Saturday, May 12, 2012

Being Fit and Fine

Regularity and punctuality are two virtues which I have always been chasing but could never get hold of it. This has been demonstrated through so many things in my life. I could never get up early any day and would always be punished for coming late to school. I have almost missed my flight couple of times, almost missed bus and train countless number of times. I have always ended up been SIT i.e. Somehow In Time (a mutation of JIT where the delay is unintentional and unplanned).

This has always failed me in having a long lasting fitness regime. Long back I tried working out in a gym every day. I started doing it in the morning. By the time I had barely finished two weeks, I realized that I got up late 4 days and could work out for barely half an hour. For two days, I got up so late that forget about working out, I had to go to college without even taking bath. So I started working out in the evening. But even that could last for hardly 2 months while bunking gym in between for all kinds of reasons including stomach pain, fever, raining outside, going out with friends, attending wedding receptions, birthday parties, watching movie, finishing college submissions on last day, etc. Gyming in the evening meant that I had to take shower after that, which meant that bathing in the morning is not essential. And that meant that I could sleep till last in the morning. :D Then came my university exams and that provided me a perfect excuse to take a break from gym. Never thought that break would be so long that it would last till today :(

Then it was the turn of jogging and cycling. Simple routines constituting repetition of a physical activity again and again till you get exhausted. But that could not last long as well. Now I don’t even remember why I stopped jogging altogether.

The latest victim has been swimming. Started it with lots of enthusiasm and noise and it fizzled out as quickly as it can. Barely two weeks into swimming, had I hurt my 2 fingers and knee. The latest injury has been to my left leg where I got a cut on my leg thanks to a broken tile in the swimming pool. Now it’s been almost 3 weeks since the cut has healed. But I have not even gone near the pool.
My dad, couples of friends and Salman Khan through all his shirtless movie appearances keep on encouraging me to start exercising and maintain a fitness regime. Also the fear factor plays its role here. The site of pot belly, overweight people in the office also makes me think about it. But it hasn’t worked for a long time till now.

I happened to read an article in one of the issues of Men’s Health magazine last week. 
That makes me think of doing Yoga now. God knows for how many days that will last 
even if I start doing it at all ! Fingers crossed !

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