Getting up early in the morning for some is an extremely difficult proposition but for others, it is an opportunity to explore yet another day and to experience new things in life. Those who have had a habit of going for a morning walk are so hooked on to it, that if they miss it for a day or two, the guilt and the feeling of having lost something is very hard to get rid off.
And in normal circumstances, the first thing that one does is to see himself/herself in a mirror. They say that mirror always speaks the truth. But when the truth is about you then, sometimes it becomes difficult to accept the same.
If the truth is about how much fat you have accumulated over time in your body, then its even harder for you to digest the fact that you have gone obese. Medically, or going by the standards a person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% more than the normal that they are supposed to have keeping in mind the BMI index.
What an irony it is that the food items which tend to give you pleasure at one time are the very reasons for making sure that you repent for the pleasures you have had by munching upon the same, in the near future.
You end up cursing the food and more so your own taste buds for making you indulge in the very fantasy. Yesterday, I was having this conversation with none other than Saty, whom I was telling how in the past couple of days I have managed to gain if not 7 but certainly 3-4 kgs:
“Yaar, when you are at home, you end up eating all the good stuff that your mom makes for you, thereby ending up gaining weight.”—-Me
“Ya, I know, that’s why what I do is I try to control myself and see I am so fit 😀 “—Saty
“Man, how difficult it is to control. How can you ignore the ladoos and the halwa that is kept right in front of your eyes?”—-Me
“Yaar, it is all about discipline, which I think is that virtue of life which decides whether we will emerge successful or not. It is that very ingredient which decides whether it will be a make or break situation for us. Whether it be examinations or whether it be taking control of your life or weight, this is the thing that matters.”—-Saty
“Wow, Saty. You have been thinking a lot these days ;). But you have hit the bulls eye here. You are right. Everything in life comes down to whether you are disciplined or not. It is the secret for success and nothing but discipline itself can help you achieve what you want from life.”—-Me
“Look at all the greats including Sachin Tendulkar. It might have not been easy for him to get up every morning at 5 a.m. and put in the hard work day-in-day out. After all, he also must have felt really frustrated and down and out at times. Yet he carried on. What complements discipline is the perseverence that one has.”—-Saty
“Coupled with the perseverence one needs to have a positive mindset in order to have that self-belief which makes sure that one carries on with his or her efforts without worrying for the results or consequences and hoping that one day you will surely get to experience the sweetness that comes along with success.”—-Me
“You should take a resolution that you will try to control your eating habits. Don’t start dieting for it is the worst of the ways to reduce one’s weight. What you can do instead is to reduce the junk food that you happen to eat in a day. Don’t eat too many sweets. Eat those things which are healthy and are not deep-fried. I guess a balanced diet is the key along with a fitness regime where in you get to do both cardio and muscular training. The best is to go for yoga in the morning, say, after a walk.”—Saty
“Saty, you are talking like a fitness expert ;). I have read many a columns on the same. I know where this is coming from :). Whatever the source, the points that you are mentioning will go a long way in helping one to remain fit, which will in turn help one to be happy and maintain that confidence which is so important when it comes to carrying yourself around and when it comes to interacting with someone, for you know that the other person will like you in case you are fit and well maintained.”—Me
“True, and that is what keeps you going and helps in making you more confident and ambitious.”—-Saty
“Saty, don’t you think, we have been able to carve out an entire theory of success here? 😉 “—-Me
“Yes, fitness leads to confidence/self-belief which leads to increased ambition/motivation which in turn leads to success.”—-Saty
“So, we know now where we have to start from. 🙂 “—Me
That was it for the conversation. Truly, fitness is the most important part of our lives which we cannot afford to ignore. Good health leads to positive thoughts and a positive outlook towards life, which is extremely significant when it comes to staying happy and satisifed and in turn contributes to the well being of a person.
Guys and girls out there, what are you waiting for? It is time to go on a fitness regime and what better way to start than on a weekend itself ;).
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