When I started this blog I wasn’t sure how much fitness advice I wanted to dole out, as there are so many magazines/books/Internet sites out there that are better positioned to offer that sort of content. After thinking about it though I realized that so many programs and articles are written for people who already have a background in physical activities (Honestly it can be a bit intimidating picking up a Men Fitness magazine, even if it advertises a beginners workout, if you aren’t already partially in shape. It looks like too daunting a task especially with the ever-present Adonis-like model on the cover. I get it, trust me.); and as I have said in other posts, I am focusing my efforts on helping those not so physically inclined.
So I will be providing a series of routines that you can do at home with minimal space, no equipment at first and in a relatively short period of time (just sit out one round of Gears of War Team Deathmatch for a round of a workout) along with some easily adaptable dietary hints which I am calling Nerdcore Fitness 101. Every superhero has a origin, and they all follow a tranformative path to reach a point where they can stand tall and fight injustice. I am going to help you embark on a “Heroes Transformation” of your own; you can consider me your own personal Splinter my little fledgling Ninja Turtles (but no pizza for you, sorry.)
These are small workouts that anyone, no matter how out of shape, can do and that can easily be scaled up in intensity and difficulty for those more physically inclined. They, along with the dietary tips, should come as small changes to your normal routine.
“The key to affecting positive change in oneself are small , regular systematic changes to your normal routine. Don’t try to change too much at once!“
As I have said before (and as I will probably repeat like a bobble-headed Rainman) the main hurdle we all face is laziness. Trying to change too much about ourselves all at once can not only be intimidating, but mentally exhausting. The research that goes into:
What food to buy, how to cook it and when to eat it
- Understanding what your caloric intake needs are vs your burn rate
- Figuring out the right balance of cardio and muscle training
- Determining what the right intensity, intervals and rest times should be on your workout days
- Figuring out when to fit all of this into your schedule
You can get tired before you even lift a finger off your mouse! So what I am proposing is a very gentle introduction to the world of heightened physical activity.
“If you follow my advice, and be honest with yourself through the process, I promise to get you a little more fit and healthy over the next few months without a huge disruption or change to your schedule!”
We aren’t trying to be a world-class athletes here (although some of you might catch the fitness bug along the way, be warned) just to be a little healthier and a little more in shape so we can feel better about ourselves and live a longer life! Keep checking back, workouts are coming soon! Also make sure to follow me on Twitter if you haven’t already (I promise I won’t be miffed if you haven’t yet, I know you still have mad love for the Jerd), as I will be doling out Twitter only fitness tips every #FitnessFriday!
Make sure you get out this weekend, do a little walking, put down the sodas and drink some water instead and get ready to embark on a fitness intro and get Nerdcore with me next week by starting your very own Heroes Transformation!