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Thermo Diet Podcast Episode 18 - Routines

Thermo Diet Podcast Episode 18 - Routines

In this episode of The Thermo Diet Podcast Christopher Walker and Jayton Miller sit down and talk about their morning and evening routines, some of the things that have helped them out, and what they have recently been into for entertainment. They talk about simplicity being an important part of success and some of the ways that they keep their lives simple. 

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Full Transcript:

Chris:
What's up everyone. Christopher Walker back here again with my cohost on the Thermo Diet podcast, research gaucho, Jayton Miller.

Jayton:
How's it going?

Chris:
How are you doing. I see you're all UMZUed up today.

Jayton:
I am. I got a fresh order in this morning.

Chris:
Nice. And then Brenton's wearing the old school owl. What are we calling that owl?

Jayton:
The real Francis.

Chris:
Yeah, you could show, yeah, the real Francis. Yeah. So Brenton's on the video now, if you're watching this on YouTube. We've got some cool UMZU swag for those people that like swag and like high quality stuff.

Jayton:
Definitely.

Chris:
A lot of it's made by a Champion. So Jayton's rocking it right now. I'm actually we're in a Duke Champion hoodie. Anyway, so today we're going to be talking about morning rituals or morning habits and just, I mean, we could even get into other habits throughout the day, but like the Thermo morning.

Jayton:
So what is your Thermo morning looking like right now?

Chris:
Currently it is not as structured as it used to be. Mainly, well, I guess I kind of clumped things into two different areas. Right? So there's at home and then at the office. And both you and I get to the office like pretty damn early every day. So probably at least 3/4 to 5/8 of my morning routine happens at the office. But yeah, it's mainly just waking up, brushing my teeth, putting in contacts or something and then putting on some clothes and getting in the car. That's pretty much my at home morning routine.

Chris:
Previously though, I used to do certain meditation. Like I would have more of a structured morning with at home I would do like a breathing exercise, a meditation exercise and then even read a book for a certain period of time. And I found that reading in the morning is actually pretty awesome because you're really paying attention to what you're reading and absorbing that material.

Chris:
Now I read more at night. And any breathing exercises I'll do it in the evening because, I don't know, I'm just like stoked to get into work every day. So I just get up and just want to get in my car and go to work. So that's pretty much it. And then I get here and now that we have our new Miracle Morning in, I take a couple of Miracle Mornings, two of those guys and then drink a bunch of coffee and get going on. I just like have like certain business metric spreadsheets that I check every morning, like dashboards and stuff. Got to see what the numbers are, what we can do. Look at the calendar for the day, listen to music. We're always rocking out with something in the office.

Jayton:
And Mutoid Man has been pretty good in the mornings.

Chris:
Yeah. Mutoid Man will wake you up. So for those people don't know Mutoid Man, it's a three person band and it's heavy metal punk. And they're good. They're really good.

Jayton:
They're pretty good.

Chris:
Yeah. So we just generally, we'll put on in the early mornings here at the office, we'll put on like some very loud, fast, heavy metal and it wakes you right up. It's like Mutoid Man, Gojira, Mastodon, you had some Marilyn Manson on the other day?

Jayton:
Yeah. Marilyn Manson is pretty good. Yeah. It was getting me going. Or every once in a while I'll listen to some Ween in the morning. Zach doesn't really like that in the mornings whenever he walks in, but.

Chris:
Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of Ween.

Jayton:
I like them a little bit. It's kind of weird.

Chris:
It is weird. It almost sounds like it's like a kids cartoon music or something.

Jayton:
I don't know. They have a lot of like helium sounds.

Chris:
Yeah, they have experimental sounds. Yeah.

Jayton:
Yeah, definitely.

Chris:
That's pretty much my morning routine and then I just work all day and then go home at the end of the day.

Jayton:
Nice.

Chris:
That's my simple life.

Jayton:
Heck, yeah. You work out anywhere in there?

Chris:
When I get home. A couple times a week. But I was working out in the morning for a while. Which was kind of awesome, but it's a little easier to do it in the afternoon. Plus my lifts are always better in the afternoon. Because you're awake.

Jayton:
Definitely.

