Hello brewery friends!

My number one goal with starting my Indy Brewery reviews was to get the conversation rolling about great beer brewed right here in our hometown, Indianapolis. To that end, I foresee some long-form content coming soon in the form of conversations but also, this, a mini-blog!!!

I wanted to give every a little backstory and introduction into my brewery journey, as cheesy as that is to say.

The first brewery I fell in love with was Black Acre Brewing Co. right here in my own neighborhood, Irvington. But, I actually fell in love with Black Acre long…

Ramit Sethi, finance guru and overall funny guy has an interesting tid-bit in I Will Teach You to Be Rich (fantastic book btw) where he talks about a familiar story of people he knew trying to get fit… Quoting from his book:

Here was a common situation: John was forty-five pounds overweight, he ate poorly and hadn’t worked out in years, and he was ready to make a change. So ready, in fact, that he told us he wanted to cut his calories by 50 percent and start working out five times a week.

“Whoa, whoa,” we told him. “Let’s…

I’ve noticed an interesting aspect of the culture in America. We are almost totally disassociated from our bodies. Really, we are almost totally disassociated from the nature.

Why is this?

We are heady. Literally, we feel as though problems are to be solved in our “heads”. Feelings are generally to be suspect. Rationality is god.

This is not how the East has related with the world. Meditation — focus on the breath and physical sensation. Yoga — letting the body unravel naturally. Even their spirituality — focused on acceptance and seeing the beauty of the full human experience — non-dualism.

One day while driving in a rented mini-van down the interstates of San Fransisco with my brother Ryan, he told me a quote that I think about every day. One of his buddies from UnCollege told him it while they were on a volunteer trip in Indonesia: “There are no good answers, just good conversations.”

Answers imply truths. They imply beliefs. They imply ultimatums, if you go down that road.

Conversations imply curiosity. They imply questions.

I guess the reason we latch on to answers is built into human nature. We don’t do too well in uncertainty. There’s always big…

The Habit Loop is a community, an idea, an experiment to empower people to live a healthy, fit lifestyle. Moreover, we believe in using fitness as a medium to leverage identity and habit to become the types of people we want to be.

The Habit Loop recognizes 3 realities:

  1. Programs don’t do jack sh**. Anecdotal experience proves this very quickly. How many friends do you have that swear that they are going to get fit doing “x” “y” “z” program — whether it be Orange Theory, P90x, or Zumba class. Can this get you fit for a month? Yes. Does…

If you’re fat, out-of-shape, and intimidated…this is where to start.

  1. This is a game of subtraction. Normal habits don’t get you extremely overweight or super weak. BAD habits do. You must identify the bad habits and eliminate them. This is hard. It is the reason most people don’t make it from 0–1. Here’s common examples of habits that must be weeded out ASAP: Binge drinking then gorging on shit food after or during; Soda (esp if it is every meal); Being completely sedentary throughout the day; Giving in to peer pressure (copying what foods or habits they have); Saying screw…

Those that know me know that I am no superhuman or bodybuilder. Really, I’m an average joe with one quirk: I am OBSESSED with everything fitness, from nutrition, to powerlifting, to long-distance endurance running.

I work out (or do some form of physical activity) every day. I am MUCH much more fit at age 24 then at age 18, and I plan on keeping that trend well into my 60’s and beyond. I want to do things in my 70’s that puts my 24 year old self to shame. …

The situation

I’ve lost my mojo.

In the past month or so it’s been like this. Extremely indecisive. Lost for words, all the time. Non-stop criticism of myself. Little joy. Intense feelings of awkwardness at times. Favorite time of the day being sleep.

Not great.

The teacher

I can respond in two ways:

a) Life sucks for me.

b) This moment in life is my teacher.

These moments force you to examine how you might be doing life all wrong. I am.

A metaphor

Life can be like this. You’re in uncharted space on a spacecraft. You’re making your way through the stars on a mission…

I am sitting in the Las Vegas airport. That’s already bad enough.

I’ve been informed the flight has been delayed two hours. Finished the two books during the trip. Already scrolled through Twitter, Medium, Instagram, of course.

There’s absolutely nothing to do.

This is the abominable condition of mankind: boredom.

I look around.

Tequila bar. Asian joint. Burger King. Nice.

Coffee, yeah, coffee that’s what I need.

Now, do I actually need coffee in this moment?

Of course I don’t *need* coffee.

But the thing is, I’m so bored. But now that I got this coffee thing on my mind…

A way to think about how you treat others… and yourself.

I have some serious commitment issues.

I have this friend that I was close with for a year in college. He just moved in town. Every time I think of him I have that gut-wrenching thought, “Wow, I really need to hang out with him, I’ve been a terrible friend!” This person asks me all the time to hang out. This friend just moved in town and likely relies on my friendship for some company. What’s my response you might ask? Usually a solid “Yes! Of course, I’ll hang!”

I am a master at the over-promise, under-deliver approach. Say yes…

Tyler Lingle

Working on The Habit Loop.

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