I gained about 12 lbs while traveling over the last three months and I feel horrible about it. I know that toys and video games and sitting at a computer performing modern feats of magic is amazing and fun but it is important to watch your health too. I remember a few years ago there were a ton of stories of people dying while playing games for days at a time (mostly in Korea) and people losing their kids because of gaming addictions (here in the USA unfortunately). Let’s not let that happen to us please!!
On the other hand, exercise is so friggin boring!!! I can’t stand being a treadmill for an hour, it makes me feel like a gerbil. But if you have a goal, then you can make the exercise fun, competitive and worth every bit of your attention and energy. The goal has to be something fun though, like I don’t know, a competition where you run around a crazy game-show-inspired obstacle course dressed up as super hero zombies (this will be my teams costume this year). There are races like this in every city and they’re a blast. So I signed up for the Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge in Del Mar California and now I have a reason to get my overused rear end on a treadmill.
Check out this video:
What more can you ask of your exercise. Great music, fun atmosphere and the added health benefits. I’m glad this is where we are today. Find something like this in your area, you won’t regret it.
One other suggestion before I go, so you don’t say I didn’t give you options is Urban Dare – a scavenger/amazing race type event that’s in about 40 cities.