exercise motivation

Exercise motivation in the gym for the overweight

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There is a guy (on the obese side) who I sometimes bump into at some yoga based classes. When I randomly go for a class on weekday and a Saturday, he was in my class. He has been diligently doing his best for the past month or so- and I sincerely hope he would stay [...]

The Joy of Discipline to achieve your goals

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When we commit to a plan- for example to lose weight or get better from our injuries, the path towards our goal requires effort, willpower and discipline. After the initial excitement of trying something new comes it, the boredom of being in a monotonous schedule of keep trying  (and sometimes not seeing results) would set in. [...]

Before you quit the gym, read this

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Last year, I quit the gym after convincing myself that I don’t like the noise level, the sweat smell, sticky machine handles (from the previous sweat soaked hand),  the rap music and cramped classes. And I saw no point of paying for the high gym membership and then forcing myself to go there to workout amidst [...]

How Hollywood celebrities slim down

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Celebrities are no different than us- they battle with weight as much as we do. And given their hectic schedule- touring, flying, travelling- often they just grab whatever fastest food they can find- and often, these pre-packaged food are high in preservatives, calories, sugar and saturated fat. Given the endless media appearances and rehearsals, it [...]

Why I chose to rejoin the gym again… for the third time

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Recently I’ve rejoined the gym after quitting it for almost a year. And this makes it my third time of joining, quitting, joining, quitting and now joining back. Until I am starting to feel a little silly at times because when I dropped up, I was able to write articles about why I’ve chosen to [...]

Work Life Balance Gets More Difficult Once You are on the Top

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The “work-life balance” is a very popular buzz word nowadays. As mentioned by Adam Tanner in his article Stricking a Balance (published in The Star on 29 March 2012), it gets harder to accomplish that balance the higher you climb up in the corporate ladder.  The higher you go, the more responsibilities and deliverables you [...]

Home Exercise Equipment: Takasima vs Gintell

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This is based on my own personal experience since I’ve been thinking about getting an exercise equipment for home exercise. Due to pre-existing knee condition, it is not that suitable for me to go jogging- but walks in the park does not provide enough cardio intensity (but still better than nothing). I have been going [...]

Losing weight need not be complicated and cost lots of money

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Actually losing weight is not really that hard- all you need is to be more aware of what you eat and cut down gradually on the portion of carbohydrates that you are taking in the form of rice, sugar, bread and other flour based items. Recently during a training I met one of the trainer- [...]

Exercise as a form of self punishment would bring more harm than good

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Someone had left an interesting comment on one of my blog post Feeling tired and drained at the end of the day? Some simple ways to re-energize: This is the biggest piece of bullshit. These things will help you – but not because negative energy, auras and all that crap. Mainly because running makes your [...]

Download Exercise Videos from YouTube as part of your home exercising program

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In order to maintain our fitness level and muscle mass, we would need to create a systematic exercise program for ourself. Different people get motivated differently: going for classes to keep in shape- for example dancing and yoga classes sports with friends and clubs, eg play football during weekend going for hiking or runs in the [...]