I learned a ton from Antranik in this broad conversation.
Your body just doesn’t want to be as lean as necessary to get on a bodybuilding stage. It will revolt.
But when my progress began to stall, I started adding in some junk in order to keep growing. By the time I began a food journal on October 16, I was up 10 pounds. A month later I had gained another 12 pounds.
I was advised to start with 5 minutes a day. EVERYONE has five minutes a day to devote to themselves. Sit still for five minutes a day, close your eyes, and pay attention to your breathing. Pay attention to your thoughts. Observe the different voices at work in your mind, and heed the fact that they may not always be steering you in the right direction.
I recently spent some time around the world’s largest living organism(s) in Sequoia National Park. Yes, the General Sherman is very impressive, but a walk along the Congress Trail means an up close and personal experience with many trees nearly as large. I studied, touched, listened to, and smelled them. I even went inside a couple of them, because they are that big.
Coconuts for days. Wild pineapples, mangos, almonds, and papayas. Kingfish or yellowtail for lunch. Year-round low eighties. Caribbean-clear water with ample reefs. No cars. Mostly smiles. All stars visible when the sun goes down. Doesn’t that sound nice?
For the last couple of years, I’ve heard every excuse for why Angelenos can’t eat healthier, and by far the most common is that it’s “cost prohibitive.” I’ve been slowly investigating to see whether that is true, and what I have found may surprise you–it sure surprised me.
Watch me pull an ugly 405, compare goals to a character from the Mighty Boosh, and apply Peter Thiel tactics to decide what’s next.