Inspired by the TIm Ferris podcast with Derek Sivers (listen here) I thought I'd put together a NOW page. I love peeking into the routine of others so I thought I would give back and share some of my routines, habits and current interests. This allows me to share outside of social media channels and clear the brain dump going on at any time in my head without having to be too formal or fancy (which is why I RARELY do blog posts). It includes categories interesting to me: movement, reading/studying, cooking, listening, experimenting among others.
MOVEMENT & COACHING:
Currently working toward Phase 7 of the Ido Portal Method. It's been a little over a year and I'd like to put together a small video of what has been accomplished to this point in the hopes it can inspire others to move more.
Movements I'm tinkering with:
- One Arm Handstand Weight Shifts
- Hollow Back Press Up
- Press Handstand (straddle)
- The Horse Stance (see picture above)
Also looking forward to getting in on the Jiu Jitsu game soon. Looking at these two schools in Dallas to learn from: Marcelo Garcia & Octagon MMA. Currently enjoying training a small handful of Crossfitters as well as MMA athletes general and specific movement to better their perspective practices.
I always have a small handful of books in rotation at any given time. I'm currently working through:
- Anatomy Of Breathing - a great intro into the vast world of breathing & movement.
- War of Art - Steven Pressfield's non-fiction writing on resistance and doing good work.
- Carl Jung: The Archetypes of the Collective Unconsious - this one is DEEP and might take me all year... then I'll have to read again and again.
- Think And Grow Rich - Napolean Hill on lessons of life and thinking.
FOOD/NUTRITION: (currently in the regular rotation)
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Red Onion. I like to half the bsprouts and slice the red onion thin and coat with a combo of this coconut oil and Beelers bacon grease. I'll then put them on a parchment lined pan at 400 degrees and leave until crispy (about 30 minutes). Add salt and pepper as needed.
- Whole Foods 365 Crunchy Peanut Butter and carrots as a carrier.
- Blended coffee: I'll mix half decaf, half regular WF 365 Organic Espresso coffee beans in a grinder and add to a french press. Once brewed I'll add 2 tablespoons of coconut cream and 1 tablespoon grassfed butter along with vietnamese cinnamon and stevia drops, stir. This is a great starter that holds me over until lunch on long mornings I'm working with clients, generally 3x/wk.
- Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - I only need one :-)
A few great podcasts I've listened to recently:
A list of some different ideas, thoughts, things that I'm experimenting with:
- Intermittent fasting mixed with ketogenic eating during the week. The full version seems to be just too much to maintain, unless absolutely necessary but I've found some great results in energy, weight management with an adapted version. More on this later...
- Meditation prior to bed. This isn't something I do every night but working to add in more often. I like and use the app Headspace as it very simply walks you through the process.
- 5 Minute Journal - I picked this up from Tim Ferriss. The 5 minute journal is just that, a quick begin and end to the day that allows you to exercise gratitude as well as the ability to look back at ways the day could have been done better. Research shows one of the simplest ways to increase happiness is to constantly live it. This brings the minimal effective amount to the awareness setting the pattern for the remainder of the day.
- Cold Water Immersion - I have a pool so it makes it easy for me to take very quick dips. Too much research to list on this and it includes naturally 'training' and stimulating the adrenal glands, temperature adaptability and regulation as well as recovery.
That's pretty much it for now. This will change at least monthly or as I see fit. I'd love to hear your feedback and/or if there are some of these on your list.