Letter E

E is for…you guessed it Exercise!


I think what they say IS true, that abs are made in the kitchen, i.e, whether you workout or not,  better watch what you eat!

BUT, remember it’s not about getting skinny or just thin…it’s more about getting fit.

Exercise will not only improve your fitness levels, it will also make you a happy person.

Exercise takes a lot of commitment. For me, even today the hardest part is to get started.

I love the endorphin rush I experience, once my exercise is over and I literally feel that I can conquer the world 😉

My typical workout varies from either a 5 K run/walk to HIIT session on the treadmill for 45 minutes.

I also incorporate some basic strength training, daily.

My biggest advise would be to explore what you like, and then stick to it. Experiment with different workouts and settle down what works for you.

I loved zumba, but I could never be with the class, and that was the end of it for me.

But, if you love to dance, then Zumba is a fun workout to lose the pounds!

If you are an absolute beginner I STRONGLY recommend Leslie Sansone’s

“Walk Away The Pounds”,  just YouTube her workouts and you will be surprised how easy and effective they are.

That’s how I started back in 2012!

I recently started doing 4 minute HIIT workouts by  Lucy Wyndhamread, for the month of March. You should totally checkout her YouTube Channel.

Because, her workouts are short, I have been able to stay committed for the entire month.

If you are looking for some intermediate/advanced  workouts Hasfit is your best bet. From kettlebells, to no weights to ten minutes HIIT they have it all!

And, the million dollar question of how to stay committed? To be honest, the only answer to this is that if we want it bad enough we will stick to it.  So, we need to remind ourselves why is it important to us and that’s pretty much it.

It’s a daily thing for me still, as I said in the beginning. But, I promise it gets better with time.

 

12 thoughts on “Letter E

  1. Shilpa Garg

    You had me at “Exercise takes a lot of commitment. For me, even today the hardest part is to get started.” I fail miserably here… I make grand plans but they stay just plans. Sigh!
    Zumba is on my wish list. Hope to make it a reality sometimes soon.
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  2. Shalini

    Ah I agree Z, starting is the hardest part. I have been trying to get back to my routine of yoga and walk but all my travels are to blame at the moment 😝 For not being able to get in the groove.
    I really liked the workout links you have shared, will check them out and see if they work for me.
    Best thing I liked in this article is the advise to do what one likes to workout with, not follow trend or fads.

    Cheers 😊

    Emu & the Entrepreneur

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  3. Trudy

    Thanks for your post… it’s a timely message for me. In fact, I purposely headed to your blog first in hopes of finding motivation to Exercise this morning. I love dance aerobics and usually workout to Jazzercise DVDs. (I want to get Zumba DVDs!) I am most consistent when I workout at home early in the morning.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
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  4. Novemberschild

    Want to feel better, have more energy and even add years to your life? Just exercise.
    The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. Exercise and physical activity can be enjoyable. It gives you a chance to unwind, enjoy the outdoors or simply engage in activities that make you happy. Physical activity can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting. So, take a dance class, hit the hiking trails or join a soccer team. Find a physical activity you enjoy, and just do it. Bored? Try something new, or do something with friends.

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  5. ann bennett

    Exercise is so important. I have always enjoyed exercising and sports. As a 60 year old, I may not live longer, but I feel good and enjoy good health because of this life long habit.
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