Friday, July 29, 2016


I won't just survive
Oh, you will see me thrive
Can't write my story
I'm beyond the archetype
I won't just conform
No matter how you shake my core
'Cause my roots, they run deep, oh

I must stay conscious
Through the madness and chaos
So I call on my angels

They say
Oh, ye of so little faith
Don't doubt it, don't doubt it
Victory is in your veins
You know it, you know it
And you will not negotiate
Just fight it, just fight it
And be transformed

'Cause when, when the fire's at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They're whispering, you're out of time
But still, I rise
This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in, think again
Don't be surprised, I will still rise

Don't doubt it, don't doubt
You know it, you know it
Still rise
Just fight it, just fight it
Don't be surprised, I will still rise

~Katy Perry

Monday, July 25, 2016

Light the Match

"I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match." - Mia Hamm
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Ryun
"There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them." - Phyllis Bottome
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellent, therefore, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
"I hated every minute of training, but said, don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion." - Muhammed Ali
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." - Mahatma Gandhi
"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction." - George Lorimer
"I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat." - Michael Jordan
"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
"Our greatest battles are with our own minds." - Jameson Frank
"First you feel like dying. Then you feel reborn." - Adidas
"The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs - one step at a time." - Joe Girard
"Discipline weighs ounces. Regret weighs tons." - Jim Rohn
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

my new Asics

Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4th weekend

Saturday, July 2, 2016

City Walk - this is my NYC

Come on, take a walk with me, and let me show you - my city :-)

In the movie "The Lake House", the two main characters, who are in love, communicate via letters - but over two different time periods in life. They are separated by time, but live in the same city. The man is an architect and the woman is a doctor. At one point, the architect takes the doctor on a tour of their city – Chicago – via a map he leaves in her mailbox, when he was there during another era. She follows the map, to all of these amazing places in the city of Chicago – his favorite places that he shares with her – buildings, restaurants, unique architecture – and at the end, she sees a note on a wall saying that he was with her during the walk and they saw their city together. (Movie clip is embedded below)

It is one of my favorite scenes and moments from any film, that you can be connected over time, and that love has no boundaries - not even distance or different eras.

I took a day off from work and did a city walk of my own, in my favorite city of NYC, going around to my favorite places in Manhattan, with a map and list I made, headphones in my ears, listening to a self made city walk playlist. Mohit started the city walk journey with me on the train, and as he went to work, I shared my walk with him in spirit, and ended my walk in front of his work building, waving at each other through the window, and then he came down and we went home together. Just like our lives – the journey of life – we start together and end together – in this life journey of marriage and best friendship – we walk on this life’s journey together.

Many think NYC is a crowded, busy city, filled with people working and running around, and lots of tall buildings. You would be amazed at the amount of nature within the city and surrounding it as well! (Also experienced during my city walk but not listed on my map: South Ferry, Financial District, Construction of the 2nd World Trade tower, Chrysler Building, Rockafellar Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Happy smiling faces of tourists and New Yorkers including children and doggies :-) )

Enjoy :-)

City walk map & playlist

My City Walk of NYC:

City Walk: This is my NYC from Anisha & Mohit Choudhary on Vimeo.