When I grew up I wanted to be a superhero. That's all I cared about. I had no interest in competition, teams, or anything of the sort.
I did not have much in common with other kids. I watched all the Rocky movies, Bloodsport, Best of the Best, Bruce Lee, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, & all my comic books.
We all remember the 80s movies with the jocks and the nerds. The jocks were athletic but dumb, and the nerds were smart but had no social skills or culture relate-ability to their peers.
Though this was sometimes (but not always) an exaggerated representation of a phenomenon that fitness is seen in a halo effect and the brains other than brawn are seen as less than.
Sadly some of this still exists. It is not cool to be a "gym rat" or a "health nut", and it is not cool to be a "smart person" in fear of seeming like a "know-it-all" or disconnected from current culture. Sadly these things also never seem to intertwine.
If it was not for my dad who was in his time a competitive athlete, but struggled for social acceptance due to his speech impediment and skin condition, I probably would have been the social awkward nerd. Correction...I am, but my dad provided supported me in my learning athletics. Cleverly pointing out to me that Batman, Ninja Turtles, and Power Rangers all were diligent in the physical training and to be like them I had to train like them.
I spent my life in martial arts and athletics training but never had a sure path on how to proceed. It was always an odd toss up of skills training and some conditioning that I hoped was an asset to my skills training.
It was not until I discovered Scott B. Sonnon's system that is TACFIT that I found a program that innately had incremental linear progressions, technical detail, martial principles that covered strength and skill training, and physical recovery in the scope of one's long term health journey.
So in this I encourage my fellow non-jocks to not shy away from your health. Your fitness is part of your existence and is apart of our human expression in the physical world. You do not have to be a Bro, a D-bag, a gym rat, a 'Roider, a bully, or stop loving your comic books. It has nothing to do with being some crazy health nut ( though once you start feeling good it seems like insanity to go backwards)...This comes down to simply programming.
Just like programming a game, find your focus and goals for yourself then structure a plan that will achieve those. It can be slowly and simply. Any fitness regime that's consistence but I have found no other program that has the consistence, ease, clarity, and adaptability of the CST/TACFIT systems. You can slide it in to any form of lifestyle and you can up or down shift the complexities according to your bio-feedback ( how the hell you feel today).
You just have to do something. Movement. accumulative small successes reach higher than sporadic big victories that have low and long valleys. Start with 14 minutes of continuous movement. My coach and TACFIT creator Scott B. Sonnon has a whole workout program on YouTube for free. This program is called Intu-flow and it focuses on low impact join restoration.