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I'm going to Space. But I have a lot of work to get there. I need to lose 100 pounds, learn Russian, buy a ticket, document my journey, & come home to help other achieve their goals of going to Space.

Remove Before Flight Zachariah Moreno

    • Places & Travel

I'm going to Space. But I have a lot of work to get there. I need to lose 100 pounds, learn Russian, buy a ticket, document my journey, & come home to help other achieve their goals of going to Space.

    Self-Sabotage & My Plan to Overcoming It

    Self-Sabotage & My Plan to Overcoming It

    Sometimes you are your biggest obstacle

    Endless justifications

    Giving yourself permission to stay the same

    My self wants to stay the same because it's comfortable

    Our modern lives condition us, more than ever, to seek & expect comfort

    I've been the same weight for around 12 years

    Excluding my internship at Google where I gained 30+ pounds, lost it, & plateaued again

    I promise to tell that story in a future episode

    When I zoom out & think about those 12 years, I'm comfortable weighing 280 pounds

    Which sounds ridiculous to say out loud & publish on the web

    When I zoom in on the day to day I am uncomfortable being overweight

    When I was a kid I was worried I wouldn't be tall enough to ride a rollercoaster

    As an adult I'm worried that I'm too overweight to ride a rollercoaster

    So I have to ask my

    self

    , "why are you so comfortable being uncomfortable?" & "why are you protecting that short-term comfort from the long-term comfort?"

    It's nonsensical & this week my self-sabotage came to life in the form of not training jiu jitsu

    So I sat down to meditate, looking deeply into why I made these decisions & to see what I could learn about my

    self

    to overcome this form of sabotage in the future

    I have plenty of justifications for why I didn't go to class, like I told you I would

    We shipped a product update early Tuesday morning

    I felt weak after being sick the week before, losing some momentum

    We had a lot of meetings that required me to switch up my schedule & go to class at different times

    So I listened to my inner saboteur, didn't uphold the commitment I made in last week's episode, & I didn't go

    I also temporarily forgot why I'm doing all of this

    It's not to loose 💯 pounds, that's a small part of my bigger reason

    It's because I've committed to accomplishing the goal of going to Space

    If Elon Musk had texted me & said, "we have a ticket for you next week" I would not be able to go

    I'm getting ready now so I can go in the near future & I forgot that

    Instead...

    • 5 min
    SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy

    SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy

    Health & Fitness

    I’ve been sick this week & haven’t trained any Jiu Jitsu

    Hygiene is critically important in BJJ

    To protect my training partners I sat this week out

    I’m planning a future episode just on Hygiene

    Space News

    We had a big week

    I saw

    Raptor Engine (https://everydayastronaut.com/raptor-engine/)

    The Raptor is an absolute beast & has already raised the

    bar

    in a few...

    • 23 min
    Kennedy Space Center & My First Stripe

    Kennedy Space Center & My First Stripe

    Space

    Met communications team at photos from the tour (https://photos.app.goo.gl/khi9bVR5xHKLk2UX6)

    BJJ

    I've been training for nearly 7 months now

    I got my first stripe on my white belt during a white belt seminar at guardian

    Thank You non-profit (https://www.guardiangym.org/our-story) & please consider donating

    Moving to a new location in Oakland near Emeryville that is way bigger

    I did my first water fast for 3 days with very positive results

    I've been consistently intermittent fasting since starting BJJ

    Drinking lots of water

    & Focusing on consistently going 3 times per week

    Thank You Again to Michele & Kayvon, NASA KCS, Harry Duran, Caleb & Guardian

    Thank You for Listening

    • 15 min
    Why Space?

    Why Space?

    Why loose 100 pounds?

    Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

    Why learn Russian?

    • 34 min
    Why Jiu Jitsu?

    Why Jiu Jitsu?

    Guardian Gym (http://www.guardiangym.org)

    • 16 min
    The Shrimp

    The Shrimp

    Guardian Gym (http://www.guardiangym.org)

    • 18 min

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