First a quick explanation about what moment this particular blog post is being grown in.
I'm off today, got up and did very hard work out. Had my bi weekly carb up which I feel like I needed but of coarse like everything else the moments before Christmas are often better than the moments after. I'm now at the park in the sun shine. I have been to this park a hundred times and I have never come over to the spot i'm sitting in and it was surprisingly difficult to get my brain to make a new path over here but I did it. Here I am. i wish I had brought a cup of coffee and I'm listening to my good friend Conor Oberest (who I have never met but spend a massive amount of time with) ok on the post.
I have been trying to figure out how to make the things I'm learning practical. I've tried to strip it down for myself. Everything can be made more complex but sometimes making the complex simple is more impressive.
Lesson 1 - Learn
Lesson 2 - Discernment
Lesson 3 - Action
Lesson 4 - Patience
Lesson 1 - Learn - I mean information here - learning to learn is a good place to start
This involves figuring out what you don't know but want to
Learning is like picking up a sword and learning how to use it. This is a long process and will take years for mastery if that is the goal. The skill must be learned. This is the how.
Lesson 2 - Discernment - this is what has been on my mind lately
It is not enough to be a sword master but then you have to be able to know when, where and in some cases who to use the sword on if at all. Sometimes the greatest power is having the ability to use a sword and to not use it. This is very different than not using the sword because you don't know how even though neither one is using a sword.
Remember in the analogy the sword is truth, your truth. Most people never learn the truth of themselves, if they do they then may struggle with lesson 2 not realizing that even though a truth is truth it may not need to be used on someone else at a certain place or time. It is for you alone and if it is true it doesn't need to be externally defined so if you find yourself defending your ideas realize that you are showing where the weaknesses are (yes this blog post is for me)
Lesson 3 - Action - using the sword - once you know how to use the sword of truth and when to use it (far less than the ego would like) you use it even if you use it on a stone - it must be kept sharp a sword that isn't used is not a sword but maybe a paper weight instead. Take action in your life. This involves personal responsibility. You know what you can change and what you can't. A short person can react to being a short in any number of ways. He can get a ladder, he can learn to jump, he can accept his situation for inner peace ect. The one thing he can't do is magically grow tall. Only you know what you can and can't change about yourself. There is nothing worse than having a tall person tell a short person you just aren't believing enough to grow taller. Know yourself and don't let friends or society or social media or your past self tell you about your process. They don't know your insides and my guess is that a person who builds ladders will suggest ladders to a short person even if the short person is in the middle of learning to jump. It is up to you to go back to Lesson 2 and use discernment to know what you really want.
Lesson 4 - Patience
You have learned how to use the sword, when to use the sword, you have used the sword now you wait. This process must be repeated and the final lesson is the patience to let the this build into mastery. I have talked alot about a brain being like a tree in past blog posts and the tree must have time to grow.
I had a friend once who would constantly mention how she quit smoking weed for a month 4 years ago so she didn't have a problem with it. I didn't care that she smoked but it clearly had become a burden to her and "quitting" a thing for a month four years ago is at best a vacation. You see there wasn't enough patience to let the stopping grow into quitting.
Why these 4 Lessons? because every time I think about my situation and what I am frustrated with or don't like I have to ask myself am I applying these 4 lessons. I need to keep learning, I need to keep discerning, I need to keep doing and I (hardest lesson of all) must be patient enough to wait for the first 3 to grow in my life.
Knowing this 4 lesson process it also helps me to know that some things just aren't worth it or aren't worth it right now. I am not closed to who I will be in the future but also am aware of my practical time, energy and recources at this moment. You are the only one who know what you should be doing. Maybe suruviing is what these 4 lessons should be apllied to. maybe thriving? Only you know yourself. I myself have no excuses for my life. There are many swords and I dont know how or when to use very many of them but I am and will have fun doing these 4 lessons ...there is always another truth sword so have fun with it.
This is the best way to use the sword of truth in your life. Respect it. It will cut you just as easily as it cuts someone else. But this life is filled with lies that require a truth sword to not get deceived and lead into a a trap where you have to lie to yourself and everyone else to survive the reality of the situation you find yourself in.
Often the process of learning these 4 lessons is a lonely path. People perfer the known to the unknown. Stay true and keep your sword sharp.
If you are reading this thank you for being a part of my process.
