Henry Rollins wonderful essay about strength and strength training for Details magazine (1994)
I prefer to work out alone. It enables me to concentrate on the lessons that the Iron has for me. Learning about what you’re made of is always time well spent, and I have found no better teacher. The Iron had taught me how to live. Life is capable of driving you out of your mind. The way it all comes down these days, it’s some kind of miracle if you’re not insane. People have become separated from their bodies. They are no longer whole.
I see them move from their offices to their cars and on to their suburban homes. They stress out constantly, they lose sleep, they eat badly. And they behave badly. Their egos run wild; they become motivated by that which will eventually give them a massive stroke. They need the Iron Mind.
Buying myself a lil’ present to start 2012 off right.
This will be the year I reach my UGW, rescue my first dog (not counting the family dogs we always had growing up), really establish myself as a mural painter and deepen my commitment to the international movement of Egypt, Wisconsin, Wall Street and every street.
I want to fucking cry right now. Every time I reflect. I love my life so much getting up every day is a gift.
Hey girl, don't sweat the past 2 weeks! Your posts sound like you're frustrated and I get it, but remember how far you've come. You inspire me! Take it easy and keep doing what you've been doing (it's WORKING! :). It helps me to remember that what I see as a setback now, I probably would have thought of as "normal" 4 months ago. PS did you see eatright-staybright's (and several other fitblr) reblog of a Jillian Michael's quote about plateaus and a 10% cal increase? Might be worth a look. HTH