Hey family, how are you? We hope you are doing AMAZING!
We had a wild week that was like riding a roller coaster! Things broke, some got fixed, some we are left holding the pieces wondering how some companies stay in business… To some personal family challenges that I will share more about once I have some definitive answers.
Lets just say it’s been challenging and interesting week familia!
Some goals we are working on for Enter Shaolin this upcoming month is:
1. Scheduling out next seminar, dates, location, etc.
2. Getting more lighting.
3. Solving some sound quirks we have been dealing with, with out new mic. Some new equipment is in transit!
4. Reducing bloat on the site, to help speed it up.
5. Refine our main lead magnet funnel.
6. Start building our product for the MPower Summit.
7. Staying consistent with things that enrich our mind, body and spirit to solidify these habits and get through #1 through #6. 😉
Speaking of enriching out mind, body and spirit, we released our latest podcast covering our intermittent fast journey. I hope you enjoy are transparent silly light-heartedness.
Sifu Larry is down 12 pounds and I am down 5 pounds. Next time, I will provide measurements too. While I jest about weight, for me it’s more about body composition and getting to a healthy fat to muscle ratio and the size I’ve always felt most comfortable at in my adult body which is a size 7.
We will share more about that in our 2nd month follow up. Hopefully we can get Abbot brother Dr. Marlon Twyman to come on one of our next podcasts to share from a doctors perspective of the benefits of Intermittent Fasting.
Enjoy Podcast Episode 6 | Intermittent Fasting Observations Month 1:
Speaking of challenges… We were testing different routers, because we believe after talking to Zoom about our hit and miss video quality on the webinars that it was because my computer was switching to the old router when I rebooted it vs. the new one.
Long story short we have been testing out a new one and I have to shutdown and move my computer when we do the webinars. So I switched to the right router this time, and well we still don’t know of it will solve the issue 100%, because Sifu Larry forgot he was uploading videos to our online storage aka hogging tons of bandwidth while we were doing the webinar. Sooooo sorry family… This week’s replay also isn’t as clear as it should be. ROFL!
Next week we will get it right and we are getting a long ethernet cord just to really kick it up a notch! Plus I’ll make sure to remind Sifu Larry to pause uploads before the webinar, so we will be good to go next week. Whoop! 😉
Thankfully the connection doesn’t take away from the message. One of our family members Domenic said it was the best webinar yet. Let us know in the comments below this post family, if and why you agree. 😉
As we keep going, we will get better and better, just like when you keep training, you will keep improving more and more too.
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P.S. We will be sending out a poll early next week with attentive dates and locations of our next seminar, so you help us decide!
Marlon T says
Jamie & Larry
Enjoyed the IF podcast. Thanks for the shoutout. I have a video at http://www.resetyourweight.org The video is about why we are unable to maintain weight loss. I have nothing against IF. I have been doing it for years, just never called it IF.
Sifu Larry Rivera says
Watched the video brother it was awesome! Ya IF has been around forever. I actually was doing it back in my early 30’s and didn’t realize that’s what I was doing.
Jamie is going to contact you soon. We have a couple of ideas we want to run by you.
Marlon T says
She can contact me anytime
Sije Jamie Pelaez says
Hey brother, I will be in touch soon! 🙂
Wonder Diet is no food, and weight goes down…:), who can do it?
Reality is with age slowly but surely metabolism changes, slows down, but our eating habits stay the same, so what before was used by the body, now is stored for later use (fat). So as we challenge ourselves with our kung-fu training, force ourselves to do it, and do it more and better, so is our eating habit, needs force, to reduce the amount we take, no starvation, eat all you like, but reduce, reduce the amount, and in between meals get sip of water, stomach in time will shrink and naturally you will eat less, naturally, but as every good thing in life we have to work it out, gradually, do not look for quick results, just focus on working your good habits, your good lifestyle, and weight loss will be like side effect of your good habits of life….
Thought I share something on intermittent fasting and a variant of paleo diet.
