
The Higgs, in other words, was discovered due to a data anomaly. And now, that data set — and that anomaly — have been set to music. Or, more precisely, music has emerged from that data set and that anomaly.
That music being, precisely, an upbeat melody that resembles the habanera, a tango-like Cuban dance.
Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.
And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.
“Roundup, the herbicide that over 50% of all GM crops are engineered to tolerate, is not safe or benign as has been claimed but has been found to cause malformations (birth defects), reproductive problems, DNA damage, and cancer in test animals. Human epidemiological studies have found an association between Roundup exposure and miscarriage, birth defects, neurological development problems, DNA damage, and certain types of cancer.”—From GMO Myths and Truths, a report developed by genetecists Michael Antoniou, PhD, John Fagan, PhD, and research director Claire Robinson, MPhil. More information about the inherent risks of GMO agricultural profucts and foods here: Summary Report, Full Report.
Repetitive movement leads to repetitive overuse injury. It doesn’t matter what the movement is - running, walking, cycling, swimming, squatting, deadlifting, pressing, curling - if you do it too much, your body will suffer.
Do not deceive yourself into thinking that just because you’re on some…
If you want to do this for the rest of your life, act accordingly. Good body work is never too expensive!