Two years ago, I wrote a post about why I won’t sign up on a gym and came up with my self-proclaimed prerequisite if I ever decided to go.
Well, it’s been two years and my fitness goal hasn’t improved, not even a little. Here are some of the things that I did in the past two years that I started and somehow failed.
- Swimming. I took up swimming lessons to learn how to swim and after some readings found out that it’s really good for your health and other good things about it. Luckily for me, I was able to learn how to be confident in swimming, though I never perfected my form. On the other side of the coin, swimming is a little bit expensive here. It cost me around 3000 PHP (67 USD) for a month of lesson and swimming pool use. I don’t have the luxury of spending that much on a monthly basis and so after learning some basics I dropped the lesson and went on with my life. 😀
- Running. I have been running since college days but running in college means that it’s part of a training session in soccer. Running now means jogging in the afternoon and joining some fun run. I joined a lot of fun runs in the past two years but I still didn’t see any changes in my lifestyle. Why? I wasn’t religiously training for any run, except the last one, and if you’re an athlete or a sport-enthusiast this would be an alarming confession. You see, I would join any fun run without thinking twice and I’m hurting my body for it. It’s not healthy to go on a run, whether it’s only a 3-KM or 6-KM run without proper training.
- Home Exercise. I downloaded two application ever since I got back from Alabang. The first one is a seven-minute exercise and a Tabata Exercise timer. The problem with this was that I sometimes lose my focus on doing it or it sometimes boring or any other good-for-nothing reasons. The main point, I’m not really good dealing with my own laziness.
- Soccer. I played soccer during my college days. If I get the luxury of joining the game I would but sometimes I couldn’t just play because I really don’t have enough money for fare. Well, college days sometimes do mean being broke and happy. During my stay in my previous company, we decided to create a soccer club since a lot of us are soccer enthusiast. One problem for me is that I can’t join tournament because I’m the only lady in the team. It’s frustrating. We also do practices but due to overtimes and unexpected turn of events, the schedule is a bit sporadic. I still play but it would be on some days when I really have a lot of free time. Even my weekends are fully booked.
Well, those are my endeavors in the past two years that yielded me into losing 1 or 2 kgs and earning them again in the succeeding months. Sounds awful, right? After writing them down I realized that I do have some discipline problem or of being responsible in my activities. It’s not always true that the beginning is the hardest, sometimes it’s the easiest because you’re as excited as you can be on any plans. Continuing with your plans and getting out of your comfort zone everyday is where the challenge lies. It’s not everyday that you’re excited about a new thing but it’s the daily life that is rough and sometimes “boring” that are of bigger challenge.
I decided to go to the gym because of the following reasons:
- To create a new habit. This is what I learned from my previous and expensive mistakes, if the activity is not part of your daily habit or routine, it would essentially drowned in your priorities of the day.
- To pressure myself into being responsible, I believe that sometimes we all need a little bit of pressure to push us to where we want to go. It’s a choice and I choose to believe that this can solve some of my self-inflicted bad habits.
- It’s discounted. Annual gym membership is way cheaper than monthly and daily. And the gym where I sign up offer some more discounts so I was really enticed.
- It’s gonna help me in my new blog (insert advertisement here haha) Cooking Stilettos is my new lifestyle blog which talks about travel, food and fashion. I want to add Fitness there because I believe that it affects all three categories. I can’t travel if I’m not healthy. My food recipe should be healthy too. And I would barely fit in my dresses if I continue to gain more weight. If you would like to follow my experiments on this one, please feel free to follow my new blog, it would mean the world to me!
Why I did write this one on this blog? I posted the different side of me on this blog two years ago and this one will be its rebuttal. It’s fair to do so, right?
What are your endeavors in the past months? Share your success story and the lesson that you learned along the way!