Supplements I’ve Started Taking

So I’m super into health and fitness.

I work out 2 days a week (push ups, weights, squats, deadlifts, etc). And eat a pretty good diet. And fast from time to time (haven’t fasted in a while though).

I’ve done a lot of fitness stuff, but the one thing I haven’t really used was supplements.

Why?

Cause when I was younger – I was pretty broke, and couldn’t buy anything, but now I have a job, so I can splurge on some.

Also – I’ve heard that some supplements are pure crap.

So, I stayed away…

… Until my doctor tole me that I was Vitamin D deficient. And apparently,  African Americans are really deficient cause of our skin needs more sun than lighter skin folks.

Wild, huh?

Anyway, I started taking Vitamin D the Now Foods  brand.

Which is dope. I take it every other day.

Don’t really feel any different when I take it though. I’m gonna get a check up in the winter to see if my Vitamin D levels are up to snuff. We’ll see.

The next one I got was Magnesium. Which most people are deficient in – like 70% of Americans.

That’s crazy.

But I do notice a difference. My muscles are a little more calmer. A little more relaxed.

And that’s what it’s prescribed to do – muscle relaxation.

I’m pretty relaxed, well – as relaxed as a dude with cerebral palsy can be.

And my sleep is better – I’m knocked on this stuff. But I am a little groggy wake, though.

Anyway, I just got Zinc last week too.

And it’s good for the immune system.

But I don’t see any major effects. I might not though cause kombucha already has my immune system buzzing!

I’ve also taken melatonin. And that knocked me out, man.

That one is dope too.

Overall, I like supplements, and I’m gonna get many more for my health needs. Like Gorilla mind dream, omega 3’s, DIM, and many more.

Hopefully I can get sponsored for it too.

That’s possible, right?

**Fingers crossed***

P.S. Follow me on Twitter cause supplements are dope.

Later!

 

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Grass Fed Protein – Is It Good?

I love food. Many, many of my popular posts have to do with the food I’ve eaten. Like Greek food, and kombucha.

And those are amazing. They, literally, have changed my life…

… So now I have another one – Grass Fed Protein. Particularly from the company, Orgain.

This one is super duper healthy. It’s soy free, GMO free, gluten free, USDA organic.

Much like Ensure shakes, it’s a nutritional shake.

You know Ensure shakes?

The stuff hospitals give older people, and kids to help them gain weight.

And man, those work well, but they have some negative effects.

I used to drink a bunch of those. And it helped me gain weight, but it was mostly fat. And to me, that’s a big no – no. I wanna gain muscle, not fat.

And it has a bunch of bad cancer causing ingredients like carrageenan in it. That’s a huge no – no for me, dawg. Nobody’s trying to get the Big C.

So, I looked for a better option. And a bunch of the other options – but those options weren’t good either, cause they all contained soy. And I don’t want soy, at all.

Why no soy?

Cause, for one thing, soy is very, very estrogenic . Which would tank my beloved high testosterone, and would have me be a emotional wreak. Neurotic and shakin’ a lot like Woody Allen in every movie… ever.

Nope, not messin’ with those.

Also, when I drink a lot of Ensure – I would get stomach aches. And those suck.

But these products from Orgain are awesome, cause I never get stomach ache, and it tastes really, really good.

Some of the flavors are vanilla, and strawberry. And a bunch of others. And they’re delicious.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with this product.

It’s really dope, tasty, and is a nice healthy alternative to other nutritional drinks.

So, go pick some up. You could find it at any health food store.

Or Amazon, everything’s there now. Damnit, Amazon.

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Good Nutrition Is Simple Math – Pretty Much

I was thinkin’ bout this lately.

Good health is ‘bout subtraction.

When I started to switch up my diet in December ‘16, I started takin’ away whole of crappy foods.

I cut Mcdonald’s.

Milkshakes.

French Fries.

Doughnuts.

All gone.

Cut, cut, cut.

And added only a couple things – like kombucha and carrot juice and eggs.

