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Please Don’t Be A Gym Bully- A Request To Fellow Fitness Enthusiasts

“You must be into cardio” they ask me as I shake hands with my new gym acquaintances. “No, I’m weight training” I say, and am met with a somber nod and an occasional hmm. I’ve noticed those side glances they exchanged too. The conversation has abruptly ended, and I make my way towards the weight rack, conscious that every step I take is being intensely scrutinized. All that beast mode enthusiasm has disappeared too, and I suddenly find myself faced with a simple question- should I be doing this at all? Sounds super familiar, doesn’t it? Congratulations, you’ve been noticed by the gym bullies and you’re officially a part of the gym world. This feeling was quite common a few months ago, and of course I learnt to deal with it, but it’s the attitude of those gym-goers that irks me till date. Fitness is a positive community of people,…

Results Take Months. Form A Fitness Community & Keep Charging Ahead

“I have been working out for 2 weeks, but I don’t seem to be sweating or even feeling the muscles. Am I doing something wrong?” Does this sound familiar? I bet it does. I spent half a year feeling this way, I won’t believe you if you say you have never considered stopping your gym routine because you didn’t see results in 2 weeks. I’d need you to pay some attention to what I have to say. More than physical tips and tricks to see results, this post will train your mind. Because when you start this fitness journey, you need to train your mind before you train your body. Listen up. The internet is full of videos of people working out. But all those gym dudes are ripped, all those women can lift 100kgs like it’s the easiest thing in the world. All these videos basically show us people…

Gyms Can Be Intimidating & There Is No Reason To Be Embarrassed About It

If you’re someone who’s just starting their fitness journey, the hardest part is usually not the actual workout, but the fact that you need to step into a gym. Sounds familiar? I am sure it does. There is no reason to feel bad about being scared of the gym, it’s normal. It tends to get intimidating for beginners, a story I share with all of you. I’m taking this opportunity to talk to you about my experience with the gym and working out in general, how I didn’t start out on an ideal note either, and how I’ve come to own MY space in the world of fitness. Rewind to 2012 where I was living on pizzas and whiskey. I got the occasional “look at that double chin” and “you don’t wear dresses, you wear sacks to cover your body” and I was okay with it. It never made me feel…

7 minute HIIT at home

It’s been a hectic week, and to be honest life has been absolutely disrupted. Point is I haven’t had the time to go to the gym since after 13th September. And for the longest time I was feeling pretty terrible about it. But then these HIIT exercises I read in Pune Mirror (16th September) came to my rescue. Thank God for that. It’s been a week, and I don’t feel bad about not going to the gym anymore. ‘cos these HIIT exercises have done quite a rad job. Don’t believe me? Try them out for yourself, you’ll know what I am talking about. The best part is you don’t need anything more than your room and a chair to carry them out. Jumping jacks – 30 second Wall sit lower body – 30 second Push-up (upper body) – 30 seconds Abdominal crunch core – 30 seconds Step-up onto…

3 Months From Now You Will Love Yourself.

It’s been a year since I started working out. One whole year of blood, sweat and tears. Looking back on the last 25 years of my life, the last year makes me particularly proud of myself. And I owe most of it to exercise. I have always believed in staying fit. Of course I did let myself loose for quite a good amount of time back in college- blame it on those difficult teenage years when you feel love and friends and parties are more important than your own body. But this time last year I stopped for a little while to think about myself, about what I expected from myself in the future…and here I am. Seeing photographs from back then still make me squirm, I can’t believe I had let myself get that way. But it’s all good now. It’s been a challenging year, but I…

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