Since part of Odin 2.0 is having a healthy and strong body, I workout 5 days a week.
My plan is Mon, Wed, Fri: Running, Weight lifting and crossfit. Tue, Thu: Running. Weekends off.
I do a lot of different weight lifting. Split and whole body training. I constantly adjust, learn and try off new things. However I have been experiencing both knee and arm pain. The knees are easily fixed by doing body weight exercises only as well as replacing barbell squats with machines instead. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes, but already it looks promising :)
My arm issues are multiple. Wrist, lower arm and upper arm above shoulder. Doctor suggested rest as well as anti-inflammatory drugs. And if it persisted scanning and possible cortison injections.
The problem with that is actually that the body signals pain because inflammation level is too high and that it is overburdened.
I did a lot of searching on the internet and apparently nobody really knows for sure how to fix this issue. Newer research suggest heavy weight lifting to fix it. Some suggest rubber bands. However the issue is apparently twofold and can be caused by sudden jolt to arm or longer periods of incorrect movement. It’s twofold because it can be too much pressure on the inner side of the elbow where the muscles are connected. Or it can be too much weightlifting where the biceps gets tired and used the lower arm muscles for support. If these are not strong enough the same problem occurs.
I have been trying for a few weeks to workout as usual. Only removing exercises that causes the sudden sharp pain in the arm. And I have been strengthening the lower arm and it’s already a lot better. I’ll keep you guys posted :)
Ahh yes. Most people go through life without ever looking inside themself to find their core values.
And it’s not easy. You have to work on it for a long time before they start to appear.
I have had somewhat of a breakthrough now. When I listen to myself, my inner core says “Freedom”.
Now don’t laugh. It’s actually quite important. Think of all the stuff that keeps us limited? Mortgage for instance. Student loans. Car loans. All this debt requires a steady secure job. When we are not working, our family needs us. Kids needs to be driving to different activities. We have school meetings. Life just moves ahead, seemingly without us being in any control at all. Society keeps us on a tight leash. Don’t we get anything in return? Yes. Tax relief and the right to take an occasional vacation once in a while. So yes I think we are kept in place much like in the movie “The matrix”.
Society is like a blanket over our heads, shielding us from the truth that we are actually capable of so much more and that life offers everything you could ever dream up. If only you dare...
Anyway. It will be interesting what more inner goals springs from this simple promise of freedom...
So I take my first baby steps in the exciting world of “Travel hacking”.
Basically it’s about making frequent flyer miles from other sources than actually flying.
Like choosing hotels, car rental or even a credit card at your airline company to add frequent flyer miles to your account.
And when/if you reach elite status, you can get elite status at other airline companies.
My favourite airline is KLM which is part of Star Alliance (Air france etc.) and I just created at frequent flyer (flying blue) account.
Now I’m waiting 5 days to be able to claim frequent flyer miles (which I will call miles from now on) for my journey to Amsterdam this weekend.
I’ll keep you guys posted on my quest for miles ;)
After a life changing event (that I’d rather not mention here) I have decided to rebuild myself and my life and upgrade myself to Odin 2.0!
My new life focus is on simplicity, health (regular workout and eating), finding and living out my goals in life.
Do what I was meant to do. Also I want to travel a lot more.
I’ll document my progress here as well as my experience trying to get better at “travel hacking”.
They say any journey starts with the first step. Consider this mine...