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The Iron Temple

The body is called a temple? It's said sometimes, but it's not correct for everyone.

For whatever reason, children with highly developed analytical and intellectual skills in the West usually don't gravitate towards more physical, strenuous, and intense activities. There's exceptions -- plenty -- but generally speaking, people who have extreme analytical mental ability tend to neglect their physical ability.

But then the body, a supposed temple, becomes a prison for the mind, dragging its possessor down into low energy, poor moods, and various aches and ailments and pains.

No, the body isn't a temple. The real temple is a place you like to engage in activities to be active and move and have your blood move and activate your muscles and get into motion.

And to succeed at that, especially if you're very analytical, you need to get your mind involved. Whether that be a competitive sport, or a set of exercises that you work towards constant form, or whether it's a game of increasing strength of flexibility or performance... regardless of the particular details, engaging the mind and body together becomes crucial for keeping your mind free and alive.

May 6: Flavorless Challenge

On Leo Habits

Read about my challenge here.

Super hungry this morning. I ended up eating raw broccoli, but that didn’t work, so I had an unflavored plant protein shake and that helped. Very tempted to eat fruit or drink Eva’s coffee with creamer.

We were out for a few hours doing errands and I didn’t plan my eating well, so I was super hungry when we got home. I had another unflavored protein shake, then some seitan. Not exciting, but it definitely fulfilled the hunger.

Later I got really hungry, so I ate more seitan, then potatoes, then flaxseed oil. Finally, I ate a carrot, and that did the trick.

This was one of my hardest days, because of the hunger. I think I have to give in to the hunger and eat one of my boring foods (or maybe a carrot) or this challenge will be too difficult for me.

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