“Never make someone a priority when they only make you an option.” That’s what my friend Chef P said to me recently. While CP was referring to my personal relationships I realize that this rule can be used in terms of just about anything in life.
For instance, exercise. If you’re not getting back from your routine what you’re putting into it, then it’s time take things to another level or venue. Don’t stick with the same old thing just because it’s easy. If it’s not working than stop torturing yourself. Try something new.
Food, same goes. If you’re on the latest hipster diet and it’s stopped working or you feel like shit, time to rethink your approach. Sure, all diets help you loose at first but then progress starts to peter off. If you’re going to work hard at something find what works for you and will keep working.
As always give whatever you’re doing, in whatever corner of your life your absolute best effort. You never want to look back and wish that you’d tried a little bit harder. If things start feeling uneven or out of balance, it’s time assess the situation and either rework your current mode of action or come up with a new plan.
With that, here are my suggestions for some interesting weekend adventures.
- Sea lion Walking Tour Pier 39 – To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the sea lions’ arrival to PIER 39, join Aquarium of the Bay Naturalists for free educational sea lion walking tours. Daily at the top of the hour from 11am-4pm Friday – Sunday. Meet your guide at the Sea Lion Statue by PIER 39’s Entrance. If you feel like cruising the Aquarium after you will be treated to a 50% discount.
- Belly Dance Basics – Sports Basement does it again, designed for those new to belly dance, this class will provide a basic understanding of Middle Eastern dance movements, technique, and shimmies! This class will get your heart rate up and your hips shaking. Saturday 10:00am – 11:00am, Bryant Street Store.
- Ice skate at the Shark Tank – The official practice facility of the San Jose Sharks, in San Jose starting Saturday at 7:30 pm. Skate to your hearts content to all the hits, plus score tons of free stuff from 997 NOW.
- Rent a rowboat and then take a hike in Golden Gate Park – When was the last time you went boating on Stow Lake? I’ll bet most of you have never been. That’s a shame. It’s a lot of fun and good exercise! Take advantage of this nice weather and go for a row and then hike up Strawberry Hill for an added punch. You don’t have to be all mushy in love to do this sort of thing. Take some friends and do a little racing.
Make me proud! See you Monday…
January 21, 2011 at 9:29 am
I was going to leave a comment yesterday – the Full Moon Hike was fantastic. However, sloth prevented entering all the info to leave a reply. Must’ve been those final crunches on every other bench ;).
However, today…I’m struck by the quote with which you lead and how it resonates in my relationships. It’s sort of a theme that keeps smacking me in the face lately. Thank you for sharing.