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Motivation and goals

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I've been wanting to lose weight since I was 12. I succeeded several times to lose 8 or more kg, but I gained them back at some point. I know what works for me and I know what doesn't. I know that you have to both eat healthy and do exercise. Lately, I've been eating quite healthy, lot of fruits and vegetables, water, skim diary products, not so much meat and small portions (or better say, normal ones).
I haven't been exercising for a while because I live in India, and it's extremely hot here. I've been wanting to join the gym and I do some yoga at home, but it's not enough. I don't like yoga. I like to move around. I live bicycle, but it's impossible to ride around New Delhi with so much Crazy traffic. I love swimming, but there are no pools nearby. I wish the winter came soon so I can do jogging in the park.
But I don't really have a goal. That's the problem. I want to be fit and healthy. But it's just a general wish. It's not my lifetime dream. I want to wear nice clothes, but it's not a motivation either.
However, I've been thinking. I envy so much people who have active leisure time. It's awesome to be active, to go play soccer or basketball on the weekends, and to go for a walk after work. Delhi is a not very welcoming place considering outdoor activities, and I miss my parks and sidewalks so much. However, I want to be a person who is considered active. I want to be able to walk miles and miles before I get tired. I want to be able to play sports with my boyfriend on the weekends. So my goal is to do at least 400 minutes of exercise per week so I can feel stronger and fitter. In a year, I want to be able to run a half-marathon. I want to be able to climb mountains and ride bikes without any problems. I want my heart stronger.
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