After working hard at the figures, all eyes were on me to explain what they meant. And that was when everyone went “ oh no” because they regretted eating lunch before my talk today. Standing in front of the affectionate crowd in the small training room, I comforted them all by saying it would make little difference 🙂 Welcome to this next installment of my health and fitness talk at BMT Asia Pacific.
In a world where numbers matter a lot (besides the number of zeroes in our bank account), many of us are concerned about our waist measurement, weight and fat percentage. To those of you who are having sleepless nights over these numbers, I say forget about them.
Numbers will always remain numbers unless you take proactive actions to correct them and move them in the direction you aspire to be. It’s silly to fret over them unnecessarily and then continue to eat like there’s no tomorrow.
If you are truly concerned about leading a healthy lifestyle, then you need to incorporate exercise into your schedule at least 30 minutes, 3 times a week. Start off with something you enjoy doing, eg brisk walking, running or even swimming. By starting off on an enjoyable note, you will be able to sustain the interest and up the intensity thereafter once your stamina improves.
Or for those of you who would prefer to work out at the gym, then by all means be brave and step inside the gym for a workout. I’ve asked the folks today how many people made time to workout in the gym. No hands were raised. But when I changed the question slightly and asked how many people stepped into the gym, looked around and stepped out again, some hands were raised. But I have to applaud them for having the courage to at least venture to the gym and take a look. That’s the crucial first step. The next step, which is even more critical than step one, is to start working on the machines or lift some light dumbbells.
If we keep doing something, we get better at it. If I can do it, so can you