I was lucky enough to get off work at 8AM this morning after three hours of training. Kettlebells is cancelled because we take every 4th week off. Therefor my day is wide open.
My normal behaviorisms usually consist of planning out my day by the hour. For every hour of the day, I usually plan something productive. It’s a great way to get shit done. Everyone has their own methods. Here’s what I conjured up for the day-off:
8AM – Breakfast
9AM – Clean
10AM – Nap
11AM – Lunch unless nap continues (which it did).
12PM – Office (currently working on making it a spot I’ll never leave.)
1PM – Geoff Time
This list continued until 9PM tonight in which I had something to do every hour. At 3PM, my burden was “blog-work”. Hence this entry.
Originally the entry was “The Top 12 Myths You Need To Know Right Now”. I’ve written 6 so far and the other 6 were supposed to be jotted down at 3PM, but the tides turned. I guess you will get those later this week.
“Geoff Time” consisted of me sitting down and eating some baked cod, steamed broccoli, and roasted potatoes while I cruised around Netflix. I knew I didn’t have much time to spare so I tried to limit myself to an hour so I could get to my 2PM task which was designated as Pallet Shelves.
They aren’t going to hang themselves.
I usually resort to something that can make me laugh, well, because laughing is awesome. Laughing by yourself is even more rewarding.
You know that feeling where you are laughing by yourself so loud, that when you complete your mini-convulsion you look around to see if anyone is watching you? Like maybe once you laugh, a bunch of ghosts pop out to see what the ruckus is all about?
This happened several times today.
I decided upon watching a stand-up comedian named Tom Segura. Never heard of him before in my life, but Netflix has been coming out with some good stuff lately so I decided to give it a go. This guy is Netflix’s guy. He’s not on TV yet, so I knew it would be good.
Much like most of Netflix’s jazz, it was raunchy.
But I have a sense of humor, it was hilarious, and the only other people in the room were the imaginary ones that popped out after a serious chuckle. I don’t really recommend you watching it with your pastor or child. I would say mother, but my mother is as cool as James Bond so she would laugh right along side with me.
Anyways, the stand-up was called “Mostly Stories”. I wasn’t very optimistic going into this because I haven’t heard of him and some stand-ups I’ve viewed are as atrocious as watching some of my clients jump rope.
I was at bad judgment. It was full of extreme laughs. Honestly I feel like I live in a world where everyone gets judgmental or offended easily, and this was very heart-warming to not have to worry about that bull-crap. It was dirty. I loved it.
Needless to say, those pallet shelves are not getting hung on this day. The episode lasted about 90 minutes and was so full of positive endorphins from laughing, that I bumped up my blog writing from 3PM to 2:30PM.
If you’re in need of a good bellow, watch this stand-up. You can tell that the people in the audience, and Tom himself, had the same feeling as I did that day. Offense wasn’t taken. They cried laughing knowing that he was on stage saying true things that happen in real life, but nobody likes to talk about because anytime something is offensive, it’s taken to the media. While maybe it was offensive, sometimes you just need to laugh at the offensive. It made me feel more American. I didn’t agree with most of the stuff he talked about, but it certainly took the elephant out of the room for me.
This blog however isn’t to promote Tom Segura or watching horribly obnoxious comedies. It’s to promote high energy factors, that after you finish, makes you want to dominate the world. This could be anything from a Jungle Gym workout, yoga session, reading a book, or finishing a crossword puzzle on your own. Anything.
After this blog, my plans are to make grass fed meatloaf (yes, I picked a meatloaf straight from the grassy plains of Virginia) and maybe get to the pallet shelves unless my 5PM plans of doing more to my office become irrelevant. Needless to say, I feel good. I feel refreshed. I feel let loose.
Thank you Tom, not for your jokes about Mike Tyson, a man’s sweet spot, or your racist father, but for making me feel like myself.
I guess there are many morals.
Maybe it was to plan ahead. Schedule your days out so that when you set a goal, you can hit it.
Or it could be to laugh a lot. That’s a great moral.
One could even be to make sure you take days off to let your body rest and let your mind settle.
But no. . .
The moral of this story is to be you, do whatever the hell it is you need to do to make yourself feel alive, and sometimes your trainer doesn’t need to show you how to lift properly in order to make you feel like a better person. They can just tell you.
Bikes!! (You’ll understand this if you watch the episode).
This is where your body changes,