Chris:
Circadian rhythm wise, like it's a lot better to train at that time. But I just kind of go with the flow. We've talked about in other episodes too about like I personally find that too much structure, like really stressing me out. So I need a little bit of flexibility and the flexibility just mentally can change every couple months. Like try something different. A lot of people I think try to make things a little too perfect and it adds more stress to their life. You don't really need to do that.

Jayton:
Yeah, I like to set up certain routines and habits that allow me to free up space for flexibility in other areas. So I typically eat like pretty much the same thing every day because it's thoughtless, it's super easy. And because of that, I have the ability to free up that mind space for other things. So I really enjoy that.

Chris:
That's why I say like a lot of those billion dollar company CEOs just wear the same clothes every day. So it just is not something that they have to think about because it's really not that important. Same idea.

Jayton:
Like Mark Zuckerberg. Yeah.

Chris:
Yeah. What's your morning routine?

Jayton:
In the mornings I'm usually pretty jacked up because I come straight out of the dream into my alarm. So I'm usually really awake in the mornings just because my heart's racing. I don't know what it is. But I've been having some crazy dreams lately. So I'll hop out of bed, I'll usually do like some pushups or some air squats or something and kind of get my blood flowing and get my body awake. And then I'll get dressed. I'll go upstairs and I'll eat and then I'll go back downstairs and then grab my stuff, leave, come up to the office. Usually, whenever I get to the office, nobody's here. So I'll turn on the lights, take all the supplements that I can, and then I really like the vibration platform in the mornings.

Chris:
Yeah. I do like using that thing. Even intermittently throughout the day if I need a little reset button type of thing. Yeah.

Jayton:
Yeah. So I'll do that for a couple minutes while I'm checking my phone and then I'll make some coffee and then I usually just dive into the biggest thing that's on my plate for the day. I like to get that done first thing and then from there I can just get the other things done that are on my task list.

Chris:
Yeah, that's a good way to go. What's that called? It's like eat the frog or something.

Jayton:
I have no idea.

Chris:
There's some saying about that. Like eating the biggest frog, I don't know. Just get the biggest thing out of the way right away. So your day, no matter what's a success.

Jayton:
What does your evening routine look like?

Chris:
Right now it's mainly just like I'll get home, eat a big Thermo bowl in front of watching the Office or something, which is kind of the Office and SpongeBob are like my main background music. I just turn them on. It's kind of this nostalgic, comforting thing and the have low volume just on all the time. But then, yeah, I'll eat, try to take like an hour to not work.

Chris:
And then lately I've been just diving back into work like building out all these new website funnels. Some nights it's been bad because I stayed up like way too late and then I kind of pay for it the next couple days. Last week there was a night where I stayed up till 2:30 trying to do that Ajax thing on the site and then didn't end up fixing it at all. So it was a huge waste of time. Other than that I kind of learned some interesting stuff but which was good.

Chris:
And then the night after that I did a total stupid move and I got into the rabbit hole on YouTube of tiny houses and shipping container houses. And I literally from like 7:30 or 8:00 PM until like 12:30, and I even realized how much time I was spending on this. I was like just watching YouTube videos about shipping container houses. And then I realized what time it was like, "Oh shit." Because I had stayed up so late the night before. But then the next couple nights after that I slept a lot. Like 12 hours a night.

Jayton:
So are you convinced on the tiny house thing?

Chris:
Not really. I mean it's interesting from one of things, living without a mortgage would be pretty damn cool or paying rent. That would be awesome. However, living in a shed would not be so awesome. And because that's basically what it is. Like this tiny little condensed thing. That's where the shipping container thing's interesting because they're so much cheaper and they're like really durable but then you can actually build something interesting with it. It doesn't have to be some little shed that fits on a trailer.

Chris:
So that's where those are pretty neat because you can kind of customize everything. There's some really cool companies out there that I found that night that like all these different, out of the UK or like Australia or wherever, these cool companies that are doing all sorts of interesting technology for housing for more sustainable off the grid, cool housing that's shipped. You can literally order it online and they'll ship it to your lot within 10 days or something crazy, a lot of these.

Chris:
And there was one that was really cool. It had this like lever technology that was proprietary to them, where it comes in and it's about the size of a shipping container so they can stick it on the back of a semi truck. And then they drive it up to your lot and like pop it down on the lot and it sits up on a couple of stilts, type of things. And then you push a button and it unfolds this entire three bedroom house, out of the shipping container thing with all this lever technology.

