The Art of Non-Cornformity had been on the Ren Men list of books for long time. I received this book for Christmas, and burnt through it in two days.
It was a solid book. It is a great starter book. It’s funny, because everything that Chris Guillebeau describes in his book, we did by accident. He talked about building a business, building an army, bringing your army along for the ride, and asking your army for help. As far as the Ren Men Show, we did all of that by sheer accident. Whoo hooo, go Ren Men!
Guillebeau’s message is simple: You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to! This a hard thing to accomplish, there are many nay-sayers out there that will try to bring you down.
Other topics CG discusses are:
“What do I really want to get out of life?”
“What can I offer the world that no one else can?”
These are hard questions to answer but what else in life can more important than these questions? People say life is short. I don’t think anything else in my life is longer than life itself. So, how in the world, can life be short? It’s the longest thing you do! I think, people mean to say, life goes by fast, especially, when you don’t stop and enjoy it.
For starters, this will propel you to get off the bench! Secondly, we will get Chris Guillebeau on the Ren Men Show within 30 days, challenge accepted!
Here it is, the much-anticipated Four Hour Body Book. This is a big ass book, over 500 pages! In usual Timmy fashion, he hacks his own book within the first 12 pages. He tells readers not to read it cover to cover but use it more as a reference manual, by finding the things you are most interested in and reading those pages first. I did not do that. I read it cover to cover and hacked it along the way.
Some of the topics that most interested me were: the slow-carb diet, Occam’s protocol, Myotatic crunch, cat-vomit, kettlebells and adding 100 pounds to my bench. Now, don’t get me wrong many other topics that were discussed did intrigue me, but the aforemetioned topics most intrigued me.
The Ren Men will be taking on the Four Hour Body Diet/Slow Carb Diet. I don’t really like to call things diet, because this ‘diet’ could be a way of life. My diet consists of nearly exactly what is described in Tim’s book, so I don’t believe it will be that different for me. The workout regimen in Occam’s Protocol, calls for working about twice a week, and two exercises per workout, something I can handle. Let me tell you this, the 5/5 cadence will absolutely kick your ass!
I started this plan a week ago. I started to crave my cheat day on Thursday night, then again on Friday night. Finally, Saturday made it, and I really didn’t feel like cheating, but…I did, with vengeance, by God! By 10:30 am I had three desserts! I felt slow on my cheat day but the air squats and wall presses really helped. I didn’t feel overly bloated and ate many, many cookies. We’ll post our total inches, body fat, and weights in a later post, now go eat some protein…