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Welcome to I C Dreams!
Day 1 of the #writebravely Festival.
Prompt: You’d never believe me if I told you that I _____________, but it’s true and I can prove it.
The other day, we had a long conversation in our group, and you all wanted to know the SECRET behind my change! A close friend even complimented me about my ‘NEW SPIRIT’, I almost felt like she was commenting on the ‘new aatma’ which had come into me!
You’d never believe me if I told you that I changed ‘spirits’ because of Vinay!, but it’s true and I can prove it.
Way back in December of 2017, by some divine intervention, Vinay and I struck up a conversation about Health and Weight!
I was completely lost and low! I had had two completely unexpected injuries on the same knee in 2017, which had thrown off my weight loss plans as well as was causing regular pain and anxiety! I feared that I would never be able to run again or just even enjoy a long walk.
Vinay in his quintessential style of berating with humor began to talk to me about –
(P.S. – Proof in the facts, details and results!)
- – The Benefits of walking – regularly!
- – He shared his own challenges and even screenshots of his app to show me – every day is different! Some are good and some are bad – ALL are OKAY!
- – Introduced me to apps and groups with monthly goals (& then checked-in on me if I slipped up! which I did, aplenty)
- – Talked me out of my fear of the 10,000 steps a day!
- – Got me started to embrace walks again
Vinay and I live miles apart, and yet, thanks to messages and the app -we were connected and had conversations!
If you know me, then you know, I ask a gazillion questions 🙂 and Vinay patiently (if you know him, then you know what I mean 😉 ) answered them by giving me information and gyaan!
6 months later, I am able to walk regularly, a 10k a day is not an impossible idea (though I am still working towards reaching this place on a daily basis), I have begun jogging and running again (a minute here, a minute there – Stacking it back up!), and finally got my own fitness band too (yep! the same one as Vinay 🙂 )
Thank you Vinay for your guidance and friendship 🙂 and wisdom (hic!)
Dear Reader – I Hope I have ‘proved’ how Vinay helped me ‘change my spirit’ – If you agree, do leave me a comment below!
Vinay disagrees with me, but let’s get a majority vote (in the comment section below) to show him that I am right, and he played a role and hence must accept my Thanks! 🙂
This post is written for Day 1 of The Write Tribe Festival of Words June 2018.
Update : JUNE 2021
LIFE has become a JALEBI lately! LOL! It has been difficult to stay on track on most things, health – exercise-and stepping outside being the most pertinent!
Now that things are opening up in my area, I want to recommit to myself to begin with DAILY WALKS again! Find an accountability partner and get back into this frame of mind where 10k steps becomes a part of my day!
Currently, working from home, even 2k steps is a fairly active day! (sigh! I know! Please don’t judge me 🙁 ).
How are you keeping your health and fitness on track these days? Between the Heat and the Lockdown – what is that magical formula? Do tell 🙂