The other day while watching a TV show, a celebrity was asked the usual question, what is one thing that she regrets the most. And as usual she said, she doesn’t regret anything, she lived a full life and is proud of the mistakes she made and blah.. blah.. Well, this might be true for a few of us, who do not regret anything in life. But not me. I regret a lot of things that I did in my past. And if given a chance, I would certainly like to go back in time and correct them, or at least tell my younger self, to choose wisely.
Anyhow, today I am sharing the biggest regret of my life. I regret not finding ‘fitness’ sooner. I never exercised in my teens. Never played any sport in school. I rode a bike though, but that was my mode of travel (from home to school, school to friend’s house.. you the idea?), not from an ‘exercise’ point of view. (And thanks to that, my legs are good kids). I wish I could go back in time and tell my younger self the importance of fitness. Oh, how I wish, I wish!
Not until I turned 25 is when I started working out, and day by day the passion kept growing. The more I read, researched, the more I learnt. And there is still so, so, so much to learn! Just because I was not ‘physically’ active in my younger years, my body does not respond to exercise as quick as I expect it to. I work twice as hard compared to other people, to achieve the same kind of results (and to keep my metabolism high!). This is unfortunate, I know. But I am still very, very grateful that I finally found my calling. As they say, better late than never.
A lot of people in my circle keep telling me how I should ‘enjoy’ my life, since I don’t party, drink alcohol or eat out (too much), or socialize till late on weekends or blah.. blah..!! Well, let me say this to them – I AM ENJOYING LIFE. My means of enjoyment might not be same as you, but I love my life. I love lifting weights, I love eating healthy, I love cooking for myself, all this gives me so much happiness and contentment that it’s difficult to describe in words.
Anyways, rant over. If you are here just for the pictures.. keep scrolling!
T-Shirt: H&M | Skirt: Asos | Shoes: Audrey Brooke
Would you consider me a weird person if I confess that I don’t like to listen to music while working out? Pretty weird huh..!! Well.. I thought so! The thing is.. music distracts me (not in general.. just while exercising). It may sound stupid but yes, when I am working out, I like to concentrate on my form, my speed, my breathing and if I have music on, well I concentrate mostly on the beats, or the singer or what to play next.. or to skip the current song and jump to my favorite one… ahh…! It wastes my time. Plus I don’t like how the earplugs cables hang and hinder the movements (even the wireless headset is not comfortable to me). It’s frustrating. So I don’t listen to music while working out and I am usually done with my workout within 40 minutes! And that is a high intensity interval training that I am talking about! It consists of no official breaks (you take a break when you feel the need) but the clock keeps ticking!
How do you like to workout – Music or No Music?
I love trying new things! Adding a belt to this outfit was like a very last minute decision before heading out! Guess it was not that a bad decision.. What say?
Anyhow.. let me give you all the update on my fitness journey. Even on vacation, I am working out with full force. I am eating the right thing, in the right quantity and at the right time (which surprisingly is more important than working out, trust me)! I have yet not weighed myself on a scale because I feel that is not how your progress should be tracked.
I feel different. My clothes fit differently. I am down by a size or two (I think). And I am always charged with super high levels of energy! Now that is the kind of change you should be looking for, in order to track how far you have come! So my dear readers, it’s never too late. Start working out if you haven’t already. Start eating better if you haven’t already. This is more important than everything else! More than your love life, more than your professional life and more than any other possible kind of life! Remember – If there is no health, there is no use of all that wealth!
Have fun with your workouts. Cheers!
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T-Shirt: Uniqlo | Skirt: Asos | Shoes: Qupid Cambria | Watch: Fossil | Belt:Thrift Store