I am just 25, and still feel like I am the eldest person in the house when it comes to health issues. I am telling this because my parents visit a doctor 2 times a year and I need to visit more than my parents do! From general physician to a skin specialist to an orthopedic surgeon for to dentist – I need to visit them all. And it is not a good feeling as it feels like I am having a 52 years old aatma in my 25 years old body! That’s a wake-up call for me and here I am, sharing my ‘happy realization’ with all of you so that you don’t take your health as lightly as I did! Because, it is annoying, and supppaaa costly!
Accept it or not, we all have taken our health for granted. Stop fooling yourself and tell me the truth – How many of you do the ‘real’ exercise and follow healthy diet routine just to strengthen your mind and body? Very few!
There is another negative point. A few years back, when we remember someone and they suddenly appear, we Indians tend to say “100 saal jiyoge!” and they feel happy. Nowadays their sudden reactions are like, “Bhai, marvaoge kya! ‘Healthy 60’ is fine.” Why? Because everyone believes that we are not going to stay fit with the lifestyle we are pursuing. Then why we are not changing it?
Being True to Self
Stop blaming ‘food,’ for god’s sake! “Aajka khana pina aur hawa paani hi shuddh nahin hai!” – it is a silly argument. Food is not coming in our mouth until we CHOOSE to eat them. We make choices and find one bowl of Maggi more interesting than one bowl of Moong. I am the worst case scenario. I always end up choosing wrong food at the wrong time. I know some food items are just not appropriate for my tummy, but as they are tasty, I end up eating them and letting it create a disaster!
This is my humble confession. Most of the time, the taste is only about the tongue. Think, what left after five minutes of eating? Fats and calories, and no tastes. Only five minutes of pleasure may end up with constipation or something else which may disturb the entire day! I have experienced it more than my parents, and I know many of you have experienced the same! This topic is actually undebatable if we don’t want to fool ourselves.
Meaningful Selfies (For a Change)
I have seen few people taking selfies every day at the gym. I felt annoyed in the beginning, but then I compared myself with them! I do not take selfies in the gym, but guess who are more regular on the basis of regularity? Those people who take pre and post workout.selfies every day. If building bodies and taking selfies motivate them to keep moving, then why not! What’s wrong in that? They have already have taken an initiative and as we know, the main point is just to take the first step. That’s it.!
YOLO – You Only Live Once
Okay, so YOLO can give a licence to eat whatever we want! I mean c’mon, after all you only live once. Usme marr marr ke kya jeena! Sahi hai! Let’s brainstorming. Imagine you have a car and you want to go for a long drive, or say a road trip. You are having a wonderful time and your car needs fuel now. What will you do? You are enjoying the ride, there is amazing atmosphere, and you have to go off track to find the petrol pump. BUT, have you any other options? No! You must maintain your car to complete the journey. Our body is like that only. We only live once, but we have to maintain our body in which we are traveling.
Dieting or Die Eating – Exercise or Extra Size
Choose well. And first of all, stop cheating yourself! Save your heart, mind, and body from silly arguments and laziness. Start loving your body as much as you love your soul, because it is the HOME. Don’t overthink, and start SOMETHING! Invest in your body.
- If you don’t like to run, walk or take stairs instead of the elevator!
- If you don’t like the gym, join some yoga or dance classes!
- If you can’t leave pizza and Meggi, just add a plate of salad before the meals!
- If you can’t live without sodas or drinks, reduce their proportions!
- If you can’t leave tobacco, try some nicotine patches initially!
At least TRY! Take an initiative. Motivate yourself to work hard. Find an exercise partner. Ignore the people who keep talking about your failed attempts, they want you to give up. Don’t be a quitter in this matter. Believe in yourself, just breath, and start moving. All the very best, my rockstars! 🙂