Saturday, January 12, 2013
Here in the United States, we have a real problem with binge consumption. We don't really savor the food we eat, and we are constantly eating. How we are ever able to completely digest the contents in our stomachs and intestines is beyond me. It's no wonder that intermittent fasting has become a popular means of giving a break to our overstressed digestive tracts.
But this isn't really just about food. We do the same thing with most experiences. After we've seen an amazing movie at the theater, we get home and as soon as we are back in our living rooms we turn on the tube to watch something mindless and not particularly interesting. We don't "need" it, we just do it. There's no time given to "digestion".
In the weight room, after a workout, good or bad, we do not sit with session's (or even a set's) merits or failings and reflect. We do not let that session or set speak to us (as it often does a moment or a day later) - instead, we rack it, we journal it, and then we plan the next one to build off a good performance, or make up for a bad one.
No time for digestion.
Posted by Boris at 1:00 PM