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[ Read Online Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and DiscoveringMyself Ê quantum-mechanics PDF ] by Rich Roll ↠´ Chapter OneA Line In The SandIt Was The Night Before I Turned Forty That Cool, Late October Evening In , Julie And Our Three Kids Were Sound Asleep As I Tried To Enjoy Some Peaceful Moments In Our Otherwise Rowdy Household My Nightly Routine Involved Losing Myself In The Comfort Of My Giant Flat Screen Cranked To Maximum Volume While Basking In The Haze Of Law Order Reruns, Id Put Away A Plate Of Cheeseburgers And Followed That Welcome Head Rush With A Mouthful Of Nicotine Gum This Was Just My Way Of Relaxing, Id Convinced Myself After A Hard Day, I Felt I Deserved It, And That It Was HarmlessAfter All, I Knew About Harm Eight Years Earlier, Id Awoken From A Multiday, Blackout Binge To Find Myself In A Drug And Alcohol Treatment Center In Rural Oregon Since Then Id Miraculously Gotten Sober, And One Day At A Time Was Staying That Way I No Longer Drank I Didnt Do Drugs I Figured I Had The Right To Pig Out On A Little Junk FoodBut Something Happened On This Birthday Eve At Almost Am I Was Well Into My Third Hour Of Doltish Television And Approaching Sodium Toxicity With A Calorie Count In The Thousands With My Belly Full And Nicotine Buzz Fading, I Decided To Call It A Night I Performed A Quick Check On My Stepsons, Tyler And Trapper, In Their Room Off The Kitchen I Loved Watching Them Sleep Aged Eleven And Ten, Respectively, Theyd Soon Be Teenagers, Grasping For Independence But For Now, They Were Still Pajama Clad Boys In Their Bunk Beds, Dreaming Of Skateboarding And Harry PotterWith The Lights Already Out, I Had Begun Hauling My Pound Frame Upstairs When Midway I Had To Pausemy Legs Were Heavy, My Breathing Labored My Face Felt Hot And I Had To Bend Over Just To Catch My Breath, My Belly Folding Over Jeans That No Longer Fit Nauseous, I Looked Down At The Steps Id Climbed There Were Eight About That Many Remained To Be Mounted Eight Steps I Was Thirty Nine Years Old And I Was Winded By Eight Steps Man, I Thought, Is This What Ive Become Slowly, I Made It To The Top And Entered Our Bedroom, Careful Not To Wake Julie Or Our Two Year Old Daughter, Mathis, Snuggled Up Against Her Mom In Our Bedmy Two Angels, Illuminated By The Moonlight Coming Through The Window Holding Still, I Paused To Watch Them Sleep, Waiting For My Pulse To Slow Tears Began To Trickle Down My Face As I Was Overcome By A Confusing Mix Of Emotionslove, Certainly, But Also Guilt, Shame, And A Sudden And Acute Fear In My Mind, A Crystal Clear Image Flashed Of Mathis On Her Wedding Day, Smiling, Flanked By Her Proud Groomsmen Brothers And Beaming Mother But In This Waking Dream, I Knew Something Was Profoundly Amiss I Wasnt There I Was DeadA Tingling Sensation Surfaced At The Base Of My Neck And Quickly Spread Down My Spine As A Sense Of Panic Set In A Drop Of Sweat Fell To The Dark Wood Floor, And I Became Transfixed By The Droplet, As If It Were The Only Thing Keeping Me From Collapsing The Tiny Crystal Ball Foretold My Grim Futurethat I Wouldnt Live To See My Daughters Wedding DaySnap Out Of It A Shake Of The Head, A Deep Inhale I Labored To The Bathroom Sink And Splashed My Face With Cold Water As I Lifted My Head, I Caught My Reflection In The Mirror And Froze Gone Was That Long Held Image Of Myself As The Handsome Young Swimming Champion Id Once Been And In That Moment, Denial Was Shattered Reality Set In For The First Time I Was A Fat, Out Of Shape, And Very Unhealthy Man Hurtling Into Middle Agea Depressed, Self Destructive Person Utterly Disconnected From Who I Was And What I Wanted To BeTo The Outside Observer, Everything Appeared To Be Perfect It Had Beenthan Eight Years Since My Last Drink, And During That Time Id Repaired What Was A Broken And Desperate Life, Reshaping It Into The Very Model Of Modern American Success After Snagging Degrees From Stanford And Cornell And Spending Years As A Corporate Lawyeran Alcohol Fueled Decade Of Mind Numbing Eighty Hour Workweeks, Dictatorial Bosses, And Late Night PartyingId Finally Escaped Into Sobriety And Even Launched My Own Successful Boutique Entertainment Law Firm I Had A Beautiful, Loving, And Supportive Wife And Three Healthy Children Who Adored Me And Together, Wed Built The House Of Our DreamsSo What Was Wrong With Me Why Did I Feel This Way Id Done Everything I Was Supposed To Do And Then Some I Wasnt Just Confused I Was In Free FallYet In That Precise Moment, I Was Overcome With The Profound Knowledge Not Just That I Needed To Change, But That I Was Willing To Change From My Adventures