Fitness is a continuous struggle, not something you can stop after accomplishing a certain level . All you need to do is devote an hour for yourself everyday. After my recent trek to Sikkim I vouched to wake up every morning and workout, if not, I make time during the evening. It might be easy to argue that you don’t have the resources, or you have better priorities. However, once you notice how it boosts your energy and helps you with your daily activities, you’ll definitely make it a part of your lifestyle.
My workouts took a setback when I was diagnosed with a minor injury during the beginning of this year, I took the right steps to recover, and it has paid off. In April, the fresh and clean air at my trek made me stronger and probably cured me faster (even though I hurt my knee back there 😬). Once I came back I started working out like I used to. I run in the morning, followed by some weight/ strength training or yoga.
I started off running on the road with 16 km the first week, followed by 30. It went up to 40 for a while, my highest this year has been 50 km within a week. I’ve also indulged in a few treks here and there. I swim when I’m in the mood for it. Although cycling has taken a back seat this year, I think the other activities have made up for it.
When I got back on the road, slowly a 10 km run started feeling like 5 and running every other day feels tempting. Additionally, when you’re regular, people tend to respect and greet you, which is a great feeling too. Thanks to global warming, or whatever the reason, I missed running in the rains, until recently.
I’m human too, I’d love those extra hours of sleep in the morning. I always think twice before putting my arms or legs in pain. I hesitate before lifting a dumbbell for the last set of any workout. Nevertheless, at the end once it gets done I only feel like a champion, and I think everyone deserves that. Fitness has become the necessary evil in my life, and I don’t mind it at all. Maybe if you give it a try, you’d love it too.
I’ll probably do a post on workouts for beginners, watch this space!