Jayton:
Dang.

Chris:
So you can basically have a house and it literally builds itself. And then when you want to move you just push the button and it folds back up.

Jayton:
Nice.

Chris:
I'm like that's sick. You stick it back on the truck. Yeah. So those things are cool. I wouldn't want to live in a tiny house per se, but I would like to explore alternate housing options because I think the housing markets are just totally overblown and so dumb. And a lot of it's just depending on location of where you live in the country, not building materials at all. You can look in middle of bumfuck, Kansas and you can buy a mansion for like 500k, but if you look in Boulder, 500k won't get you really anything. It'll get you a closet.

Jayton:
Maybe.

Chris:
Yeah. It's just interesting. But then the other challenge being where are you going to put this house? You have to have a lot and then you got to go look at ... So I was looking at all these mountain lots which are beautiful. In Boulder, the mountain lots are amazing but half of them are like burned down because there was some fire a couple of years ago. So they're trying to get rid of those lots at a better price. But then the law here is that you have to pay for the lot in cash.

Jayton:
Oh really? Dang.

Chris:
Yeah. So I'm like, oh, that makes it interesting. So yeah, that was my rabbit hole last week. My nightly one night routine. I learned a lot about alternate housing.

Jayton:
Interesting. Have you seen that documentary Wild, Wild Country?

Chris:
No. Is that a cult or something?

Jayton:
Yeah, it's whenever they ... I think it was up in Oregon. They shipped like an entire city into this area in two days. I wonder if they would have been more successful if they would've had that working for them.

Chris:
Yeah. If they would had some transportable housing. All right guys, our time's up. They're onto us. Let's go somewhere else. Call the trucks.

Jayton:
But no, that's a crazy documentary.

Chris:
I'll check it out. I was watching The Witcher, last night.

Jayton:
Oh, I finished that.

Chris:
Yeah. I have two episodes left.

Jayton:
Okay. Nice.

Chris:
What did you think?

Jayton:
It makes sense in the last episode.

Chris:
It's a bunch of timelines, right?

Jayton:
Yeah. And it's like, but like the episode-

Chris:
They're interwoven so you can't really tell.

Jayton:
Yeah. It makes sense in the last episode though.

Chris:
Okay.

Jayton:
I think it's all right. I don't think it's the best show, but it's good.

Chris:
No. Yeah, I agree with that. The writing's not very good. I mean there's a lot of cool concepts in it, but a lot of it's kind of cheesy. I'm not a screenwriter by any means, but some of the lines just don't need to be said. I'm like, okay, that's just not good writing.

Jayton:
I think they, what was it? They dropped the F bomb more times in that show than like most of them that they have on Netflix or something like that. I read something.

Chris:
Yeah. I don't mind that so much. I think it's kind of awesome. He's like walking around in medieval whatever time period, and then some like, remember when they were in that crypt with the crazy chick who was some monster chick, under the castle or whatever. And then she breaks the chain and he's like "Fuck." I was like, yeah. All right.

Chris:
But this is also doubling as our entertainment critic episode where we're going to roast all these shows that are on Netflix right now. Because that's involved in our nightly routines.

Jayton:
Yeah. I don't know. My evening routine usually consists of, so I'll go home, I'll go to the gym, I'll come back and then I'll eat. And while I'm eating I've been watching the Jordan Peterson lectures, his biblical series. And so I found that really interesting. He has a lot of really interesting insights into that kind of really in depth perspective. Like you can tell that he's really thought about it for a really long time.

Jayton:
And then after that I'll usually get into bed and then I'll start reading. So I have five different books right now that I'm kind of chipping away at slowly. And then after that I'll usually just go to sleep. That's about the end of. Or I'll write for a little bit, and then I'll go to sleep. But that's usually my evening routine.

Chris:
The simple life.

Jayton:
Definitely.

Chris:
I like simplicity in my daily routine because again it helps you like focus on stuff that matters and not like all this other nonsense.

Jayton:
Yeah, I noticed that the more simple I can get my day to day, the more complex thought processes that I can take on. The more abstraction I can think about.

