All right, man, another day, another dollar. Hope if you at least started this with me, you’re still going. I understand now we’re kind of getting to the point where it works. We’re on week number two, whatever. I lost count of days because, whatever, we do it every day. Excuse me. That you’re starting to almost get to the, “I don’t want to do it, but I know I want to.” It doesn’t make a lot of sense. The way I feel right now, I’m like, “Yeah man, I feel awesome.” You know what I’m saying? But right before I was like, “Man, don’t really want to do it, but I know I really do because I want to feel that feeling I get after.”
That feeling that I’m getting right now, that natural high is natural. Well, I mean obviously, natural high, right? But it can become addicting, and that’s where I’m trying to get, trying to transition away from my tobacco, my alcohol,and whatever little things that I have that kind of deter me from accomplishing what I want in life.
What I did today, I ran for 10 minutes. Ran a mile. Then my little TV show I was watching, my little episode wasn’t over, so I was like, “you know what, I’m going to lower the speed and I’m going to start walking backwards,” which if you do that, it works a completely different part of your leg. So kind of try to do it, but be careful because if you’re not used to walking backwards, you’re going to fall. So starting off, don’t try to run backwards. It’s a terrible idea. Walk backwards slow first, kind of creep into it.
But then after, I don’t know if you guys remember, a few days ago I was talking about the next step that I want to do is like maybe add a little something else. Kind of extend the workout just a hair. Nothing too much where tomorrow I’m not going to feel like doing it. So what I did is I did 10 curls and 10 push-ups. Cutting it off right there. Don’t want to do it anymore because one, it was hard to do the 10 pushups. Man, I used to be able to do pushups like it’s nothing. Today I’m like … trying to get up.
But as we know, everything starts, like a thousand mile journey starts with one step. So it should be expected that the first day is going to be your worst day, or probably it’s really the third day because come tomorrow, I’m not going to be that sore because I’m going to do it again. And then come the third day, which will be a Wednesday, I’m going to be like, “Man, something’s wrong, man. My arms and everything. They feel like they’re going to fall off.” But on that day, that’s the day that you’re going to want to just be like, “you know what? I don’t even care. I’m going to do it anyways because I know within a few days it’s going to start feeling good. And then I want to be addicted to the feeling and wanting to do it more.”
So again, we’re not at optimal. We’re still kind of creeping our way into being healthy and extending the workout. But I just want to let you know that I’m starting to get to the point. Obviously yesterday, if you watched the video, it was a difficult day for me. Started late, helped other people. I was a little frustrated, so yesterday breathing and running, that was not easy. But today, my body’s getting better. I haven’t smoked a cigarette. Well, I’ve smoked a neighbor’s cigarette. You know what I’m saying? He came over, smoked a cigarette with me, whatever.
One of our friends got in a car accident a couple days ago, so everyone’s kind of sad on that. So he came down, we talked, but rolling little spliffs, the cigar guts and a little bit of marijuana. I haven’t done that in over a week, and little by little I can kind of feel my endurance coming back, not a lot, but just a little bit.
Then I got myself a little water pipe to try to also help with decreasing my tobacco intake because when you do start kind of being active and running, if you smoke cigarettes, you’re going to feel it. You can taste the cigarette in your mouth. You’re coughing up this crap. You know what I’m saying? It’s disgusting. And then your mouth tastes just like the cigarette. I knew this would eventually happen. The more I run and the more I kind of break up all that crap in my lungs, the less I’m going to want to smoke. It’s like a double-edged sword. I’m running and then also trying to decrease my dependence on tobacco products because it’s basically a dependence.
But you’re never going to change unless you want to change. Now, the more I get the feeling of the more euphoric feeling after working out, then I won’t revert back to my dependencies as much. Does that make sense? Because my habits are starting to shift. I don’t know if that makes a lot of sense, but in the beginning you don’t want to do it, but then little by little, by little, by little, by little, by little, by little, your habits and your dependency starts to change. So my chemical dependencies on outside things like tobacco or alcohol or marijuana are going to start shifting as long as I stick to this and the new, they’re going to be replaced by feeling good, kind of being tired, feeling my body getting sweaty, stretching.
All these things can produce the same amount of happiness in you. That’s why they call it a runner’s high, so you can literally get high off of it. So it’s all kind of like, what are you searching for? What type of high are you trying to get? And right now I’m trying to get that feel good, eat good, look good, kind of high. So I’m kind of rambling now, but keep up the hard work. If you decide that you want to do this 90 days with me, give me a little bit more and I’ll have some videos for you so you can truly join in on me and take the whole time that I work out and just model everything. All right, check in with you guys later on. Stay strong.