Life is not a sprint. It is the longest marathon. And to enjoy it to the fullest, one needs to be healthy in both body and mind.
This blog is to share my love and obsession for fitness.
At the outset I would like to clarify, I do not consider myself as a fitness or a wellness expert, a trainer or a nutritionist. I am just a regular person who is obsessed and passionate about a “healthy body and mind”. I have had no formal training, and no one has guided me on nutrition, or healthy habits.
It was after the birth of my daughter that I started looking at fitness and health in a more focused way. I had never been to a gym till I was 30 years old. I was always slim. But being Fit and Healthy goes beyond being slim and thin. It’s a state of physical and mental well being. It’s been fifteen years. And today I am more fit and energetic than I was when I was 20 years old, and when I say fit, I refer to both, in body and the mind.
For me, Fitness is non- negotiable. It is not a good to have, it is a must have. It is as essential as any basic necessity of life. I am selfish when it comes to this, and don’t feel guilty about it.
“Fitness is my Status Symbol.”
A fit and healthy mind and body reflects all your hard work and endurance. It shows the will power, mental strength and discipline that one abides by.
For me, being fit is an expression of self respect and love for yourself.
One cannot inherit Fitness. One cannot buy or borrow it. It has to be earned, and once you have it , you can only hold on to it through constant hard work and discipline.
A lot of people constantly ask me “ What is the secret behind your boundless energy ? How come you never get tired”, “ How come you are always happy and smiling”, “How do you maintain yourself”, “How come you don’t get stressed”.
Here’s the good news ! There is NO secret formula. It is just a few simple disciplines practiced every day.
Motivation to become and stay Fit is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
This Habit is what I describe as the basic simple Mantras that I follow and have now come to define me and my lifestyle. And these have been developed over time. They have helped me immensely. They are not based on diets and retreats and denial of the simple pleasures of life – I don’t deny myself good food, a glass of red wine, dessert, adventure holidays, travel.
Being fit allows one to enjoy life in all it’s glory. When someone asks me “why do you exercise everyday”. My answer is simple “ so that I can enjoy life, eat and drink what I desire, have the energy to travel and explore the world”.
I used to talk about this constantly with my friends, family, colleagues. It was when someone said that why don’t you do a “talk on wellness, fitness and share your experiences” that I decided to start this blog.
The blog will begin by talking about the “mantras”’ and “habits”. Further, I will continuously share some articles, news, quotes that inspire and motivate me.
Full of life, energetic, lively, full of beans, tireless, zippy, spirited, active, high octane, happy, sparkling, spunky, bright, cheerful, joyful, healthy, fit, buoyant, upbeat, pleasant, optimistic, positive, chirpy, cheery, light-hearted, sunny disposition – these are not merely adjectives and words that one reads about. I promise you , One can truly feel this way – all the time.