Chris:
Bandwidth issue.

Jayton:
What other kind of habits do you find that are beneficial?

Chris:
Walking. Definitely, it seems it's kind of in the culture here at the office too. A couple times a day go hit a walk. Get around Boulder, we're in a good location in Boulder so we can kind of walk down Pearl Street, you can walk over near the mountain, the Canyon, anything. So getting those steps in every day is really helpful. I found that I just, I sleep way better. I just feel better if I get at least like a five mile walking day every day, 10k steps. And I sleep really good if I have 20,000 steps.

Jayton:
Really?

Chris:
Yeah.

Jayton:
Interesting. Now I find that reading is a really good habit to get into.

Chris:
Yeah, absolutely.

Jayton:
For the people who are kind of against it, I think that it's a really valuable skill to develop for sure.

Chris:
Who's against reading?

Jayton:
I don't know. I know a lot of people who don't like to read, they just-

Chris:
Do they have a reason?

Jayton:
They just don't like it. So they just don't do it. I even have people who don't listen to podcasts, they won't do audio books. And I'm just sitting there trying to ... I don't even understand how you can not want information. Like it doesn't click with me for some reason.

Chris:
Yep. Yeah, me too. I like learning.

Jayton:
I do too.

Chris:
I think learning is like the ultimate reward in life. Knowing more, and knowing less, subsequently. The more you know, the less you know. But that's why it's like so interesting because you can keep diving down new rabbit holes. There's never a point where you think that you know everything. So it's always fun to explore new books. I have a binge buying book habit on Amazon.

Jayton:
Yeah. My list is pretty big too right now, but I tell myself that I got to wait to start any more books until I at least have two done that I'm working on right now.

Chris:
I just bought Anthony Bourdain, a couple of his books.

Jayton:
Oh really?

Chris:
Yeah. Kitchen Confidential and then Nasty Bits.

Jayton:
Okay. Nice. No, the shelf on my bed is only so big. So I tell myself until I free up space on here that I don't need to get any more books.

Chris:
Yeah. I'm pretty much full on my bookshelf. I'm just going to start stacking them. I throw them kind of everywhere else, like on the couch, on the floor.

Jayton:
Nice.

Chris:
So I have a pretty messy existence as anyone also in the office can tell. If you just look at my desk and just imagine like having expanding that out to like 1600 square feet in my apartment. That's pretty much what it looks like.

Jayton:
So you said that you'd been taking two Miracle Mornings in the mornings?

Chris:
Yeah.

Jayton:
Okay. I noticed that that's a little too much for me. Yeah. If I take one, it's like perfect. If I take two, it's like jumping off the edge.

Chris:
All right. Know thyself.

Jayton:
Yeah, definitely.

Chris:
So if anyone's listening to this and you're wondering what we're talking about, it's our new supplement from UMZU. It's called Miracle Morning. And you might be able to guess from the name what it's about. It's a morning, I guess you'd say, energy booster, cognitive enhancer. It just dials you in right away. It's actually synergistic with caffeine. There's no caffeine in it, which is cool. So if you don't want to have caffeine or you don't use caffeine in any capacity, that's fine. Miracle Morning doesn't have any, but then if you use it with caffeine, it actually amplifies the effect. So you could take one or two of them, drink a couple cups of coffee in the morning and then you're dialed in, you're focused.

Jayton:
Definitely. Now the Teacrine, I think within the plant, the kucha plant, Teacrine is actually derived from the caffeine molecule within that plant. And so whenever they extract it, it's actually after it's converted down into Teacrine within the plant.

Chris:
And you can't get desensitized to it, which is really cool.

Jayton:
Yeah, so every time you take it, it's like taking it for the first time, which is really cool.

Chris:
And how many clinical trials are on Teacrine? I remember seeing just massive amounts of there are a ton of human clinical trials on the effectiveness of Teacrine.

Jayton:
The only one that I could find as far as dosage goes was it was 200 milligrams twice a day.

Chris:
I don't know if I could take this in the afternoon though.

Jayton:
Yeah, I definitely wouldn't be able to sleep because when I take two in the morning, I don't sleep at all.

Chris:
If you took 400 milligrams a day, that's four capsules a day. You're probably not going to sleep.

