This, my friend, applies as much to life as it does fitness. This morning I woke up. Cracked out 25 pushups (27 actually with 2 warm ups) and 6 pull-ups to start the day.
You might say that's nothing for me.
But I make it a point to start every day (after a good dump, hehe - note - this isn't TMI so much as a reminder to be clean INTERNALLY) with some physical activity - even if it's just stretching.
My mind is always at work. Always grinding.
How do prisoners stay in such great shape despite a crap diet?
We have spoken about this before. Some argue "because that's all they do, train, they don't need to worry about bills etc".
I call BS on that.
Perhaps Andrew Tate didn't because of his financial stature.
But the vast majority of prisoners locked up inside - family - mounting bills - is there food on the table - a real world business noone is there to handle etc etc.
You can bet those folks have a hell of a lot going on in their minds. Sitting in a jail cell with "nothing to take their mind off it" - you got two choices.
Deal with it.
Or go insane.
Solve the problem.
Simple as that.
Focus on what you CAN control.
I wrote about the importance of the grind yesterday and that is really the main reason behind prisoners being in such great shape - and for men, being in an environment where it's usually top dog wins all and you either fight or submit.
Much like our ancestors.
Neither category had fancy gyms or idiotic trainers massaging their shoulders after each rep, telling them what to eat, how to resolve so called high cholesterol, not to eat meat and all this other crap (especially the three meals a day bullcrap) we are fed - no pun - daily.
The latter category didn't have food brought to them either. They went days without eating - all the while walking long distances through forests, uphill - carrying heavy unwieldy loads on their back - like tigers and other animals dp. They are like kings when they could, otherwise, it was a constant grind for just survival.
But they're in far better shape physically than the vast majority of folks. They're far tougher mentally too.
Stress plus the DAILY - this is important - DAILY - need to win or perish (almost like you must breathe daily) plus focusing on what you can control - and you can always drop down and do a set of pushups my friend.
People complain and whine about being stressed out. You need to realise stress can be your friend. Our ancestors had to make it theirs and did. They did not have any other option. Simple. And the results, well - enough said?
I am certainly not starving - or lacking for cash.
Yet, i deliberately, right down to my Spartan living conditions put myself in situation i myself describe as - and "complain" about - as a prison. Maybe an open air one, but prison nonetheless.
Some of my living conditions would shock you. I don't even have a functional shower. It's like a bloody pipe out of which a trickle of water comes out - maybe more if I'm lucky. Read Shantaram and his time in an Indian Jail, how they fought over the water tons of men had to use, the maggots crawling around at the bottom of the tank etc. You'll understand. No maggots in my case, but with the ex being as nasty as she is, plenty of roaches around (though not in my room).
I could cure a lot of this.
I just haven't because like my cold water showers I truly don't "like" in the cold of winter, it keeps me sharp. On my toes at all times. Ready to fight. T levels so jacked up it's insane. Is it any wonder I attract females without even thinking about it? Not bragging , just telling you...
No, I'm not telling you not to buy nice things, get rid of creature comforts, become a monk etc. I'd be a hypocrite if I did so.
But you gotta , especially as a man - keep your EDGE.
You have to realise it can all be taken away from you at some point.
What you gonna do at that point without the edge and INDEFATIGABLE drive that got you there in the first fucking place?
Keep that edge.
Keep fucking sharpening it like a fine knife...
That you can only do if you're not what the world calls "civilized". From Rocky 3 to Jannat 2 to scores of other movies where this shows up- this true, my friend. Tis very true.
I know people around me get sick of hearing it.
But you gotta be brutal in all regards as a man. Simple. Caveman like. Even what I wrote about "grab her like the BEAST you are, worship her like the Goddess she is" on you tube. Women love that from a man . They want it!
Unpopular words I know ...
But it's how I, the bodyweight exercise Guru and a hell of a lot more-keep improving. Staying in great shape with all my women and vices (ok, sometimes I get out of jail- hehe). Crank out all the work I do regularly. Always get my workout in. And so forth.
As a man, you function best as a hunter. A beast. That naturally jacks your testosterone levels up and when you add the mental and physical in- my.
