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Monday Mayhem Wrestling Wrap Up 4/20/19: 5 Floors of Doom
Mad Mike and Sorg are talking about a lot of things. A little bit about WWE Raw maybe 45 minutes in, how WWE may have stolen the new Money in the Bank idea from an eFed, how we used to chronical and watch professional wrestling in the VHS era, what we can watch to bring wrestling joy back like The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast, Up Up Down Down, Lego decisions, and so many other random discussions. Come. Cope with us.
Let’s get right to it so you can start rocking 2022!
Why Do We Suck At Building Healthy Habits?
“I know what I’m supposed to do, I just can’t get myself to do it!”
Welcome to the club – we all know what we need to do, but we just can’t get ourselves to make the important changes.
We know how to get in shape: move more and eat less!
We know how to exercise: get your heart rate up, do some push-ups, get stronger.
We know how to eat healthy: more vegetables and less sugar.
And yet, we can’t get ourselves to stick with ANY of these things for longer than a few weeks.
Simple: Building new healthy habits is tough, our lizard brains crave instant gratification, we don’t fully understand how habits are built, life gets busy, and our default behavior is often as unhealthy as it is easy.
As a result, we don’t put the right systems in place in order to make changes stick.
We also rely wayyyyy too much on willpower and motivation.
We tend to bite off more than we can chew, go too fast too soon, and then get overwhelmed too quickly.
Does this sound familiar?
I’m going to eat 100% Paleo/Keto AND
I’m going to run 5 miles a day AND
I’m going to work out in a gym five times a week.
If you’re somebody that eats a typically poor diet, never runs, and hasn’t set foot in a gym since grade-school dodgeball with Mr. Wazowski, changing alllll of these at once is almost a surefire way to succeed at precisely NONE of them.
We’re conditioned these days to expect and receive instant gratification. If we want food we can get it from a drive-through, stick a frozen meal in a microwave, or sit down at a restaurant that’s open 24 hours. If we want a game we can download it to our computers/phones/PS5s within a matter of seconds. If we want to watch a TV show, it’s a few clicks away.
Hell, Netflix even starts the next episode for you without any action required!
We expect getting in shape to go the same way.
And this is why we suck at building healthy habits that stick.
We tell ourselves “Hey, I’ve been dedicated for a whole two weeks, why don’t I look like Ryan Reynolds yet?”, not remembering that it took us decades of unhealthy living to get where we are, which means it’s going to take more than a few weeks to reverse the trend.
And then we miss a workout because life was busy or our kid got sick. And we get disheartened that exercise or giving up candy is not nearly as fun as Netflix and video games and Peanut M&M’s.
This is where everybody gives up:
They try to change too many habits too soon
They get impatient the results don’t come more quickly
We’ve got a special treat this week as we’re joined by Wrestle Zone’s Ross Berman! He is joined by our in-studio guest Jaye Cooper, as well as our usual group of wrestling fans with Sorg, Larry, and Bobby. This week’s topics include:
Ross has been covering the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial. We’ve got him on the podcast to share a little bit of what he’s been seeing.
Podcasters and interviewers alike have been in the crosshairs awaiting the turnout of the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial.
Podcasts, in general, are entertainment – when someone frames it as fact-checked journalism, it can cause harm.
A wrestling journalist having to switch gears to trial coverage?
Covering New Japan is what prepared Ross for the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial coverage.
Ross covers New Japan, which brings us to Larry CANCELLING his WWE Network app!
New Japan has been doing a bit lately – including some title changes and some reach to American and European audiences.
Money in the Bank is just around the corner – as in THIS WEEKEND. We’re sharing some thoughts and speculations.
AJ Styles v Nakamura for Money in the Bank? WWE is doing the same stuff we’d be seeing in New Japan!
Has anyone checked to see if Brock Lesnar is still alive? We haven’t seen him in a couple months.
We’re making some Money in the Bank predictions.
The sons of IRS are facing each other, and we’re pretty excited about it.
This week’s big question: If you had the ability to give a Money in the Bank briefcase to ANYONE in wrestling, who would it be?
NXT Takeover is ALSO this weekend. We’re sharing some thoughts and predictions.
OH: Lars Sullivan is great! I want to see him win the title at a house show!
Lars Sullivan is what Snitsky should have been.
What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?BONUS: Recommendation from our guest, Ross Berman: Check out David Starr v Mike Quackenbush if you get a chance.
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