The Fitness Project

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I’ve been totally swamped with work the last two weeks, but got a batch of new drawings in the pipe for this blog. It’s hard to maintain the same level of art practice, run your own little business AND have the time to hang out with your friends and other social obligations.

On top of that I’ve been running another project of my own since April this year; The Fitness Project! This is something I haven’t posted about earlier, mostly because I have felt like keeping it to myself, and partly because I don’t think anyone is really that interested in my workouts or what I do at the gym, haha! However, since we’re already on the topic I’m happy to share this photo from my gym.

I’ve always been very active and growing up I participated in all kinds of sports like karate, ballet and track & field to mention a few. PE was always my favorite class (next to drawing) when going to school. I’ve spent countless hours of my free time paddling kayak, diving and playing hockey with my friends. To me a strong body is very important, a body that is fit enough to fight the currents when you are diving, or strong enough to climb high trees with your friends when you are on an adventure. Stuff like body weight or what it looks like has never really concerned me. Numbers on a scale doesn’t really tell you how much you lift or how deep you are able to dive, haha! Since I’m very tall I’m used to being the heaviest of my girlfriends, and I’m lucky enough to have a body type that responds well to building muscle.

One of my biggest problems with working so much in front of the computer is the fact that you are moving too little on a daily basis. It makes me very restless and lowers your basic cardio. And it certainly does not help that I spend a lot of my free time drawing. So earlier this year I created The Fitness Project to make sure I was taking care of my body and preparing for next summer’s surf and diving.  I’ve also constructed my own standing desk at work, which is awesome! Visiting the gym three times a week has so far helped me to get rid of all my neck and back problems(!), it has lowered the number of sick days and I just feel happier.

If you are working a lot with computers, how are you taking care of your body? Watching BroScience, loading my phone with great work out music or eating healthy foods are sure fire ways to get me inspired to work out. Great tips are always welcome! : )

2 thoughts on “The Fitness Project

  1. Andreas

    I pretty much agree with everything you say, particularly since I have the opposite background. Until 20 I have never been physically active. Why, I’m not entirely sure but that’s another story really.
    When I moved out and started studying I gradually got more into it and nowadays I lift weights, ride my bike, stand at work and overall try to involve my body in everyday tasks. Something I don’t do enough is dancing (the regular club sort of deal), which is still by far my favorite endeavor.
    Since then my blood values have improved and I don’t get sick. I’m not entirely certain but I don’t think I even caught a regular cold this year, and I never take any protective measures (medicines and that sort of thing).

    The body is an amazing free resource which should be used and not neglected to merely a display piece or just a container for the brain, which is the impression I get in this society.

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    1. Saxen Post author

      Yeah standing at work is the best! Now I can’t even imagine going back to sitting in a chair for 7 hours a day, hehe. I think it’s all about finding the physical activities that works for you. Whatever floats the boat : )

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