Wednesday, March 2, 2016

How To Stay In Shape


Speaking about shape and size (Smart Casual Wear) I absolutely agree is sensitive especially for women. Forget about the men. At least for the time being. For men, its rather uncomplicated. I am not saying men are not conscious about their weight, but their pocket full of money roses will, I am certain, attract beauty bees. Whether men have hair or not, whether men are tall, short, fat or thin, really, that's besides the point of having bountiful and plentiful money which, as I have said, will lure the current generation of wanting it easy sweetie pies. We women, yes, including me, myself and I, are however a different kind of species. We love compliments. Beautiful flowery words will utterly bring the biggest glow on our face. Especially when people say that we are in shape, we look so much younger for our age and we are in-trend and upbeat in our style and class. 

On the contrary, the smallest not nice comment will hurt us like hell. Of course. Are we not sensitive, emotional and we do get up, close and personal with anger? I agree. Now, since the focus of our topic today is shape and size, lets address it from our own angle. Seriously, I bet many of us can't accept it if people say we are fat or out of shape. At once, we will tune-in our defensive anger mode, in return blame it on our genes, hormones or health except our eating habits. My question now is why should we get angry if we have valid reasons for being overweight? Tell me. Rather puzzling actually because many women won't hesitate openly professing on social media that they love themselves for who they are, shape and size does not matter and they don't care what others say. Then, my question again, why anger and outburst of temper?

Honestly, I really can't speak on behalf of others. For me, if I myself feel I have put on weight once I can't fit into my clothes, mind you, I do make an effort to pull my shape back. I must loose the extra kilos. For your infor, I have been the same size and shape for as long as I can remember, though the battle till this day is my tummy. I wish I can have it without any muffin top, but, I guess, despite still trying, my tummy is really stubborn. It just won't return to how it was back then when I was a teenager. Let me conveniently blame it on motherhood and age. 

Having said that, by the way, I am not claiming to be the shape and size guru, neither I am going to preach you must stay in shape. Not my business how you look, but I would definitely love to share my tips on how to stay in shape as per nava-k's shape and size theories which by far I am still holding on to.      
Many of us think we know ourselves, wonder though. Easier said than done I suppose, in actual fact I think we have not dug deep down into our inner self on our ideal shape. Its really simple actually. To know yourself is to take inventory of your shape. Take a good look at yourself in the mirror, please, a full size mirror, not the small Barbie hand mirror and then, ask yourself. What should you ask yourself? Ask yourself whether you are happy with your shape and size? For those who say yay, I rest my case. To those who are saying nay, it is not the end of the world. But please, forget about achieving the skinny scrawny runaway model weight. Models have no choice but munch on muesli bars only. We other hand hand can actually do something about our weight by being practical. Let me repeat again, practical (Saree - The Fashion Statement).

Dieting 
What? Diet? Oh-no. Dieting is a bad word in my vocabulary. Dieting is such a torture, dieting is really harsh on yourself and dieting means giving up your favorite food. In the long run, dieting will drain your energy, you will start hating yourself and your temper will fly because food is love, food is happiness and food is the joy to the mind and soul. Trust me, no matter what, I can’t give up on fat loaded roasted pork and chicken wings. So, lets forget about dieting and eat sense sensibly. Without a doubt, will power is the answer, whereas gawking continuously will lead you to the fat road. 

Eating Habits
Eating is a must whereas starving is madness. We have to eat for fuelling energy, for nourishing our body and because everything is literally associated with food, we can't possibly avoid eating. I know, you know and the whole world knows that it is difficult to shun away from food. Still, we can cultivated healthy eating habits. Cut down on the portion, if you eat a full plate of rice, how about 1/2 the next time? How about also eating smaller meals more regularly instead of three big fat meals for the day. Basically, more smaller meals is the key. 

The other known mantra of course is to include more vegetables and lean meat and snacking on fruits is healthier compared to packets and packets of fried snacks. Snacking, mind you, is disastrous compared to your regular meals. Nevertheless, stop killing yourself. You can, of course, have a few pieces of potato chips or a small portion of ice cream, dessert, pisang goreng and half a bar of the small bar of dark chocolate will not load up fats on your butt, tummy or hips. But if you still insist on stocking your drawer at work with snacks, go ahead. Why should I bother? 


Exercising
Exercising is not necessarily about signing up for every other marathon or running around aimlessly in your neighbourhood by flaunting your sexy shorts and tight t-shirt. Rather, exercise is about flexing your muscles and sweating, maybe 20 minutes a day is a big achievement. Parking a little further to walk or taking the stair case will do good but watch the surrounding because our crime rate is beyond control. Perhaps you should as well consider gardening, whereas house work, unless you scrub your bathroom or mop the floor daily, sorry to say, you will remain the same shape and size for the rest of your life. Joining a gym too sounds fantastic but maintaining the enthusiasm is the other question. Maybe qigong or taichi I foresee is a better option though usually you will be surrounded by older people like me but we are happier and we don't depend on our children for money. 

