Daily NhanSense – Day 17

Daily NhanSense: Every day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 17’s Topic: Exercise.

Exercising is important. It helps when you don’t feel like an out-of-shape slob all the time. Don’t get me wrong now. I am no health nut by any means, especially because I was “technically” way out of shape for many years.

I was never really the fat kid growing up. I had a somewhat average body frame for my height, but I was never fit. I just disliked exercising. I found it boring and unpleasant.

But as we all know, no pain no gain. When I reached a point where I just deemed myself as getting fat, I went on a diet. It was a big step for me, which entailed giving up all the yummy junk food I snacked on and cutting out the really sugary things like soda pop and sweets. And of course, some exercise was part of the program as well.

And again, I stress that I disliked exercising. I disliked it a lot actually. Health, though, mattered to me. I didn’t want to think about what would happen to my body and self-esteem in just a few years if I kept eating unhealthy foods without any exercise.

However, I did find some joy in improving my body with this particular diet. You fight through the initial “This is going to be too hard” feeling and then just man up.

Because I was out of the exercise game for so long, I had to ease myself back into the motions. The program just asked for at least two workouts each week, which does a lot as long as you follow the diet program to complement breaking a sweat.

I just feel a lot better in general because I am taking care of my body with more discipline as to what goes into the temple versus being neglectful. In terms of physical prowess, I have a long ways to go, but a foundation is there to lead me toward the right direction.

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction


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