Happiness is shredding some extra kilos and getting back in shape.I am sure many of my friends out there can relate to this emotion.
When all the hard work I did finally reflects in the weighing scale, then happiness knows no bounds. That’s because only I know how many sacrifices I had to make for attaining a certain level of fitness. After all, it’s not an easy job to ignore chocolates, wafers, ice creams, gulab jamuns, rice and all the starchy things invented by human beings till date. Moreover, serenely spending time in front of the TV or watching web series in Netflix is always more alluring than sweating in gym, yoga classes or brisk walking. Body says, ‘I don’t want to go anywhere now,’ whereas brain says ,’Don’t you dare start playing online games in your smartphone instead of working out.’ It’s a strange chaotic situation for me. Whom should I listen and whom should I ignore?
Eventually brain emerges as the winner. Most of the days, the biggest challenge is to come out of the inertia of laziness and put myself into the sweat shirt, pants and sneakers. It needs a lot of self-motivation. But when clothes I always wanted to wear finally fit perfectly, then the effort looks worth taking. You know they are right when they say no pain, no gain.
However, achieving some success is one thing whereas maintaining the achieved success with the same hard work is a totally different thing altogether. The happiness that comes after loosing unnecessary weight is often accompanied by a sense of content feeling. Then this content mind advises that it’s okay to take some rest now and eat the things that make me happy. I genuinely deserve this break after so much sweat and pain.
Do I need to tell what happens after this? I get back to ground zero once more from where I had started my fitness journey a while ago. Then begins another round of sweat, pain, yoga, gym and walks until I reach the destination that brings me ultimate happiness one more time. It goes on like a loop.