I have to exercise daily - I am a rancher and the herd has to be looked after daily. That includes feeding, watering and looking for signs of disease and injury. The dogs that guard the herd must be cared for, also. All of this work is physical - that means EXERCISE, exercise and more exercise.
And always I end up being mocked for my planning, and no execution of it.
It has been almost a year that I have been planning with my friends that I will join them for gym, or that I have been asking for suggestions for home-based exercises (he did suggest me a couple of apps too!), and here I am with my Thor-worthy body (yeah, an Endgame reference)!
The sh*t I complain about
It's like there ain't a cloud in the sky and it's raining out - Eminem
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When I was still in school I used to cycle A LOT.
I used to take the bike to work too...
Unfortunately, my work is now too far to ride by bike so I'm not doing anything anymore.
I tried running and fitness, but all it did was wear me out and make me stressed out.
I've never encountered the "runner's high" and doing exercise I don't like after a hard day of work isn't making me happier.
After a while my mom told me to quit as I wasn't getting any nicer, like a smoker who quit smoking
I've yet to find any exercise I do like.
Any group activity is out of the question by default.
I try to take the bike where I can and I take a good long walk once a week.
It would be so good to do more and more, but life always gets in the way. It's just a matter of scheduling priorities. Stay away from TV, and if you have a desk job (as most S/W developers do), take frequent walk breaks.
I'm a keen cyclist and cycle at the weekends as well as two or three times in the week. I'm fortunate enough to live close enough to my work that I frequently commute to work by bike too.
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult." - C.A.R. Hoare
I've done that for a number of years to lift the floor on my slothfulness when I'm too busy procrastinating to do anything else.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
...I never did in my life, including the time when I was not a programmer.
I see no sense in "moving/training just to move/train". training for...what?
I can train for a tournament, I can train for a challenge... but training just to train? There is no sense in this.
But WHAT I do is, I do lots of manual work in my free time like garden work, I love to work with wood, I built several garden huts together with neighbors, for myself, car ports, veranda's.
I have enough knowledge to do wooden floors in all rooms of the house, building walls, roofs, all that kind of building site work. That comes from the family, where all parents/grand parents where electricians, workers, plumber, etc etc.
I know almost everything necessary to build a house from scratch. working with concrete is not a miracle for me, neither is a spatula or similar kinds of tools.
This is a kind of manual work where actually a sense can be seen.
No sense lies in pushing a dumbbell up and down...and up...and down... no sorry. such a waste of time.