You have to keep, as David Goggins says - putting yourself, looking for - stress filled situations even if you don't need to.
Be a prisoner always looking to break free of the shackles.
Once you do?
Find them shackles again. Heavier ones.
And break free again.
That's what it's all about.
More such decidedly non guru motivational advice that really works - straight from the trenches in my books Zero to Hero and Gumption Galore.
Fitness wise, the 0 Excuses Fitness System (https://www.0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/) and Pushup Central (https://www.0excusesfitness.com/pushup-central/) are must grabs in the above regard. Pushups in jail. Nothing makes you tougher my friend. Nothing.
For the dickens of a time I've been trying to solve a tech issues which was preventing me from posting here. Finally done now thanks to some "angels" I cannot, as always, thank enough!
Be back with more shortly.
Man, we truly live - and LEARN - dont we!
I certainly do, have been all my life, still do even in areas where people rightly call me an "expert".
Like pull-ups, for instance, last night I popped off a set of one arm pull-ups which amazed even me - I haven't done these in a while!
Then again, with my monkey bar work etc being as "pristine" as it was months back when I last did it - oh, and I seem to have been finally upgraded to the data plan I wanted which ran out on Thursday - so expect a lot more videos, heat notwithstanding, hehe outdoors ... and thick bar work etc, it just goes to show you, pushups and squats - and pull-ups at HOME - do a fine job of keeping you in shape and you literally need nothing else at all.
Cut out the beer, the carbs, eat well - and healthy - and thats all you really need.
Growing up, a lot of fuss was made over eating with things like "butter", or - especially - clarified butter, which gets a bad rap in India, if just because of the less than sleek physiques a lot of the Indian wrestlers present.
Admittedly the traditional "pehelwans" that consume liters upon liters of this magnificent potion I learned about way too late in life - better late than never though - dont exactly have corrugated core.
The Olympic wrestlers in India, now them men and women - man, they're in shape !!
But they're both in shape - the traditional wrestlers aren't "fat" in the traditional sense of the word. Much like sumos are amazingly healthy "inside" - and need that fat to knock opponents off base, a little weight helps these Indian -and Iranian wrestlers as well.
Thats not to say a corrugated core is not required.
And later on in life, a lot of these same wrasslers suffer from debilitating injuries etc that stay away till they keep training hard and intense, but with that excess weight, it "tells" on you down the line. Ask any pehelwan that, they'll tell you the importance of core conditioning - even the modern day "traditional" Indian wrestlers are no longer what you might expect "core wise".
Anyway - growing up "ghee" was a no no. Thick flatbread like parathas smothered in the stuff was a no- no.
When I got married (ugh) I remember mom cattily telling me "she cooks way better parathas than me, shes from North India!"
(Mom's from the East).
Whatever. I love good food everywhere!
But anyway, I often saw these wrasslers, and indeed, to this date they do it (see the movie "Milka Singh" - heh) literally DRINKING vats of clarified butter - and milk - and I often went "ewwww".
People told me it would add the calories on.
Well my friend, like so much of the bullshit the so called experts spread, they were WRONG.
Even women aren't always right - such as my ex - who kept telling me "dont cook with anything other than olive oil in the oven".
I've been cooking with layers upon layers of clarified butter as of late when roasting stuff - medley of vegetables, or whatever I roast, and man, the way it sizzles, and the RESIDUE it leaves on the bottom of the pan - I was literally drinking it up last night.
Fills you up.
Gives you energy.
And it's HEALTHY, unlike the "yellow butter" most people seem to prefer.
If you cannot find that around you, try cottage cheese. Or, "white" butter.
But really clarified butter is highly underrated, and as the old time Indian wrestlers used to do - YOU can take you a mortar and pestle and hammer in some cashewnuts, almonds etc into ghee and make a delicious healthy paste which you can store - eat - and build plenty of muscle on a diet like that.
Lots of folks think "grilled meats" are the only way to get your protein.
Those are great yes. I plan on showing you a lot with meat down the line, but ... in the meantime?
