My teacher would always tell me that the basic problem with most youngsters today is that they are always extremely enthusiastic when they start something new. But then that enthusiasm soon fizzles out. I think that is exactly what is happening with me and my gym work outs. I started gymming with great gusto, but as time passed by, I realise that I’ve lost all that passion and zeal to lose weight. Result — I find myself skipping gym more and more often.
Usually, I don’t realise the folly of my ways till it’s too late. But this time, I did. After a month of dilly-dallying about going to gym, I realised that it was really not working in my favour. I would go to the gym for a couple of days, skip for a couple of days then go back for a couple of days. The cycle just continued. But then what also happened was this — every time I went to the gym and worked out, I would have crazy body pains the next day. When I bunked, the pains would die down, only to return when I hit the gym again. I realised, that this wouldn’t happen if I was regular with my workouts.
But last week I realised that this HAD to stop at any cost. Well, you see, I always learn things the hard way.
After mentally preparing myself not to bunk gym, I went regularly to gym. And then came my ouch moment because we started off my workout with leg exercises. Trust me, working out your lower body is terribly hard. When I work out other body parts, the pain is not as bad.
The first night after I resumed my workouts, the pain was terrible that I found myself waking up at night because my leg hurt so bad. Despite the pain, I went back to the gym the next day and was secretly hoping my trainer would make me work out my upper body. But he made me do lower body exercises again, much to my dismay. In fact, the whole week we did nothing but lower body exercises. This was perhaps one of the most difficult workout sessions. But then guess I had to learn things the hard way. On the upside, since I kept at it, the pains are not so bad now. I suppose the trick is to not take a break and to let your body get used to the workout.
(The writer is determined to fight the flab. Readers can inspire her at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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A dreamer, over enthusiastic with life and most often busy doing nothing..happy being busy and busy being happy….passionate about shopping, eating and a journalist occasionally.