You may think I’m showing my age on this one – but the truth is I’m showing my memory.
That’s right. It was the rematch of Roberto Duran v. Sugar Ray Leonard.
And it was supposed to be the fight of the century, pitting two of the greatest prize fighters the world has ever seen.
Duran thought he’d make mince meat out of Leonard, once again – but such was not the case. Leonard taunted Duran and pounded him into submission. So much so that in the 8th round, the Panamanian fighter known for his “Fists of Stone” – gave up while chanting “No mas. No mas.” to the referee.
So now that I’m back from China (where I tune out almost all media), I’m hearing all this rumbling about a proposed Mosque being built near Ground Zero in Manhattan.
And surprise, surprise, “No Mosque. No Mosque.” is being chanted all over this fruity and nutty plain. Meanwhile I’m sitting here doing my Zen breathing exercises – observing how this whole joke of an existence we live in continues to play itself out.
It’s only natural that you’ll get tired watching this charade turn into a fiasco. It’s also only natural that another sarcasm is getting in line, right behind this one. In fact, there’s a parade of them.
So what you gonna do?
If you’re going to use your energy to protest and fight, you better have a back-up plan that allows for rejuvenation. And the best way to rejuvenate is by doing exercises that get you winded – FAST.
Instead of doing awful aerobics or contemptuous cardio – you’ll be far better off expanding your lungs and strengthening your heart the way nature intended.
Animals in the wild do NOT go for long-distance runs, day in and day out. Instead they do body weight exercises and survival sprints or food foraging hikes. And the rest of their day is spent eating and rejuvenating.
Picture the cheetah. Once a day – he does a 70 mph sprint to secure his lunch. Then he’s free to eat, sleep, stretch and meditate the better part of an entire day.
What a way to live?
Well, your body is no different. If you do exercises like those taught in Combat Conditioning you’ll quickly understand that the way of the cat is the way for humans too.
Get yourself out of breath FAST. Get to the point each day where you say, “No Mas. No Mas.”
And mean it. Then let your body/mind recharge.
Believe me, you’ll come back stronger and healthier. And you’ll be grateful for it all day long.
P.S. By the way, thanks for the replies about the dangers of diet sodas. I’ll have more in the near future on this subject.
P.P.S. And speaking of curing cancer, I’ll be releasing a CD program on this next week that I did with a cancer survivor. So it’s very important you stay tuned into the Fure-cat and all his Cheshire musings :)-.