Our Exercise Habits and Fitness Goals (Ep. 216)

Someday we’ll all have cool cyborg bodies, but that day is not today.

For now, we’ve got to deal with all the nonsense requirements that come with our ridiculous mortal bodies: nutrition, hydration, exercise, posture, and whatever else I’m not thinking of.

Exercise routines are the focus this week, and while they can easily be overwhelming to a newcomer, we’re doing our best today to provide a balanced set of examples. My fitness routine is absurdly simple, and Thomas’ is a little more involved.

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How to Build Strong Habits (Ep. 214)

If you woke up today, realized it was Monday, and immediately knew there’d be a new podcast episode from us, then you already know: we humans are creatures of habit.

In fact, I don’t think it’s too far to say that our lives are largely governed by the collections of habits we’ve formed. But that doesn’t mean we have to live completely on auto-pilot — luckily, we can form new habits on purpose to help guide our future selves in the right direction.

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10 Things We’d Tell Our 18-Year-Old Selves (Ep. 213)

Another year older, another year wiser.

In this case, however, we’re about nine years older, so the wisdom should basically be overflowing at this point.

We’ve decided to do a little reflection this week and talk about some things that would have been great to know a little earlier on. Five lessons each, and everything’s on the table: relationships, productivity, happiness, and health.

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How to ACTUALLY Break Your Bad Habits

Two years ago, I decided to change my sleeping habits. I spent the majority of my high school and college years staying up until five in the morning. I’d then sleep in as late as I possibly could, guzzling coffee into the wee hours of the night and regularly proclaiming my hatred for the early morning.

Then, when I hit my twenties, began freelancing, and moved in with roommates who had vastly different schedules and weren’t very good at staying quiet in the morning, everything changed. I found myself woken up bright and early most days when my roommates crashed around the house to get ready for their 9-5 jobs.

With a wake-up call like that, I’d spend most of my day in a terrible mood, and that grumpiness would last well into the evening. By then, I would finally muster the motivation to write, but would often be too tired to get anything substantial done. My writing career suffered, my health suffered, and my mood suffered…and I still hated mornings.

Something had to change.
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