Fitness and Motivation

I need to remember how big an impact keeping up some kind of fitness routine has on my mental health.

I’m working on the hundredpushups.com program as part of my Nerdfitness 6-week challenge.  That will end on September 17th, hopefully with a significant improvement in my push-up abilities as well as my motivation and energy levels.

I’ve learned that if I want to eat healthy, diets don’t really work for me, I just get frustrated and give up.  Since I’m not overweight it’s hard to justify the discomfort and social implications of most of the diets I would be attempting.

Instead, I need to focus on preparing my own meals.  When I do that, I often end up eating primarily vegetables anyway.  My home-made meals tend to include: avocados, salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber, mushrooms, eggs, okra, goya, olives, and occasionally chicken.

Eating healthy makes me feel better, more energized, and more ready to do more fitness, which compounds the positive feelings and gets me motivated to accomplish stuff at work and at home, which makes me feel even better and it spirals upward until I hit a snag and then go tumbling back down.

But as the 90’s pop hit goes, “I get knocked down, but I get up again, you ain’t never gonna keep me down.”

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One response to “Fitness and Motivation

  1. Con

    Hi, how are you? Good to see you’re kicking in this challenge- also great work on focussing on primary unprocessed foods in your diet.

    Excuse me, but could you do me a favour? You’re an NFer, right? I’m just starting up a progress blog that I want to share with the Nerd Fitness forums, but because I’m underage, I can’t use the blog that the forum has already set up…:/ So could you do me a huge service,read my first blog post, and pass it on to any of your NF friends? In particular, those around the ages of 16-22, because I’,m looking for a fitness buddy.

    This is my blog… http://bardofthetimewar.wordpress.com/

    Thank you very much and I look forward to reading more of your blog!! 🙂

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