so I have gone through something of a lifestyle change recently. ive been running for cardio every day for the past month. to go along with it I also am currently on a t break day 9. I started exercising cuz I need to get in shape and also because ive been planning a t break because my tolerance had got to a point where even 10 dabs in a row would not get me anywhere worth going. =[ so basically I want to make this a thread where we can come share our exercise and eating habits day to day or week to week. and in the process I hope we can stick to our goals by sharing our progress or new goals periodically and through building comraderie and focus. I think anyone who wants to take a t break should use the opportunity to also get off of all other vices and allow the body an extended period of idle repair instead of always preparing for the next battle. I stopped junk food and added sugar day 1 of my exercise routine. so its been 1 months without processed foods and added sugar. I figured if I was going on a break, I might as well allow my body to live for a little while without any drugs at all legal or otherwise. sugar has been shown to wreck havoc on our dopamine response and carrier system as a whole. porn and masturbation is also a culprit. go figure. DAY 36 (4 inches lost off my waist so far) so today I ran for 26 minutes non stop 2.1 miles. this is a big deal for me. 36 days ago on day one, I felt like my heart was going to explode after just 3 or 4 minutes on the treadmill. I was almost sure that I had a lung issue. today though ive worked my stamina to a level where now my muscles give out before my breath. it is also easier now without processed foods to see how natural foods affect my mind and body. I can now actually increase or decrease my stamina depending how I eat a hour before I exercise. ive been under the American diet for soo long I had forgotten what real food tastes like. for example I got up at 5am drank some coffee at 6 ate some greek yogurt and had some green tea at 730 exercise at 9 followed directly by 6 eggwhites boiled (I hate veggies, they activate my gag reflex =[ shower and the a nice small serving of wild smoked salmon with organic oatmeal 1/4 cup topped with 1 tblspoon of ground flax seeds for omega 3 and fiber (the ala in omega 3 is not essential for your body) it is the precursor to omega 3 dha which is the one that the brain uses for repair. ala and epa omega 3 are utilized as precursors to form dha or for other functions like skin, hair, nails etc) I like to get my omega 3 naturally through the flax and let my body use it as it deems necessary soo far I have lost a considerable amount of weight following this simple diet. I also have seen a lessening of my short term memory loss gradually since I started my t break. I believe the headaches I felt on the first few days on my t break were signs that my brain was hard at work after basically years without a t break and an entire lifetime on an American junk diet. I used to eat easily 3000 cal per day, I am literally feeling no hunger at all and so far all the food I ate today has added up to less than 1000 calories. and my dinner will consist of a salad with lean protein or if my moms cooking, lentil soup and some other vegetarian dish. the only issue I have come across since I have started exercising is that I have noticed that I wake up with a dry mouth every night. dry throat as well. I think I have sleep apnea, I think this because ive always had a stuffy nose and a football mishap also gave me a deviated septum so I cant breathe through only my right nostril.