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The Blog You Could Be Missing: Nerd Fitness

Remember last week when I asked the question “What could Present You do today that Christmastime You would be grateful for”? Hold on to that thought.

I wanted to talk here also about some blogs you might be missing out on. I’m a big fan of looking for inspiration in unlikely places. Steve Kamb is the rebel leader at NerdFitness.com. No, no, it’s not what you’re thinking. It has nothing to do with overthrowing governments or institutions. It has everything to do, though, with overthrowing held beliefs and norms about Fitness, Health and Nutrition. It’s a fitness blog that is educational, inspirational and yes, entertaining. Steve filters everything through a nerd lens that is always fun to read, especially if you self-identify as a nerd, a gamer, a couch potato or a cubicle dweller.

The great thing about NerdFitness, other than the highly detailed and informative posts (so much free content!), is the community that is built around it and the success stories of people who never thought they could do an overhaul of their health situation without going on “The Biggest Loser”. This is one of the first posts I read¬†on the blog.

I’ve been following the blog for about 6 months now and it has greatly impacted the way I view food and fitness. I won’t go into too much details about it here. Instead, I’ll just let you discover it for yourself.

As I was thinking about the question for myself, my mind was brought back to NerdFitness time and time again. I’ve had several health situations through which my body was begging me for more attention. So, for my project, I’m choosing to focus on my health. I want Christmastime Me to be stronger, specifically, to be able to do 100 push ups in a row. I know that may not seem like a lot, but I’m going from ground zero (pun intended) here. This blog won’t turn into a diet and fitness blog, don’t worry. But, as we’re talking about going from stories read to stories lived, this seems like a great way to start.

You are welcome to ask me from time to time how things are going. I could use the accountability. Also, if you have decided to tackle any project as an answer to this question and would like some accountability, leave your name (or nickname) below, with what you plan on doing and some way to reach you (email, twitter handle, etc) and I will check in with you from time to time to see how things are going.

Cool?

Cool.

Photo from: nerdfitness.com