Do you feel a loss of desire to pursue fitness! This question does not sound strange, arising in social conversations, as the circle you interact with, talks about how fat or thin and different our appearance is from when we saw each other or saw some nice profile pictures on social media platforms. In attempts to deal with this universal subject, let’s narrate the story of our lifestyle, with live evidences of the attempts and failures. A simple notion is to blame.
Marketing ad that said it’s on a discount!!
“On recommendations of friends joined some fitness class or trainer, I tried to sign up monthly or annual gym packages as the marketing ad that said it’s on a discount!! “Paid for expensive instructors and then it was too much, it was not possible my energy levels are not the same as before, I can’t push to these levels in the class. Or we hear “I have some serious health issues, I’m not supposed to work out so much” And last but not the least “I tried and not got the results”!
Soft echo of prompt consents trailing with triumph come as finale “With my careful, sensible and evaluative analysis, I have chosen alternatives that is good for me”. Examples are sign up for dieticians and consume alternative foods that show low count of calories such as packed protein bars and zero calorie drinks. Are these food cutting or change of habits the answer!! The foundation is that we are trying hard to understand what went wrong!! It’s a history that we introspect where we or anyone in this phase has done the following in the past. It is a phenomenon strangely, not new and ironically you are not the first one… So, the IMPORTANT thing to now discover is- this is not a dead end. The path of workout, wellness, and fitness is not lost. As of now you have opted other choices, with the belief in some gains from this ideology.
I’m not being philosophical I’m being practical. I share the same history, I can relate the trail clearly. Since the age of 18, I understood three issues- I had to lose the extra chubby weight and flabs that was my baby fat. In a dire need to educate myself, realizing I required a transformation – curative, educative and corrective lifestyle with a suitable fitness regime as my answer. I joined all the gyms and heard workout advices from the world but every time I joined I would gain zero result. Reasons were, people saying don’t work out too much, eat more now that you are exercising, it’s a matter of time your body will get used to this and as soon as you leave you will gain back, Phew, Good Lord, how annoying and demoralizing!
Going with this till the age of 24 years, I did not lose a single kilogram,
However, there was a hell killer self-motivation in me. I was ready to try anything and everything. At least I knew I was not gaining more even though the efforts were futile to lose any fat, weight or inches. Finally, I joined a gym in my building and had a person working with me who was a part time trainer there. I had decided I will skip gym only on Saturdays else I will do it regularly.
Tip 1: Consciously, the changes that I started was to be regular and tell the world this is my workout time , even if I had to postpone a call or work late night.
Tip 2: I invested and bought two good tides and race back tops with inner wear and Nike shoes -like my hardcore investment in those days.
Tip 3: I started hanging my workout clothes in the night behind the bathroom door hook along with my morning work wear. I would eat a breakfast that has more nuts, fruits, date and oats with some treat of toxins in tea or coffee.
Tip 4: To energize at 11ish I would drink eat some Parle G biscuit for energy and half a cup of tea. the reason I did not hit a very strict diet and overdo in killing my normal urge to eat and drink, as there is always a reverse gear in the night and all that you have missed to consume 100% you will crave hard to eat it in the night as you will not sleep and the mind will be a hulk. I tried this secret to reduce the QUANTITY so instead of 4 biscuits I ate 2 or pushing my determination I would victoriously not pick the second one and stop at one biscuit.
Tip 5: No cream and chocolate cookies, no samosas, no fried namkeen, all that was a clear no.
Tip 6: Stop consuming chilled cold water, drink lukewarm if not easy then start with room temperature. Keep a 1 Liter steel, copper or glass bottle and drink in a glass from that .
Tip 7: Drink one glass of water before starting your meal, no water in between, after meal only one glass hot or normal water but please wait
to kill this time get on a call/ meeting or walk outside for 20 minutes at least. Take water only after a gap of min 20 minutes.
Tip 8: One hardship- eat your dinner early 7:30pm (if possible) and no sweets for one month, if you are at work or driving to work that hour carry one extra box of salad meal or dal rice in a take away box with some pickle. Keep a spoon eat while commuting back home.It’s not easy but there are ways to do it.
So, now these conscious do and avoid tips are not a long trail as I have just numbered them, it’s easy to understand – small steps, minor corrections, reducing quantities, refusing to eat every time there is food in front of us, etc.
With some conscience, small changes will becomes habits. It’s good for the system to tune and flex to these steps and then push harder for the larger goals.
I must say the satiation in the taste palette will start recognizing that you are not getting these unwanted unhealthy components and will gradually reduce the desire. You know how! There is this secret that I will tell you
When I crave to eat the hot chocolate fudge (which is my weakness) and say to myself why not, I rewind to think of my one hour fun and hard sweat workout last evening and the voice reminds me – You will have to do the same 3 times more, just to burn this piece of fat calorie. Why am I even eating the entire thing?
Solution – How about I enjoy the flavor and slowly eat just 3 – 5 spoons!! Then, save myself to be a donkey – to carry this fat to the gym and have to burn this. We will burn it with workout nut there is lot in store already, how about we get that out of the system first. I have to yet burn my old fat, so this new baggage that my body should not allow, I must avoid to consume.
Trust you me this reducing the quantity is the one secret that will take you a long way of satisfactory and result oriented work out lifestyle.
“Who can change your lifestyle and make you fit, so you can be independent to be fit, when you travel or have off hours of work This is a unique that you have dreamt of and here it is“