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Skinny or Healthy?

11:08 AM

May be it's my age or wisdom or both (although I doubt it :P) but over the past year I have come to believe that 'health and fitness' are way more important that just weight-loss. I remember 5 years back when I had started on this path everyone (especially back home in India) thought that it must because it's 'my age' to get married! [Can you believe it?] It made me reeeeally mad at that time that people were making these assumptions about me (which were NOT true at all). 

[Just to give my non-Indian readers a heads up: back home girls generally start loosing weight around early 20's as it's supposed to be an ideal age to get married and chubby girls would have a hard time finding suitors. Shock alert! It's actually the girls' parents who make them sign up for weight-loss programs (not gyms) which include massages and some electric-silly-treatments! They also go on some crazy-ass-diets (which I'll save for another post)!]

Anyhooooo, I continued to stay fit and healthy even after I found an eligible suitor [Enter - Mr. Fabulous]. Contrary to most women who gain weight after marriage I have gained muscle ;o) So the point I am trying to make here is that I have realized that it's more important to be hale-n-hearty than to be a 'certain' weight on the scale. We need to have hobbies, eat green & colorful food, get away from our laptops/computers and spend some time resting our eyes! [Oh! God I sound like my Mom but at least I have learnt my lesson!]. 

Wondering what my parameters are to judge, if I'm healthy? Here we go - 
  • Never having to use the phrase - "Oh! I'm tired and I will do this later."
  • Waking-up with a burst of energy in the morning
  • Having no kind of pain/aches/ailments in my body 
  • Maintaining a high metabolic rate with no digestive problems
These are just to judge if I am healthy. Don't even get me started with my standards of fitness! 

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  1. Maybe you should add a subtitle to this post: Things Anita should do! It's like you copied these from 'My Fat Excuse Blackbook!' But all said and done, very good pointers and if followed correctly we can run alongside Jennifer aniston...

  2. Haha! I am trying ... You are my WORST case scenario in case of motivation. I hope WE succeed :o)

  3. wow wow wow. well said. You know what you are talking about. You surpass any fitness trainer.

  4. Thanks Kiran - I have learnt from the best of the best :o) Right? You are really sweet!

  5. You are sooo right. Taking a feminist-sociological look at this one would say that in India women don't "own" their bodies. They are supposed to lose weight for a man and then gain weight if they manage to snare him (goal achieved!)Satying fit for your own sake is relatively recent.

  6. Well described.Its so true 2 lose wt.4 marriage.Girls least care to look fit and prom a.s.a they are Mrs.!!!!!
    You ROCK.All the best.

  7. Meetu D - Whenever we meet next we have so much to talk and discuss about :o)

    Ira - You are my greatest supporter, today!!!

  8. Tanvi im really happy for u ;) kisses

  9. so am i skinny... or healthy?? :P
    ok DONT answer that



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