All of these are GREAT my friend, and cooked in enough quantity in the oven or however you choose - I've literally not (other than two cheat days this month - one was a pasta lunch, the other sphagetti - well, three cheat days) - had a single bit of "grain" (ok, the last thing was half a pack of white bread which messed me up for two days, and I swore off it instantly).
I had meat at the start of the month.
But I'm here to tell you something most people will ignore as usual - one, reducing carb intake or eliminating almost entirely is key to losing weight right.
Two, the SPLITS. Get good at them, damn good at 'em. Stretch out the hamstrings, stretch the entire body, the insides, all of it ...
And three - well, embrace the difference. The non "normal" often works the best my friend, and here's living proof of it - yours truly.
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There is always a reason for everything once you get in touch with the FORCE, the Spirit, the Universe.
And I often step out of the house - to walk - and get more ideas than I already have in my already very fertile mind.
I get them all the time. These walks, by the way. have got nothing at all to do with fitness - except when I get an idea like I did today - that has to be done NOW.
I mean NOW.
The way I was dwadling, although I Did not waste my time - I was doing isometrics which would kick most folk's ass from here to Timbuktu and then some - but once I got that idea, man!
I literally HARED to the park I hadn't been to for ages, like 5 months. Too damn hot, too many damned mosquitoes, but I had to test myself on two things I aint done for a long time - that time frame.
Dont even ask me why the cat crossed from left to right, why my LEFT calf been twitching before I even worked out today and such.
Always a reason.
If you think positive, you'll attract that x 1000 anyway - so there it was, thick bar pull-ups, you ask?
Felt so damn easy I could do 300 of them instead of the 3 I videod.
Then monkey bars, which most gym goers and so called fit adults cannot even BEGIN to do right let alone at the advanced level I do 'em at.
I was amazed at just how EASILY I slipped into them damn positions!
And it's all on youtube, I'm not even going to link 'em here.
I ran out of data, or I'd live stream yet again. Mental note, get the unlimited I had before, I canceled that because I rarely step out, so I have 4GB per day now, thought that would be more than enough, it aint either on 5g plus connections. Hehe.
Selfie stick long delayed, soon to come, not so I can show you my pretty little face, but so I can FILM myself working out better, angles and such.
And that, my friend is that.
Always a reason for it ALL.
PS - INcluding why I did not post on this site for like freaking forever.
Aaron, a friend of mine that helped me ... well, that was Vincent I believe - move into an apartment - I did not have a vehicle at that point in ... what was it, 1998? Came to my apartment, and I told him it was a studio apartment - small, tiny - but I was happy with it.
As a struggling college student at that point, though I never viewed myself as struggling, and probably therefore never really did, but thats a different story.
I mentioned how I "rigged" curtains - so no-one could peer in through the window (you'd be surprised at the number of jackasses that have tried to peer in through the blinds).
Basically a velvet sheet I had lying around that I taped - with celltape - to the window on top of the A/C - hehe.
Aaron looked around, and nodded approvingly - while I was a bit ... not embarassed, but trying to explain things, and he made this comment.
"But thats all you need!"
And true, in relation to my goals right then and there which was to have a space I could cook all the food I liked (not just in the microwave - hehe) and drink all the damn beer I wanted - it was what I needed.
That goal hasn't changed until today.
Now, I still remember Maria a girl I know until today telling me how "your apartment looks like a 5 star hotel" in 2004 I believe (in China).
To her it probably did.
But, it served much of the same purpose then (with the hill) that it would today.
Hey, I'm a simple guy at heart, and to all these people that keep asking why I dont have a fancy office setup, refuse to make fancy videos etc (I don't even like videos that much, I finally caved into demand a couple of years back, but I'd rather WRITE) ...
... Hey, all of that is great.
Having a Sidney Sheldon like house on a remote deserted island with nothing but the sea to keep you company is fuckin paradise to me.
Other hand, you have Jeff Bezos who was using used doors for desk well into Amazon's journey of becoming a success, refused to trade in his beat up Honda for something better until 10 or so year after, I believe 20 - he founded Amazon ...
It's about priorities.
Its about me spending money on what I want.
Indulgences make you feel good, too many of them make you WEAK.