If you didn't read Neurogenesis Vs Depression Part 1
Theres the link. So heres the thing to know about recovering from depression or at least how I did.
-This takes time - 3 weeks to start and maybe years to really rebuild. All depends on how much damage there is. For me I knew my brain was torn down so I made a conscious effort to rebuild it optimally.
-The things you are doing to survive are probably adding to the problem. No way to grow and shrink the brain at the same time....No Way.... no third way, no cheats. Hard truth deal with it.
-No one can do it for you
The good news is that some of these things you can do while you are still in it. The more you do right the more you will recover. Many people are what i call institutionalized or victim people. They don't want to change they want to complain about why they can't. This is not for them.
also it will effect you socially either way-
If you start down the road to recovering from depression (a sunken or hollow brain) by growing your brain and being happy people will not know what to make of it.
People are used to you being depressed and if you are in their life then it is probably because you are the person they think of to feel better about themselves. Not always but sometimes. This applies to spouses, friends everyone. How will you know? People will leave. They will cheat. They will find aw ay to keep you the same. they will consciously or subconsciously try to keep you less than. They will caution you about being too smart, too fit, too happy......and so on. Pay no attention to these people. Let them go. They never loved you or cared about you they just loved feeling better than you.Very few... ( meaning 1 person) in my life made it through my transition and this person doesn't live near me. I'm sure there are lots of people who would love to think that i'm the same old depressed mess I was in my past life.
Ok now on to the to do list - this is in no particular order and is not everything for more ideas go to The Archive page. These are just things specific to neurogenesis and depression.
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Just try these things for 3 weeks - do them - just do them if you are an addict do them while your drunk or high just do them - it doesn't matter if you think they are ridiculous there is deep brain science behind all this
- eat fish and sea food - lots as much as you want (not fried)
-eat healthy fats (as much as you want)
-go keto (eggs, bacon, beef, butter ect)
-stop sugar all forms the less the better
-move - any type of movement, exercise or other wise
-get nature and natural light - as much as possible
-get your bare feet on the earth
-take cold showers or get cold
-stop looking at screens without blue blocking glasses
-Intermittent fasting - eat in a small window start where you can and go from there try to get to a 6 hour window
-take lions mane mushoom (I recommend mushroom wisdom)
-Take lithium oritate (advanced research) I used
-sleep ....but wake up in the morning and look at the sun (not through a window) before you look at your phone
-meditate - (even iof its only for 5 min)
-deep breathing (even if its only for five minutes
-Try to stop or reduce addictive substances
eat lots of dark chocolate but nothing below 70% better if you tough it out and eat 100% or 90% I make my own savory chocolate
Anything that boosts neurogenesis will off set depression. The more you learn anything the better your brain will be. So if you have any interest start there. if not get interested in finding interests. Try things see what sticks. I now have such along list of things to learn about that I don't have any time to be depressed or to have those old addictions I used to struggle with.
I plan on doing a Part 3 to this series so stay tuned. Please share with anyone you know struggling form depression or getting a benefit from SSRI's as they will benefit even more if they had these behaviors and routines in.
The real key -
-constantly say What If (even if its a what if things get worse you can spin it because they haven't gotten worse yet) and say Then What? keep following it and before you know it things will cycle back. Everything in the universe in cycles. (nothing lasts forever just sometimes its a very long time which lets us learn the only lesson that can remove power from death....patience)
Just remember that the more time you spend forcing your brain to challenge and battle closed negative thinking the more your brain will grow and every battle matters. Look for the excuses.
I go excuse hunting in my mind I search myself for the thoughts I am afraid of and challenge them. IO don't always win but I am now standing in my mind like a blood samurai with dignity instead of a weak little bitch like I was just bowing down to any difficult thought that I couldn't handle.
Maybe your heros aren't really brave at all maybe they are just acting like their heros. Act like yours.
Make this a good story. The only reason depression exists is to give us something to conquer. I'm not grateful I had it.
Absolutely everything I think seems to be both obvious and profound to me.
When I was younger I was a fat heavy cigarette smoking, alcoholic. I was strategically trying to have various dopamine releases dosed out over time to stay in a perpetual state of spike with no crash......This doesn't work.
Just trust me if you take anything away form anything know that there are no cheats. The low is always equal to the high. This is the law of the universe. Guess what is on the other side of the mountain a valley. Now that you know you can enjoy the hike and realize that change is the only constant and thank god or else we would be faced with the one problem that nature or god or whatever you'd like to call it has which is boredom.
