Monday, September 29, 2014

A case for temporary abstience and not the straight edge kind

After completing the No-Fap challenge I'm sort of become obsessed with the idea of temporary abstinence. I'm not talking sex either but instead I am talking about other things.

As I prepare for another attempt at the challenge I am thinking about other things to abstain from that would increase my productivity as well as channel energy into much more needed areas of my life.

The only other thing that comes to mind is television. I gave up television for probably almost eight months and the amount of reading I got done was short of amazing. I love reading and feel way more accomplished when I'm reading and finishing books than when I am watching T.V. and movies.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Re-visiting the No Fap Challenge.

Today for whatever reason I became aware of how utterly disgusting I've become since the end of my No Fap Challenge.

Yup I am back to being a slob however I think I am entirely more cognizant of how utterly disgusting I can be at times. Since completing the challenge I haven't engaged in massive amounts of masturbation and have typically gone five to seven days without.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Does your own mind cause inflammation

For whatever reason I have been more interested in writing blog posts than short stories and a novel. I guess it is good that I remain inspired to write for entertainment despite being totally derailed from those other pursuits.

Lately, I have been taking an approach to my blogging where I simply write from the heart, memory and how I am perceiving things without source citations or the like.

In this particularly non-scientific article I want to write about inflammation and what I like to call perceived inflammation.

The mind is incredibly powerful and you can affect your own physiology simply by the thoughts that you have in your head. So for me I am experimenting with the thought of how perception affects how you feel.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stress my hidden enemy

I need to stop thinking so much about my health plain and simple. The more I worry, the more I become neurotic and unhealthy I become.

For me what the goal should be is just thinking about the exercise portion. This has always worked out for me in the past personally. Me giving only some regards to the nutrition part when I strictly focus on hard work I tend to feel better, be less stressed and have bigger arms for the ladies to swoon after.

Ever since my dad died I have become more obsessed than usual about my diet to the point where I feel like I neglect other important aspects of my health i.e. stress reduction techniques and a general intensity for the weight room.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Heroic Workouts: A case for beating yourself down

I try to write everyday whether it be for work, a short story, for my book and/or a blog post. I try to find inspiration somewhere to practice my craft.

For whatever reason I have been more inspired to write health related articles than say some of my other things. For some reason utter exhaustion is good for the creative process. The type of exhaustion that comes from staying up to late, having good sex or just engaging in intense physical activity.

Fortunately, I am riding high on all of those things today as I sit at my desk writing blog posts instead of newspaper articles.

This will be the third post I've written for the blog today (but have waited three days to publish). Perhaps after this post I'll retire the blog for the next few weeks.

Today, I am thinking about in my mind what I would consider a heroic workout. It is the type of workout that is stupid, slightly pointless and utterly exhausting.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cyclical Vegetarian Diets: Not because I like it but because it saves me money

If there is anything I have to give to vegetarians is that their diet is like uber cheap compared to us meat eaters.

I didn't set out to experiment eating a vegetarian diet it just sort of happened out of general laziness and a lack of funds.

This past month or so has been generally a little pricey with only myself to blame. Trying to go out with a bang this summer by going to concerts, parties and finally buying a piece of furniture for my apartment.

Needless to say I over spent and when I returned home from a weekend at my moms all that was left in my fridge and pantry was hemp protein, butter, white rice and some onions. Not exactly  laundry list of ingredients but I made it work for about a week.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sleep: What is natural vs. normal

I wanted to originally make this blog more scholarly with source citations and well written articles. However, part of the fun of maintaining a blog regardless of whether people are reading or not is to just puke out your ideas into a word processor and hit publish.

I feel like this blog is slowly morphing into my verbal vomit on personal experiments, viewpoints and my overall definition of the meaning to be healthy.

So here I am writing a blog about sleep. Sleep comes to mind because I am faced with a doctors appointment in the next few days as well as a conversation I had with a friend via e-mail. This is not an article about conversations with friends and doctors appointments but instead is about sleep and what is natural versus what is normal.