Now that I’ve finished Jim Stoppani’s Superman program (final blog post, thoughts, review coming!), I’ve been looking at the rest of the year.
I know most people in the fitness industry spend time focusing on bulking during the winter months, so they don’t have to stay lean, I’ve been looking at what I want to do.
Bulking is easy. You lift incredibly heavy and you eat everything in sight. Especially if you’re fine with dirty bulking.
However, I’ve been on a mission to detox.
My body, my mind, my spirit. It all needs a good cleanse.
Elliott Hulse had a great video on this recently, about information constipation. Essentially, the keeping of information without letting it flow out of you.
This can be in many forms: learning without sharing, keeping too many books, too many bookmarked websites, and so on.
I dig it because that’s something I’ve been feeling recently. Even with this site and my multiple creative endeavors.
It’s not that I’m doing too many things, it’s that I’m not letting the information flow at a fast enough rate.
Simply put: I know too much. I’ve read too much. I’ve learned too much.
And in that learning, everything has had a hard time formulating into thoughts.
Pumping out content for this blog should be so easy. Fitness has been my life for years. I’ve learned so so so much about it. I’ve put my body through trial and error and although I still have a long way to go, there’s still something to be said for all that knowledge.
Yet, for quite some time I’ve struggled with taking all of that knowledge, compressing it into something to share, and getting it out there. I now understand that it’s because I am keeping too much coming in.
This is also where I believe negative people who know “everything” online come from. They’re so constipated with mental information, but they create nothing, so they hate everyone who can break past it and create something.
My only focus right now is moving to California. That’s it. There’s nothing else that is as important as that. I’ve got to get out of Denver.
What has come with that is laser focus. The ability to see what is helping me achieve that goal and what’s getting me away from that goal.
Learning more is not the answer. Keeping more books is not the answer. Sharing what I know will absolutely get me closer to my goal.
If you’re feeling stuck too, start by giving more away. Sometimes this means sharing knowledge, sometimes this means literally giving your things away, or just start by consuming less.
This election cycle here in America has everyone in a complete emotional and mental messy state, and I can tell it’s making people across the country exhausted and burned out. Taking a break from the 24/7 fear-mongering will do wonders for your brain. (Still vote, though.)