I am sure most of us have gained some weight in this lockdown. Though most of us might not have a weighing scale at home. Our dresses are our greatest indicator, that we are overgrowing our dresses and cursing our dresses that, it has become very tight !!! I have developed a pretty simple criteria, and a DIY thing at home to find out, the weight gain over a period of time during this lockdown.
I call them pinch,grab and hold. Do stand in front of a full sized mirror and try to hold your belly with your hand on the side. Are you able to pinch, grab or hold it. Pinch reflects heightened levels of fitness, grab is a good amount of fat and hold is where the flab is what we call as “tyres”. As, I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, that there is no need to panic and excess fat can be gradually melted through using our legs wisely.
If you are at home,cannot move out due to lockdown restrictions, do walk around the house at least for good half an hour during morning.If you are staying in a multi storied building , do use the stairs. You will be burning a good amount of fat. But, dont cancel this fat loss by gorging on your favorite pizza,biriyani or fried food. This would make it a zero sum game.
For those who are afraid of street dogs in your vicinity. I am with you. There are instances five years back, where I had broken Usain Bolts records in Chennai when I was chased by a good pack who want to take a bite of me, but since age was on my side , I did take them down in the run. That was some time back. Now, with wisdom dawning, the best method is not to move. Until and unless the dog is rabid, which is a remote probability, the dog will not bite. Another option is to slow down and walk through the dog’s path. So,that you ensure the supremacy of his territory.
Yes, I have gained some weight. But only this belly is going to show me the way to abdominal nirvana and fat burning. If I do not have a belly, I will not have a reason to run !!! These are self fulfilling prophesies just to keep myself doing something active. I am hopeful that the mirror in your house will trigger you to have your own action plans, looking at you and deciding the line of action.
Do write down your weight in Kgs/Lbs somewhere, and do monitor the same every month. Do make small changes in diet, small changes in physical activity. Bottom line is eat less,eat right and burn more. I am sure,that you will be gradually reducing your excess flab in due course.
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