If you’d have told me that Fitness Specter was going to be my most popular column, I would have told you that was awesome. However, I would not have guessed that. So, why not get into the column, right? FITNESS!
Are you eating clean? Think about your last three meals. How many of them involved something other than homemade meals or mostly vegetables? If you answered “none,” congratulations. If you have a number attached to that answer, you need to eat clean. Go on, eat clean and come back… this column isn’t going anywhere.
I will continue to hammer on this point. Get rid of over processed foods: enriched anything, white flours and sugars, anything that has more ingredients than label actually should, or anything that is considered “mass produced.” Get rid of high fructose corn syrup. STOP EATING TERRIBLE FOOD. If half your plate isn’t vegetables, preferably green vegetables, then you aren’t eating correctly.
Am I really going to talk about food in a second straight column? No… but you’re going to see this subject a lot because that is the sole foundation of the whole fitness effort. Eat better.
Now that I’ve established the foundation, again, it’s time to start small. Get up and walk. Go for a walk around the block. Not tired? Walk a mile. Still not tired? Walk five miles. What I’m saying is you need to walk. Do you want to run? Great, go for a run. Run for a while, though, don’t just run for half a block and stop there. Just like walking, build up until you’re doing about 3 miles, if you’re going to do it. You need build up from somewhere and you might as well start doing that now because if you are eating right, the next step is small steps.
Don’t go into a gym and try to lift 600 lbs in a bench press right out of the gate. Get into a healthy routine and start small. I recommend walking but I would say that you should get to running once you need to walk a long ways to get your routine out of being a routine. The body gets lazy into a routine so you want to keep things fresh.
We will get into muscle confusion in later Fitness Specters, right now, we are establishing a foundation.
Why are you still reading? Get off your ass and start walking, fool! Run! Bike! Get active. Get up and do something. Okay, keep reading before you do that.
We spend so much time staring at computer screens, looking at Facebook, watching YouTube, talking to people…through messengers. We don’t get out and DO anything anymore. We need to get active. We need to walk. We need to run. We need to lift weights. We need to get healthy! Get active!
If we don’t, when the aliens invade, it’ll be easy pickens’ because we’ll all be too fat and lazy to fight back. What about zombies instead of aliens? Does that inspire you more?
Don’t you want to be able to outrun that bear that just saw you? Yeah… run.
Get up and MOVE!