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Week 93 – Started going to the Gym🏋️😳

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One of those life-changing weeks!

Not because of an external event but because I finally took a step that I have wanted to for like the last 8 years….

And that is ……

I joined a gym 🥶

Yes, that’s right, it’s the start of my #fitnessera.

But I think that started in April 2017, when I started waking up early and going for morning walks, so with that regard, this will be my fitness era 2.0 😌🏋️‍♂️

Personal Highlights

Most of my energy was spent thinking about fitness and working out.

And I also played a bit of Batman: Arkham origins. By a bit, I mean I finished the game for the 4th time. 😮‍💨

Other than that, I don’t remember doing anything super specific, but sure, I will go pointwise below just in case I forgot something smh.

Fitness

  • Gym: So it was my first week at the gym and also my first time working out in a gym, so it was quite a new and different experience which I will elaborate on below.

    In technical terms, I started doing mixed workouts that are not focused on any muscle group but on working out the entire body daily [5 days a week]

    I will continue doing this for ten more days and then start working out like how others approach the gym, one to two muscle groups a day.

  • Morning Run

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    And yes, I did not give up running. I will still try to go regularly for runs along with my gym. This week it was tough managing the two, but I am sure it’s going to get easy from next week onwards.

Learning

  • Reading: Enjoying Psychology of money so far the book reminds me of Shashank Udupa from Avalon 😭

    This book is for people who want to lead stable life or are very kanjoos XD

    The frugal living bits are something new for me because it collides with some business advice out there. If not advice, then the standard idk how else to phrase this.

Optimization and Organization

Not much on this end, I feel like I am bootstrapping a lot of things right now and in the phase that I am in, I have to put in a lot of work before I can think about optimizing.

Job Update

Thankfully I did not get a lot of work this week and it was mostly a chill week 💆‍♂️

I hope my team members don’t read this and give me a lot of work 😭 XD

Business Updates

Still in the talking stage 🥶

But hopefully, huge updates in the coming week as we might have someone else on-board 🐈‍⬛


Thoughts on Gym culture

I have been wanting to write this since the day I started working out in the gym.

Even though it’s pretty small and not very fancy, it still captures the spirit of working out perfectly fine.

Some major observations on

Time

Working out is very different from being productive or managing a business

People are not very conscious of their time when they work out and maybe that is why time passes quickly inside the gym instead of taking everything very slow.

Also, in the same way, it’s different from the home workout because while I used to work at home, I did as per the app’s timer but in the gym, I can take however long I want hmmm.

Food

I finally understand people being diet conscious and tracking their calories because when you spend an hour every day grinding, you wouldn’t want that to go away because of your tongue.

Even when I used to run a lot, I did not stop to think about my food preference because running is much more enjoyable and doesn’t require pushing.

Comparison

While working alone, there isn’t anyone to compare ourselves to, so in that regard, I think the home workout is better. Still, a small personal reminder that everyone is on their OWN fitness journey helps me from not thinking too much about it. Everyone who has joined the gym did it to change themselves and they mostly succeeded, so there is no doubt they all have a growth mindset, or they wouldn’t themselves be working out.

Music

This is something that I thought would bother me but did not.

I mostly worked out at home without music, but when I did play music, I used to be very picky about the music. Since I don’t have control over the music in the gym, I don’t even think about it and vibe with whatever is playing in the background.

PS: They mostly play remixes and mashups 🥶

Friendship

I am looking forward to this in the coming week and will hopefully form some social connections with others working. This might be the antidote to my irl loneliness 😳

By the way, I do have a friend in the gym whom I have known since 2009. He is quite younger than me but more built than me, so he is the one who guides me there. I am grateful that I had someone to rely on before entering this new place.

All in all, my review for working out at the gym is mostly positive, and you should def. consider it over home workout.

Opinions

I don’t think I posted any opinion this week on Twitter mainly because I did not have the time to give my opinion on any matter 🧘

My Favourites from the Week ⭐

Twitter Threads 🧵

Book Highlights📚

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finance_trick

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From Psychology of Money

VIDEOS 📼

Movies 🎥

Fantastic Four 2005

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Just prepping myself up for Doctor Strange : MoM

The movie isn’t that bad tbh given it is from 2005. It has almost all the 2005 superhero movie elements racism, sexism you know all the good stuff 😁

At the time of writing this, I have also finished watching the second part of the movie which is

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Fantastic Four: The rise of silver surfer 2007

And I have to say this movie is worse than the last one

But they mentioned Galactus in the movie 🤤

There is nothing else to talk about the 2nd movie, maybe watch the first one only it will be more than enough

Oh also worth mentioning I watched the 2005 fantastic four movie series, don’t watch the 2015 fantastic four because that is like 10x more bad🥶

Series 📺

Moon Knight E2

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They should have released the entire series at once like how Netflix does

Game 🎮

Batman: Arkham Origins

Tech Tip 🧙‍♂️

In steam add “-nostartupmovies” to any game’s launch option [saves a lot of time]

I discovered it after my batman Arkham orgins starting giving me startup errors.

Songs 🎶

Did not listen to any memorable song this week 🤔

Podcasts 🎙

Memes/Edits from the last week 🐒

👉 Here 👈


Poll of the week❎

Should I kill my newsletters?

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How was your week?🧐

Coming up next week🥅

  • More of gym-going experience and maybe some octalancer merger 🤐

Quote from the week📃

“The only way to win in a Las Vegas casino is to exit as soon as you enter.”


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