Let’s get a little personal shall we?
I have always been the healthiest member in my family. I have never had any major health issue nor I have ever broken any bones (fortunately). My biometric screening has always been good, to the point the doctor’s tell me not to change anything and to continue what I have been doing.
I might have taken this fact that I am pretty healthy for granted.
Lately, I have noticed something about me. I get tired a little too easy and I get out of breath climbing just few flights of stairs. My back hurts when I have to pick something from the floor and I pant way too fast every time I go for a run. I think this whole thing is a bit wrong. I am just 30 and my back shouldn’t hurt when I bend down to pick something or feel out of breath running a mile. I also noticed that I have gained some weight and I have never been this heavy in my life. Not even with freshman fifteen!! I guess the number on scale alarmed me. So I have been working out for the last few weeks. But I am not regular at all. Once or twice a week is my max and sometimes it is 0.
Let me be honest, I am not of those people who enjoys going to gym or working out. I actually despise going to gym. I have always put working out at the end of my to-do list. I want to change this. I want to get serious about my health. I want to be one of those people who enjoys working out and feels restless not going to gym.
I am told it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. So starting today I am going to work out EVERY.SINGLE.DAY! Now that sounds very unrealistic coming from a person who absolutely hates working out but I am going to try my best. If I miss a gym session, I am going to do a workout video or cycle or run. I will just do something. I wrote this blog post because I know it will force me to my commitment. So every Monday for the next 2 weeks, I will write about what worked and what failed miserably. Along with working out, I am going to control my urge to eat out – another thing that is very very very hard for me. I don’t binge on unhealthy food. I eat pretty good but I just love eating out. What can I say, I started restaurant blogging out of my love for eating out! Well I am going to reduce the frequency of dining out.
With that said, I can confirm that I did work out today. I did 45 minutes of circuit station with my coach at work during lunch. I sweated like a pig and pretty much everything hurts right now. I will have to say, I feel very proud of myself for starting the week on a right note! Hopefully I will continue it. I will try to do small updates on where I am with my 21 day fix on Snapchat(username:kshakyaz)/IG stories or Twitter. So if you like to follow my progress, catch me there…otherwise, see you next Monday with a collective fitness blog post here!
Just a quick note, I am not necessarily looking to lose weight (that would be nice though). I just want to be more healthy and fit.
As always thanks for listening!
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