Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Forgive me for I have sinned.....

Dan Browns Inferno has got me hooked on Dante's "Divine Comedy", though I certainly want to hurl Inferno in the garbage or at Dan Brown because its a terrible read. I think the writer has lost his brilliance( more of that some other time). So coming back  to Divine Comedy, for those who aren't aware, it  is  Dante's epic poem about his journey from  hell to paradise. Inferno (the first part )in Italian stands for hell and Dante describes it as nine circles beneath the Earth.

So what has all this got to do with me or my health journey. Well according to Dante if I don't stop I will rot in the the third circle which is gluttony . This is for those who overindulge in food and drinks or any other form of addiction.

These past days for me has been my journey into hell, with tireless eating and binging of everything unhealthy and junk., cookies, doughnuts, biryani, pizza....you name it and I have eaten it.

I actually cringe while writing this, and I am burdened with not only the fat but also a ton of guilt . So how do I get out of this hell, I certainly don't want to rot in this slush. There is nothing religious about the guilt but the fact that I need pull myself  together again. My analysis is simple, I have lost my motivation and dedication and don't know how to get it back. Part of the problem is that there hasn't been any drastic changes, no inch loss or weight loss and part of it is that I am kind of getting settled with the idea of me being fat.

Dante describes in Purgatory that those who have gluttonous can repent by starving in the presence of trees whose fruit is forever out of reach. Well some of that makes sense , if I have to really get over the guilt I need to get back to eating clean and healthy and exercising like hell that would also mean giving up everything I like (sweets, deep fried stuff , desserts)

I am lost can you help me , leave a comment about how I can get back on my journey? Any ideas

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Mindful May

Summer at its peak and heat strokes, all you want to do is sit at home and drink loads of iced cola’s. Last thing on your mind is to exercise, god who wants the extra sweat when you are already dripping buckets because of the terrible heat waves.  

This month is also the month that most people have completely worn out their New Year resolutions and have gotten back to being their old selves, giving up all the good changes that they made and settled into previous habits ….No exercise, junk eating, no self-control , smoking and all the jazz. Really what most of us need is a jolt and fight this wave of getting to comfortable and renew our New Year Resolutions, to practice Mindfulness.
Mayo Clinic explains mindfulness as “The act of being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling at every moment — without interpretation or judgment. “

How can you practice mindfulness? There are loads of simple techniques but I prefer to do it while working out. So here is a low down on how you can practice, while you exercise.
Step 1:
Practice this before your warm-up .  Sit in a comfortable position with your back upright.
Close your eyes to remove all distractions around you. Think of that one thing you want to achieve in today’s workout and visualize yourself fit and fabulous.
Step 3
Take a deep breath, and while you do that start focusing on how the air moves from your nostrils to your lungs, the different sensations that your body feels and the movement of the stomach and diaphragm.
Step 4
Breathe out through your mouth, also concentrating on the entire process.
Step 5
Repeat this process for a couple of breaths before you begin your warm up
Step 6
Once you sufficiently zoned out all internal distractions start your workout. When you work out try to concentrate on your breathing and visualizing the muscles that you are working on. This will keep you away from rushing through the workout and clued into form posture and the exercise.

So, why would you need to practice mindfulness and does it really help? The benefits of mindfulness during workouts are numerous, the primary ones being
·         You get more out of each workout because you are focusing on each exercise and not rushing through it.
·         The quality will certainly improve because of focus on from and posture so better results.
·         It’s a meditation technique so you certainly improve brain function.
Every time you try exercising mindfully you will feel in total control of yourself and the satisfaction will be immense.

So do you want to work out mindfully?  If you’ll have questions about the technique, or suggestions or comments please leave .would love to hear what you’ll have to say

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Rushfit Sabbatical

A lot of you are wondering why there havent been any updates on the Rushfit schedule.  To be honest the schedule died a slow death due to vacation and other urgent household issues (not important).
As much as I would have loved to be bikini ready this month, I dont think I can flaunt myself in one.So in comes the loose fitting linnen pants and tops to hide the fat. Not if I want the world to see the ugly tire hanging around and the oh so not loving love handles.
Its a wonder how I can compensate  my guilt of not working out with eating or more approriately hoarding myself with unhealthy fattening stuff. I certainly need to work on my food addiction or should I call it emotional eating (a issue I need to deal with soon). The baking project isnt helping unless I start working on making goodies but healthy alternatives. Need to get hubby dearest to buy that oven soon

I keep telling myself to stop hurting myself with binging but to no vain. The only good thing is I havent gained any pounds so there is still hope. With princess back home, I need to find work on getting organized. Back to planning.
What do you'll think, any words of advice, would appreciate the help?

Monday, 6 May 2013

Running and My article for MissFit

So I have been planning this article for long and when I did manage to write it ,I sent to Miss Fit.
This before my one week vacation, so now that I am back wanted you'll to know about it. Its a tribute to the Boston Marathon. Here is the link http://fitness.makeupandbeauty.com/running-form-shoes-and-clothes/
Let me know what you think