If you're already sitting in the lap of luxury, why would you aim for more, to keep making yourself better?
That ain't me saying those with non spartan surroundings are idiots, or it's a non worthy goal.
None of that.
But for me, this is what works, and I've been on all ends of the spectrum, and will continue to be as long as I exist.
I dont need nothing fancy to help yall, my friend.
My mind is more than enough.
And thats truly, as Steve Austin would say - the bottom line.
And no there ain't nothing wrong with wanting more and getting more as I have either...
OK, enough spanners in the works.
But to a lot of you asking about the office setup from the bedroom, thats why (main reasons).
More later, I'm sure.
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The three letter - not four - word at the end is KEY. Like I keep saying in Gumption Galore, and people are picking up on that thankfully - it isn't what it is. It is what it is - for NOW.
That applies to every area of your life, now this question I keep getting "you're doing well, you've been around for so long" "yet you haven't made a million bucks as yet" - that I keep getting from folks - both struggling and not ... I thought it was time to address it, and I have via a video on youtube - after doing that, I thought I'd put some words down in writing - which has always been my preferred means of communication.
Napoleon Hill's book Outwitting the Devil is a great answer to the question, if you can read between the lines.
Guy made tons of money in his life, but just when things were going swimmingly well, something "happened" - and - he was back to square zero or worse.
I remember my own father's comment about ME - what I spoke about in some of my videos the other day "it all always goes so well, then it messes up - there must be something in your mind that causes it!"
They even - back in the day - wanted me to go to counseling for this, which was the stupidest thing ever - I ended up counseling the counselor (Basic Instinct Two - she wasn't that sexyyyyyy though, but cute tho) - and they flat out said I did not need any sort of "counseling" which I already knew, try reasoning with Mom though ...
(even Dad was like, just get it over with once and forget about it - haha)
Anyway - Napoleon Hill speaks of this.
SOMETHING made him quit the job where he was making history - and bank.
SOMETHING happened that made him STOP making the loads of $$ he was, and brought him back down to EARTH.
And a lot more, what was that something?
As he writes about an inner voice telling him, until and unless you truly DEVOTE - not just DO - DEVOTE - yourself to what it is you were truly MEANT TO DO IN THIS LIFE - and we all have a purpose we were put on the planet for - you're going to keep experiencing this.
It's not about money, my friend.
THe money is a means to an end and energy that comes, ebbs, flows ...
Most people dont get it.
You have to be happy FIRST - and find out what it is that makes you HAPPY - and then DO what it is that makes YOU unique.
Your USP is something only you know, if you're HONEST about it. Sometimes it might not "sound good", even to you - but like Colonel Trautman said in Rambo III, "thats too bad" - you're stuck wth it!
Focus on the USP, go through the ups, downs, trials, travails, it is only then you will discover true happiness - and that isn't linked to money - or a million dollars.
Back to that - I realized that a long time ago.
It was never a goal for me.
Charles Mitchell once made the comment about me not having as much money "the only reason you dont have as much money as" Jeff Bezos, because my books and products dont cater to whiners and pansies looking for the easy way out and feel good crap that doesnt work.
"Never turn into a pussy trainer to sell more books!"
"just so you can sell more books" ...
And I never have, never will - to me, staying tru to myself is what counts.
Giving you advice that works, whether you like it or not is immaterial, whether you pay big bucks for it is also, to an extent, irrelevant (many do) is whats always been numero uno priority for me, all else falls into place itself.
Why not a buck more?
Or a buck less?
Does it make a goddamn bit of difference?
I Dont know, its great if thats a goal for you, most would claim it is (while having no inkling of their true goals that would get them there) ...
But again, it's never been one for me.
Then, the "yet" part.
I started THIS website in 2010. Yet, I was working a job at the time, I wasn't doing this full time or even near it - I still remember being thrilled with my first $6 sale - I was doing digital back then too although no-one else was.
I had three products for years.
The latter two are not what you see today either - watered down versions of that. The first is, and remains, and always will remain the same, an all time great that has been hailed as such.
I quit the job - or was fired - or both.
I went to China.
