Monday, February 27, 2012

~ Consume. Burn. Repeat ~

After starting workout on the 15th Feb 2012 & being consistent for 3 days in a week, all I can say right now is I am enjoying it.

Here are some of the positives:

  1. Focus
  2. Better time management
  3. Building discipline 
  4. Adapting to change
  5. New Ideas
  6. Discover new music
  7. Listen to audiobook
  8. Self Motivation 
Above all "You are your biggest Opponent. You gotta discover yourself" :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

~ Workout ~

I have hardly kept the habit of workout for a long time. Be it during school, college days or present; it has always been in sprints of weeks or maximum of 3 months. After that it just fades into the horizon.

Be it - jogging, yoga, walk or exercise - none of them have lasted. Today, the second day of workout, while I was enjoying it even though the legs were aching and tired in 20 minutes. Never felt like stopping & just continued it for the next 40 minutes. During those next 40 minutes I pondered upon what kept me going this time. Here are some of the thoughts

  • Our habits. Habits decide our lifestyle & health
  • Cultivating an habit (good or bad)* needs repetitiveness. Like it or not, bad habits are developed easily & they stick too :P 
  • Procrastination - ONE major factor which has worked against me in taking up a workout

Above all, the desire to workout has to come form within. Not because my dad has been practicing yoga for the past 25 years; Not because my (ex)colleagues go to gym or do workout during lunch hour or play football; There needs to be a genuine urge from inside to take up an activity. If you try to take up a sport or do yoga or hit gym or run or go cycling just because someone else is doing. Then I bet you wouldn't last more than 2 or 3 months.

I feel everyone should have some kind of workout to stay fit & healthy. We will stop complaining for lack of time when we organized & disciplined to cultivate the habit.

Ultimately the individual has to be driven from within to achieve it ;)

Few people who have inspired me to stay focused on my workout are - Dad, Girish MP, Nilesh P, Karma B, Andy C, Bryan G, Deepak HJ, Abhijit K,  Chris S.

*BTW good or bad are just perspectives which change according to time.

Go out & workout.