I could talk about this forever but I kind of don't want the secret to get out because if too many people figure out that everything that exists will swing back the other way then there will be no fear, no villain, no fun for the universe to be a hero. So on the the neuro genesis.
I have been into fractals for a long time. I have long thought of a brain being a certain kind of tree in our body.
When I was an alcoholic I was unknowingly chasing dopamine and destroying neuro genesis and my brain. You see alcohol stops the stopper of dopamine in the brain so that you feel good all the rest, the vision issues, the stumbling around, the slurred speech, the black outs all the rest is neuro toxicity or short ( maybe not so short term) brain damage. I did not know this. I just knew that I didn't feel good and that certain behavior made me feel better. I was self medicating strategically.
I didn't have enough neurological margin to make it through the day to invest in long term happy so I had to settle for short term highs. I was depressed. Think about the word depression. Here is the definition
Ok i't s me again. The thing I want you to see is not that I cut out #2 ( it was the great depression econ stuff and I didn't want to get distracted) anyway a sunken place This is a depressed brain.
The point a shirking brain feels depressed and a growing brain feels happy.
A depressed brain relies on short term dopamine highs and a long term happy brain has sustainable serotonin. Dopamine and serotonin are neurotransmitters. They are always changing and I'm not trying to absolutize one over the other but I will say that SSRI anti depressants stand for Selective Serotonin Re uptake Inhibitors meaning that the re uptake of serotonin is stopped altered so there is more of it.
So why is it so hard to break free of depression? Lots of reasons but the one I wanna point out is that neuro genesis is when the brain is growing. This is common in kids because they are learning so much so fast it's common in people who are engaged in all kinds of behaviors that increase neuro genesis.
But happiness is reserved for people that can handle change. The reward of being open to learning is a brain that grows and in turn a happy person. But here is the hard part. When the new pathways in the brain are happening it is like the birth of a new version of you. Giving birth (I've heard) is painful but rewarding. So is giving birth to new ideas and in turn a new brain. If you watch the two videos below you will see one is Neuro genesis and the other is a seed on a 21 day slow image.
21 days is significant because that is about how long it takes for new neuro connections to happen. When I was drinking I was trying to make it through the day. I could never seem to get far enough ahead to make it the 3 weeks to learn and in turn be happy so I just kept living pay check to pay check in my brain depressed.
Realize in the video above (either one) that you are both the roots growing and the ground that is why it is so painful to learn and change. Plus I consciously or subconsciously worried that if I became a happy person I wouldn't be me anymore. I was a drinker, I was a punk and city boy, a smoker I didn't wanna loose myself by becoming some hippy nature guy typing on a health blog while doing my intermittent fasting.
I didn't know better. When you see the plant grow at no point do you think its no longer the same plant even though it is different as it grows. It is safe to change. The change will take time (at least 3 weeks) and you won't hardly notice it.
So growing brains are happy. In part 2 I'll tell you the things I did to get the margin to make it through my days and the weeks required for me to grow my brain along with what you can do to break out of any rut you find yourself.
Just give birth to those new ideas about you being happy. Alcohol and other chemicals stunt and kill out idea babies the same way it does real babies.
Part 2 on the way until grow your brain and be happy.
Loose skin is proof of progress.
After having grown up a fat kid I can say that I still see myself that way.
I was always very self conscious about my weight. I was the kid with the the shirt on in the pool. The kid with the huge cloths to try and cover myself up. I learned to be funny but not because I like it but because it was a distraction. i learned that the words you have such a cute face and lets just be friends are far worse than insults. I learned that people can be cruel. I also learned that the more you try to hide the more attention you draw not only to the thing your hiding but to your own lack of confidence.
My recent weight loss transformation has been good and bad. I got down to a crazy light weight. One that was unsustainable. It was fun to be in such a small body but my real goal was to get rid of my loose skin. I wanted to see if it was possible. I ended up down more than 100 pounds from my highest weight in life and 45 from my start.
I have thought that a body that is skinny then gets fat can return to skinny easier than a body that was never skinny growing up. I don't have science to prove it but it seems to be the case in terms of loose skin. You see around my body and waist especially I have stretch makes all over. these are skin wounds that never quit return to normal. I have tried everything you can imagine for this. Even at my low 166 weight I still had the loose skin.