I started 0 Excuses Fitness in 2017 - I Still remember Cindy and I creating those vids! Haha.
Hell, legally we weren't even around till 2018 - when 0 Excuses Fitness became a sole propreitorsheep (in India - the China plan did not materialize - ugh - so much paperwork there) ... not really, hehe (sheep).
And our current US present "Inc" only happened last year (I dont believe in legalese etc until the situation WARRANTS it, now there are those that do it the other way which is fine, but I'd rather test the idea first and see how it works and THEN go all in as it were). (for the most part, at least).
All this while, my main focus was on making MONEY.
And I made tons of it - not mainly through this biz, which was always a "side deal for me".
(On a side note, I told Carol - the chick you've heard so much about all excited and such about the new biz I started, her first question was as dumb as bricks - and what 99 percent of the populace would ask.
I'm a month into something, and she asks "well, how many customers do you have". (how much money are you making).
To me this was the dumbest, stupidest, most boring thing one could ask someone that "just started" - but it shows how most people think, why people will never understand the one percent amongst us that strive to be the best we can, the folly of announcing your goals to the world, especially those "so called close to you" and so forth - I've been guilty of that way too often!)
Yet, all that while, I kept going through the sort of tumultous ups and downs Hill mentions in his book, and it was only a few years back that I understood the wisdom of his words, which took him more than two decades to truly understand.
You gotta be in it *your life's purpose* ALL the way, or not at all.
You've got to go through the ups and downs, the latter downright mean and nasty. You, the greater your goal/calling is, have to be prepared to SUFFER - eat humble pie - all of that - in ways you never imagined possible. YOu have to PERSIST, and not look for "other ways to make easy money" (which for years I Did, and found).
I'm making money NOW.
Not a million, but I definitely outsell a lot of the bozos and complainers out there, but again - I had to learn HOW myself.
And it's an art.
And those only get better with practice.
So no, my dear "wife" that keeps asking "when will the million dollars come" - I ain't been doing this for "years and years".
If you were to ask me full time, seriously, mind to it - I'd say 2017 onwards.
Except, I took a huge break from it - big mistake - in 2019.
Not that that impacted anything negatively, but I felt repercussions in other areas of my life as punishment.
The Universal Court of Justice sees ALL my friend.
Its always complicated - there is no "one way".
My spartan surroundings are part of me, they always will be regardless of how much money I make. Like Michael, a friend of mine once told me "I'm the guy dressed like a bum on the road".
People have compared me to that as well. Hehe.
And so be it, as I could care two figs less about what dont matter.
If that bum on the road makes more money than YOU, and helps more people than YOU - then isn't that COUNTS?
To me it is ...
For those ROOTING for us to do better and better that a lot of you silently are, well, speak up - and thank you!
You'll be the first to know when I hit the million - or billion - dollar mark.
And that, friend, is that.
Its about living life to your fullest potential. Most dont scratch the surface. You're not going to take the million with you when you pass, but you WILL take the spirits of people you've HELPED - ultimately, people remember what you did for them more than the money you made doing it.
And that, friend, is what COUNTS.
OK, I'm sure I've missed a shitton of things here. So be it.
I'm sure there's be more to come!
PS - One of my original books ideas was this "From 120 - 60 kgs ... from Zero to HERO! - from LOSER in every area of life to WINNER" and so forth.
That turned into the first book mentioned above.
But, this book is in the works, my life story basically - stay tuned for it!
PS #2 - Again, it's never been a goal, it isn't for now either. You are here to make a DIFFERENCE - thats what COUNTS.
PS #3 - Learning in the trenches, getting the CONFIDENCE that goes with it - never comes easy. It came doubly hard for me. If you're struggling, and constantly thinking of "what if I had secure income", then you're not the right person to be reading this, or benefiting from my coaching.
You gotta be willing to let go FIRST.
Take the HITS first. Henry Ford took them well INTO, not ON his way - to success. So can YOU - if you choose to.
There simply is no other way. Having a backup option, a fail safe, is NOT an option.
It took me way too long to learn that.
I hope I can teach YOU these things so you get to where you want to be quicker than I did! Haha.
