But how things change in a year! I’m 44 this year and feel like I’m in my best shape ever! I have dropped some weight; I have dropped two sizes and all my key body numbers (from BMI to cholesterol to glucose levels) are in the ideal range. Even the body composition monitor(fancy weighing machine) indicates my body age is 5 years younger than my actual age. It does feel like some Health Nirvana, that I never thought existed for an oldie like me!
So how did this happen?! – I see the question in the eyes of lot of my friends and family members who see me after a long time.
Be Lean and Mean, Eat Protein
The only bad workout is the one that you didn’t do!
The first step towards change is awareness!
You need balance across all areas to lead a fuller, healthier life – a balanced diet, work-life balance, emotional balance and even bank-balance. 😉 I owe most of my fitness to a nutritionally balanced diet. But if you eat badly one day, you need to balance it by going easy (or even fasting) the next day. Or if you are caught up in a stressful situation at work, balance it out by some relaxing music on your way home or talking to a good friend or engaging in a hobby. The other way to look at balance is moderation. Overdoing work or play or eat or rest is never a good idea…Remember, Guilt is the most fattening emotion!
A girl’s got to have her beauty sleep (well, even boys for that matter!)
Feel your best, look your best, and get your best body back. That is my wish for all of you in this new year.
ps. I’m sure lot of you have similar stories to tell! Please do share them..It may just inspire someone! Also, would love to hear about fitness tips and hacks that you have found effective.