Complexity, Fatness, And Fitness…


A tease for my upcoming essay on complexity in fitness.  Please check back this Sunday for the completed essay.  In the mean time, here is an excerpt:

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4Keeps Part I: My Inner Greed

When I earn something that I want and that I appreciate, it becomes my desire to keep it as long as possible. My favorite shirts, best albums, and even special moments are things I will attempt to hold onto as long as I can.  I’m just not good at letting go.  My strength, balance, agility, flexibility, and muscle mass are among those things I want to keep until I die.  These I get from my daily strength training.

I never took steroids.  Not because I was opposed to the use of them, but because I knew I never would have come off of them.  Though we’re no longer married, I speak with my ex-wife almost every day – it seems I’m even a hoarder relationships.  The thought of giving up something that once belonged to me is just hard to embrace.

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Please check back this Sunday for the completed essay.  Oh, and there is little nugget from Sweden’s, The Shout Out Louds.  Enjoy….

2 responses

  1. A good start. I’m a let-goer, though. I really dont care much to hold on to things. Its too bad, cause when I see the value of similar stuff on antiques shows for instance, I was a fool…but I dont care…If my wife is satisfied and my son gets what he needs…why worry? My legacy of handing down stuff is just not there. I prefer the mental meta-physical strength I have….and the things I make (art and the like). Basically, I think I know who i am…I could care less about the brass microscope my grandfather made, ( a similar one sold for ever $80,000) I care more about what he wrote as the editor of the now defunked Brooklyn Eagle.

  2. As Mooney says, “I’m a let-goer” too. But you already have gathered this of me, Roy, as I have aired my letting-go-of over the last couple years.

    There are times I wish I had not let go of things, people or routine and the like, but don’t really have a yearning for them that others do. I wish I could have a more stick-to-it attitude on many of my life’s aspects and applaud you your ability!

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