After four to six weeks of regular (well not 100 per cent regular) workout I took a long break for five days and this is when all the problems of lethargy and boredom crept in.
The five days that I did not workout I keep cribbing and crying “ohh I am not gymming I should walk more and eat less.” Those five days were better than what was to follow. Day six was when I was officially supposed to resume gymming but I just could not get myself to do so. A million excuses later my break extended to another 13 days.
Soon my colleagues and even my parents started to lecture me on how I need to get back to the gym. My parents even threatened to stop giving me food if I didn’t go. Finally I hit the gym again.
Returning to the gym was easier said than done. The following week was the most difficult week of my life. My comedy of errors made it quite an ‘enjoyable’ one for my instructor. Those two weeks of ‘relaxation’ had totally confused me. My instructors were asking me to do one exercise but I ended up doing the exact opposite. It was extremely embarrassing. During one of my temporary lapse of memory moments, my instructor suddenly started laughing. I didn’t realise what happened till my friend came and pointed out my error. Ouch! That was so embarrassing.
After struggling and stretching I got back to the drill of hitting the gym each day. There are still a few days when I am too tired to push myself, but there are others when even if I am in another corner of the City I’ll make it a point to go to the gym.
So all of a sudden it’s become a mood-based workout. Some days I look forward to it and on other days even half an hour at the gym seems like eternity.
But at the end I realised that it’s the company and motivation that determines my determination. The days my friend R isn’t there, it’s a “Phew! Why am I so fat? Why do I have to sweat it out?” And when she is around it’s just too much fun. When I head home to see my mother make health food from downloaded recipes it only strengthens my resolve to shed the flab and get into great shape.
(The writer is determined to fight the flab. Readers can inspire her at email@example.com)
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