Starting Strength Training

I am in the everybody-needs-to-lift-something-heavy camp. No matter your age or gender, every so often (ideally a few times a week, for about 30 minutes) you need to lift something heavy. Of course, heavy is relative to each individual. Depending on your exposure to strength training and proper movement, getting started can feel intimidating. Luckily, there are a lot of different ways to get started. I go over three:
– Do-It-Yourself
– Group classes
– Personal training

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You Have Two Choices

When change is thrust upon you, you have two choices:

  • Hate everyone and everything even remotely related to the change. Refuse to see the good things. Turn your mind into a dried up raisin of an organ incapable of rationality and empathy. Stubbornly live just as long as everyone else, but way unhappier.
  • Roll with the punches and take the opportunity to try something new. Control what you can, let go of the rest. Live just as long as the unhappy people, but happier.

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Just remember to check back in that you still want to.

My Friday

I’m very interested in story-telling. Partly because I’m quite bad at it. Remember when “and then I found $5” was a thing you used to make your story have a good ending? Yeah, I need at least $10 to recuperate most of my stories. Continue reading

Point A

It’s tough to know what path to take if you don’t know where you are starting from. Over the past week or so, I’ve been really pushing to eat an adequate amount of protein to help myself maintain (and hopefully gain) muscle mass while losing body fat. Which is really good! Except that it wasn’t until last night that I decided to measure myself. I don’t actually know if my eat-enough-protein-plan has been working because all I have is a point B and the made up, completely unqualified point A in my head. So now, point B is my new point A. In an effort for more consistency when it comes to goals, I’m going to stick with focusing on getting enough protein. At least for the next two weeks. Then we’ll see if my method is working for my performance and composition goals. If not, then I’ll change. Continue reading

Fiercely Gazing to the Future

Stand-up Comics Are My Philosophical Gurus

It Takes 10 Years to Be Funny

I LOVE stand-up comedy. And I love listening to stand-up comics. There job is to observe, experience, and report back. I think the good ones are geniuses. Seriously. They go to their first open mic because… what? They think they might be funny, they think that they could do that, or they just have something to say. Whether they do awesome or horribly, it doesn’t matter. They find something in that moment. They know they have to get better. Talk about a growth mindset. Continue reading