Motivate yourself. (Post 2)
So, did you push your boundaries? Did you keep up the first day of the challenge you set yourself? If you have no idea what I am talking about, see my previous post.
I was very happy that I motivated so many people to take up the challenge.
Today I wished my dad's closest friend, as it is his birthday. He is in his eighties, but is so fit, so active and extremely articulate and well-read. You can converse with him for hours.
Today is also the birthday of Dr.Suess. I have read almost all his books over and over, countless times to my children, when they were toddlers. Secretly I too enjoyed reading them. I think there is a lot you can learn from children's books. I don't mean the ones with morals (I dislike those.). I mean the poignant, well-illustrated ones which on the face of it seem like a simple story, but are actually deep, when you think about them. Often they elucidate a philosophical concept.
These are some of my favourite Dr.Suess quotes:
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
I do believe that age is all in the head. I came across a video of a 80 year old woman, Ernestine Sheperd who is a body-builder! I urge you to watch it. (It's a 2 minute 45 second watch) I am sharing it here.
If she can do it at 80, all of us really have no excuses!
A LOT of people ask me what I do for my fitness. I walk an hour and 40 minutes every day! I also do Ashtanga Yoga for about 45 minutes.
|That's me. Pic clicked two days back.|
If you don't have any kind of exercise regime, I urge you to start one right away. Start small. Start by walking 20 minutes a day, like Aniket!
Listen to music or listen to an interesting podcast while walking. Or simply observe the neighborhood.
Do it even on the days you don't feel like. After 10 days of doing this daily, you will feel that something is amiss if you don't go for your walk.
I am off now for my walk! (I walk an hour in the morning and 30-40 minutes at night)
Leave me comments and tell me your exercise routine.
Gnite folks. See you tomorrow!