The goal is to move more and be more active than you currently are. You don’t have to hit the gym. You don’t necessarily have to set time aside for it. You just have to incorporate moving into your life more often.
Today’s run was pretty easy. A 9:27 mile, and my heartrate never went over 165, really. Not that I noticed, at least. And that’s awesome. Recovery runs aren’t meant to tax you. They are just there to keep you moving and making sure your body doesn’t wither away into a lifeless husk.
Day two of the runstreak happened. I recorded while dripping sweat from my run (or maybe it was from the rain that started in while I was out). I ran 1.1 miles, and my shoelaces came untied at 0.9. Never try to run a quarter mile with loose shoes. It’s just bad.
If you want lasting wellness, you have to change the way you live your life every single day.
I lost 155 pounds, and I learned more than a few things that keep me fit, active, healthy, and geeky. The most important lesson, though, is this: Diets don’t work. Lifestyle changes do.
Pretty much any kind of progress you want to have in your life is precipitated on you having enough discipline to work at it.
There are few fitness lessons as important as the one you can learn from Captain Jean-Luc Picard: make it so.
Being active has nothing to do with exercise. It’s about moving around when you wouldn’t ordinarily be moving around.
Mental and physical rest days are important to reaching your fitness goals.
I don’t think about weight loss maintenance because I’m not maintaining weight loss. I am living my life as a healthy guy now, not in the past as a fat guy.