No one here gets out alive
THURSDAY’S WORKOUT (NO CAP)
TESTING WEEK: COMPETITION
50 Thrusters (45)
30 Pull ups
AND COMING FRIDAY (NO CAP)
TESTING WEEK: COMPETITION
5 RFT w/ exactly 3min rest between rounds of:
20 Pull ups
30 Push ups
40 Sit ups
*Score each round & total time to complete WOD
*45min time cap
While I was teaching class on Tuesday morning, I was having a conversation about lifestyles that “cause people to die.” It reminded me of a post I wrote for the Whole Life Challenge that I think bears repeating.
I read an article this week reporting on a study that claims, according to the news headline, eating meat is as bad for you as smoking.
Nothing in the sensational world of food science will ever change. We’ve been though it with eggs, fats, carbs, sugar, “anti-nutrients,” and everything that the “experts” say you should and shouldn’t do. Not only does each generation disagree with the previous, no generation can even agree with itself!
It can be really frustrating and scary. I mean, make the wrong choice and according to any new information you’ll DIE! You’ll spend so much time trying to make informed choices, you’ll miss out on having any fun. If you’re spending too much time on it, you really are barking up the wrong tree. You know enough.
I’m going to tell you something that I want you to take with you as you complete the Whole Life Challenge. There is one thing that you are all doing that is statistically worse for you than smoking. One thing that is correlated 100% with all cause-mortality. One thing that you are ALL going to die from. Living.
No one gets out of here alive. And, you know the difference between a good life and a crummy one. Enjoying it is going to be a balance between maximizing your body AND your experiences. Health makes a huge difference, but let me assure you, you’re not going to get it “right” enough to live forever. You know what to do. Just don’t poison yourself.
And if you die early, guess what – YOU’LL NEVER KNOW ANYWAY. There is no alternate ending that you can watch to see how it COULD have turned out. Any other choice you could have made MIGHT have been “better” and MIGHT have been “worse.”
Here are your instructions: Do your best. Stop trying to make perfect choices – make great choices. Have fun. Stay as healthy as possible. Make changes on the fly based on how you feel AND what you want.
Have your choices give you health AND life. If you’re getting more health than life (or vice versa), you’ll probably want to shift the balance. Just keep enjoying this thing called life as long as you have it.
There is not choice you can make that will cause you NOT to die in the end. Make sure you take care of yourself, but make sure that you enjoy yourself. It may just turn out that it’s HAPPINESS that causes the longest life possible.