Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J-Just Do It

I’ve been pretty honest on this blog lately. Not that I’ve been dishonest per se. I have a habit of not discussing myself, my feelings, or similar things. Which, there’s nothing wrong with that. I know a lot of people who only show one side of themselves and keep everything else to themselves. But, I am experimenting with this more open thing on my blog.

Enough rambling. (Not really, but I tried.)

Just Do It, is Nike’s popular catch phrase in the 90s. Oh, the 90s the days, when fitness shows became part of life, when sports movies held my attention, and when I wanted to be a cheerleader. Not really a cheerleader with pom poms, but more of a dancer-type. I was a chubby little kid back then and I loved to dance. Dancing was all about the groove, the feeling of blood rushing through your limbs, the movement, and the rhythm. If I heard a song that made my body moved, I danced to it. Life was linear like that. I just did things.

Then, I started thinking about doing things instead of doing them. I opened a book one day and decided to read stories instead of dancing. I read books instead of facing my young problems. Every argument I had as a kid ended with me either reading a book or writing away my counter arguments. This cycle of less doing and more thinking is part of the reason why I became less active and gained more weight.

It’s a vicious cycle. I am still thinking more and doing less. However, slowly, I’m trying to mold myself into a cycle of more doing and less thinking. It’s fucking difficult. Undoing a lifetime of inhibiting habits is a chore. But, there are so many good resources out there for people who need that extra bump.

I’m still not at the point of regularly tracking my health and wellness goals, but I occasionally use the following websites to help me:

There are probably other websites out there that combine all these tools, but these are the ones that work for me. Technically, I'm on a diet, but "being on a diet" is a fad. I'm on a lifetime nutrition and fitness expedition with highs and lows. Anyway, maybe this post will help others do more and think less about their personal lifetime nutrition and fitness expeditions. I'm done rambling for right now.


  1. thanks for recommending websites; look forward to following your blog

    1. You're welcome! Hope you use the websites, let me know if you have any questions with them.

  2. I understand! Undoing long existing habits is hard

    Sonia Lal, A to Z challenge