Jayton:
Ever again.

Chris:
But if you need some energy, especially if you're like out, I'm excited to try it. I'm going to use it on the mountain this year for snowboarding. Take two of them in the morning and then two of them at noon or something. Just to get that extra kick.

Jayton:
I don't know. I might have a heart attack if I do that, so I'm going to watch out.

Chris:
Yeah. I wonder if there's another compound that can like metabolize it in the way that rutaecarpine metabolizes caffeine.

Jayton:
I don't know. Maybe if you take a little bit of extra theanine, with it. I think that might take a little bit of the edge off and kind of dial it back in.

Chris:
Maybe tequila?

Jayton:
That might help too. That might loosen you up on the board too.

Chris:
Oh yeah. Yeah, I do that. That's part of my ... Not every time, but sometimes I'll do a morning routine of a Thermo Rita or two before I go out snowboarding. Because ... yeah. You find that I'm like way better when I'm a little loose like that.

Jayton:
I had a whiskey on the rocks last Saturday whenever ... Before we started the day and it, I don't know what it was, it just threw my day off. So I don't know if I'm going to do it anymore.

Chris:
Whiskeys are downers.

Jayton:
Yeah, I guess that's true.

Chris:
I get really tired if I have a whiskey. I mean, especially those like a good coffee whiskey is really good. But like only in the evening. I would never try it anywhere in the day.

Jayton:
Maybe I just need to experiment a little bit more.

Chris:
Thermo Rita dude. A little potato vodka. Something like that.

Jayton:
You take Redwood before you got on the mountain too?

Chris:
Yeah. Redwood's great. Especially at altitude like that, it kind of keeps the blood going to all the right spots. Because I've found that that's kind of the limiting factor when you get up on the top like at the peaks and stuff is just basically oxygen delivery to your limbs, your muscle tissue. So I feel like Redwood does definitely help with that. It gives you a little more stamina and endurance.

Jayton:
Do you think that's because it helps shuttle lactic acid away from muscle?

Chris:
Yeah, it's most noticeably like the lactic acid ends up not accumulating as quickly. That's I guess where the stamina comes from. When it starts like on a deep powder day or something like lactic acid is really noticeable very quickly.

Jayton:
I don't really notice it anymore. I just go ham. So.

Chris:
Whatever we can't all be like you. How'd you do on that snowboard though?

Jayton:
That's a different topic.

Chris:
You went ham sandwich back to the lodge.

Jayton:
I don't think snowboarding's for me. But you put a pair of skis on my feet, I'm good.

Chris:
Yeah. We're going to have to go up together sometime this winter. We were talking about it the other day.

Jayton:
Yeah. I'll show you some of backwards skiing.

Chris:
All right.

Jayton:
I'll ski down the mountain as fast as you go forwards, backwards.

Chris:
Oh, that sounds like a challenge. Yeah.

Jayton:
I'll do that.

Chris:
I'll go switch and you go backwards.

Jayton:
All right. I'm down.

Chris:
That'd be a fun race. Falling included. Yeah. For you.

Jayton:
Or running into stuff. One or the other.

Chris:
Yeah. Yeah. Actually, I wasn't going to talk about on the podcast yet, but I just got back from Surf Ranch in California. Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch. And I took eight Redwoods and I think it was three scoops of octane before surfing. And it did me good throughout the day.

Jayton:
Yeah? Neat.

Chris:
Surfing all day. It was pretty fun.

Jayton:
Nice. How'd you do?

Chris:
I got a lot better throughout the day. Yeah. It's probably the fastest way on earth to get better at surfing. Because you just sit there and then the wave just goes back and forth, back and forth, and you can just try and catch it every time.

Jayton:
Nice.

Chris:
Yeah. Is that the first time you surfed?

Jayton:
No. I learned when I was probably 11, out in Orange County, California. And then that was just long boarding. And then we had the office in Florida, I would go out on the weekends and whatever and just surf in Florida. But the Florida surf is not great. I wouldn't say, it was more like a bunny slope of surfing. So this was like my first real experience surfing on big waves because the waves there, they're like championship waves. They run competitions and stuff on these waves and they're pretty awesome waves.

