In this post, I’d like to share what we covered in my first session with my fitness trainer. This trainer of mine seems to have combined the best of both worlds by intertwining the mind and the body. We conducted a self-assessment the other day.
First ask yourself about your eating habits. What foods do you eat most? Meat? Vegetables? How are they prepared? In what quantities do you eat them? What do you drink and in what quantities as well? Once you have laid out the details, you yourself will be able to assess if you have healthy eating habits. Whether we admit it or not, we know that there are certain foods that are good for us. The bottom line is not deprivation but a balance between the good and the not-so-good.
Then evaluate your sleeping habits. What time do you go to sleep? More than that, check how many hours of sleep you get each day. Studies have shown that by 10 or 11 P.M., our body starts cleansing itself of toxins. That is why ideally, we must be asleep by that time. If it is not possible, then at least make up for it by getting quality sleep.
Next on the list was exercise. How much exercise do you get a week? It need not be in the form of going to the gym. Any kind of sport, or even walking, counts as exercise. This is where I was sorely lacking as I essentially live a sedentary lifestyle. I hate going to the gym but I love to play ping pong. So we made a compromise – our work out sessions would be a combination of flexibility routines, weights, and ping pong!
Now I have an idea of what I want to achieve and how to go about it. Why don’t you join me and try to asses your health-fitness status?