Mind-body coordination should be the basic principal of gymming. I have come to realise that without this my visits to the gym tend to be just that — mere visits.
There are days when I am energetic. I want to work out but the problem is that my mind refuses to cooperate. Either I am day dreaming or just randomly lost. No I am not upset nor had a long day at work; in general my mind tends to be very distracted.
Until both don’t work together in perfect tandem my visit to the gym is of no use.
For instance, one day I was in one of my ‘let’s hit the gym with loads of energy’ moods, all set to work on my abs, but my body refused to support my work out. Believe it or not but after a point I slept. Yes, I was on the three stage stand and I fell asleep. My trainer had to come and wake me up. This was the first time but definitely not the last time.
There have been days when I have fallen asleep on the exercise ball too. Yes, the big ball on which one has to balance. I was fast asleep not wanting to be disturbed.
Then there are days when my body wants to workout but my mind is wandering. Yesterday was one of those days when my mind was wandering. After my six minute session I realised that I used 3 kilo dumbbells when I was asked to use just 2 kilo ones.
This absence of body and mind coordination can prove to be quite a problem.
But come to think of it, this week wasn’t as bad as last week. I guess slowly both mentally and physically I am getting into the groove. My trainer has also been quite considerate to allow me to workout for only one and a
I’m quite enjoying the process and now the body pains don’t bother me so much as they have become a part and parcel of my life. The only think I hope is that those crazy diet sessions don’t start again… keeping my fingers crossed on this one !
(The writer is determined to fight the flab. Readers can inspire her at firstname.lastname@example.org)