“Must be nice…”
“You’re so freaking lucky!”
“I wish I could do that, but…”
Whenever I explain to people what I’ve done or where I’ve gone, these are the responses I get. And I’m not gonna lie, I’ve done some pretty epic things over the past few years: living like James Bond in Monaco, finding Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef, and tracking hippopotamuses down a South African river. It’s been one non-stop, horribly terrifying, utterly exhilarating adventure.
In fact, the adventure continues this week: on Wednesday I’m off to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, for Carnival!
I’m not saying all of this to impress you, but rather to impress upon you what can happen to a shy, risk-averse nerd who decides to deliberately fill his life with adventure.
I’m also going to tell you that luck has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with it. I’m not some lucky bastard.
I believe that life needs to be filled with stories and adventure, big and small. By the end of this article, you’re going to know exactly what your next adventure is going to be, how to get started down the path towards reaching it, and have a system in place to both plan AND pay for it.
This is one of the most detailed posts I’ve ever written on Nerd Fitness, and not for boring people. I am going DESTROY every excuse you’ve ever had for not crossing that big goal off your bucket list.
Not only that, but I’m also giving away two free one-hour Skype consultations with yours truly to help you plan out your adventure! All you have to do is follow the directions below…
Dear confused fitness enthusiast,
I know there’s a LOT of conflicting information out there on fitness, and you want to know how to get healthy.
Luckily, that’s why I’m here: to make sure you do everything properly and achieve MAXIMUM EXTREME RESULTS. I’ve been around the block a time or two, and have bought every fitness product and program imaginable. So…I’m kind of an expert at this stuff.
Here’s the double secret formula to losing weight and getting healthy.
Today, I’m going to teach you the greatest skill you can possess as a human being.
You are human, right?
It will make you more successful, improve your life in every aspect, help you lose weight, open the doors to whatever you want.
However, it can also be incredibly painful and will teach you a lesson that most don’t want to learn. It might make you angry and might take some time before you accept it, but you’ll be a better person because of it.
This is the skill that all other changes and improvements stem from:
Unless you can transform into a mac truck and fight the Deceptacons, or you’re a habit building robot, I don’t want to hear it.
Every commercial gym in America is LOADED with treadmills, ellipticals, and dozens of weight lifting machines (aimed to hit every individual muscle you have). Yet, you may struggle to find the small free weight section buried the back of the gym.
For most people starting out, they finish up with their cardio/treadmill/elliptical workout, and then wander over to the machines. Why? Because they’re the easiest thing to get started with…at least they look like the safest way to lift weights. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. Plus, it’s only a matter of time before these machines that look like medieval torture devices become self aware and take over.
I long for a weight machine free future, and it starts by informing people about the wool that has been pulled over their eyes: machines do not keep you safe. Far from it
By the end of today, I hope you’ll be convinced that machines are dangerous, ineffective, and a waste of your time. You are Neo; we are the revolution, and machines are going down.
Note: If you have a medical condition or injury the requires you to use machines for a particular reason, continue following your prescribed workout from your doctor or physical therapist.
Put on Bulls on Parade and let’s get started!
This is a post from NF Team Member Staci.
Today marks three weeks since you set your New Year’s resolutions.
Did you resolve to clean up your diet?
…are you still going strong?
Studies show that 88% of people fail to keep their fitness resolutions for a year. The other 12%?
Nerd Fitness Rebels.
Rebels who defy conventional wisdom, who question everything, and who aren’t afraid to be different. We, the mighty 12%, are the Rebels who succeed. It’s how I transformed myself, and how you can too.
Today we’re going to be different; we’re going to learn how to actually make your healthy diet goals stick….with a little help from an Italian plumber.
“Will it be used for the greater good? Or will it be used for personal or for destructive ends? Now this is a question we must all ask ourselves. Why? Because we are mutants.” -Professor X, X-Men: The Last Stand
I’m a massive X-Men fan.
I’ve always identified with the fact that they were born different.
I’m guessing a lot of us on Nerd Fitness don’t fit the average mold either:
You can’t make this stuff up.
Chances are, you may have felt this way at some point too: awkward, different, weird.
That’s okay. I’m here to teach you how to mutate into a confident, self-assured superhero.
Let’s learn how to transform, and how you too can rise like Phoenix from the ashes (er… lake).
I spent six years of my life falling into every pit (see what I did there) on a path to building a healthier version of myself.
Since finally cracking the code and transforming myself into a real life superhero, I’ve made it my mission to ensure that the readers of Nerd Fitness don’t have to go through six years of mistakes on their paths to a leveled up lives. I made all of the mistakes so you don’t have to.
Today I wanted to identify the 15 biggest problems that newbies make when trying to lose weight and get healthy, and provide you with specific advice on how to avoid each pitfall. There’s a ton of information here, so I’ve actually created a completely free eBook for Rebels signed up to the Nerd Fitness email list. You’ll receive the book with all 15 mistakes and solutions.
Are ya with me? Good! Let’s goooo!
Oregon Trail might be the finest educational piece of software ever created.
Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but I do remember the sheer joy of finding out we had “45 minutes of computer lab” once a week back in grade school. Although we could play other educational games on those old computers, we always chose Oregon Trail – a game that (allegedly) taught us students about pioneer life back in the mid 1800s.
In this gem of a game you control a covered wagon starting from Independence, MO and proceed along a 2,000 mile trail to Oregon. Throughout your journey you are faced with various catastrophes: cholera, typhoid fever, your oxen drowning, winter, and perhaps worst of all, shooting 1,000 pounds of buffalo meat but only being able to carry 200 pounds back to the wagon. For shame.
As I sat at my computer the other day, Oregon Trail popped into my head out of the blue. Although I might not have learned much about pioneer life back in the 1800s, I did learn a boatload (cart-full?) of things about how we can improve our lives.
Feel free to listen to Old Crow Medicine Show on repeat while reading.
Did you go to the gym in the last week?
If so, you probably noticed every single cardio and weight machine taken up by eager beavers working hard on their New Year’s resolutions to “work out more!” and “get healthy!” Who knows, maybe even the buried-in-the-back free weight section is busier than usual!
Well, what’s a Rebel to do in this situation?
Give it two weeks and everything will be back to normal, as most people will have already abandoned their goals for the year.
Here’s the problem with 99% of New Year’s resolutions: They suck.
If you were one of the millions (AND MILLIONS!) of people out there who woke up last week and made a list of things you’re going to change about yourself this year, keep reading. Today you’re going to learn why New Year’s resolutions are bogus and how you can ACTUALLY follow through with your goals for the year.
Meet Jake, a 24 year old Rebel from the UK who lost over 70 pounds (32 kg) in 9 months!
Jake, like many new Rebels, once lived an entirely sedentary lifestyle:
“I would usually slump out of bed in the late afternoon straight to my computer. I’d browse the internet, browse forums, sitting around in my underwear. It was very rare for me to leave the house and I’d usually just go back to sleep several times a day out of sadness at what my life had become.”
But then Jake found Nerd Fitness, began strength training, and rediscovered his self confidence.
Let’s learn how Jake channeled his inner Transformer and changed his life.