A drunken & brilliant poet once said-
“Find what you love & let it kill you.”
I say- ‘figure out what's important & master the art of the inner bitch slap.’
disciplined architects don't ride backwards horses with dull saws
- an aphorism for figuring out what's important & creating your perfect morning routine.
There is a tale of an old wise man who came across a young feller sawing feverishly at a large oak tree in the woods-
The old man asked “what are you doing, son?”
The young fella barks impatiently at the old wise man-
“I must saw down this tree, stack the wood & make it home all before dark”
“That's quite a load of work you've got there.” The wise man replied.
“I have been at it for over 5 hours & still have so much yet to do.”
After having a look...
The early bird gets the worm, so they say.
Sounds like banal-platitude to me.
I don't have a 5 step wake up strategy & I don't know how to boost productivity or ‘find flow’ or any of that crap. I don't really know much about anything.
The mornings quite simply seemed like a good time for quiet contemplation in a loud and chaotic city. That's it.
A chance to examine my thoughts in an attempt to improve the struggle against the retardedness of my mind.
Solace for the introspection of beliefs, values & life after war.
Getting the heart rate elevated & getting the blood pumping was a great way to create energy & momentum into the day ahead. It also seemed like a good way to pump blood into my brain....
Nate here- the more I think about it- (at least in my eyes) coaching is about 97% just inspiring &/or provoking people to get out of their own way, so they can tap into their full potential.
That's probably because exercise has always been about so much more than just building muscles for me. I don't know a whole lot about the world, but I have come to understand that for some reason- the hardest moments seem to be the most rewarding ones.
Some of our badass Hōmebodies members.
From being the scrawniest dude in my platoon—needing to put on strength for carrying combat loads…
Now as a ranchman, my mental fortitude & aerobic conditioning is tested sprinting through a pasture on fire roundin’ goats. Tapping my full potential when needed the most has relied heavily on the only real constant in my adult life…
Rigorous training habits.
I've never looked for anything to be easy, because I'm not preparing for easy. I am...
Remi here : ) I’ve been cooking all my favorite recipes and exploring some new ones lately for Saddle Up Challenge, and they checked all the boxes with plenty of veggies and protein so if ya’ll need some inspo for delicious and easy meals to make - I made a little recap so you can reference them at any time! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
My Go-To recipes are:
I make this recipe all the time and everyone who’s tried it says it’s soooo good (including my dad this weekend). It’s filling, high in protein and veggies and the slow cooked meat sauce with white wine just hits the spot.
I’m a weirdo and like to top mine with parmesan, green onion and chili oil :)
- 1lb of Grass Fed Ground Beef
- ½ lb of Ground Pork
- 1 Yellow...
All of us have to do the work in some way, shape, or form for our food. Whether that be getting and/or preparing our food, we all have to put in this work to give our future selves the best we can.
But, it's a damn good feeling- knowing that we give enough shits about our FUTURE selves to give them the best we’ve got every single day.
That builds real-authentic confidence, instead of feeling like we’re always letting ourselves down by eating like shit.
We do it today as a gift for tomorrow.
There was a time when I spent less than 10 dollars per day on my nutrition & still managed to perform as a competitive athlete day in and day out.
I used to go to this restaurant in DTLA next to a fashion school- Panini-Cafe- notorious for heaping huge breakfast plates. Loaded with greens, eggs, taters- the works. At 10:30am the skinny fashion girls would start pouring in to buy brunch that they...
I know that I have not put anything out in 3 weeks & the truth is- it took me 3 weeks to completely organize all of my thoughts in a comprehensible manner…I write this not to inspire a quest of mindless suffering, but with the simple aim of better preparing you for the times that life deals a shitty hand of cards. There are incredible benefits (mentally, physically & spiritually) to be had in discomfort, all it takes is a mindset shift.
One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is to avoid excessive comfort…
Craving perpetual relaxation, convenience & a sense of safety suffocates us with a warm embrace that provides only short term gratification. We sit safely in our human zoo, protected from many challenges we used to face. But the bars of the cage remind us of our limitations as domesticated creatures…We comfort ourselves with material possessions perhaps as a way to...
Last week we asked you guys to answer the question, "How strong is strong enough" and this response from Danielle really stood out to us:
"I've experienced ‘strong enough’ all throughout this past year working a physically strenuous job, but I found myself still able to wake up, work on Homebodies, and do it all again. Working through the program (now for the second time) has helped me in my day to day life.
Something as simple as lifting grocery bags, cleaning the house, etc. feels like nothing, knowing I have the groundwork completed and can properly use my body so as not to hurt it.
‘Strong enough’ is what I always envision myself to be, knowing I have the tools to properly use and train my muscles, soothe my muscles, and keep them engaged in day to day life.
We only get one body, so why not have your personal best version of it?
So grateful to have Homebodies every morning to ground myself and work on myself."
Over time your body reflects your HABITS & will adapt to the demands that you place on it every day…
Habit has become a very hackneyed watch-word in Western Self Help Culture.
We have the capacity to create seemingly endless problems for ourselves but there is always some NEW HABIT that will fix our problem.
What if our actual problem is a habit? [The Habit is the Problem- a new self help book by Nate]
What if we habitually skip exercise, habitually reach for junk food, habitually take the elevator, habitually reach for anything easy, convenient, and instantly gratifying?
We all know that there is no one-single quick fix that can lead to real-sustainable health. You have to live that fuckin life. Every-single-day. It takes deliberate action to instill the healthy habits that govern good health.
Today we are going to discuss a simple-spiritual-ritual (say that 3x fast) that will connect your [Soles and Souls] with nature.
We're also going to show you how to make your very own ROCK- MAT.
Standing or walking on rocks barefoot may not sound all that appealing, but there is a method to the madness I promise and it feels very relaxing.
Our ancient ancestors walked barefoot for thousands of years- making this practice extremely primal and instinctual. I promise not to go down a rabbit hole of chakras, and electro-magnetic ionic energy transmitter grounding ritual stuff, because that goes way over my head & falls more into the woo-woo category for me.
I am going to instead concentrate on the spiritual & scientific benefits in a more pragmatic and practical way.
We have over 200,000 nerve endings in our feet, they are one of the most important sensory organs we are equipped with. Unfortunately our feet spend the most time...
A majority of individuals that may label themselves as un-FIT are not maladapted at all. In fact, it’s quite the contrary- they are adapted quite perfectly to the environment that they find themselves in most frequently.
The painfully apparent theme-
We are (literally & figuratively) killing ourselves with comfort.
I’ve often wondered why it seems, as a culture, so many of us are unhealthy, unhappy and sick- despite neverending “advancements”, an overabundance of food, and endless scientific progress to make our lives better. As a whole, we are getting LESS FIT and MORE SICK each year. Shouldn't we be...