Here are three thoughts from the week that I would like to share.
- I am saddened by the racial inequity that still exists in America. I hope that outrage over recent events leads to activism and lasting change. No one should have to fear for their life and be worried about being mistreated based on the color of their skin. I was unaware of the tragic murder of Emmett Till and the impact this event had on Rosa Parks.
“Rosa said she thought about going to the back of the bus,” civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson told Vanity Fair in 1988. “But then she thought about Emmett Till and she couldn’t do it.”Read more here. Emmett Till and 4 Black Americans Whose Killings Provoked Outrage and Activism
2. Today marked the end of the 14 day Win Today Challenge from Jon Gordon. One of my favorite tidbits that I picked up was on Day 13 when Jon talked about the importance of feeding your body with the right fuel. One of the things I learned about was the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen lists. The Dirty Dozen are the fruits and vegetables with the greatest exposure to pesticides which means it is most important to buy these in organic form. The Clean 15 are the fruits and vegetables that have the lowest amount of pesticide residue which makes them a safer choice in conventional form.
Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen Lists
Jon Gordon Positive University Podcast: The Do’s and Dont’s of Achieving Optimal Health with Dr. Christian Gonzalez
3. I began experimenting with Tabata workouts. I like that they are quick to complete, but give you a good workout. The idea is you perform an exercise at a high intensity for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds. This pattern repeats over the course of 4 minutes. It is supposed to be great for burning fat. Here is a link to an article from Web MD that explains Tabata in more detail.