I’ve come to realize it’s near impossible to make a “first blog post” without sounding cliche so I apologize in advance Let’s start by answering the obvious questions.
Why start a blog?
There are near infinite reasons to make the commitment necessary to start and maintain a blog. Some people do so to make connections, grow their own personal brand, demonstrate how witty they are to strangers, you name it. For me, Stay Hungry will be my digital outlet. For too long I’ve been consuming, reading , gathering, and collecting. It is now time for me to exhale a bit. I haven’t quite pegged the reason I feel the need to be “in the know” about the latest in science, social media, gaming, advertising, viral videos and many many more things but it certainly does keep me from getting a good night sleep. I may actually know why, but that’s for a future blog post. So, I’m not going to let that stop me. Let’s see where this new venture takes me.
There’s one more minor detail. I’m 3 days into a pretty strict Paleo-like diet and I’m already starting to get euphoric. My transformation is much more than a simple diet. After weeks of mental preparation and a little planning I’ve made a few new rules for myself for the next 30 days. Why 30 days? To break some bad habits and hopefully develop some new good ones. Here they are:
- Eat like I give a damn so I can make it past 50.
- Exercise for at least an hour every weekday.
- Go to bed at 9pm, wake up at 5am on weekdays.
The third one is key. Nothing good happens after 9pm and fighting the urge to snack while watching episodes of Game of Thrones and How I Met Your Mother is a losing battle. After all, I can’t eat while I’m sleeping.
After 6 days of every week, I will have a cheat day. Not just because The Rock does it, but because it’s in my diet plan by Tim Ferriss in the 4 Hour Body. This book is packed full of minimalist methods to “hack your body” combined with what’s called a PAGG stack of vitamins and nutrients that quite literally has been making me feel superhuman over the past few days… Either that or it’s just the euphoria set in from lack of carbs and sugar. The main purpose of having a cheat day is to keep your metabolism from slowing down among others.
That’s it folks. Looking forward to keeping this project going and seeing a transformation in myself both physically and mentally. Please comment and subscribe if you want to take the journey with me.