I spend most of my time learning for health but more brain health as that is my real passion. Being worried about loose skin doesn't seem to be a good use of thought but it is something I think of every time I see myself now. You see I don't have any fat to speak of on my body except around this loose skin area.
I hope to encourage myself and other with this post.
Loose skin is proof of progress. Scares show the battles you have survived.
I know under my loose skin is a 6 pack. I know how hard I have worked to naturally become a person that no one would have ever known was fat. Most of this is in my head and I don't think anyone at this point would call me a fat person at this point but I still grab my loose skin and feel that I am. Some day I may have it cut off. I think people who do that make perfect sense. Especially if you have lost far more weight than me and the skin is just hanging off your body. In my mind surgery for the removal of loose skin is different than surgery to have your fat removed or your stomach bypassed or something that would induce weight loss with out discipline. No hate on people who have done that it just wasn't my path as I my external is just a reflection of my internal and I needed to discipline my mind.
So to everyone out there like me who just looked in the mirror saw your six pack that is honey coated and felt like you haven't done enough. You are awesome. Do it all for health and let the skin be what it is.
A reminder of how far you have come.
I stopped eating red meat when I was 16. I did this because I wanted to loose weight sand new absolutely nothing about health. Instead I eat a bunch of bread...error.
I moved to California at 30 from Indiana . In small town Indiana I was "healthy" because I didn't drink coke or eat fast food. When I go to California I really started getting exposed to new health ideas. I met a vegan guru who got me convinced that veganism was the way to go.
I even started working selling a vegan health product and for a few years I worked with this person starting a vegan health cafe. I was a vegan. I had a community. I was special. I was ethically superior and far more healthy and everyone else was going to die of a heart attack soon, or so I thought.
The problem was that I was very sick. There are a number of reasons for me being sick and I would not say veganism was the only cause of my sickness but I will say that the worst thing to do if you are already sick, especially toxic, is start an extreme diet that will reduce charge and increase toxicity. I was being told as I got sicker that I was detoxing and that it was a good thing. This is a common error in alternative health. Sometimes there is a healing crisis and other times the thing you are doing is just causing a crisis. How do you know?
Wait before everyone gets up in arms let me explain. My understanding of diets in general is that light is the primary factor. The Eskimo and the person at the equator eat different. The Eskimo needs to be cold to condense the mitochondria for higher energy out put. Th Eskimo needs to be ketogenic as fat contains more calories than protein and cards. The Eskimo needs to eat lots of fish for dha to convert sunlight to dc current in the body. Plus in nature there just aren't many carbs available.
The person at the equator has tons of light, they can be vegan. Carbs grow on trees year round. If you give a banana to an Eskimo the light it contains from photosynthesis will communicate to the Eskimo that it is summer in the winter causing a circadian glitch.
Let me be clear any one who gets off a standard american diet of junk food is gonna get better. Vegan ism in my experience is a first world, out of touch with nature, egotistical religion. That was my experience. i don't care personally what anyone eats. If you are at the equator consider veganism, if you are an Eskimo don't even think about it. Everyone in between should make themselves subject to the seasons.
I have found that there are a number of essential substances that I can't get from plants. I mentioned dha earlier and had my genetics done. Omegas from plants don't convert well and my genes convert them very poorly. I stopped being a vegan a few years ago. Why? I was desperate to feel better. The guru vegan was eating eggs and fish all along. When I asked him about this he said salmon swim up stream to die so there is no bad karma for vegans to eat them. True story, that ridiculous. I have found based on my location the healthiest diet is a cheating vegan diet. Since most vegans I know who cheat actually do well.
I don't want to get into ethics too much but there is agriculture and if you have seen land cleared for plants no life is there. What is more important a cow or a gofer? I don't know it's just what I ask vegans because it shows the problems with the ethics of the thing.
I stopped being a vegan with eggs and as soon as I ate that egg it was like my brain turned back on. Then fish then after not having red meat since I was a 16 I started eating beef and other meats, oysters and on and on.
If you have seen my sight you will see I don't eat much and when I do eat it is very high quality so most people aren't talking to me when looking at meat eater.
Meat eaters who have fried carbs with meat are different. vegans who drink vodka are different. Anyone can be more or less healthy on any diet. I have found what works for me.