It took me about three years to get around intermittent fasting in 2013, along with a version of primal diet where the focus is on alkalizing with vegetables and fruits to offset acidity from meats and proteins.
Although the act was done in six months of two three month cycles to overcome chemical dependency on sugars, like carbohydrates from potatoes, pasta, oats, pizza and so on, it then becomes a will against habit by making a conscious distinction and effort to limit carbohydrate.
Once habit is no longer the issue, psychological dependency which is what you believe you need or feel you need becomes easier to overcome in the sense that it is more obvious in the conscious than a chemical and subconscious habit.
Such as Mcdonalds being a much cheaper food unit for unit on a daily basis although it is expensive in empty calories or bio-availability of frozen food that is then deep fried or microwaved.
Along that journey, one will feel long periods of lack of energy, lethargy and sweating, in the change over to reset the body and rid the body on over dependency of sugars aka. carbohydrates. I also found that eating a mars bars or drinking an energy drink like redbull pretty much had the same effect as eating pasta, rice, rolled oats, in the sense of providing sugars, which unfortunately I still use energy drinks due to working environment, but try to mitigate that with drinking water when time permits.
One of my Japanese acquaintances told me that in his culture to his prefecture, also partly from Japanese buddhism, they practice intermittent fasting as a way to combat certain illness like flu and cold, which helps to clean out the body and not overload internal organs to do more work, which in biochemistry, the body does to an extent “eat” bacteria and hamper virus to an extent, when you are not full, which is not to say one goes on starvation that is not created by the mind and chemical dependency on sugars.
On carbohydrates to give you an idea, in my earlier days I used to eat between five to seven meals a day for that profession. This creates mood swings from joy, tiredness to aggression that is emphasized more or less on the sugar highs and lows.
A lesson on food poisoning, we know today that food can stay in the body two to five days, give or take, which food can stay as usable and waste in the body which it needs time to process out.
Some brothers or friends from French Foreign Legion depending on how one sees it, it is possible to go beyond the seven days water only if the water is of nature and not some filtered cleaned out version, as natural water has minerals and micro-nutrients. Important to go slow and gradual as you experiment with your body as it also learns to burn fat with less need for sugars to jump start the engine and various body functions as well as expel toxins or deficits that the body has at this point in time. If years of a pattern of consumption will naturally take time to reverse, and not immediately.
On Paleo, primal or caveman diet, what I took away is more of alkalizing and acidity, green vegetables and meat. Fiber from vegetables and meats being more than rolled oats, which I could down a litre and a half of rolled oats showed it did not reduce my hunger. I do take a whole meal on breaking fast, hence breakfast which includes everything which is the only meal.
Do it gradual and do it with intent, allow yourself to fail and when you have time to be mindful of the failure, to be able to see what went wrong, and prepare ahead so that the next time failure is from a different source or less of one, like a process of deduction.
Sije Jamie Pelaez says
Wow brother! Glad you got over your food addictions and indeed it is food poisoning. The majority of my diet is fruits and vegetables. When I first moved to NJ, I was meal sharing so ate whatever was at dinner, etc. when I wasn’t cooking which included meat, rice and or potatoes. Yay, that was no good on my system or body to say the very least. Tried things like keto, paleo, pescatarian, etc., for me it’s about keeping it simple. My body, mind and spirit prefer natural simple things and intermittent fasting for the past 2 months has been that extra addition that my body loves. My diet is currently raw food and plant-based. It’s all about getting back to our basic roots, which did not include the majority of what people think is food, nor in the amounts. It’s a freeing thing not to be a slave to food. 🙂
Indeed. Many man made systems have thrown time tested and natural systems out of whack without a framework or reference point to determine range and what is healthy; it is a timely reminder that food is fuel where it is needed and not a slave to it.
Sije Jamie Pelaez says
Absolutely brother, it’s fuel and medicine, the current system makes it out addiction and poison. Thankfully we can choose to opt-out. 🙂