Consequently. brisk walking at parks sounds great as well, again, please be careful because crime is paying nowadays. Another cheap option will be dancing gloriously at home while enjoying Tamil songs instead of getting to emotional. And if you travel often, you should actually loose or at least maintain your weight. Sightseeing as far as I know is about walking from one end to the other and from one place to other. But please, that does not mean you can eat like a pig or if your holidays are mostly the pampering ones whereby you eat, sleep and don't pray, I have nothing further to say. Dang!  
Water is always-forever hailed as the god of health. Water flushes out toxin and does fill up our appetite but you can’t survive on water only. You must eat. Plain water is of course superior though sometimes we like a little taste in it. So, a squash of lemon with honey will do good for the biggest glass for cleansing not only your body, but mind and soul. Carbonated drinks are definitely a big flip-flop whereas coffee with moderate amount of sugar and milk will not hurt.

Alcohol
Unlike some women who hide and topple themselves, I admit I absolutely love tipsiness. Nevertheless, gone are the alcoholic days for sobbing, or screaming loudly. Wine is utterly a better choice compared to beer which presumably will be reason why people ask us if we are pregnant. Let me tell you this if you don't know. Certainly, moderate drinking, once a week over a glass or two glasses of wine is not sinful to our shape and size.   
Age
I am aware that age is just a number, nevertheless, things will never be the same once age catches up. We do slow down, we can't hide tiredness and pain here and there is part of ageing even if you swallow the best most expensive health supplements. With age,we also tend to put on weight because our metabolism rate, sorry to say, can fail us. That's why, staying in shape is rather challenging as each year passes by. Still,  let's not find hundred and one excuses to damage our shape and size. Being active instead of slouching in front of the tv for watching dramas or gossiping non-stop on the phone or staying tune on social media 24 hours, will, I bet, shape you up.     

Social Media
Oh, I have already given a gist on social media earlier, let me now get down to the full force of it. For once, I think you should stop envying or believing everything you see and read on shape and size. Yes, I am referring to social media news and sharing. Wake up people. Beauty apps is doing wonders to shape and size, lets not kid ourselves. Its certainly a disillusioned social media world, I hope you don't fall for the trap of it. Why awe at celebrities bootylicous? Look, they have money and with money, anything is possible for pumping shape and size or whatever up and down, whereas for us, as I have already given the clues/tips, its the simplest form.

Having said all of that, please do understand that nava-k's tips/clues are merely a guide. To stay in shape, honestly, I know is not an easy feat. Never mind if we don’t achieve the perfect shape but at least we cultivate healthy eating habits and stay active. Eventually, without realising, you would have shed a couple of kilos and that must be applauded. Get going. Shape up or be happy the way you are. 
Until then, take care ladies!

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18 comments:

  1. Loosing weight is a lifestyle change and needs to be followed forever.. My life changed in 2010 after I got hypothyroid.. life has only bn miserable since then bcoz of weight gain n all the symptoms.. I am lazy bt only exercising doesnt work fr us unless proper medication is taken.. so i hv lost n gained again bt at the end of the day i dnt stress abt it and i know what i eat and control where necessary.. Life can be cruel to some in terms of weight..I hope I loose some weight in future fr my health sake

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  2. u look so good in indian wear
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  3. Interesting read.These days my one of the priority is to get back to shape.Although I could reach my pre-pregnancy weight,I lost the shape and there is a tummy that I hate :)

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  4. Some amazing tips, Nava... I am one of those whose weight just refuses to move away from me, at the same time though I control my food intake, I hog the very next moment and everything goes for a toss! Hehe...

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  5. Great and practical tips. Stay in shape.

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  6. Nava, you certainly are a charming lady especially in that fushia maxi! Totally agree that we've to stay in shape to fit into those beautiful dresses in the window displays. Hahaha! xoxo

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  7. Nice post Nava, luv the click with green saree!

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  8. Love the post, Exercise and a healthy diet is a must for a slim and fit body.

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  9. That's a lovely post dear...You look fab specially in the last pic..

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  10. Be happy,stay in shape,the blogging world needs you!

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  11. You look beautifully fit and healthy!

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  12. Nava this si a very thoughtfully written post and i loved your efforts :) i agree with your points..
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  13. You have achieved great shape... I am about start my perfect diet and weight loosing exercise..

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  14. So cantik. And I love your real real casual pic complete with duster and ladder ;) so cute

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