Way too many parents think "paying the bills" is enough. Way too many think "ah but I sent them to the best colleges, the best universities" etc - thats enough.
It's not, my friend.
Hunter Biden is but the most glaring example of this, there are plenty more. Succeeding as a parent takes WAY more than just forking out the cash when need be ... (I still remember a friend Tim saying "my Dad doesnt give a shit about all this (college results etc) - he just pays the tuition!") ...
I said every "Dad" should teach their kids this, but you should really put "parent" in there - any responsible parents, Mom, Dad, whichever.
These are basic life skills EVERYONE must have, and are not taught in any school or college out there - not the traditional sort at least.
Napoleon Hill was tasked years and years ago with writing the Laws of Success, which surely aren't taught in them "hallowed" institutions either. . .
Anyway - without further ado (and yes, this is not gender specific - it applies whether you have a son or daughter) -
One, how to throw a decent punch - and how to defend yourself. The basics, thats all -but the basics are important.
Two, the importance of street fighting when need be.
Three, proper COMMUNICATION - and the knowledge that the MIND trumps all - and that getting physical should always be a last resort - but one that one should never back down from if need be.
Four, the importance of standing up to - and combating - BULLYING - of any nature.
Five, standing up for your OWN rights, no matter what your gender might be.
Six, changing a car tyre - and basic car repairs.
Seven, basic fitness skills, and bodyweight exercises like the basic pushup and pull-up.
Eight - the importance of PERSISTENCE, goal setting - and the fact that nothing good even comes easy, the value of practice - etc - all taught in "Think and Grow Rich" - Zero to Hero! - and so forth.
Nine, the difference between right and wrong - which never goes away, and ultimately, in the Universal Court of Justice, is all that really counts.
And ten, well, everything my own father never taught me ... perhaps because he didnt know it himself?
The worst thing you can do for a kid, my friend, is to let them remain "directionless" and justify it by saying "we paid the bills" (often times for fancy BS that doesnt deliver what it promises - believe me, I've been there, done that - on the receieving end).
I'm sure there are hundreds more things that will come to mind ... but for now, I am typing this before my meditation, my tea even.
Therefore, thats that for now. Back soon!
PS - 10 - Respect, and the importance and VALUE of "goose and gander" and what goes around comes around...
Lots of fathers (and mothers) dont know the basics of fitness themselves, and thats fine - you can and should set an example yourself first. Start right HERE.
PS #2 - Folks, I know I probably missed a shitton of important things. No worries this was me "off the cuff" as always before my tea, I had to do it, but sitting here, editing, which I normally would never do, COOKING is another skill that (the basics, nothing fancy) everyone should be taught, male or female. You'd be surprised at how many folks dont know how to boil an egg!
I was never ever taught any of it, but - hey. I'm grateful in that regard, I learned in the trenches (everything) and thats always the best way, though not the most pleasant at times to say the least. Hehe.
Replete with meat blood and everything. But hang on, before that, a bit of background -
I believe I was in an apartment those days, so I had everything to cook with, microwave, oven, slow cooker, fry daddy - everything - and though the toilet would sometimes get "backed up" (Glyn, where're you when needed - ugh) - the fridge worked pretty well.
El Tigre usually had a case of beer chilling in there at the very least, as well a lot of meat and cheese, some broccoli etc too.
Now, that night the girlfriend wasn't with me. For one, someone had driven her car into a ditch I believe or something, so it was at the repair shop so she couldn't come over, and second, she was spending girl time with some Miyako, or maybe "Mieko" - who knows.
So I was at home myself, and had some fresh salmon I was going to cook with lime juice and broccoli. Four pieces, simple, effective...
I had a bunch of "beast ICE" (they no longer make that brand - Milwaukee's BEST ICE, hehe) - neither do they make Southpaw from what I hear - and I then put the meat (or fish) on the foil, started cooking and such. Smelt pretty good when done, I bit into it, but damn, there was a strange taste to that fish, before I knew it, I was sick as a dawg.
Jeremy, a friend of mine told me "the one good thing after throwing up after having a bunch of beer" - pour more down.
