Reflecting on the exercise side of wellness, it’s important to look back to see what actually worked…
I’ve played soccer for many years and while it was definitely a workout, it was more of a social thing. My wife and I would play then go out with our friends for a bite and a brew at our local pub. The math was simple, soccer + dinner + drinks = fun but in the end, the positive effects of soccer were more than cancelled out by the après-soccer activities.
My cousin got me into spinning several years ago and I’ve never looked back. I religiously attend spin class twice a week, an hour per session. This one activity can be linked to real weight loss. I started spinning weighing in at 190 pounds and found myself hovering around 180 with absolutely no change to my diet.
But something was missing…
About a year ago, a colleague was telling me about a book that literally changed his life. Younger Next Year is a more than just a set of ideas, it’s a lifestyle. I haven’t actually finished the book, stopped at the chapter; Don’t You Lose a Goddamn Pound! I took the bait though, doing a lot more exercise than ever before. Further reducing my weight by a few pounds. Once again, with no change to my diet.
Live Strong, Fit and Sexy – Until You’re 80 and Beyond
To stave off 70% of the normal decay associated with aging (weakness, sore joints, apathy), and to eliminate over 50% of all illness and potential injuries. This is the real thing, a program that will work for anyone who decides to apply himself to “Harry’s Rules.”
I never finished the book but have it on my ToDo list for 2016. I need to digest the exercise piece before moving on.
It’s truly a life changer.