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Date I am saving: Saturday, March 26th from 9 – 11 AM
On the aforementioned date, I would love for you, your family, and friends to meet me at Lake Hodges to exercise together.  The name of this event is called “Misogi”.  I will be providing the details of this experience over the next couple of weeks, but I wanted to send out a teaser and get on your calendars as soon as possible.  The team and I have been working on getting things organized for you to have a truly unique experience over the past month and I cannot wait for you to see what we have cooked up!  This is one you do not want to miss!

Nutrition tracking I am using: Counting Macros
For the past few years, I have not put a lot of deliberate attention on my nutrition.  This year, however, as a part of my goals for 2022, I am looking to improve how I fuel my body.  By tracking the amount of protein, fat and carbs, the macronutrients, I am hoping to find a more balanced approach.  For a more detailed understanding of how to count your macros, click on the link above.  So far, the one thing I have learned this year is that it is very difficult to get enough protein.  Unfortunately, my body does not tolerate dairy products very well so I am left to try and fill this need through meat, eggs, nuts and plant-based sources such as tofu and protein powder.  I am far from mastering this concept but in the end, I would like to have a general guide in my mind as to the approximate portion and ratio for each macronutrient.  This would hopefully lead to making better food choices without having to look up how much protein, fat or carb is in each food item and writing it down.  I believe this process may take the rest of the year, but I think it will be worth it in the end.

Three quotes that help to define a Misogi:
– “The notion around a misogi is, you do something so hard one time per year that it impacts the remaining 364 days of the year.” ~ Jesse Itzler
– “Take on challenges that radically expand your sense of what is possible.  There are just two rules: you have a fifty percent chance of success at best, and it does not kill you…”  ~ Marcus Elliott
– “A misogi is a physical trial that you don’t practice or prepare for.  You don’t perform before a crowd, you don’t brag about it or pay to enter.  ~ Charles Bethea
If these loose descriptions begin to give you some context around the event on March 26th and you are still interested, congrats, you are a weirdo like me!  You may also understand that using the physical body to tap into the mind and change its limiting beliefs is extraordinarily powerful. For more information on this event, we will be posting on social media, passing out flyers in the office and having a sign-up sheet at the front desk.  More to come soon!

Have a kick ass week everyone!
In Health,
Dr. Devin Shea, DC