The following is a journal that I am keeping to track my progress as I attempt to make myself the best version of me. My intent of also blogging it is to show people that being the ultimate healthy version of you does not just mean changing your nutrition and working out.
There is a lot of other things that go into it. I am not like most other Coaches and Personal Trainers, or nutritionists, or health practitioners out there. I first consider myself a biohacker.
Definition of a bio-hacking:Â Do-it-yourself biology, biotechnological social movement in which individuals and small organizations study biology using the same methods as traditional research institutions.
I recently implemented something in late September that took my health and energy to a whole new level. I used to think I was a 10 in health most days before I started this, now I realize I was probably only around 7-7.5.
I will be alternating this blog journal on my other blogs. I will post the links below once I have them all.
Hello, my name is Jason Yun.
I originally was introduced to Jack Kruse I believe 3 or 4 years ago from I believe Ben Greenfield's podcast. Went through his book and implemented some of the stuff in there. It's hard to figure out precisely what I did from exactly JK as I listen and read to a lot of things. But the ones I can say I have been doing the longest have been blue blockers, amber/red lights, cold showers (just got a cold tub this week, currently being filled by rain and self), using phone as little as possible, and it's on airplane mode most of the time.
During this time I would always say my health was a 10.
I was recently re-introduced to Jack through a podcast he did on EMF with Nicolas Pinneault and that led to watching both of his Nourish Vermont's video, over and over and over again.
Since that time I have been devouring everything I can.
I'm currently reading John Ott's book Health and Light. And the EMF blog series.
I started doing the sphinx in the morning sun with my dogs and 4 year old daughter which I have since switched to a squat hold position because the sphinx pose was jacking my neck up or I was just doing it wrong. I've been doing this for about a month now and trying to get as much sun as I can throughout the day. Nowadays it isn't much with our weather here.
I live in Columbus, Ohio.
Our morning sun we actually have to walk to another part of the neighborhood and we are across the street from a house. The guy came out, Gary, and asked me it was a ritual. I told him what I was doing. Nice guy. The other day he asked me what i do if there is no sun which there was none.
I also am grounding a lot more. Before during this time of year I probably would get just walking to the mailbox. I try to get at least an hour a day now.
I've switched at least a part of my workouts to be outside and the parts indoors I workout in either IR light or just the daylight from the small windows in the basement (currently working on switching all lights over, as we just moved in September.)
I also am wearing blue blockers all day now when working. Sleep is vastly improved as I only used to wear these at night when I got home usually around 8 or 9 pm.
Again, I used to say my health was always a 10 back then, but now with implementing just these things I can say it was probably only a 7 to 7.5.
A little background on me. I own a training studio, or gym for ease, but not the typical gym. We offer group strength and conditioning classes for both adults and youth. Been in business for 11 years.
Before owning my gym during my college years I was bit by Arnold's pumping iron and went on a quest to get huge. My sophomore year I went from 167 to 222 pounds in just 7 months. Still have the stretch marks to prove it, all drug free. I followed the standard bodybuilding diet back then of high carb, high protein and low fat. I took low fat to an extreme. I think I was pretty much under 7% everyday— although I was eating 5000-6500 calories a day just to maintain that weight.
I followed this lifestyle for about a decade and it nearly killed me. I went through major depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide for almost 4 years. I had injured myself- herniated disc and sciatica- which I pushed through for about 3 years until the pain got so bad I had to stop lifting. I lost 71 pounds in 5 months, 50 in the first 3 months and that was one of the reasons for the depression. My whole identity was tied to working out.
It took me 9 months to fully recover and be able to start working out again. When I started back I started on the Paleo diet and got my weight back up to 202 pounds. This was also the time I started my business. in 2007. On Paleo I felt the best I ever felt in my life, but I think any nutrition would of made me felt better when you go from drinking 4 gallons of skim milk, 2 loafs of wheat bread, 2 boxes of cherrios a weekÂ
I still was very disappointed with the way I looked because I could never get rid of my belly bloat. So I always felt like the fat trainer or a fraud talking to people about nutrition In 2013 I found a nutritional cleanse program that allowed me to see my abs for the first time since college while still doing a paleo type nutrition approach. 2014 I started keto and it's morphed into a keto/LCHF type of plan.
2012 was the year that I started a program called Unbeatable Mind from Navy Seal Mark Devine which has been an amazing journey and I still use a lot of the program today. Was one of the most important things in my life so far.
I plan on becoming a member of JK very soon. Just want to get through the recommended reading first.
I recently had my labs done however they didn't do my vitamin D like I asked and after reading some stuff on here I didn't get all the tests I needed.
My fitness business is called Improvement Warrior Fitness, so my catch phrase so to speak is
Stay strong, stay positive, be the Improvement Warrior!
Second entry 11.1.18
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