Like most religions veganism will stay around but I have a feeling if people couldn't cheat that nature would solve the problem of veganism pretty quickly. Now the carnivore diet is gaining popularity. vegans created this with their extremism. I think the carnivore diet has many of the same problems as veganism. Why deny yourself basic beneficial substances for a label. I will say if I had to do one or the other I would no doubt be a carnivore.
I feel much better not being vegan. This is my experience. I will say that vegan or not most people are eating too much too often. Keep it balanced my friends.
I did a Blog Post from a while back when I was very new to cross fit
Modified Crossfit for fat loss
I've tried to play the slow game with crossfit as I really like it and want to be doing this type of work out for years to come.
I've continued to go and seem to have found my routine with it. I go twice a week, do my own lifting at the gym (which has turned into me basically dancing) and I do 1 day cardio (on my full fasting day) with 2 recovery days.
This has been a good thing and my crossfit has a day that is more lower body and one that is more upper body so that has been great.
I lift very light at crossfit for a few reasons -
- I am cutting weight so not able to really build muscle, instead I am lifting to tell my body that the muscles are being used. This way when the body is looking for fuel sources it will be forced to use my unused fat since my muscles are being used. I do the cardio to stimulate my lymph system. The fat loss comes from my intermittent fasting. I am sure to consume carbs after crossfit to strategically spike my insulin to feed and maintain the muscle. If I didn't do this I think the intensity of the crossfit would break my system down.
-I have a bit of an injury with my arm and I don't ant to make it worse. It would be so easy to ghte wrapped up in the competitive part of crossfit and push myself harder than I should. I've tried to resist the temptation.
- I have never done these type of lifts before and I want my nervous system to learn the motions with light weight so that I get the form locked in and then I plan on increasing weight later
-I'm soar from what I do and so why increase the weight. If what I'm doing was effortless I would increase but even with the light weights I am very soar. Plus I am trying to find the sweet spot between the weight and number of rounds I can do in time. More weight would exhaust me much faster.
Crossfit has lots of great components helping with psychology of a workout and has definitely helped me push my intensity. I haven't been to any other crossfit gyms so I have no idea what they are like. I'm sure I will try one just for contrast at some point. I did go 3 times a week along with my other workouts once and I just couldn't recover enough.
Crossfit for weight loss is tough but it has been a good tool. I have lost so much weight from using the protocol https://www.alexanderprotocol.com/
I plan on switching gears at the end of the month from a weight loss plan to a muscle build phase as I can't get much skinnier. I think this will make crossfit even more fun as I will have enough food to actually build my strength.
If you haven't tried crossfit try it. don't get too wrapped up in the competitive part and don't get injured but do see what you are capable of.
If you are in the central coast area come visit Grover Beach Crossfit
I was on a steady weight loss track but my loss motivated me to go even harder on my diet and workouts. I kind of crashed this week. Physically and mentally. I would expect this and It's why I have built a medium intensity week into the month on the high intensity protocol that I am on. I was pushing myself really hard. I have been really sore from the workouts and really hungry. I'm tearing my body down and need to make sure to get enough food in my window to recover. I have been letting myself eat more food, rest more and recover. Also it's clear that summer is over and now that its cold at night I sleep very deep. I feel like this week has been good for my sustainability and also my body composition.
There is a place in between too much and too little find it and follow it.
When I first came to California I tried Yoga. I went to a studio and I was the only guy besides the teacher. He was a somewhat ridiculous person like something out of a movie. I am not a flexible person, I don't think I have ever touched my toes. The other thing about me is that I am very much a fringe person. I tend to avoid group activities and prefer to be one on one with someone than in a group. If I am in a group I like to be in the back corner. I still have a lot of punk in me. Anyway, the teacher pulled me up in front of the class had me try the move which I couldn't do and told the class "This is what tight looks like". I didn't go back. In fact I became a devout NOgi I was into health, consciousness, meditation and no yoga. I would joke about how everyone in California goes wine tasting, wants to travel and does yoga. Me being someone who is interested in things that are different from the normal standard cookie cutter clone people that seem to permeate society. I wanted nothing to do with Yoga.
Fast forward several years. Last fall I decided to give yoga another chance as I am older now and have very much realized that no one cares what I do. I had a great experience and after my yoga class last night I felt like this would be a fun thing to write about.
