I’m at home now, down with flu and enjoying a day’s MC given by my kind doctor. Actually this flu could have been avoided had I rested my body amply, i.e. having enough sleep required. Ever since the turn of the new year, I’ve been religiously going to the gym and playing football on an almost daily basis. I’ve even incorporated swimming as part of my regime but that’s not as regular as the other two activities.
Looking at my age now and what I used to be a decade ago, in the past I could play football for hours under the hot sun and still have energy to go swimming afterwards or vice-versa. Little wonder that I was at my fittest state back then. It doesn’t help that I’ve grown a hefty 20kg over the past 10 years and am still acclimitising to getting back into the groove of working out. The mind is forever willing but then I realised that the flesh has gone weak due to age. But I believe this is a slight reaction that the body is slowly changing to get in tune with what I’m doing daily.
The past year have seen me work out in sporadic patterns and basically I had no discipline in maintaining whatever momentum I was on. Even the food intake that I was taking in, was extremely sinful to say the least. At least this year, I have managed to cut down my rice intake during dinner time and thankfully I’ve lost about 2kg or so.
I think at my age, I need to rest more as the muscle tissues take some time to recover after a workout. But it can sometimes be difficult when you need to balance work and looking after the kids once dusk sets in. I’m loving the past 20 days of my working out and I hope I can be equally disciplined for the next 344 days of 2009 and achieve my target of at least reaching the weight I once was during my wedding day. Anything more would be an absolute bonus…