I thought of that quote as I was listening to the dialogue in this trailer. The manufacturing of a form of madness in Bruce Wayne driven by tragic loss and pain, is the undercurrent of Batman (The Dark Night).
That is the dynamic that potentially unites the heroic main characters in the upcoming Superman vs Batman movie. The dialogue I'm referring to starts at the 1:00 mark. Here's the official teaser trailer of Batman vs Superman https://youtu.be/IwfUnkBfdZ4
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First, let me state this up front - I did not do the same amount of weight as Arnold when he was a competitive body-builder. He was lifting much much heavier than me with a precision and volume that's off the charts. What I did was the same exercises and form to the greatest extent possible and with as much intensity and focus as possible with certain adaptations for my gym and my body. I went from a size 46 suit to a size 48. My waist didn't get any bigger. In fact, I lost two inches off my waist but I'm three pounds heavier. The weight I gained was muscle. Also, I got about 20% stronger.
Surprisingly, I had to ditch record keeping during this process. I memorized the routines and the weight I was doing because the logistics of doing a twice-a-day double-split routine, alone, with full record keeping in the gym was too time consuming for me. As planned, during this 30 day period, I ate two meals a day (breakfast and lunch) instead of three with a snack, smoothie, or nutritious juice in between meals.
I have to give some credit to #JambaJuice too. The guys and gals at #JambaJuice have a good thing going. They saved me a ton of time in those 30 days supplying me with those delicious fresh juice, smoothies, and energy bowls when I needed them but didn't have the time or other stuff required to make food like that myself.
As an added bonus, the intensity and focus required to do this stuff had a spill-over effect. I was able to cross off a couple of other goals that I set for this year ahead of time as a result of being in-the-zone to workout this way.
In conclusion, doing a two-a-day double-split workout routine for 30 days with pre and post workout supplementation got me bigger and stronger without adding fat. The 30 day project was a success! Here again is the Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger with insights for your workouts.
#motivation #inspiration #fitness #exercise #goals #goal -setting
I suppose walking 8 miles may seem like a lot or "hard", but whenever I think about something that is supposedly physically hard to do, I just conjure up one of my favourite people: the Iron Lady, Diana Nyad - all she did was swim from Cuba to Florida. So, the hardness of walking 8 miles is very relative to me .
Of course swimming from Cuba to Florida is awesome, but the principles involved to accomplish such a feat are just as awesome if not more so. The whole enterprise is quite inspiring. You might find it helpful too. Here is Diana Nyad (a person who I've written about before), in one of the all time great inspirational talks (and one of my favourite Youtube videos) explaining her feat and the principles behind it: https://youtu.be/Zx8uYIfUvh4
#motivation #inspiration #fitness
Windows 10 is an interesting product from Microsoft in that, with it, they are showing that they are listening to customers - by bringing back features that they eschewed in Windows 8.1. Like the Start Menu button for instance. Of course there's more to Windows 10 than that, which I'll get into in another post.
There's talk of a free version of Windows in the near future. I'd love to see that porcine fly! But, in any case, I have a renewed interest in Microsoft on the desktop and I feel it's incumbent upon me to be on top of the latest and greatest from Redmond.
I've got a few hours of midnight oil to burn and I'm going to use it on testing Windows 10 with AMI's AMIDuOS. I'd like to see if it's possible to get the best of Android on a desktop computer - while, of course, still having full access to a no-compromises Linux distribution via visualization on the same configuration.
If you haven't heard of AMIDuOS, the OS that runs Android on Windows, here's an article on the topic that you may find useful http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amiduos-android-windows,28543.html.
Here also is a neat Youtube video of what Windows 10 looks and feels like.
#windows10 #DuoOS #android
The first is “Choose Yourself by James Altucher http://goo.gl/JFpkN8”. It's a quick read. It's also an immensely useful and practical book for insight into how to extract the best from oneself. The other is “Secret's Of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker http://goo.gl/bV37F6” , which, by the title alone, should hint to you that it's a fabulous book.
Which brings me to today. Walt Disney (the man, not the place or the company) is quoted as having said: “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you”.
That is exactly what I woke up to this morning: a nice, well placed, kick in the teeth – figuratively speaking of course. And, straight from the pages of Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind, I chose to see the opportunity in this so-called adversity. I decided to use this adversity as fuel, motivation, fire, (activation energy perhaps) to dramatically enhance things I'm already working on.
In response to today's “kick”, I choose to channel my energy and response by:
A. Today, I modified my workouts by adopting Arnold Schwarzenegger's (yes, The Terminator was a supreme body-builder before his acting days) pre-contest gym routine. I've doubled down on my fitness with a twice-a-day double split routine. I'm committed to this for 30 days.
B. I'm currently doing no dietary supplementation. Today, I switched to daily supplementation, with pre-workout drinks and post workout mass building drinks.
C. Today, I lopped off one meal a day from my diet. Now it's two square meals a day with no major eating after 6pm.
C. Today, I picked one of my major goals and slashed the completion time I set for it by 50%.
D. Today, I increased the overall financial goal I've set for myself for the year by 25%. Btw, in The Four Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris doesn't recommend setting yearly financial goals like this - but I'll save that discussion for another post.
That is the opportunity I found in today's so-called adversity. Here's Arnold Schwarzenegger being interviewed and providing insight on working out – https://youtu.be/QcM9CZMMDkU.
#arnoldschwarzenegger #motivation #inspiration #excellence
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