I still like to be in the back corner, I always hope the instructor won't come correct me or bring me more props because I can't do the pose right. Not because I care but only because I can get into a head space where I want to really relax and I know that I'm not very flexible. I only go to the restorative classes. It has worked out that I can do crossfit come home eat and then do a restorative yoga class and it's the perfect balance of activities.
The lesson for me here isn't just to not put all yoga in a bad box because of a one bad experience but also for me to keep pushing my comfort zones in different ways.
If you haven't tried yoga give it a shot it can be great There are so many different types. If one doesn't do it for you try a different type. I'm so glad I'm no longer a NOgi.
I'm on my fasting day. I do intermittent fasting on pretty long daily fast and it has been great but once a week I skip my eating window and do a 44 hour fast. based on my tracking this is when I really am getting the weight loss aggressively as it takes about 3500 calories to loose one pound of fat and between my daily expenditure and the fasted cardio that I do on this day I tend to loose that pound and then go back into my intermittent fasting so I never eat more to gain the fat back. It's worked out well so far but this post isn't really about fat loss.
On my fasting day and in my daily fasting window I have found that sunshine and better sun shine while I'm grounded feel like eating. Now let me qualify that I'm not saying we don't need to ever eat I'm saying that I look forward to the moments I can get sun like I used to look forward to meals. On my lunch break I lay in the sun. Yesterday on my fasting day I was set to go to the gym to do my cardio and thought I want sun and went and ran by the beach and after walked in the ocean. This was so much better. I have known about the befits of light and electrons for a while now and have had this page on my site(check out the quantum health page for more info) Quantum Health
All about how light is carried on electrons and how we get light through eating but also through direct sun
It is one thing to know something and another to experience it. As I am fasting I can tune in so much more to the sun light. I have lived near the beach for almost a year and am finally tapping into its power. Which is ok. It takes time to incorporate new behaviors into my routines. I just know that I live in a place that other dream of visiting to see the sun go down over the ocean and I feel a deep gratitude for this opportunity.
I never had any desire to try cross fit. I like going to the gym with my head phones on and doing my own thing. I was never the competitive type and am not into group activities. With my new routine someone was telling me about all the benefits they have gotten from crossfit and that I need to give it a try.
I did and I Plan on sticking with it. It has been good for me to approach it thinking about the brain and how I learn.
Cross fit has pluses and minuses which are often the same thing, double edged sword.
The social aspect
Doing a workout with other people has a way of immediately making me try harder both because of the encouragement and because I don't want to look weak not that anyone else cares but more for my own self perception.
The time aspect
doing as much as you can in a certain amount of time make me compete with the clock. I go harder knowing how much more I have to go.
The downside to both of these aspects is that there is a subconscious push to sacrifice form to do more than I should. I see the potential for injury, which was what I always heard about crossfit before I started it. I have never most of the lifts before and luckily I know that this is mostly a situation where my brain needs consistent repetition of the new motion for me to be able to hold form and then I can worry about adding weight. The temptation is to add weight when the people around you are lifting way more than me. I have learned a ton about form since being there and am definitely working muscles I haven't before. When I first started I say my weight loss plateau a bit as I was so hungry and so sore, which I would expect.
I also see the temptation to go all the time. i have continued my workouts and have inserted the crossfit into my routine and so I've been going about twice a week. This seems to be a good amount that allows me to recover and do my other workouts. It fits with my routine. I will say that crossfit has made the workouts I thought were tough that I was doing by myself look weak.
This has also worked out really well with my intermittent fasting. The way it has worked out is that one day a week when I do my 44 hour fast I break the fast with a coconut water cacao, essential amino acid drink and then go to crossfit. This makes the workout very tough as I haven't eaten anything besides this but to fit the fast and the croff fit in it works out this way. Knowing I get to eat after is motivating. I live close enough to walk to crossfit and when my schedule allows I walk straight to the beach and jump in the ocean after which is great.
Intermittent fasting - Crossfit - Ocean Dive - Food - Restorative Yoga - Sleep
is a pretty amazing routine that I can do twice a week.
To sum it up- I like crossfit- I think I know enough to avoid the downsides, specifically I don't want to injure myself and I want it to be sustainable. I don't have the mentality that fits with crossfit which is why It's good for me to get out of my comfort zone. i have only been to the one I go to and have no idea how different it is from other cross fit gyms but if you haven't tried it you should.
Rob Alexander is on a journey to learn not just about health but everything else.
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