Very timely article as I have just started doing push ups – again. I am 42 as well and really should hang my head in shame! When younger I used to be pretty fit, doing regular exercises, loving it. Then office life begun and each year I got fatter and more out of shape, sigh; it was one of the aspects of the MMM approach that spoke to me. I have always been frugal and pretty good at investments. That part I got naturally. But I knew it wasn’t enough. For me, the strong selling point of MMM is that he very precisely put into writing why it was not enough and to be truly happy I should work on my health (and some aspects of my personality as well).
I now need to lose 30kg of fat and build up at least 5kg of muscle. Yes, I can build in more exercise in my day to day activities but at the moment I am so out of shape I really need to put in some hard work to rectify 15 years of neglect. Knowing myself I am going to need some external discipline and now I am doubting between paying for 1 year gym membership (there is a cheap one about 8 km from my home) or perhaps join the nerd fitness community (https://www.nerdfitness.com/
- pretty cheap about 180 euro for a year,
- I know one guy who goes there and apparently it is a friendly bunch of guys over there, being new to the area I could use some local friends,
- I can get a personalized regime and instructions on the proper technique (it has been over 15 years since I did any decent exercises)
- I need to go there: losing more time
- It is still 180 euro for only one year
- Public: you know the pathetic, out of shape fat guy sweating very heavy at the gym? Yeah, I would be that guy (cue the Shame, shame scene of
Game of Thrones)
- Money wise I would only want to do it for one year to get rid of most of the fat and get in a habit of doing exercises, it also means that then I would
need to build a new routine of doing exercises at home after the one year (I am afraid that this will not happen, and I will quickly lose all the progress
I made in the gym)
- Life time subscription for the same amount
- at home so no time loss
- private, nobody will see me
- start building a routine I could keep for the rest of my life
-will an on line community work as good as real life people?
-is it actually worth the money? Anybody who has experience with it or is a member of it?