"Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty."

Jon Krakauer

again.

(via awelltraveledwoman)

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brains-and-bodies:

From Neuroscience Research Techniques

"Resetting your circadian clock may be as simple as switching up what you eat, according to new research by scientists at Japan’s Yamaguchi University. In new work published in Cell Reports shows that what we eat may help reset our biological clocks via insulin. Studies in cell culture revealed that the insulin released in response to a meal helps to synchronize the body’s clock, allowing us to eat and digest and regular times. To adjust to jet lag, the researchers say that foods promoting insulin secretion would help to advance the phase of the circadian clock. This clock-related pathway is much less explored than the one triggered by light, and researchers say that this could hold important information about many of the medical woes that plague modern society.”Read more: http://bit.ly/1qyqKTQJournal article: The Role of the Endocrine System in Feeding-Induced Tissue-Specific Circadian Entrainment. Cell Reports, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.06.015Image credit: stephen-oung/Flickr

brains-and-bodies:

From Neuroscience Research Techniques

"Resetting your circadian clock may be as simple as switching up what you eat, according to new research by scientists at Japan’s Yamaguchi University. In new work published in Cell Reports shows that what we eat may help reset our biological clocks via insulin. Studies in cell culture revealed that the insulin released in response to a meal helps to synchronize the body’s clock, allowing us to eat and digest and regular times. To adjust to jet lag, the researchers say that foods promoting insulin secretion would help to advance the phase of the circadian clock. This clock-related pathway is much less explored than the one triggered by light, and researchers say that this could hold important information about many of the medical woes that plague modern society.”

Read more: http://bit.ly/1qyqKTQ
Journal article: The Role of the Endocrine System in Feeding-Induced Tissue-Specific Circadian Entrainment. Cell Reports, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.06.015
Image credit: stephen-oung/Flickr
"Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance (via setbabiesonfire)

buddhacoffee:

My goal in life is to look cute but strike terror in the hearts of many

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shoutout to my two muslim teammates who decided to show up to train today in 36C/97F

halfguardaroundtheworld:

With no possibility to drink water and they still gave it their all.

Mad props.

Gay Pride San Diego

I love how it’s a seemingly humanitarian cause on the surface that’s turned into an excuse for degenerate day drinking downtown in skanky raver outfits for a lot of straight party people….yet since it falls under the notion of “social justice” to them (since they’re “supporting a minority group”), so they feel a slight sense of morality while doing the things that they normally do.

If you really supported the cause why not volunteer at your LGBTQ center on your college campus? Or provide assistance to other outreach programs to provide moral support to those who suffer bullying/homelessness due to their sexual orientation. How come you’re only passionate about supporting the cause that ONE time during the year in your perfect outfit you so carefully picked out to march in? 

I don’t know that’s just my rant. I always rant those times activism becomes “cool” and people do it merely to follow the crowd rather because they passionately believe in human rights.

NUTELLA-THE-HUN SAID: DUDE DON’T DOUBT YOURSELF- YOU HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, THE TRAINING, AND THE PASSION TO BE REALLY SUCCESSFUL! AND YOU’RE HOT TOO. DON’T BE YOUR OWN BIGGEST DETRACTOR!

Thanks Patrick! <3 :) 

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You don't have to be a gorilla to be a personal trainer. You have the knowledge, which is what matters. Plus you have this Anna Kendrick meets that hot chick from Top Chef thing going on. Being able to bench press infinity reps of the earth won't make you pretty and intelligent.

Awww thanks! <3

In the past couple of months I’ve felt a little self conscious. After all, I’m not super hulk status ripped, there are plenty of girls who are way more muscular than me. People say I have put on a lot of muscle, and that they’re envious that I’m slender yet have muscle, boobs and a butt but I’d hardly describe myself as having an athletic body type, I’m an ectomorph, who hardly has time to meet the excess caloric requirements relative to how active I am. I am envious of those girls who are super ripped, because they look like they belong in a gym ya know?

Anyways, I feel like people probably think I am not worthy of being their personal trainer based on how I look. But seeing these fit girls train other people, ignoring the fact that they have back pain, making them do sit ups on their bosu ball where they hyperextend their lumbar thus increasing their lordosis perpetuating the cause for their lower back pain made me feel better.

I have the knowledge. While I was witnessing this, my client who I was training said that she went from having lower back strain during her squat to no pain at  all in a mere 15 minutes of form fixing.

Moreover, three of my clients said that they have stopped seeing their physical therapist because I literally do everything that a physical therapist does during our session…and more (minus the heat and stim….which doesn’t necessarily fix pain….it just temporarily alleviates pain).

But yeah just food for a thought. Ripped stupid jocks can’t work with 87 year olds like I do. Ripped stupid jocks can’t work with people with rhumetoid arthritis like I can. Ripped stupid jocks can’t work with people with scoliosis like I can.

Personal training requires problem solving….and that’s why I enjoy it…..problem solving to improve quality of life.