I also had plantar faciitis, caused by years of improper running.
In 2005, I was recommended this book:
which totally changed my thinking and led me to many other resources.
Now my exercises are:
- Hindu squats
- Hindu pushups
- pushups & chinups
- Heavyhands on stairs
- moderate running barefoot or with minimal shoes
- 5 rites
- occasional superslow on machines in the gym
Even though some of my responses were a little tongue in cheek, this one probably best supported OP's theme of "never looking back".
Eating: "Eat to Live", mostly produce:
Exercise: jogging, stairs, body weight exercises:
Perhaps the hacker's favorite (this is hilarious, but it really works):
I've been interested in this book, I prefer the idea of using your own body weight. And I don't like the idea of going to the gym by myself. I'm not interested in looking like a bodybuilder, with everyone being overweight simply being fit is quite enough.
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