If someone had told me 2 years ago that I would be going to gym regularly and would fall in love with weights and the strength training exercises, I would have rolled on the floor laughing. But after a year of doing the strength training, reducing almost 10kgs of weight, not to mention a couple of inches, I am so addicted to it now that I feel that if I don’t do at least three classes per week I am committing a sin 😛 And my progress has in turn inspired my siblings to make sure that they take care of their health too (especially when my mom broke her back and couldn’t do anything about it because of her obesity also triggered a panic among us).
Last Sunday, we went to a very posh gym where we did a body pump class, as a trial run for our Zumba instructor, who is also an instructor for body pump. I think I will love that too, because it is more about music and weights. But with the schedule I have now, I won’t be able to include that but I am happy to do these trial classes now and then. Here are a couple of photographs I took with my phone from that studio.
And as they say,
“Fitness is not about being better than someone else…but it’s about being better than you used to be”
and trust me…it is so true.
I am not very good with diets. I don’t even try. I just can’t give up ice-creams or chocolates, no way! But the fact that I am in a position to not feel too bad (that means, I do feel a teeny tiny bit bad…) about it, is all because of these workouts. I always go back and tell my instructor that I did indulge a bit and she gets very happy because she can use my guilt to make me work harder 😉 She is cunning that way. But without her I wouldn’t be where I am. She knows when to push me and when to relax and never fails to encourage me. And I should thank my close friend too, who gave me the nudge by saying that I should at least try it and then go ahead if I like it. He probably knew that I would love it.
I am really happy that I got into this regular routine and hope that I can keep this going for a long time to come.