Jayton:
So that was definitely an accelerated learning curve. A great experience, which I would to recommend anybody that's interested in doing that sort of thing. Basically try to get in Surf Ranch and go and take a day there. It's pretty fun.

Jayton:
What do you think about people like what if someone had a bad sleep, what would be a good morning routine?

Chris:
How would say getting up and moving is probably a really good idea. Just moving quickly in some form or fashion. Kind of get the blood flowing a little bit. Get that grogginess out of you. Yeah, no, that's a really good question. What do you do whenever you don't get good sleep?

Jayton:
One thing I definitely do is that say I had a workout that I was going to do that morning. I would just push it off until the afternoon at least. I don't feel like, other than just the habit of like getting to the gym and going through the motions, that's really all it ends up being. So if that's your goal, just go through the motions at the gym and be active at that time every day and maybe that's the only time you can do it, then I would still recommend doing it, but in my mind, I have more flexibility about when I can go to the gym, whether it's at the beginning or the end of the day.

Jayton:
So if I have a bad sleep, then I'll typically just make sure I do it at the end of the day instead of the beginning. Because I don't know, my lifts are never good if I don't get enough sleep, I'm just always kind of dragging ass in the gym. So I'd rather have the day to kind of wake up, maybe grab a nap if I can and then hit the gym later.

Chris:
Okay. Is there anything that you do immediately to kind of wake up?

Jayton:
Currently, it's more like I'm kind of just jumping out of bed every day. It's pretty nice. Get in the car, blast some metal, get to the office, blast some metal.

Chris:
That's the key. Metal.

Jayton:
Metal.

Chris:
Learn to love heavy metal.

Jayton:
Yes. I do the exact same thing whenever I get in my car in the morning.

Chris:
Usually, it's Mastodon.

Jayton:
Really?

Chris:
It's good driving music.

Jayton:
I've been really into Gojira, lately. I've been listening to a lot of them.

Chris:
Yeah, they're good. Stranded. That's a good morning wake up song. Dun, dun, dun.

Jayton:
Or the Art of Dying is really good too. Man, I like that song. That one's good. Yeah. Metal is definitely the key to wake up in the morning.

Chris:
Yeah. A little Slipknot or something.

Jayton:
Oh yeah. Slipknot's good. Yeah.

Chris:
What about you?

Jayton:
As far as like waking up immediately in the mornings?

Chris:
Yeah. Is it was mostly just like air squats and stuff.

Jayton:
Yeah, just getting moving, kind of getting the blood flowing, waking up the nervous system. However, I notice for some people that can kind of like push them over the edge if they're in a really poor state of health just because that cortisol is already spiked in the morning from trying to wake you up. So spiking it even more by doing movement like that isn't always a good idea.

Chris:
That's why I think it would be good for if anyone's in that sort of scenario, to do some breathing exercises right away. I have found that like for breathing exercises, if you are in like a high stressed state and you do want to be doing them, doing it in the morning makes it really easy. If you basically just commit to the idea of don't look at your phone, just kind of wake up, roll over and sit on even on the side of your bed or something and do it. So you're still half asleep. And I find that it's easier when you're half asleep like that to get into that trance state with the breathing and then you end up having a lot of energy all day. Like you feel good.

Jayton:
I would say expose yourself to a good bright spectrum of light too. That'll definitely wake you up. Especially if you're going to work before the sun's up in the morning, definitely exposing yourself to some form of, I don't know, I have like a 300 watt ambient light in my room and so I'll just plug that bad boy in and it wakes me right up.

Chris:
Yeah. I'm thinking about, I like to go to Cabo on vacations and one of the best things about that is you wake up in the morning and then you just kind of roll out of bed and like go walk out to the porch and the suns blasting down. And you get that Mexico sun.

Jayton:
Nice.

Chris:
That's a good way to wake up. But currently right now here in Colorado, the days are pretty damn short because it's the winter, so you wake up, it's dark. By the time you get home, it's dark. It's like, okay. Well at least there's some sun during the day. I know a lot of people in other areas of the country or the world, at this time of year end up the whole day is dark. I lived in New York City for a couple of years and it was just dark all the time for like six months of the year. Windy, cold and rainy, snowy, not cool. Noisy. Yeah. But yeah, getting out in the middle the day is nice too for getting some sun here.

