The UrgePosted: September 18, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, Creativity, crossfit, cycling, exercise, family, fitness, freshly pressed, friends, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, nature, Omaha, passion, pilates, ramblings, running, Temptation, whole foods, WOD, writing, yoga 16 Comments
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from-
Many of us currently live in a culture, a society so to speak where we are expected to eat healthy, drink the freshest of coconut water(s) and purchase “things“, many of which we don’t need. It’s our duty to be faithful consumers of what we are force-fed via advertisements in Runners World and Yoga Whatever.
What are we to do to look after ourselves in a culture that is certainly not looking out for us?
Avoid temptation – Yeah like this is easy … There are many temptations in today’s world, don’t believe me? Resist the temptation to click Here. Whatever you do, do not click this link!!!
Will you fail this seemingly simple temptation?
Motivation is the answer we are seeking. Motivation to persevere, even when our self-control has been run down, pushed to its limit!
The idea that I am proposing is that by regularly exercising our willpower in one aspect of our lives (resisting adverts etc), it will lead to a stronger sense of self, willpower in many other areas of our lives as well.
That don’t buy stuff thing is suspended for cycling – especially those beautiful carbon fiber, red on black, sub-20 pound bicycles… Every once in a while you’ve gotta let your heart win one! Great post my friend.
It’s tough, no doubt about it! I have a draft post I wrote last week that you may be interested in: How to build a sub 20lb road bike for under $600 … Lots of carbon and bling! I’ll polish it up and post it this weekend. Until then, take care!
Shoot, I just spent $3,200! Timing bro. LOL. Looking forward to the post.
I bet it’s one sweet ride though! Money well spent in my book, my wife’s on the other hand? Well, that’s a different story.
Oh my gosh. Know what I did? I went for a bike ride (in a minute) instead if clicking that link. I am really curious though! Gotta go!
We just got back from a ride as well, awesome night!
Boy was it ever. FINALLY got to use the lid lights that I won in June!
Okay, I resisted the link, but need to search for a new bike that fits my budget. The one I was going to repair was stolen. At least the thief helped me make one decision.
Having your bike stolen is easily one of the worst things to endure in life, it sucks for a lack of a better term. I have a post coming up this weekend about a budget road bike build, you may find it helpful. Or if you want to toss some ideas around? Let me know. Take care today and be well!
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I haven’t clicked on the link. 😉
You may want too … It’s really cool 🙂
But you said it’s a temptation!! *whack* And here I am trying my darn best to resist it.
“runners world and yoga whatever” made me laugh. I also like, “What are we to do to look after ourselves in a culture that is certainly not looking out for us?”
We have to seek out, with carefully honed discrimination, that which we can trust, whatever is truly worthy of giving our hearts to.
Your closing line is truly profound, an open heart and a keen of eyes come in handy from time to time … Especially so while reading the main article points of display magazines checking out at the grocer. Take care this evening and be sure to have a fantastic weekend!