In a desperate attempt to avoid doing anything useful today I find myself thinking of something I’ve been meaning to bring up here for a while.
I’m becoming slowly but surely obsessed with keeping my life basically healthy and, for want of a better term, getting my shit together. But I don’t really know anything and could use some pointers. I have NEVER done regular exercise or had much interest in sports. And I’ve never really though about what I eat, getting fat was something that happened to other people.
I’m trying to make time to swim 800-1000 metres, three times a week, but it’s hard as I seem to have so much stuff to do all the time. (Such as screwing about on forumosa.) I get out with my dogs and I’m on my feet quite a lot generally, so let’s say I’m not sedentary. But I don’t feel healthy. I’m generally stiff with minor aches.
I took TaiJi for a year and felt a lot better for it, but that fell by the wayside a year ago and I don’t seem to have time or the opportunity to get back into it. (Not speaking Chinese doesn’t help, but that’s not something I can solve overnight even with enough time.) I guess, in theory, that I could get into a routine of doing some stretches every morning but don’t really know anything about how the body fits together and what’s good for it.
And then there’s diet. I kind of half-know that some things are bad, but don’t think about it enough. What should I be eating?
Does anyone have any recommendations? Mindless gym stuff isn’t likely to be an option although it is available.
I’m 38, 180cm, and was ~65Kg for as long as I could remember. In the last two years my weight has jumped to a massive 73KG, which is quite a big %age even though it’s not a big number in absolute terms. And I do have more of a tummy than I’ve ever had, although I still have a figure that most males seem to envy. On the plus side, other people do comment to me on my energy and (most recently) on the fact that I rarely get in a bad mood.
I guess I’m basically healthy, but that’s just accidental and I feel like I have to start making more effort to ensure that I keep myself together. (In chinese counting I’m 40 already. )
And of course it’s all tied up with lifestyle. I work erratic hours in several places, spend a couple of hours a day on a motorbike, and have too many projects under way too. I’m trying to hire someone to do admin stuff for me to free up some time, but I’ll need to make more money to pay for it.
Anyone else in a similar situation want to start a little support group?