Nerd Fit

You don’t have to look like Mr. Universe to enjoy a fitness program. You don’t even have to be very buff. Slender indoors guys like to work out too. They want the latest info on vitamins, nutrition, and exercise like everyone else seeking good health. They know they need it. The problem is there is so much out there it is a maze of material to wade through. You can’t trust just any source, now, can you? You have to separate the wheat from the chaff, the peanut from the shell, and the tool from the shed.

I think that the decision to undergo a fitness regime is going to take some effort. I don’t do anything without forethought as you may have noticed. I like to know the ins and outs of what I undertake. So as far as fitness and exercise go, I have decided to narrow it down to 25 sites that purport to have the best solution to a slacker’s problem of inactivity, with my favorite being a site called Fitness Select. If you aren’t used to a lot of strenuous sit ups and pushups, how do you start? If you never heard of an elliptical, what do you do? Do you jump right in and strain your muscles so that you can’t move, or do you start slow. Is there a specific order to do things or is it random and at will?

I want to know the efficacy of the vitamins that are recommended for my age group and what is contained in each and every bottle. Is there nutritional value, calories, or additives? Anything that could cause allergies or something more serious? Are workouts timed? Do they involve circuit training? Are they done in a gym or at home? I want to know the extent of the ropes.

Yes, I do have a lot of questions but I want scientific answers. I want to analyze, quantify, and qualify what I do. I want to see it from the inside with my brain. Otherwise it may be a stab in the dark or a pointless excursion—an exercise in futility as they say. I want results and that comes with scrutiny. Maybe I need a consultant or a trainer. Maybe I need a guidebook with illustrations. Maybe I need to chill out.

I am still going to do this, don’t get me wrong. I will not let myself get paralyzed with my good intentions. I will act upon decisions made with reason and logic. My fitness will be the product of the very best set of exercises and come from the most effective diet. I want to know exactly what my calorie intake will be daily, how many I will burn, and what percent of each and every food group.

I hope to report to you soon the results of my efforts. With all this investigation, I expect to arrive at the ideal workout program for optimal fitness for a rather sedentary guy. I am no athlete, but I may utilize some tips and techniques that are universally employed. Wish me luck.