Today was a good day in the gym. I was finally able to do concentration curls. If any of you know how to perform a concentration curl, you have to put your elbow on the inside of your leg while sitting down. In that position you take one dumbbell and curl upwards towards your nose. I wasn’t able to do this exercise for a long time because my belly would sit so far out on my leg that it was near impossible to get a good position. Today I was able to perform a concentration curl in complete comfort. This comfort allowed me to have full concentration on the curl and exhaust the bicep and get the blood into the muscle group. So in lieu of celebrating small victories, I’m going to kick back for an hour and watch the season finale of The Walking dead. Then it’s back to the grind on my freelance projects. Cheers
With my new journey I want to change my bad habits. I used to always sleep in late. The latest the possible. It was my way of relaxing. Now, I usually try to wake up as early as possible on the weekends. However today I slipped back into an old habit. I did wake up at 7am today. I felt like I needed a nap so I put my head down at 11am. I wake up at 7:30pm! WHOA! So today is a day of rest. I’m starting to learn that when I go heavy on one day that I need to completely rest the next. I pushed my body to the max last night and it feels as if my body shut down today. I was going to go to the gym but too late for that. So today is a rest day since I was down for the count. I mean good thing it didn’t go to a ten count.
I have always wanted to stay awake through out the entire day. I have sleep apnea and let me tell you, it was almost impossible to stay awake and alert the entire day. I would nod off driving, working, even in the gym. I just could never stay fully awake. It was a severe condition that is finally being treated for here in Texas. Being vegan has allowed me to live a dream. I have rarely, let me repeat rarely fall asleep. I’m so alert it’s unreal. My level of focus and productivity has sky rocketed. I can stay awake during meetings, phone calls, and I can even read a book! This has been a long term dream of mine and I can finally say, I’m leaving a dream! Now think about this, I am a work horse. I can work and work from 6am to midnight. Even if I was sleeping in between sessions. I was able to put out quality music, work and events. Now that I have this new found energy and focus, can you imagine what I am capable of now? I can’t imagine it myself but let me tell you I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future. Here’s to setting a goal and accomplishing them! I am literally living a dream people. I am awake and loving it.