But that’s ‘bout it. My diet is pretty simple.

I think in the modern world a lot of people are confused cause there are so many choices to choose from.

Roam through the halls of your favorite grocery store, there are a bunch different items, different brands.

What do you pick?

Which ones are good?

I say – keep it simple.

Only get a couple things – eggs, kombucha, ground beef or steak. This keeps your diet super easy and you don’t have to think much.

When I go to the grocery store, I know exactly what I want. And you know how I did it?

Simple Math.

Subtraction, not addition.

Why Are You Treatin’ Your Body Like Crap?

I stopped shovin’ crap into my body, mostly.

I hardly eat Mcdoubles (last time I had it – it made me sick).

I used to be the super immature, highly hyperactive milkshake king. But that made me super sick as well.

The only crap I eat is pizza. And that hardly happens. Mostly on the weekends – at work.

Instead, I mostly eat Greek food . Drain kombucha. Carrot juice. Eggs. Water. Ground Beef. Coffee. Butter.

Makin’ my nutrition extremely basic, easy, an’ simple. Which I’m always workin’ on.

Why?

Cause I treat my body like Roll Royce car.

 A well – oiled machine.

Nutrition is my number one craft. And obsession. Beside persuasion, writin’ and other stuff I have yet to get to on this blog (I’ll get to it soon).

Rolls Royce cars are beautiful, handcrafted, high priced. Pure luxury.

People treasure luxury brands.

They love their Louis Vuttons, Chanel, Tom Ford an’ all the other name brand luxury items. And when they get ‘em, they treat ‘em with the utmost care.

Hell, people used to get robbed for Apple iPhones an’ Air Jordans.

Why?

Cause items of status are serious bizness.  

So, the way that people treat luxury items is the way I treat my body.

I maintain it daily. Weekly. Monthly. Yearly.

I don’t slack off with my body. Everything in my life starts with my body.

Health an’ Fitness is the super turbo engine that keeps me freakin’ goin’.

Especially since I have a physical disability – that gives me more incentive to stay in tip – top shape.

So, that’s what recommend you do – treat your body like a Roll Royce.

Manage an’ maintain it. It’ll treat you well.

Also – follow me on Twitter because Rolls Royce cars are freakin’ nice.

Later,

Jamual

Gettin’ Stronger Means Tastin’ Some Pain (The Deadlift Lifestyle)

I’m extremely, extremely sore.

I’ve been walkin’ slow everywhere.

I keep rubbin’ my thighs, my hamstrings, my ankles.

Why – do I hurt?

Deadlifts.

That’s it.

Mother flippin’ deadlifts has me feelin’ like I fought a couple swordsman gorillas last night. It’s serious – really serious.

Now, even though I’m currently on my bed – ‘fraid to move – I’m really, really grateful for this soreness. It’s one of my favorite feelings ever.

It’s pretty darn addictin’.

Cause yesterday – when I was doin’ deadlifts – I knew it would leave me feelin’ like this later, but ya boy did it.

I’m addicted to the pain. To the soreness.

I don’t do drugs, so deadlifts are the only thing I’m addicted to.

I see people in the gym, not doin’ much.

Doin’ light cardio. And leavin’.

Doin’ a couple machines. And leavin’.

Takin’ breaks on the phone. Wastin’ time.

Talkin’ to friends.

Their not addicted. Not like me.

Me?

I’m focused. This is my art. My passion.

Like how Trump likes makin’ deals. It’s how he gets his kicks.

I like liftin’. It’s how I get my kicks.

Ever since I was 13, fitness was my thing.

I remember bein’ in my room watchin’ old martial art movies. Copyin’ their moves.

Hittin’ push ups. Sit ups. Planks.

Punchin’ body bags. All that stuff.

Now, 11 years later, I’m older, balder, bearder, and liftin’ up heavy barbells for high reps. And extremely sore – in slight pain.

But – you know what?

I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I really, really love tastin’ the pain.

