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“Knowledge is the information you’ve got; wisd(om) is what you do with it.” - Feeble Ilg
Having been an author of 8 books over 13 languages allows me a few m(om)ents to re-open the very pages of the very books which a few generations have done the same…and you know what? Ilg is entirely on board with so many of my younger-year thoughts that flowed through the feeble astral conduit known to the outer world as, ‘Ilg’…and?
I’m okay with it, cuz? There is s(om)e very go(o)d stuff within the myriad pages that I’ve attempted to document the Sacred Line of sweat and stillness. All my words, all my teachings just dissolve into the now…the what is…so, unless you sweated in my yoga class today or joined me for my mountain bike rip up to and down from the sacred high peaks of the unc(om)parable San Juan’s? Well, you’re probably not gonna git it…
Yet? Ilg will still keep doing my best to bring the highest to your highest spirit…
Beneath Dibe Nitsaá (the Sacred Mountain of the North) today, there are way too many blind and conscious choices being made by way too many blind and unconscious human beings doing things that could hurt you, maim you and even kill you. However, sometimes they don’t kill you, they leave you considerably weaker.
Yesterday two of my kiva brothers were trail working on a new trail carved from Mother. Rich and luscious were our intended lines of descent after climbing from town for 2,000’+… a shudderingly narrow ridge line juxtaposed between Durango on rider/hiker/runner left and the monument of Sliver Peak on the right…For me, as I looked at the mountain and the sunset as an ongoing rain shivered my shimmering soul with a McLeod in my sweaty hands, I craved the moment of the future, when I and my daughter could ride together, this precious new trail together, beneath the Sacred Peak of the North…THIS is why Ilg chooses to build trails…for the generations ahead….for the footfalls of my daughter to dance upon, long after Ilg is gone….
Ilg is the lucky one, the loco-one, the one who realized that running is enough. Who loved the m(om)ent of feeling the terrain pass beneath my flying feet, the dire need to reach the summit no matter how hard it hurt. Too many people want something for free – for nothing – well Sacred Sweat doesn’t work that way and neither does life.
We lose patience and we want the finish to come too soon.
As Mirabal says, “We no longer friend the discipline to delay-gratification, to stick with the plan set in motion and pace ourselves.”
You see, Wholistic Fitness® strengthens the discipline to remain an endless beginner, to all-ways attack our weaknesses of mind, body, and of spirit.
It can only be found from diving into our weakest of weak links. Maybe for you? That means NOT running, NOT cycling, NOT going to the gym, NOT going to yoga…and instead? Just folding your legs and sitting STILL AS CAN BE for 5 minutes… can you DO that?
Within the refusal to give up when your ego has long ago thrown the towel in.
“Definition of our true strength may never be seen. We are Gods and Goddesses with the capability of great strength,” Mirabal again.
I’m surrounded by athletes waiting for their next workout with the spiritually devoid intoxication of an alcoholic. Wake up as early as you can to train for the next Club Ride, Run, or Swim or Whatever. They’ve lost sight of their goal because there are no Dharma teachers in our spiritual upbringing. Most of our athletes – the contemporary version of our Warriors and Warrioress’s – have zero idea of what the highest podium of the human race (yeah, wake up, it IS a RACE!) is!
Mirabal: “Within a blink of an eye, a dark-pathetic-eye, things can get very bleak very quickly.”
When you choose to study Wholistic Fitness® Online…it’s gonna test you like NEVER before…from your lowest Chakra attachments toward your highest…
Just like it has and continues to be for Ilg….it’s feeble Conduit…
Living a W.F. Lifestyle is a chronic series of disappointments and failures. So is life. That’s okay. Such bleak times are necessary; obstacles like spiritual barbells that must be lifted during this crazy life. Most? Are made up in our minds.
The granite-hard fact about bec(om)ing more Whole is this; no matter how hard you try, the goal you set for yourself may not be met, but it was pretty damn sweet while we tried along this precious lifetime…
Mirabal: “Even a poor harvest and a poor run is a beautiful teaching.”
Do your highest this lifetime, attack your weaknesses, harden your soft spots, soften your hard spots…Go For The Whole Shot!! Let the rest parade behind you…
Coach Steve Ilg
The ability to fully digest and absorb protein means the difference between killing or maximizing your muscle gains and fat loss, as well as your overall hormonal balances and your levels of energy, inflammation, and health. So understanding exactly how it works, and how to keep it working, or get it working, properly is very important.....
When it comes to cholesterol, virtually everyone is aware that too much LDL cholesterol is an indicator of heart disease and that optimizing LDL/HDL levels is critical for heart health.
People avoid foods that are high in cholesterol, exercise, lose weight, and try countless other methods to lower their LDL – which are all met with varying levels of success. But, despite all this, heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the USA.
Today we’re going to discuss a simple, science-backed alternative solution to lowering LDL levels – and it’s all about protein.
Growth Hormone (GH or HGH) is one of the most important hormones in regard to muscle gain and fat loss for men and women:
It increases muscle mass, increases protein synthesis, strengthens bone, internally makes your metabolism “younger,” and is, to a large degree, “anti-aging” in its effects. And it does this in large part by stimulating the uptake of amino acids in the cells.
In fact, GH is so closely tied to amino acids, that not only does GH stimulate the uptake of aminos, but taking aminos stimulates the release of GH to get the cells to take in the aminos.