Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Fitness and Target

Yesterday was my first time in life enjoy going to gym. In the past, I regarded gym as boring, dull and not interesting. I participated in activities that requires rigorous body and muscles movements, such as badminton, basketball and volleyball. However, that was in the past when I was still studying. 

Nowadays, I am working with a semi-government body and my daily routine would be wake up in the morning, get ready and start driving to the office before 7 a.m. in order to avoid the morning rush on the road. That will allow me to arrive at the office before 8 a.m. my working hours would be from 0800hr to 1700hr. If I go back on time, I will stuck in the jam for a good 1.5 hours (best scenario) to a 3.0 hours journey back home. 

A few days ago, I started thinking of how to utilise the hours I lost due to jam in a more productive and positive activities. Then come about my friend whom loved jogging since her university years, E. E joined a recent marathon in Bukit Jalil for a 10km open. And to do that, she would need to train her stamina and strength to achieve her target. I then realised that this is exactly what I need to boost my motivation to fitness in the long run. I need a target and a sport that is easy and simple like running, jogging, sprinting etc. 

So today marked the second day I used the gym to do my routine. I followed a simple and easy routine for a start as a way to let my "hibernated" body to accommodated to the sudden activities at such hours. It was a real achievement and I am really really proud of myself for the very first time.

Now that target is set. All I need to do is to achieve it. All the best to me and to people out there having the same problem before. 

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