Thought I'd check in really fast so that my blog doesn't become inactive.
When I decide to do something, I usually tend to go all out and put 100% of my focus into that thing. When the things I decide to do are drugs and video games, I tend to be not quite so productive.
More recently, I've been working very hard on my game for Steem. However, I ended up hitting a wall there because of the horrible imbalances caused by sitting in a chair all day.
I've been researching how to fix my shoulder and lower back for a few weeks now, and I'm putting everything into it.
I'm starting to realize that not only do I need to strengthen all these posture muscles that most people ignore (even those who work out), but I also need to strengthen my heart. It's become very obvious to me that my brain isn't even getting enough blood to think straight. "Brain fog" has been a problem for me for several years now. This is where the benefits of fitness will make me not only a better programmer, but better at pretty much everything I do no matter what the task.
I've only been exercising 2 weeks and already the changes in my body have been massive. Everything is more regulated. My hormones are coming into balance, I go to the bathroom at much more consistent times, I can think and focus better, my energy levels are higher and I'm never tired.
I've been doing physical therapy on my rotator cuffs, glutes, and hip flexors for less than a week and every day the problem gets noticeably better. It's actually pretty incredible. So incredible in fact that every time I sit in my computer chair or do anything else that aggravates the injury my body lets me know and I've been recently avoiding a lot of my normal activities.
It's very unfortunate that I've had to halt work on my game so close to having a working product, but I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles. Hopefully I'll be able to find some balance here once I get myself out of this boot-camp stage.