📝🔗Notes On Adaptation—
Wrote this a while back, posting again because my principles haven’t changed—they allow for constant change, this is it: Everything is good for something, seriously, it’s so simple I can break it down to two words: It’s complicated.
We need the heat and cold, we need stress, and comfort. Inflammation isn’t the enemy. Inflammation is necessary. Even occasional overindulgence can provide balance and benefit. Danger lies in chronicity. Chronic inflammation leads to permanent damage, chronic cold exposure and you freeze, chronic heat and you burn. Extreme specialization is just another form of chronicity. When we consistently reinforce the same movements, the same neural connections, the same eating patterns and food choices, we hinder our ability to adapt. Adaptation is everything. Adaptation is the key to survival. I’m forever a beginner, always doing something new, looking for new patterns, new connections, seeing how it all fits together. When you specialize too much, even the smallest variation can fuck up your entire reality. I strive for awareness but don’t want to ever be that fragile. I don’t want the occasional cupcake to cripple me, or dairy to make me sick. I don’t want to worry about slipping a disk because I didn’t keep a neutral spine while playing with younger siblings. Yes, I eat for performance, train strategically, focus on specific skills, etc...But the other rule I follow is that, for the best preparation, OCCASIONALLY the right thing to do is the “wrong” thing.
Thanks @itisalicia for the flick 📸 & @green.helix for the design inspo