Dear 16-year-old self,
Well well well. Hello there. How the hell are ya? Before I say anything, let me first give a nod to the elephant in the room; yes, it’s been 20 years since we spoke last. Are you mad? I could make up an excuse about how busy this whole being-an-adult thing is, but I won’t. I’m a shit and that’s all there is to it.
I did, however, want to wish you a happy Pride. I know you never went to Pride or had anyone wish you a happy one, but hey, better late than never, right?
The benefits of getting cruciferous green vegetables into your body are endless. They add large quantities of fibre and micro-nutrients, they help with weight management, they make your skin shine, and the list goes on and on into forever.
But the reality is that while some of us love green vegetables, others hate them. I love green vegetables, but that’s because I acquired a taste for them when I was very young. If they’ve never been a significant part of your daily meals, trying to get more green vegetables into your body can seem challenging.
Life is busy, gyms are annoying, and fitness regimes are completely impractical. How am I supposed to go to the gym five times a week for 1-2 hour workouts, and still get everything else done? Sure, it’s doable – if you’re intensely organized. But the reality is that most of us operate somewhere in the grey area between organized and disorganized.
Enter my super practical high-intensity workout.
Here’s the thing: cycling is, hands-down, a great way to get around the city. It’s cheap, it’s fast, it’s fun, it’s exercise, it’s challenging, it’s liberating. But on the flip side of that coin, it’s also a great way to immerse yourself within – what I like to call – the Network of Stupidity. Yep, that’s right, I said it: road users are idiots. And that includes cyclists.
Making big change to the course of your life is not easy. We all know it’s hard to make the decision to change one job for another, or leave a long-term relationship, or move to a new home.
The reason these changes are so hard is because of the fear they produce in us. We are designed by nature to avoid uncertain situations, and what happens when we make a change is that we’re moving from certainty into uncertainty.