Jayton:
So what are the biggest takeaway items that the listeners can use?

Chris:
So I would say takeaways are simplicity. I think it's really important. Just don't set a huge expectation for yourself on morning routines or whatever. Do what you want to do and make sure it's a positive routine. But it might be just as much as one thing that you do every day. Maybe do a couple of minutes of some breathing in the morning or maybe you get up, you blast yourself with some light, do some red light, you do something like that. And then go do what you got to do. If you go to work or whatever, listen to music that you like that wakes you up.

Chris:
Take some Miracle Morning, drink some coffee, just get into your day and focus on the really important stuff in the morning for your day. Leaving it simple like that I think is crucial. Or do some activity if you like to go to the gym or go on a walk before you go to work or whatever. Walk the dog, something like that. But keep it simple.

Chris:
I mean I've seen, there's so much of a culture on social media around people doing like these crazy military things like wake up at 4:30 and do this huge routine and yada yada, before you do anything else. A lot of people can motivate themselves to do it for like a week or two and then they just fall off. Especially right now it's January. Everyone's into their New Year, new me type of thing but I always just saying don't make a resolution.

Chris:
Just commit to yourself something that you can do every day and then give yourself flexibility to modify it without like feeling ashamed that you've stopped doing it or whatever. Just kind of let yourself flow through flexibly routines or routine evolutions that support your main goals in your day or your main goals in the quarter or the year, 10 year plan, or whatever you have and just leave the flexibility there.

Chris:
I've found personally that that's really important to me. I know other people are way more neurotic about stuff than I am. So take that with a grain of salt but do what you want to do. Don't do something because you think it's like the right thing to do or the wrong thing to do.

Jayton:
And I think that having the ability to observe that and notice what does and doesn't actually work for you is very important in that too.

Chris:
That's a good point. Identifying what's the desired outcome of that action too. It's like in business, if you have a KPI, it's something you can track that shows you whether you're successful or not with it. So making some KPIs for your actions. You could have some morning routine where you have five things that you do in the morning. And then if you're not really tracking what is helping you get closer to your goal, then three of them might not even be worth any of your time or effort, but you wouldn't know it because you're not looking at the KPI for that action. And it's just kind of wasting your time. So find what it is.

Chris:
And that also brings up the bigger question of what is your goal? Most people don't really think clearly about their goals or define them. But I'm of the opinion that goal setting is really good. If you can get really clear and then work backwards in terms of what habits you need to do every day to achieve that thing. Because then it helps simplify stuff too because then you notice over time it's like, well, most of the stuff I'm doing isn't really getting me anywhere so I can cut it out, stop doing it. And then you get a simple daily routine.

Jayton:
Yeah, definitely. I agree.

Chris:
Again, do a little shameless product pitch here at the end. Miracle Morning is our brand new UMZU supplement and it's pretty awesome. I mean it works. It kicks in pretty fast. What would you say, like 15 minutes or so?

Jayton:
Yeah. Somewhere in there.

Chris:
You really feel it. Yeah, you start to dial in that first hour and if you take a Miracle Morning or two every morning, just try it out. I mean try it for a month and see if you like it. If you don't like it, again, we have a 60 day money back guarantee on our products. So if you don't like it, if it doesn't work, whatever, just let us know. But you can find Miracle Morning over at umzu.com just search for it, Miracle Morning.

Jayton:
Yeah, and I have a suspicion this is probably going to be one of our more popular products if it gets out there.

Chris:
Absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. Great. Well thanks for listening to the Thermo Diet podcast. If you're not subscribed, go check it out wherever you like to listen to podcasts or wherever you're listening to it right now. It could be YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Google, whatever. Go check it out there. If you like it, leave a review.

Chris:
If you're in the Thermo Diet community on Facebook, let us know any more questions or concerns or things that you'd want us to address here on the podcast. We're always happy to do so. We record it every week and we like to get good ideas. I mean, the podcast is really all about serving the community and figuring out ways that we can give you guys insights that you want to know. So the more that you give us, the more helpful this will be for you.

Jayton:
Definitely.

Chris:
Yep. Thanks for listening. We'll see you on the next show.

Jayton:
Have a good one. 

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