In every group meeting, you can find women discussing about health, nutrition, workouts and fitness over meals. While eating a samosa and drinking latte coffee laden with two pouches of sugar, (brown , of course) people lament and indulge in self pity how they are unable to find time and energy to start the workout to get back in shape.
Everyone points to their “problem areas” –pinching flabby arms, thighs, tummies and saying “this should go”.In comes a sudden crisis. You are diagnosed with borderline diabetic tendencies, or your cholesterol levels are dangerously high, or there is a wedding in the family and you have to look “slim”. Suddenly, your attitude changes, you find time to workout, cut down on foods that are unhealthy, chalk out a diet plan, buy those new expensive shoes, maybe a few color coordinated dresses and hit the gym with a vengeance.
Somewhere down the line, you lose interest, your energy is tapered, you are unable to cope with the pain that comes with sudden jolt of activity, and before you could even start seeing results, you settle back to old routine, making fitness a discussion happening in a coffee shop over samosas (baked, not fried, this time) and sweetened iced green tea.
Wait- is that you I just described? What’s missing in this whole picture?Are you ready for the hard hitting truth? It’s your determination, your persistence and perseverance that is missing in this picture.
Fitness is a journey, not a destination; the goal should not be weight loss, fat loss, but the general feeling of being healthy, fit, energetic and optimistic throughout the day.
Do you really think it can come in a day, a week, a month- after years and years of slouching in front of TV, eating large serving of popcorns while watching movies, and just talking about diets and workouts?
The answer is a big NO!!!
So how do you go about it? I give you 8 simple steps to stop feeling fat and start feeling fit-
Finished reading? How about 20 jumping jacks right now for awakening the Qween within you ?