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inducing stress…

i have had my experiences with being conscious of my health and also completely unconscious of it… when we are young, we can consume anything and not even think about it… we are (usually) super active and almost indestructible… parents keep you busy with activities, sports, etc… when you get older, it becomes harder and harder to stay active… it becomes easier and easier to sit around… you don’t have anyone telling you to go play or signing you up for a sport to play… then you sit around so much that doing those activities makes you sore and not want to do them again… it is a vicious cycle, people…

i went through an experience just like the one i described… leaving my hometown and heading to college was a massive lifestyle change… the amount of direction and care i received at home was nearly gone… it was up to me to take care of myself, and i didn’t know that… i learned the hard way by gaining 20 lbs. partying, eating, and playing video games… every sport and activity i had done for my entire childhood became nearly impossible… i was heavier and weaker… bad combo…

once i realized i was 20+ lbs heavier than i was when i got to college, i had an epiphany… i realized i was unhealthy, unhappy, and unmotivated… i changed my life as best as i could… i became more active… this was good but not enough… i slowly educated myself on how to eat and what i was eating… it is amazing to learn about food… especially in the US… we put some gnarly stuff in our basic foods (i’ve written about this few times before… sad.)… once i learned how to eat, my health status slowly came back to normal…

i became so obsessed with my health… i started limiting myself with what i could eat, even though i was working out and skateboarding almost everyday… i was counting calories… i was crazy… i was stressing out about my health! that is the point i am making… a healthy person is a stress-free person!

stress is the root of all evil, in my opinion… it is what slows us down in life… i was living my life as a “health nut”, but it was counter productive because i was stressing myself out with what i was eating… so, was i really living a healthy life? NO! stress trumps all other healthy facets… i believe the less stress you have in life, the longer and better your life will be…

what i am saying with all this banter is don’t bring stress into your life… stress will come on its own… if you have the ability to get rid of some stress from your life, do it… it’ll help you live a happier life! i mean, you get one shot at life… you should be stoked on it as much as possible!

peace and noLove…

1 Comment to inducing stress…

  1. nankai's Gravatar nankai
    01/15/2012 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Hey noLove don’t have to work Weds. nite can we come sk8 with you guys we’ve been ichin for some indoor sessions. Let me know if we can bring anything for you beer, soda, snacks, love, what ever.
    Peace Mike D

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