After a hard days work of making power point presentations and a game of table tennis at my office, I was not really in a mood to hit the gym. I thought of skipping my workout today giving reasons to myself like, ” I did not eat any junk food today”, “Ahh ! I climbed a couple of set of stairs today, so I won’t possibly gain any weight.” All these type of reasons are very typical with people who skip workouts after office.
Coming back home (after getting a puncture out of my bike’s tyre) I got my hunger pangs which took me straight to the kitchen. With a pack of biscuits (creamy ones) I sat in front of the television looking for some music channels. Out of those mundane advertisements I suddenly saw Daniel Craig jumping inside a train’s bogie from the top and the next thing I realised was that it’s the trailer of the latest Bond movie, Skyfall. I was even more exited to see that it will be releasing on Nov 1st in India.
Looking at those action sequences (they make it look really good, don’t they?) and the fighting fit Mr.Bond the next thing I know is that I was standing on my feet (without even realising it) and I was already looking my gym gear. It was already 9.40 p.m and in the next 3 mins I was out of my house.
This is nothing but the job of a wonderful hormone, Adrenaline. This hormone is what makes guys do the crazy and whacky things they won’t do otherwise.
Find ways to trigger your Adrenaline and it will do wonders for you provided you channelized the energy in the right direction.
Watching your shapeless body every morning in the mirror can be a real sore. You tend to overlook it and just get on with the day. But a man or a woman in his/her prime of health takes pleasure in watching their bodies in the mirror and feel glad that they did not miss out on their workout sessions the previous day.
So finally when you have decided that you are going to do something good for your body have a look around your place and look at what excites you the most. It’s not necessary that you join the neighbor hood gym where every third guy who is coming out has bulging biceps or a girl with a well toned body and you obviously get excited by looking at that. If you are not too much of a gym guy/girl types, the chances of dropping out from the gym are even more higher and your strong determination of working your body out will come down crashing.
There are plenty of options available these days. Try to associate workouts with fun, then only it can prove to be real stress buster considering your hard day’s work. Bring out the kid out in you. Ask yourself that if you were a kid right now, what would you have loved doing the most ? Go swimming, martial arts. dancing, kick boxing, badminton, lawn tennis, tables tennis, basket ball, etc. Find out what options your locality offers to you and choose what excites you the most. Aerobics can be real fun or else brisk walking or jogging can be done any time. If you are looking for something more peaceful then there is nothing better than Yoga.
Once you have decided, please avoid going for second opinions. There are people who will try to find out flaws in your personal interests and will pull down your morale. Just go ahead and do it. But all the more it will be tremendously helpful if you could find a partner who shares a common interest. Your probability of attending the activity almost everyday will automatically increase. If your partner is your girlfriend/boyfriend or husband/wife then nothing like it. Not only will you be able to workout together but also will be able to spend some quality time with each other.
So, bring out the kid in you and just do it.
If you are not used to any form of workout until now, it’s time to get started now. Better late than never.
The big hurdle is convincing yourself to get involved in any such kind of an activity. The “adrenaline rush” becomes a myth after a hard day’s work. So how to you get going with this work out thing which doesn’t seem to wok out at all ?
First of all, the most important thing is to start respecting your body and be proud of what you are. If you are not in a good shape, it’s most of the times your own fault. We treat our car more better than our self ! If regular servicing can be given to the car then why on earth, not your own body ? So it’s important that you start respecting your body first.
As kids, we never used to bother about these things much, because we always used to be fighting fit. The amount of physical activity that used to go in those days was unknowingly tremendous. As grown ups, I think we are not even 10 percent of we were as kids in terms of physical activeness and that is the main reason why don’t burn enough calories.
So now its big time that you crossed that hurdle. Allow your mind to see the positives of working out and imagine the benefits that it can give you. Try motivating yourself in every possible way you can find. If you see an old man or a woman brisk walking down the street that should motivate you enough for jogging right then or at least the next morning.
Once you have firmly decided to do something for your body, then it will be easier to find time for working out in that hectic schedule of yours.
Modern day lifestyle can come with its own share of drawbacks. With more money in wallet these days, there seems to be an increasing tendency towards eating anything which appears to be mouthwatering. Its food, food and food everywhere, attracting you towards it and within no time it has found a way to your stomach. Without any doubt the waistlines are increasing globally like never before. This in turn is giving rise to diseases which are today known as lifestyle related disorders like obesity, diabetes, cardio vascular diseases, etc.
There are people who are willing to take some stringent measures to keep their protruding belly in check, but where is the time for all that? They have got a career to make, don’t they? They will work from morning till late in the evening and will spend the remaining time with their families. This cycle continues until you have realised that it has taken a toll on your health. Then there comes a very funny situation that you have got lots of money but no good health to enjoy it. This story lies true with millions of men and women worldwide.
The pleasure of having money can be even more greatly experienced when you are in the prime of your health. My blog is basically for the people like me who work hard in the office and find very little time to take care of their health. This blog will encourage you to take up a healthy lifestyle .