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Waddup Samoti-nation!

This is the Samotivation go-to-bed-better-than-you-woke-up podcast.

Well.. since today’s episode, the episodes will be coming out every single Saturday. I’ve been gone for a while, rebranding Samotivation and myself. A tactical retreat to come back stronger. And from now on things are only going to get better and better.

And just a note here: These episodes are for you, the Samoti-nation! Just as much as they are for me. Every time I do an episode, I learn more about the topic at hand and improve myself as I hope Samotivation improves yours. I am not an expert in these topics, but I am learning as much creating these episodes as much as you are listening to them. I hope this adds a new refreshing perspective to your life, lifestyle habits and uncovers the greatness that is dormantly waiting to be unlocked… by no one else but you.

Today’s episode is about sleep. I tried waking up at 4:30am and going to the gym straight after I woke up, emulating the habits of the world’s most successful people and the misleading early-bird-gets-the-worm crappy information on social media, about how you can only make it. The idea that if you emulate what the quote-on-quote successful/beautiful instagram filter lifestyle face and body people, then you will look like them, feel like them and have their lifestyle and bank account. Nothing could be farther from the truth, because everyone of us has our own unique road to take to the life that we want and while we can learn from these people, emulating them without asking ourselves if this is right for us is a flawed premise and downright wrong. Try it out for yourself and see if it works for you.

That lasted for 10 days, until I realized that the lack of sleep, coupled with my job where I sometimes work till 2am (yes 2am), and the every day heavy-weight lifting workout routine was not a recipe for success but one for failure. And I didn’t go to bed better than I woke up, I just woke up tired, pissed off and sleep deprived, making my workouts unproductive, I couldn’t lift as much weight as I did when I was getting a proper amount of sleep. Also, fun fact: muscle recovery and growth happens when you sleep, when human growth hormone (HGH), which increases muscle tissue growth and regulates the body’s metabolism. So basically, no sleep = human growth hormone = no muscles = no results.

I am one of those people, that is more creative and active during the night, when things are quiet than I am during the day. I get more work done at night than I do throughout the day, funny enough. My workouts are better during the afternoon or night than they are in the mornings. I can lift more and feel more refreshed after a workout in the afternoon/night than I do in the early mornings.

Other people, are more creative and active during the early morning. They get more work done. They feel good waking up early. Working out in the early morning, works out for them. See what I did there? Omg someone hand me a stand-up comedy award for this line.

Which one are you morning person or night owl?

Hope you enjoy today’s episode!

I love you, Samoti-nation!

XOXO,

Sami

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