All this is an elaborate way to say that, yet again, a happening from TL has affected my life. A while back a British guy I worked with, Andy, sent me an email out of the blue. I am friendly with Andy, but I don't see much of him outside our mandatory yearly seminar on teaching. Andy told me that he had recently found a new fitness blog and was hoping to get a consultation from the writer. Unfortunately, the guy was in high demand. One thing Andy knew from reading was that the writer was a big Starcraft fan. Looking for a hook, he asked if it would be ok to drop my name and talk a bit about TL, as a way to stand out. I said sure, and didn't think twice about it.
The blog, as it turns out, was Leangains, and the author Martin Berkhan was indeed a Starcraft fan who posts on TL. After completely forgetting the whole episode, Andy sent me another email a couple weeks ago saying the connection had worked out, and that he would be doing Japanese translations of some of the articles on his own site.
It was that at some point something in my brain switched. Before, I never considered going on a diet. The extent of any plan regarding what went in my mouth mostly consisted of "maybe I shouldn't drink so much beer this week", or, "an entire can of pringles might not be the best appetizer". However, once I read about Leangains, and especially once I saw my friend Andy doing some consulting, I decided to make a change.
I won't bore you with the details of the plan in this post. If you are interested in intermittent fasting and the Leangains guide, you can check it out here. In the next couple days I write another blog post about the first week which will go into more detail. For now though, it is just amazing to me that TL continues to shape and change my life, and the life of others.
The password for life is: TL