Today ended up being a good day, although the sun didn’t peek out from behind the clouds for me at lunch. It often does and I appreciate it greatly. Still pleasant interactions with friends and strangers, here and abroad, contributed to my inner peace.
I may even go to bed earlier than usual, I only had a brief nap.
I do have some reading to do, I need to ramp up that habit. I have a very large assortment of books to choose from. Perhaps some of Arnold Shcwarzenegger’s book Total Recall.
I learned today about contrast bias. From Tai Lopez’s 67 Steps. (It’s just 67 dollars you know for lifetime access)
Did you know that Arnold worked out six hours a day? With that in mind, would that make it easier to work out 15 minutes a day? This was an example Tai used in today’s lesson.
I started working out when I was 16. I knew it was time to join a gym after getting 200lbs pressing against my neck while working out at home alone. I was 18 then. It wasn’t long before I was working out 2 to 3 hours a night six days a week.
I was in good shape, I ran 6k three times a week and a 10k on the weekend. This was after I abused my knees working in an improper fashion at home.
I wish I had heeded more of my mentor’s advice in this matter. I did remember one thing he said. If you want to get big, do what the big guys are doing. If you apply contrast bias to this, you need to choose a really big dude to watch. Why? If you only make 10% of the gains the big guy makes, you will still make excellent progress. I didn’t want to become huge, I just wanted to be 200lbs in good shape. I am currently just over 250lbs at around 32% bodyfat. At 200lbs, I am around 17 t0 18%. A good body fat scale is important to measure this, I choose a Tanita sports model for this purpose. Oh, by the way, I am 5’8″.
You can also make difficult things too simple, like writing a book for example. I have read many, many books so far in my life of many different genres. It is time to read a few about actually putting a book together. The raw material is in my head, organising it in a way that doesn’t put people to sleep is quite another matter.
Mmm, that meatloaf I put in the oven is almost ready, and it smells wonderful!
Time to eat, see you again!