In The Subculture Of Addiction Recovery, Id Learned That The Trajectory Of Ones Life Often Boils Down To A Few Identifiable Momentsdecisions That Change Everything I Knew All Too Well That Moments Like These Were Not To Be Squandered Rather, They Were To Be Respected And Seized At All Costs, For They Just Didnt Come Around That Often, If Ever Even If You Experienced Only One Powerful Moment Like This One, You Were Lucky Blink Or Look Away For Even An Instant And The Door Didnt Just Close, It Literally Vanished In My Case, This Was The Second Time Id Been Blessed With Such An Opportunity, The First Being That Precious Moment Of Clarity That Precipitated My Sobriety In Rehab Looking Into The Mirror That Night, I Could Feel That Portal Opening Again I Needed To ActBut How Heres The Thing Im A Man Of Extremes I Cant Just Have One Drink Im Either Bone Dry Or I Binge Until I Wake Up Naked In A Hotel Room In Vegas Without Any Idea How I Got There Im Crawling Out Of Bed At Am To Swim Laps In A Poolas I Did Throughout My Teensor Im Pounding Big Macs On The Couch I Cant Just Have One Cup Of Coffee It Has To Be A Venti, Laced With Two To Five Extra Shots Of Espresso, Just For Fun To This Day Balance Remains My Final Frontier, A Fickle Lover I Continue To Pursue Despite Her Lack Of Interest Knowing This About Myself, And Harnessing The Tools Id Developed In Recovery, I Understood That Any True Or Lasting Lifestyle Change Would Require Rigor, Specificity, And Accountability Vague Notions Of Eating Better Or Maybe Going To The Gymoften Just Werent Going To Work I Needed An Urgent And Stringent Plan I Needed To Draw A Firm Line In The SandThe Next Morning, The First Thing I Did Was Turn To My Wife Julie For HelpAs Long As Ive Known Her, Julie Has Been Deeply Into Yoga And Alternative Healing Methods, With Some To Put It Mildly Progressive Notions About Nutrition And Wellness Always An Early Riser, Julie Greeted Each Day With Meditation And A Series Of Sun Salutations, Followed By A Breakfast Of Odoriferous Herbs And Teas Seeking Personal Growth And Counsel, Julie Has Sat At The Feet Of Many A Gurufrom Eckhart Tolle, To Annette, A Blue Eyed Clairvoyant, To Chief Golden Eagle Of The South Dakota Lakota Tribe, To Paramhansa Nithyananda, A Youthful And Handsome Indian Sage Just Last Year, In Fact, Julie Traveled By Herself To Southern India To Visit Arunachala, A Sacred Holy Mountain Revered In Yogic Culture As A Spiritual Incubator Id Always Admired Her For Her Willingness To Explore It Sure Seemed To Work For Her But This Kind Of Alternative Thinking Was Strictly Her Territory, Never MineParticularly When It Came To Food To Open Our Refrigerator Was To See An Invisible But Obvious Line Running Down The Middle On One Side Were The Typical American Heart Attackinducing Items Hot Dogs, Mayonnaise, Blocks Of Cheese, Processed Snack Foods, Soda, And Ice Cream On The Other SideJulieswere Mysterious Baggies Filled With Herbal Preparations And An Unmarked Mason Jar Or Two Filled With Putrid Smelling Medicinal Pastes Of Unknown Origins There Was Something She Patiently Told Me Was Called Ghee, And Also Chyawanprash, A Pungent, Brown Colored Sticky Jam Made From An Indian Gooseberry Known As The Elixir Of Life In Ayurveda, A Form Of Ancient Indian Alternative Medicine I Never Tired Of Poking Fun At Julies Ritualistic Preparations Of These Strange Foods Though Id Grown Accustomed To Her Attempting To Get Me To Eat Things Like Sprouted Mung Beans Or Seitan Burgers, To Say It Never Took Is An Understatement Cardboard, Id Announce, Shaking My Head And Reaching Instead For My Juicy Beef BurgerThat Kind Of Food Was Fine For Julie, And Certainly Fine For Our Kids, But I Needed My Food My Real Food To Her Immense Credit, Julie Had Never Nagged Me To Change My Ways Frankly, I Assumed Shed Simply Given Up On Me But In Truth She Understood A Crucial Spiritual Principle Id Yet To Grasp You Can Stand In The Light And You Can Set A Positive Example But You Simply Cannot Make Someone ChangeBut Today Was Different The Previous Night Had Given Me A Gift A Profound Sense Not Just That I Needed To Change, But That I Wanted To Changereally Change As I Poured A Massive Cup Of Very Strong Coffee, I Nervously Raised The Issue Across The Breakfast TableSo, Uh, I Began, You Know That Detox, Juice Cleanse Thing You Did Last Year From A Bite Of Hemp Bread Spread With Chyawanprash Jam, Julie Peered Up At Me, A Small Smile Of Curiosity Playing At Her Lips Yes The CleanseWell, I Think I Might, Well, Uh, Maybe I Should, You Know, Give It A Shot I Couldnt Believe The Words Were Coming Out Of My Mouth Even Though Julie Was One Of The Healthiest People