Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I recently read a story that I believe illustrates every human beings struggle with the difficulty of the world today and the disappointments and pitfalls we all encounter, and strive to overcome. "A man was rowing a boat against the river's strong current. He was straining hard to advance against the flow of the water-a tough task, but doable. Other boats, bigger and luxurious and containing parties of people, frequently passed him flowing downstream. The people on these boats were laughing, drinking, and at ease. Occasionally they would look over at the man battling the current and mock him. He had to fight for every inch of progress while they did very little to absolutely nothing for theirs. After a while the man grew weary of pressing against the current. Tired and discouraged, he put up the oars. For a few momenta he continued to drift upstream from the momentum, but soon came to a standstill. Then something sad and terrible happened, though still pointed upstream, his rowboat began to drift downstream with the current. Soon the man noticed another party boat. This one was different from the other party boats for-like his own rowboat-this party boat also pointed upstream, yet was flowing downstream with the current. This boat also carried people who were laughing, socializing, and at ease. Since it was pointed upstream-the direction the man had wanted to go-he decided to hop on and join them. They now became a close-knit group. Unlike the other party boats that faced and traveled downstream, this boat pointed upstream, but sadly it continued flowing downstream with the current." In life, when you strive to achieve something better or more valuable, to be GREAT, it's often harder and more tiring of a journey than what most people seem to be doing. They look like they are floating carelessly and are happily enjoying themselves, but they will end up at the bottom of the technical food chain. If we can get together on the party bus, pointed upstream, and all row in unison, we can achieve something great and have good company along the way.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Dear Miss Harchanko,
On behalf of Grand Master Yong Sung Lee, Cynthia Rothrock, Diana Lee Insanto, Ron Balicki, Glenn Wilson, Don the Dragon Wilson, Bill Wallace, Kevin Cullen, Dan Severn, Dave Garrison, Mark Gerry,and myself Daniel Pinkowski, we would like to invite you to the first Shaolin Temple Hall of Honors.
This will be an historic event because our group will be dedicating the construction of the new outdoor training Hall next to the Shaolin Temple. I have been personally involved with this project for the past two years, and have just returned home to the USA after spending 6 years living in Beijing, China. All of us would like to honor you personally by presenting you with an award, and putting your name on a plaque that will be placed in the new training hall.
We will start this event in Beijing, China with a stay at the famous Loong Palace Hotel. Seminars will be hosted by the above Martial Arts Celebrities, and famous Masters from China. There will be a Dinner banquet held on Saturday May 19th 2012.
We will tour the famous sights of Beijing such as the Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Red Square, and the Forbidden City. After which we will be taking a bullet train to Zhenzhou, China, and thereafter transfer to a bus that will take us to the Defeng, China, home of the Shaolin Temple. We will meet with the Abbot of the temple and, train with the Shaolin monks. This will be a great opportunity to be part of history in the making. It is our wish to make this trip into a dream come true for you and your student.
SOOOOOO....I am considering going to CHINA! Who wants to help??!!???? I need FUNDING!
Please people help me get there, I'm following a life-long drive and desire for a lifestyle in martial arts and a discipline that I connect with on a deep, primal level.
Please, please, please send me messages AND comments!
Whitney Jene Siren Fighter
Friday, February 17, 2012
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE DONT JUST HAPPEN!" ♥ -Elisabeth K. Ros To succeed one must change their way of thinking. It's NOT "what can I get away with" in regards to your diet, fitness, work, relationships and being a high functioning, efficient and decent human being. Being a "warrior" is not about killing people, overthrowing kingdoms or occupying countries! Everyone can be a noble warrior in their everyday life. A real warrior is someone who makes the right decision even when it's not the easy or popular way of doing things. There's always a greater treasure at the end of the road less travelled, anything worth HAVING is worth fighting for!!!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Okay, so it's been a while since my last post, a lot has happened! I was honored to be at the LA Fitness Expo with BMR Nutrition on January 29-30 and at the International Salon and Spa Expo on the 31st!!, I was interviewed by "I am Warrior", Bodybuilding.com, Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Iron Man Magazine and many more and was featured on "Good Day LA" on Monday! Ive been training hard and have big big BIG plans for this blog and the "in-progress" website (Coming Soon!!!) so whoever likes it and has comments and suggestions, please stay tuned and write in! Comments please! I recently got over a particularly tough bout of sinus cold and pneumonia following immediately after having severe muscle strain and spasms in my lower back so my energy level has not been at my peak! I'm feeling optimistic about the coming weeks though, big opportunities are on the horizon and hard work is paying off! I'd really like to start a segment on health and fitness advice for women...and guys too so please write in with questions! I am currently extremely proud of and happy with my body, I am at 124 lbs and measurements are 34D-23-35 with a 14% body fat. I want to help all women understand their bodies and how to get the results they want! My body is extremely touchy, believe it or not, I can't eat certain things before noon, or before and after a workout, I hardly even take Tylenol and I rarely drink, when I do it's red wine or champagne. Understanding how to make your body perform at its best is a trial and error process, but I'd be happy to provide insight into my experiences if it helps! Also recipes and healthy meal plans...diet is EXTREMELY important! Alright, I wanted to check in quick but I've gotta be up in 7 hrs for spin class and leg day....so ciao! Xoxo, Siren Fighter WJH