Staying in the Game

by Josh Todd on October 10, 2009

Last night I was awake until 4am because every time I laid down to sleep, my lower back would revolt.  My wife had been telling me that I needed to go to the Chiropractor, and for some reason I put it off until I was in a large amount of pain.  I tend to do that…  So today I went to the Chiropractor and he adjusted me, and we ended up talking for about 30 minutes about my situation.  It turns out that my hours and hours upon hours of sitting at the computer and lack of exercise has led to a greatly curved lower spine, which is not good.

According to him, unless I turn things around quickly by doing core exercises and regular adjustments I will be in a world of hurt by the time I am 40.  This especially sunk in because he said something similar the last time I saw him, about 6 years ago.  Things are only worse now…

So now it’s time to shape up!  No, Internet Marketing doesn’t compare physically to being a lumberjack, but it does take its own kind of toll on the body.  I had already decided to give Weight Watchers a try, and I’m about 2 weeks into that so far.  Now I’m going to add in some core exercises so that I’ll be ready when my son is born in January.  I’ve got to be in shape so we can toss the ‘ol pigskin around in the yard, right?

I guess today was just kind of a wake up call for me.  I want to stay in the game now, work hard, and crush it so that I can enjoy my later years.  That means that I need to face facts and start taking better care of myself.  It’s super easy in this industry to forget about everything but what is happening online, but until we can digitize our consciousness and upload it to the cloud, there’s still a little bit of physical maintenance that needs to be taken care of.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Pro October 10, 2009 at 1:47 am

Hey Josh…

As you well know, I'm a big proponent (especially lately) of taking care of one's self. I think it's great that you're raising awareness among the internet marketing community about how important it is to take care of your mind AND body. Being an internet marketer means hours upon hours in front of a computer, like you said, and most of the time, living a predominantly sedentary lifestyle. I think it's good to remind people to get up, be active and take good care of themselves – even better that you're leading by example. It'll keep you on top of your game in every sense of the word.

Cheers friend – to your health.

Pro

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andrew wee October 10, 2009 at 1:02 pm

hey dude,

i guess pet vs pet combat in epic pet wars doesn't count as exercise.

i do my best to get in a 20min swim in the mornings when i can.

doesn't really help massively with the weight loss, but i sleep like a baby at night (assuming i don't get an idea and work at my computer for most of the night).

take care of yourself.

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Ruck October 14, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Getinsanity.com – That's the only help you will ever need. Forget the hype, forget the infomercials. You've met me in person and I was not in shape at the time. I was in real bad shape matter of fact. I'm 26 days into that exercise program and I've lost exactly 26 lbs and never felt better.

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Josh Todd October 15, 2009 at 4:40 am

That better not be your affiliate link 😉

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andrew wee October 14, 2009 at 11:57 pm

@Ruck – dude!!!

don't complete day 100.

I'm not ready to see you fade into nothing yet.

*sniff*

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