I Knew, And Id Seen How Her Diet And Use Of Alternative Medicine Had Helped Her Through So Mucheven Miraculously, At One Pointjust Twenty Four Hours Before, I Would Have Argued Till I Was Blue In The Face That A Cleanse Was Useless, Even Harmful Id Never Found Any Evidence To Support The Idea That A Cleanse Was Healthy Or That It Somehow Removed Toxins From The Body Ask Any Traditional Western Medicine Doctor And Hell Agree These Cleanses Are Not Just Innocuous, Theyre Downright Unhealthy And By The Way, What Are These Mysterious Toxins, Anyway, And How Would A Cleanse Possibly Remove Them It Was All Nonsense, Id Thought, Pure Fabrication, The Babbling Of Snake Oil SalesmenBut Today, I Was Desperate I Could Still Feel The Previous Nights Panic, Still Feel My Temples Pounding The Drop Of Sweat And Its Dark Portent, Flashing Before My Eyes, Were All Too Real Clearly, My Way Was Not WorkingSure, Julie Said Softly She Didnt Ask What Had Prompted This Curious Request, And I Didnt Offer An Explanation As Clichd As It Sounds, Julie Was My Soul Mate And Best Friendthe One Person Who Knew Me Better Than Anyone Yet For Reasons I Still Dont Fully Understand, I Couldnt Bring Myself To Tell Her About What Id Experienced The Night Before Maybe It Was Embarrassment Orlikely, The Fear Id Felt Was Simply Too Acute For Words Julie Is Too Intuitive Not To Have Noticed That Something Was Clearly Up, But She Didnt Ask A Single Question She Just Let It Unfold, Without ExpectationIn Fact, Julies Expectations Were So Low That I Had To Ask Her Threetimes Before She Actually Returned From The Alternative Pharmacist With The Goods Needed To Begin The Cleansea Journey That Would Soon Change EverythingTogether We Embarked On A Seven Day Progressive Regime That Involved A Variety Of Herbs, Teas, And Fruit And Vegetable Juices Forinformation On My Recommended Cleansing Program, See Appendix III, Resources, Jai Renew Detox And Cleansing Program Its Important To Understand That This Was Not A Starvation Protocol Each And Every Day I Made Certain To Fortify My Body With Essential Nutrients In Liquid Form I Cast Aside My Doubts And Threw Myself Into The Process With Everything I Had We Cleared The Fridge Of My Reddi Wip, Go Gurts, And Salami, Filling The Empty Shelves With Large Vats Of Tea Boiled From A Potpourri Of What Looked Like Leaves Raked From Our Lawn I Juiced With Vigor, Downing Liquid Concoctions Of Spinach And Carrots Laced With Garlic, Followed By Herbal Remedies In Capsule Form Chased By Gagging On A Tea With A Distinct Manure AftertasteA Day Later I Was Curled Up In A Ball On The Couch, Sweating Try Quitting Caffeine, Nicotine, And Food All At Once I Looked Horrible And Felt Worse I Couldnt Move But I Couldnt Sleep Either Everything Was Upside Down Julie Remarked That I Looked Like I Was Detoxing Heroin Indeed, I Felt Like I Was Back In RehabBut Julie Urged Me To Hang Tough She Said That The Hardest Part Was Soon To Pass I Trusted Her, And True To Her Word, Each Day Proved Easier Than The Day Before The Gagging Subsided, Replaced By Gratitude Just To Put Somethinganythingdown My Throat By Day Three, The Fog Began To Clear My Taste Buds Adapted And I Actually Began Enjoying The Regime And Despite So Few Calories, I Began Feeling A Surge Of Energy, Followed By A Profound Sense Of Renewal I Was Sold Day Four Was Better, And By Day Five, I Felt Like An Entirely New Person I Was Able To Sleep Well, And I Only Needed A Few Hours Of Sleep My Mind Was Clear And My Body Felt Light, Infused With A Sense Of Vibrancy And Exhilaration That I Hadnt Known Was Possible Suddenly I Was Jogging Up The Staircase With Mathis On My Back, My Heart Rate Barely Elevated I Even Went Out For A Short Run And Felt Great, Despite The Fact That I Hadnt Laced Up A Pair Of Running Shoes In Years And Was On My Fifth Day Without Any Real Food It Was Astounding Like A Person With Poor Eyesight Donning A Pair Of Glasses For The First Time, I Was Amazed To Discover That A Person Could Feel This Good Until Then A Hopeless And Lifelong Coffee Addict, I Entered Into A Momentous Collaboration With Julie On Day Two Of The Cleanse When We Unplugged Our Beloved Coffeepot And Together Walked It Out To The Garbage Binan Act Neither Of Us Would Have Thought Possible In A Million YearsAt The Conclusion Of The Seven Day Protocol, It Was Time To Return To Eating Real Food Julie Prepared A Nutritious Breakfast For Megranola With Berries, Some Toast With Butter, And My Favorite, Poached Eggs After Going Seven Days With No Solid Food, I Might Have Been Excused For Inhaling The Meal In Seconds Flat But Instead, 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