Wednesday, April 14, 2010

How I sacrificed something dear to me....


They say it takes three weeks to change habit! There are lots of thing that change over time but one thing that remained unchanged till now was my sleeping habit! Ohh...how I just love to sleep till the wee hours of the day!I always detested getting up early so much that even my board exams could not deter me from my sleep. I would always duck it for some reason or so during exams but when it became impossible to make excuses with my mother then as a last resort, I threatened her up with..."if I am getting up early to study then you would also have to get up with me". And my poor mom, she complied with my request and got up at 4 AM with me for the whole duration of exams {How we used to get all the royal treatment when we sat for our board exams}. Anyways, morning sleep is always so wonderful although you know that outside the whole world is waiting ,then also you want to sleep for five minutes more. Throughout school, college, office my love for sleep remained unchanged. Thankfully, my Ma-in-law was as accommodating as Mom, so she too never asked me to get up early. (I think this is enough to establish my love for morning sleep) Alas! One fine day, it all changed! And bouquet (or brickbat) goes to my hubby dear! He is also a lover of sleeping in the morning but suddenly he realized that he is growing horizontally (in simpler terms...gaining weight)and he need to do something for it. Then he took off his jogging shoes and started morning walks. Lo...the tummy was going back to its normal position..my hubby was getting back hs boyish charm and I had a nightmare that I have become fatso (like Ayesha of today) and he is falling for some PYT (you can read sania!)...no! I could not sleep through all this! I have to get up and don my jogging shoes too! I could not let that nightmare be a realty! And that way I sacrificed my morning sleep. Now its been six months and both of us love every minute of that one hour spend amidst nature. We enjoy walking, running, doing stretching, meeting different types of fellows (whom we have secretly given nicknames). We love getting up at 5 and enjoy our time together. Although, sometimes my love for sleeping prevails over my addiction for walk but soon the thought of fresh oxygen in the lungs, first rays of sun bathing everything, chirping of birds, wet grass, exhilaration of running fills my mind and I get all geared up! I suggest you all to please get up and go for a morning walk....as heady as a glass of chilled beer! (only that it keeps you fresh all day...no hangovers!)

8 comments:

  1. A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.
    An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
    Motivation..professional help or a support group makes it possible.

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  2. It is said “Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.”
    so changing life long habits is not an easy task.Bad habits can kill, but it is possible to change your lifestyle. However, it requires an entirely different mindset: First, you must take personal responsibility for your own health. Second, develop the awareness that you need to make definite changes in your life. Third, educate yourself and learn the fundamental premises of good health. Forth, research the health risks that are associated with aging; and Fifth,inquire into your family's history of diseases and pathology.
    Armed with these facts, you now have the basics to make informed decisions about the nutritional and exercise requirements that you need.

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  3. बिल्कुल सही... पुरानी आदतें मुश्किल से जाती हैं। अच्छी आदतें शुरू करना मुश्किल है वंही गन्दी आदतें छोड़ना और कठिन है .

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  4. "A habit is simply something one cannot stop."

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  5. yeahh..its true..Obesity ,the cause of other ailments is only a result of bad habits..eating habits.

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  6. hello...Ritu dear ..you have a GOOD habit of blogging..I am also trying to develope a habit of commenting on good blogs!

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  7. good..it would be better if you suggest how to how to leave bad habits.

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