Getting Back On The Track

Whether you are just recovered from your illness, been lazy going to the gym, birth of a chile hitting the plateau or anything that stop you from exercise. Going back is a challenge. You either can be unmotivated or very eager to start.

Although long long time ago you were a top athlete or top gym freak, your fitness level won't be the same as you were before. Your muscle mass is different from now and then. Your metabolism has changed. Thus, it's wise if you consult with physician before you start, especially for those who has just recovered from an illness. For the first goal for your comeback, just make exercise as a habit first.

Starting easy, don't be too hard on yourself. You'll get your pace.

Do some gym walking, perhaps your old gym already a little bit too rusty. Perhaps there are new gyms that just opened.

Find out why you stopped going to the gym earlier? Discover new you by making fitness program that suit you. Hire a personal trainer if necessary. He/she can help you when things get rough.

And don't forget to keep track of your progress.

Welcome back to healthy life.....

You're Going To Get Beat Up Along The Way

Life is not a success-only journey. You're going to get beat up along the way

I found this quote while writing my journal, then on the way to the gym, I thought that this quote can be applicable on losing weight or keeping fit. Well, it's not literally that you'll get beat up during your losing weight process or maintaining you weight until you have bruises and stuffs.

Here's the thing, after the long hours of exercise and training, I attained my losing weight goal. But turn out it's just one success, it must be followed by maintaining it, and that's what I interpretation of "to get beat up along the way. "

How so? Because maintaining my success story is the hardest part. Imagine when I hit the plateau. Imagine when I'm soooo lazy to go to the gym, no motivation. Imagine when my crave for fatty food is extremely high.

The journey of losing weight and/or keeping fit doesn't stop just when we reached one success. Just consider we have reached one level then we continue to the next level. Another challenges come along. And that's the time for you to get beat up along the way.

But that's not you should worry, take it as a challenge, take it as "the rainbow" of your keeping fit journey.

To Walk For

For some walking is an exercise that considered not important. You might say, this type exercise only burn little calorie. But don't underestimate the impact of walking. If you don't know how to begin to exercise, walking is the very first step.

It's the easiest exercise, low risk of injury and very cheap. You only need a pair of comfortable shoes. But I do wear sandals for walking to the bus shelter. The biggest challenge is motivation and developing a habit. Well..I get bored of walking sometimes but I always put in my mind, this is for my own good and try to enjoy the morning air.

Like all types of exercise, the key is start slowly and increase gradually. Try with short distance and short lenght of time. After you have formed a habit, you might want walking all the time and the distance you have passed so far will seem very short for you.

To maximize your walking, keep your posture right. Think of elongating your body. Tighten your abs muscles and buttocks.

Have a nice walk!

Want To Lose Weight? Spare Some Time

"I don't have time to go to the gym"
"The gym is too far"
"I'm busy with work"

Those are the excuses that we often heard from people who actually want to lose weight. And it's just too bad. From 24 hours, you only need to spare 30 minutes from your daily activity each day to exercise.

And during that 30 minutes, you don't need to go to the gym. It can be just walking or jogging or cycling around your neighbourhood. There are different options to maximized your effort, take a walk to your office. If you have to take vehicle, ask your driver to drop you couple of kilometers before your office or park your car little bit further. Take your dog for a walk.

You need to take time for your own health. Try to do it for one week and see the result.