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Make Your Health a Priority

Show of hands; how many of you have said the following when faced with something you knew you should do?

“I don’t have time.”

Don’t lie.

We’ve all said it before. Even yours truly!

It’s almost become the default “Get Out of Jail Free” card. Have something you know you should do? As long as you qualify it with “I don’t have time” it’s okay to skip out on it. No one will hold you accountable! They will just nod empathetically in agreement.

  • Don’t have the time to work out? Just rationalize that it’s easier to be okay getting winded after 5 minutes of playing with your kids.
  • Don’t have the time to stretch properly? Just keep wondering why your muscles are always sore and unresponsive.
  • Don’t have the time to shop for groceries or make a healthy meal? Just tell yourself you will start eating right next week and then order another pizza.
  • Don’t have time to pursue your dreams? Just avoid any risks and keep plugging away unhappily at your job.

Remember… “I don’t have time” makes it all better.

The dirty secret about that excuse though? It’s a total lie!

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How to Fail at Fitness 1

In case you hadn’t noticed, I spend a lot of time trying to help people get healthy.

It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to lose some weight, build some muscle, or just feel better about yourself; if you are willing to put in the effort I am willing to put in the time to help you achieve your goals.

That being said, when I survey my social media networks I can quickly point out people who despite the best of intentions are setting themselves up for failure by falling victim to trends and fallacies.

It drives me into a gamma radiation induced rage (Hulk SMASH!!!) every time, but I usually manage to remember Law #7 of the Jerd Herd and keep my mouth shut. I figure if they want help they will come ask.

That isn’t going to stop me from passive aggressively addressing their nonsense here though!

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Iron Rations: Mango Chia Seed Pudding

08.29.2014 Healthy Recipes

I realized the other day, that while we have tons of recipes available here on the site, we don’t have any healthy desserts! So it’s time to fix that! The problem with desserts is that we expect them to be super sweet, and as any loyal reader of this site knows, sugar is the enemy! […]

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Product Review: Nike+ Sportwatch GPS

08.22.2014 Keys to Running

I’ve been running with the Nike+ SportWatch GPS for the past six months, using it regularly during my runs. While this product review is about the Nike+ SportWatch, there are takeaways to be had for any Jerd reader interested in GPS-enabled running watches. So What Is It? The SportWatch is a GPS-enabled device that tracks […]

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The Walking Dead Escape 2014… aka Nerds vs Zombies!

08.08.2014 Health & Fitness

I think that by now it is clear that nerds shall inherit the earth. But if that is true we might be in trouble because, in a lot of survival situations, I am pretty sure zombies > than most nerds! The Dilemma We geeks are often faced with an unfortunate dilemma when attempting to go […]

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How Chris Used the Riddle of Steel to Get Fit!

07.30.2014 Heroes Transformations

Editors Note: Since I am still recovering from San Diego Comic Con, and not entirely capable of writing more than a few coherent sentences, I thought it might be helpful to have a one of my geeky compatriots share some thoughts about health and fitness. So today, 1/3rd of the Geeked Out Fitness gang decided […]

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The Best Birthday Present I Could Ask For…

07.16.2014 Uncategorized

This past weekend I celebrated turning 42 surviving another year! I spent the weekend with a vigorous workout, enjoying the company of my family, selectively ignoring the gray hairs cropping up in my beard, and reflecting on life in general. While I often get caught up in the day-to-day, and complain about how little free […]

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A Beginner Guide to Strength Training

07.09.2014 Health & Fitness

So you want to unleash your inner Hulk (rage optional) and get big and strong? Does the thought of stepping into a gym and hitting the weights intimidate you? Do you wish you could pack muscle onto your skinny frame but don’t know where to start? Are you a bigger guy who’d rather have your […]

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Iron Rations: Vanilla Berry Protein Smoothie

07.02.2014 Healthy Recipes

I’m not going to beat around the bush. This is my favorite smoothie recipe EVER! Whether you’re looking for a calorie and nutrient rich meal replacement, or a tasty pre-workout smoothie to keep you fueled, look no further. Best part is? All you need to do is throw things into a blender… no culinary skills […]

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Product Review: Dipgrips (Do Dips at Home!)

06.23.2014 Product Reviews

Loyal members of the Jerd-Herd already know that I am a firm believer in the fact that you can accomplish super-heroic workouts in the comfort of your home, without having to spend a ton of cash. And this product just cements that belief! Dipgrips by Enigma Edge Designs If you would have asked me last […]

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Heroes’ Transformations: How Amanda Dropped 7 Dress Sizes

05.30.2014 Heroes Transformations

Meet Amanda, a consultant and Whovian with a FANTASTIC success story. Amanda’s transformation started like so many others: Amanda realized one day that she was unhappy with the way she looked and felt. She didn’t focus on the quality of the food she was eating. After work, Amanda would find herself napping on the couch […]

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Clean Eating 101

05.08.2014 Health & Fitness

I use the term “clean eating” a lot. An argument could even be made that I overuse it. But that’s because it is the single most important thing you can do if you want to get fit and healthy! There is a good reason that the second Law of the Jerd-Herd is “We Eat Clean […]

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Iron Rations: Healthy Pancakes

04.25.2014 Healthy Recipes

I saw this recipe for “healthy pancakes” a couple of months back and I thought I would give them a shot! If you want an exact substitute for the yummy goodness a stack of pancakes brings to your mouth, you might be a little disappointed. I won’t lie to you my loyal Jerdlings, I love […]

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The Avengers Workout

04.16.2014 Geek Movies

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened this past weekend to great (and well-deserved) fanfare! And each time a new Marvel movie is released, legions of geeks return to the proverbial well to re-watch all the cinematic superhero goodness that has come before. Undeniably, the crown jewel of the “phase 1″ Marvel Cinematic Universe is The Avengers. […]

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International TableTop Day 2014

04.10.2014 Gaming

Another year, another International TableTop Day gone by. And because it can’t all be fitness, I wanted to take today to put the “erd” back in the Jerd with a bit of a recap. Saturday, April 5th marked the 2nd annual TableTop Day; to celebrate I took a road-trip up to Toronto, Canada to meet […]

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How To Measure Your Body Fat Percentage

03.26.2014 Health & Fitness

If figuring out your optimal weight is difficult, then trying to understand body fat percentages can be downright impossible! It’s tough to calculate, tougher to track, and often misunderstood. So I am going to do my best to answer some pretty common questions: What the %@$# is body fat percentage? How much body fat should […]

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