Archive | September 2013

Health take #2 – in Action

“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”  ― Mark Twain

In the month of April, I decided to run-a-mile every day for next 30 days.. well I slacked at it and have come up with numerous excuses as to why I could not make it.

Really, Excuses are not an excuse when it comes to staying fit and healthy.

After all, It is your body and be mindful of what you do with it!

After successfully failing at my earlier attempt, today when I woke up, I ended up landing in the GYM with strong determination to put that April “Failed” Decision into Action. .. and I did it this morning.

Here is a picture of the treadmill where I finally ended up working out for 20 min’s – good start! Every big task begins with one small step. So here I am!

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My new Morning Routine on a Treadmill – Staying fit in Action #1

How many of us procrastinate on this very important aspect of  health?  if you are sailing in the same boat as I am and want to step up to make your life style better.. Here we go! Let’s get on board!

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Some of my Favorite

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Lately, ever since I took upon the challenge of “Taking charge of my own life”, “Being responsible for my own deeds” , “Not to blame anyone for things that happen in my life” and most importantly “Avoid procrastination, Stay fit and healthy”… the list is only increasing with every day exponential productivity.

I have been reading some or the other inspiration quotes / talks / anecdotes / stories to inspire myself when ever I feel demotivated or lethargic to complete the task.

Here are some of my favorite lately

Brian Tracy youtube small talks with duration less than 10 minutes. (that’s my attention span)

Robin Sharma’s Articles and/or talks

Sometimes Deepak Chopra, Stephen Covey, Steve Jobs

Random quotes, small stories, articles, biographies/auto-biographies!

Another most important source of information – conversations with people with their real life experiences, reading some of your blog posts.. that’s right!

I suppose I may have more than what I mentioned.

The more we acquire knowledge, the less we seem to know in a bigger context. Don’t you agree?

Morning Inspiration

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Turned out to be an early riser today and needed some pep talk to get myself started with long day ahead at work. From my earlier posts regarding  “Getting organized” and “Avoiding Procrastination” have been my top most priorities so far. I have been trying bit hard to stick to them.

As I gear myself in this path, I am only getting better at what I wanted but it is still a long way to go. The only testament to what I took up will be only measured depending on how persistent I am with the chosen path. The whole point is to get this ingrained into neurological pathways forming an habit.

Some one rightly said, “Slow and Steady wins the race“. I believe this totally works out for everyone in some aspects of improving life for betterment.

Here is another beautiful day full of enthusiasm. Happy Thursday!

New York Subways! –Little bit of History

Subway is an underground public rail transit in New York City serving 4 of 5 boroughs – Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx. Staten Island is not connected to New York subway system.

Also, did you know that subways in New York City are addressed as “the Tube” in “Greater London”? I learned this from a cousin of mine who lived in London and asked me if I travel in “The Tube”.. and guess what my instant reaction was – you meant you tube? And that’s when he ended up briefing me on underground rail system of London. Want to know more about them.

Click here for London Tube

Click here for New York City Subways

London probably one of the oldest underground system opened in 1863, whereas America in 1904. I happened to visit a museum in New York.  Particularly, some historical aspects of New York City attracted my attention and here is what you are going to see the progress of trains re-modeled over a period of 75 years (1904- 1975). I am sure there might have been some more technological advancement in last 40 years as well but I guess the museum was not updated yet.

Subway Trains in first 75 Years

Here is glimpse of what trains used to be pre-Air Conditioner days. Yes, they had fans and more space in a block. Now surely, the space seems compressed a bit.

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Trains back in those days – Can you see the Fans?

Although, not very clear image, it sure gives an outline of the Underground Architecture of New York City as a whole.

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It still amazes me every time I look at the subway system and part me is scared of collapse that if happens in subway or in New York City due to any possible reason – surely, there is no escape… it is after all an concrete jungle.