You can read Part 1 here.
On my search for the perfect sports I read lots of “sports” magazines. I had tons of them lying around in my room. Some were mere crap, some were nice, but all had one thing that really got on my nerves. My main goal for them was to become fit, get myself off the sofa and start moving. I didn’t have any spare pounds to loose. But the more I read those magazines, the more I became aware that the main goal of these so-called sports magazines was to promote ever new diets.
Hello? Does sports have anything to do with diets?
I’d say yes and no. I acknowledge that most people are not content with their weight for healthy or other reasons. And I’d also say that a diet can help to loose weight, but for me being fit and healthy doesn’t have anything to do with being skinny. I haven’t been moving my body for years and yet I stayed skinny. Every winter I’d wish for some spare pounds to make me more robust against the cold. I think that there are a lot of people who are more healthy than I am though they might have one or two pounds “too much”.
In my opinion healthy living is a combination of what you eat and what you do. You can’t do one diet after the other, but not do any sports and expect to be healthy. On the other hand, I also don’t think it’ll work, if you’re doing sports as hell, but continue to live off fast food.
So, here’s the deal I’ve made with myself: I’m doing lots of sports, actually, after working out for the last (very discplined) three months I’ve got my sixpack back, already at the end of March. I’m eating healthy throughout the week, but I allow myself to skip this on weekends. I also tried some meat dishes which I really enjoyed and I’m now even eating meat once in a while.
However, this turning of my life has cost me discipline – LOTS OF DISCIPLINE. And I consider myself rather disciplined in everyday life. But I came to think a lot about what I consume every day and I now eat deliberate. I try to put as much variation into food as possible.
I don’t know what you’re thinking about healthy living and sports, but I’d really like to know…
Thanks for reading