Later,

Jamual

How To Have Abs All Year Round (The Extremely Easy Way)

I have abs.

Yes. I have abs. All year round too.

But I don’t make a big deal outta it. Other people do though (mostly women).

Dunno why though. Cause I feel like havin’ a strong back, chest, and legs are more interestin’ than ab definition.

But – whatever…

Here’s how I stay lean year round –

Number One – Do Push ups Every Day

This is basic a system I’ve developed a month ago. And I’ve noticed it’s really morphing my body. Making it leaner. And faster.

There’s only one rule to this system. And that’s do to at least one push up every day.

Not 20, 50, 100 or 200.

At least one.

Why?

Cause it’s low/no pressure. And teaches the body to expect a push up comin’ on that day.

This is how habits are formed.

Bodyweight exercises are excellent ways to lean, period (besides hittin’ the weights).

Push ups are the Best!

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Number Two – Intermittent Fastin’, Weekly

This is another system in my broad based Health System.

This is one is extremely, extremely easy.

On my off day (Sunday) I don’t eat anything ‘cept for water, coffy, or tea for 16 hours. That’s it.

After I gorge on some Greek food. Yum.

There’s a whole bunch of writin’ on fastin’. And it’s benefits. Such as fat loss, acne reduction, mental clarity and clean up, as well anti cancer benefits too.

I’m gonna write more on my fastin’ experiences – one day. 

All I gotta say – is that if you wanna lose that lil’ pinch of stomach fat – this is the way to go.

I have crazy ab definition. And clearer skin. And my critcal thinkin’ has sky rocketed.

Fastin’ is the Second Best!

Number Three – Nutrition Tune Up

So, I have a confession to make – even though I love health and fitness – I love milkshakes, Mcdonalds an’ pizza.

Straight junk food.

And junk food is no, no good. It raises your estrogen levels – makin’ you whiny an’ emotional. That’s not a good way to live – being calm is better.

So, I’ve ditched a lot of junk food.

And replaced it with kombucha, carrot juice, an’ green shakes.

I hardly eat trash anymore.

The last couple times I did though – I was sick to my stomach.

Guess my body can’t take that stuff anymore.

Damn, oh well.

I do have way more energy nowadays. And it’s from the carrot juice. I can tell.

Combine that with coffy. And I think fast. And move fast – all day.

Gettin’ stuff done with good food in your body is the Third Best!

Abs Are Easy – For Me

Many, many, many people wanna know how to lose weight. And I feel ’em.

I was bulky (skinny fat) for a while. And basically used the stuff in this article to get lean an’ stay lean. As well as martial arts (more on that later).

But this stuff in this article is extremely easy.

Just takes some willpower.

A lil’ remindin’.

A whole lotta doin’.

You got this.

Get lean. Be lean. Stay lean.

Later,

Jamual

The Power of Liftin’ Weights

Few things give me confidence in my life.

And I’ve tried a whole lotta things that have given me confidence like …

Improv Comedy/ Acting.

Public Speaking.

Writing daily in my Journal.

Doing martial arts.

Game.

And promotions (handing out flyers).

But you’ve never felt any real power – real confidence – til’ you’ve lived the fitness lifestyle.

Lifting weights at the gym lowers my stress, strengthens my weak body, and gives me strong mental clarity. Makes me feel like I can fight lions.

And it doesn’t take me much time either.

I lift for an hour or so. Don’t spend all day in there.

Why?

Cause that’s all you need.

Get in. Get out.

Lift hard. Intensely. Confidently.

Workouts should be centered around compound movements.

Bench Press.

Squats.

Deadlifts.

Do some light cardio, but most of your time should be focused on the weights.

It builds inner + outer strength.

But – be careful!

Strength trainin’ is a drug.

It’s addictin’. An obsession.

Besides persuasion.

It’s the only drug I’ll ever endorse.

It’s somethin’ I love to do. And highly recommend you do it too.

Feel the Power. Be the Power.

Later,

Jamual

P. S. I’m doin’ videos now – check it…