In search of fitness.
Posted: Posted May 26th, 2017 by Famov
I hate to be a harbinger for the end times, but as I intend to start exercising regularly I can only assume that it will soon be followed by swarms of locusts and frogs from the sky. We'll get off easy if Surt doesn't set the world aflame.
While the reasoning at the core of my newfound motivation is simple enough - I don't want to die any earlier than I have to - there is nevertheless another component to it. I want to reclaim the feeling of physical accomplishment that I haven't really experienced since I was 15. My lifespan has nearly doubled in that time and I've done no meaningful exercise in the interim. Why not? What's my excuse? I'm busy, but not too busy to spare a half hour or so towards my physical well being several days a week. It sucks to start something new, but once I get a routine it will improve my quality of life. It's well documented that people that exercise are happier just for doing it.
I don't really want to spend a lot of money and so I'm definitely not getting a gym membership. I intend to buy a jump rope and perhaps a pair of running shoes if I decide to actually start jogging. I don't own any equipment to speak of.
And I have no weight that needs losing which makes it difficult to put a number on whatever my goals might be. Nevertheless I'd very much like to be able to jog around a residential block without having a cardiac event, and I'd like to be limber enough to not inexplicably pull a muscle while sitting at my desk and posting on gametalk. Therefore my routine is going to involve a circuit of stretches and aerobics. There might be some strength training eventually, but I honestly have no idea what I'm doing. I'm reading what I can online, and I hope to put something together to begin by Monday. Any advice is appreciated. If it's a common mistake feel free to assume that I will make it.
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