Them the wild man days - not that I'm any saner now.
So thats what I did. I didnt much feel like eating - at that point - so popped in Hannibal or something, then I felt like eating later.
So, trusty ole Papa Johns to the rescue, since it was 1130, no-one else would deliver I think.
And that brings me to the tale, now I order LARGE 14 inch pizzas with extra meat and cheese when I do, and garlic bread, but for some reason or maybe I was too hungry, the meat seemed a tad less.
So I pried open the freezer.
Saw a round of "chuck" beef - remember those? Not you Charles - hehe
Popped it in the microwave (I'm well aware of skilleting it till it turns pink etc but remember, I was pretty toasted) figuring "its heat, it'll cook just as well".
It seemed to.
And when done, I gingerly poked the side to see if it wasn't too hot (I didnt want to burn my tongue like I once did my thumb when putting out a cigarette with it).
I bit into it.
And I still remember the RAW beef - and the taste of blood, literally .. dripping down my chin.
Memory's a bit hazy beyond this, I'm not sure what I did, if I tossed the entire bowl of meat, or cooked it properly the next day, but thats true tiger like living - or "wolf" like, as my Uncle calls me - haha.
And we've all had those stories of falling asleep on the toilet after a drink too many, eh. Hehe.
Them were the days, they're still here to an extent, except my fitness routines dictate I dont down a fraction of the brew I used to back in the day - but when I DO sit down to drink, I can outdrink you under the table - guarandamnteed. Just ask my buddy from the Marines, and our beer drinking sessions till 5 AM in the morning which his wife never let him "live down". LOL.
And thats the tale of the tiger.
I remember his friends cautioning him about bacteria and such, and they were right - I was lucky I didnt end up in the ER or worse...
I dont recommend doing those things - but we've all done 'em ...
Crazy is what ultimately works, crazy people are ultimately the real achievers.
I wouldn't go as far as Steve Jobs who reportedly cooled his feet in the toilet - wtf - but I've heard Glyn Bozo for one (no kidding for one) likes to touch his fat butt to the bowl - literally. Ugh again.
Aint no accounting for taste...
ANd thats that, friend.
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Life's a trip eh.
Thats some trippy ass shit, Holmes!
And Denzel Washington aside (all time favorite for me) - I was supposed to continue the fast I've been writing about on the site for more than 7 days - I was aiming for 9, which betters my previous best by two days.
Now thats a complete water fast mind you - NOTHING, I repeat NOTHING except for green tea during the fast, and NOT with anything added in - ie basically hot water and tea leaves.
Or tea bags in a pinch, which aren't half bad, but aren't even less than a quarter as healthy. Folks, if you got a choice, get WHOLE tea leaves, NOT the tea bags you find in supermarkets - they're far healthier, tastier, and natural (the tea bags have extrannoeous crap in them you dont want, and grinding the tea leaves to the sort of mixture that you can put in a tea bag - it completely ruins the taste for one, and removes many of the beneficial ingredients in it found naturally).
Believe me, I import and export this stuff, naturally, I know a little something about.
A tiger lives on the fly, and decides what to do instinctually, when there's a meal available which in my case was staring me in the face for over a week - he POUNCES, and GORGES.
So did I.
I mean, I could easily have gone on to 9 days, but "on the fly", thats a goal for another time. These four days have done wonders to my body - especially the last two.
I can already feel the food digesting, flooding through every part of my body - and as I ate, I remembered what a friend Aaron said in college about not eating at the "Commons" - the college mess which was pretty good (cafeteria).
I cook in here, he'd say after a bunch of damn BEAST ICE - which I kept up with him and then some.
I used to scoff at his statement sometimes.
(Bond Hall where we lived was kind enough to give us one in our rooms)
(and it had pretty good food, but not as good as "microwave cooking" after a bunch of damn beer late at night).
Trust me, pizza in the microwave after a lot of beer (the microwavable kind) may not appeal to the purists, but it hits the SPOT - big time.
Today, I did not prepare for this in advance, and I ran out of beer before my fast began.
Therefore, I ate early - 8 PM as opposed to my usual tigrish late at night 930, 10 etc. Actually, around 730.
