Ever since I hit 40, I have become a little conscious of my health and what I eat. I made certain changes in my lifestyle to eliminate some habits which I felt were not good in the long run and added some which, well…. we shall see how they turn out to be 😉
This summer I have begun this in the earnest by make a 30 days pact with myself wherein I will push myself into a fitness routine and also include certain items in my diet to gain from their nutritional benefits. This pact follows close on the heels of a house shift and I have simply fallen in love with the lush green surroundings of the colony I have moved into.
Day1 always begins on humongous enthusiasm, no matter what the task maybe. Is it the same for you too?
As I walked back into my magical park (if you have read my #NABLOPOMO posts, you will be well acquainted with it), the path unfolded before me and I felt the Gulmohar tree in particular was happy to see me. It even stirred briefly to shower a few of its gorgeous blooms onto me.
My aim to start a morning walk is not just to get up early but also to stop and enjoy nature at its gloriest best. The health factor is not just physical but mental as well! I can be seen stopping all over the walking track to take a picture every now and then, much to the bemusement of my fellow walkers who must be muttering “Uff yeh social media ke deewaney!!”
Undeterred, I have been clicking to share on my Instagram; why you might ask am I making such a big deal of this? You see at 40+ I need some push to continue with my health regime; I need some added interest to self to do this. Call it my proverbial carrot that I dangled in front of my very own nose!! 😉
And it is working!
I may not adhere to it in an everyday mode; but my aim is to be at it at least four days in a week and I am happy to conclude at the end of week 1 that I have achieved more than that.
I didn’t go near the weighing scales at the start of this pact as I was sure that would scare me enough to munch through a few bags of chips to calm myself down (So yeah I am not on a diet!!!)
But I included the almonds and walnuts to be had first thing in the morning. I have also started with soaking fenugreek seeds and ingesting them whole with the water. (Neither are done everyday, as I can’t seem to remember every night to soak it.. But still….)
I loved capturing the antics of this very energetic Purple sunbird as it danced and flitted onto this bush loaded with flowers which perhaps had ambrosia for nectar as this little dude was going insane over it. It didn’t even seem perturbed by my presence, such was the lure of the nectar here!!
There is a patch of shaded green grass where I normally pace down to cool off and also love the sensation of walking barefoot on the grass. This little bugger comes out there everyday and am sure its a bit concerned about me taking over his territory. We seem to be at peace so far, perhaps I should start taking an offering for this little guy from tomorrow!
So yes the Gulmohar trees seem to be gearing up for the last ditch effort to bloom as the weather turns into 44 degree Celsius; though the weather gods have been blessedly good since past two days and we have had a smattering of showers to bring down the heat a bit.
Onwards and tally ho as I will start a new week from tomorrow wherein I hope to start with a bit of yoga too. And yes time to tip the scales too, to see what the target should be like. Wish me luck!
What do you think of my health pact peeps?
Any suggestions or advise?
Or maybe share with me your health routine please.