I totally hate fitness. Okay, not really. I just hate writing about fitness. For me, fitness is something I do. Not something I write about.
When I started fitness—just kidding. I don’t even remember the time I “started” doing “fitness.” All I know is that I’ve been slowly increasing the intensity of my exercising over the years.
I probably started doing pushups for boasting rights. You know what I mean. The “I can do more pushups than you” mentality. Then, I did it for strength and general fitness. I began doing pullups and lifting weights a couple of times (probably with bad form). Then, I did it for aesthetic value. Pure bodybuilding. I just wanted to look good, you know?
So why do I do fitness now? A desperate desire to (1) be fit and (2) look fit. My lifestyle is extremely sedentary. I just sit around all day. To me, fitness is my only hope to not look like or be a Cheeto-eating, basement-residing, Xbox-playing Asian. If I don’t exercise, then I’ll probably end up looking like a humanoid Jabba the Hutt (which definitely isn’t God-glorifying).
There’s my reasoning behind doing fitness. Now let’s get back to why I hate writing about fitness.
I started this blog, because I wanted to write about my passions. Those passions include Christianity, highly valued opinions, storytelling, and fitness. I combined Christianity and my opinions, because, ideally, my faith affects my opinions.
Anyways, I quickly realized that I loved writing about spirit and story way more than strength. So I started Escalate Every Week. It was going pretty well until I began using the boring EEW articles as an excuse for writing quality articles about spirit and story. So I stopped writing EEW articles and moved it a page that I update weekly. Instead, I focused on writing quality fitness articles.
That didn’t work out either.
My fitness articles (there’re only two of them, one about intermittent fasting and the other about running) were very bland in style. I just didn’t feel them. And that’s where I am right now.
I’ve been working on a quality fitness article for a week now, and it’s going horribly. However, I’ve just realized why I hate writing about fitness. It’s because fitness is something I do. Not something I write about.
The way I release my passion about spirit and story is through writing. But I don’t do that for fitness. When I “do fitness” I don’t write. I sweat for an hour and a half. To me, fitness and writing are incompatible.
Why am I telling you this?
I’ve been thinking of taking off the “Strength” part of my blog.
I’m not gonna do it immediately. I’m still experimenting with how I can express my passion for fitness in writing form. Maybe I’ll do an actual blog. A stream-of-consciousness first-draft-only type of blog. Not unlike the article you’re reading right now. Kind of like what people do on Facebook and Twitter except in individual blog posts. Sound exciting?
I didn’t think so.