Thats key to staying fit, give your body a chance to digest the food before you lop off to sleep.
And what I had was pasta - microwaved, "on the fly" remember - precooked chicken - cucumber (I ate it without slicin and dicing, raw, no peeling) - and a few lops of CHEESE.
I was kinda worried the pasta wouldn't cook well in the microwave, I'm used to doing it on the stovetop, but it came out WONDERFULLY.
I added in tomato sauce, spices, salt, and other delicacies, and as you can see from your Youtube/Insta, hey - it is as delicious as it looks.
Thick creamy meaty tigrish style meal.
I could do another one tomorrow if I so wanted...
And hey - Aaron I feel ya. Hehe. I remember the big guy cooking for us - great times.
I remember another big guy Marc the African Silver back Gorilla doing his thing in the oven/microwave with his PIZZA - which was truly DELICIOUS - he used homemade cheese for one I believe.
Hated doing dishes, but dont we all. Hah. I dont so much mind doing 'em at the right time, but Glyn, if you're reading, you're more than welcome to satisfy your morbid fantasies "Serving a real man as you say" - washing my dishes, but NOTHING else. Ass licking, ask Josie or anyone else! Haa.
Where, you ask - is all this leading up.
Well, Dish Delicious for one, a very well received little manual, true, my wife provided some of the recipes for that one, but believe me, this cat can outdo her in the kitchen when he wants to - ala Southern style "soul food" which HITS the spot - big time.
Anyway, as for THIS cat - my plans now?
Sit and relax for an hour, then take a shower. I never shower right after eating - its best practice not to.
Neither do I drink water, or any fluid - one hour before, or along with my meals - or until one hour later after the meal by the clock if I really have to, preferably two.
And then brush my teeth, and sleep like a big cat does after a good meal. Admittedly I'd do that the way the big cat does normally during my phat days "straight to bed after dinner", but times be different now. ;)
LIVE LIFE KINGSIZE!
As I battle a "roach invasion" in the so called house I'm in right now, I gotta say this.
The "Casual nature" with which most people view these pests - I dont get it!
My first instinct is to SQUASH them all - no matter how many there might be.
But you look at my wife, even my other "family" - they all view it as "so what - they live with human beings anyway!"
Or, the resigned, there's nothing we can do.
It's an easy solution - pest goddamed control.
It's something I INSIST UPON - I wont put down a penny of deposit, not one red RMB, not one Red MAO before moving into an apartment in China or anywhere, except in India apparently they dont look too kindly upon that ... ??
The landlord's (or ladies) have always looked upon this request as coming from a crazed foreign devil (with wild hair, as I told my daughter - hehe - look for a change there too soon) ...
... but end of the day, they did it.
I dont get it, my grandfather had a six storey house, was one of the best doctors of his time in the whole damned city, yet, A/C and pest control were foreign concepts.
I get the first, perhaps.
I've NO idea how people put up with it.
if you look at doers, achievers, most people of that nature, you'll hear the same thing from them ...
Just horrible, nasty it is ...
My point really is this - KILL the damn thing. Yet, my wife, for some strange reason won't do it. Nothing religious or beads-sheads or Tarot nonsense about it, she just wont do it, which is strange? Theyll be running riot around her, and I'm the one running around stomping 'em out ... ???
I dont get it, my friend -I dont quite. Folks! When asked, they'll say "so what".
Most people are so caught up in their dumbphone addicted torpor that a bomb underneath them would likely elicit the same reaction. Musk has it SPOT on in terms of limiting number of tweets etc one can view on Twitter "for free", the entire world is slowly but surely coming around to booting the sizeable chunk of freebie seekers OFF Their services - which I've been doing for ages, so it SHOULD BE. I wasn't ever a Musk fan, but hes doing a damn fine job with Twitter I must say, true business man, I wouldn't be surprised if it's one of the few companies out there that will eventually turn a hefty profit.
I'm sure he feels the same way about roaches - hehe.
And thats the rant for now. Back soon!
PS - Through 65 pull-ups already, it ain't even 4PM. DAWG! ?