Last Wednesday, my personal relationship with my personal trainer ended. I had learned everything I could from him and it was time to set forth a different fitness route.
Hiring a personal trainer was one of the best decisions I made in life. I tried getting on the fitness path before and enrolled in a gym. But I quit so soon, lacking in motivation and knowledge. A couple of years later, after being diagnosed with sickness, I knew I had to make an uncomfortable yet wise change in my life. I wanted to go to the gym and restart my fitness route again. It has been three years since then. While making it this far could be attributed solely to my motivation and commitment, I could not deny the role my personal trainer played in my journey. Simply put, I wouldn’t get here without him.
Why should you hire a personal trainer, especially if you are a newbie? Continue reading →
When you’re sitting on your ass all day, you feel lethargic. When you’re on you’re couch watching TV, you feel tired. That’s because motion is life. Contrary to the belief that moving is tiring, it actually makes you more energetic. So get moving!
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When I was a kid I didn’t eat that much vegetables. Aside from carrots, squash, potatoes, and cabbages, everything else had to be forced down my digestive system. Broccoli was one that I particularly didn’t like. It looked too unsavoury for me. I preferred the similar-looking but semi-appealing looking cauliflower. Now, broccoli has become my most favourite vegetable and I often pair it with three eggs as part of my first meal for the day.
Cortisol? Leptin? Branch amino acids? I didn’t know any of these before. Testosterone? All I knew was that it’s the male hormone. I didn’t know about its role in muscle growth. Science was in my grasp but I was ignorant to it.
The Internet is filled with abundant information about food, fitness, and nutrition. It’s easy to get suckered into consuming all these information as it makes us feel knowledgeable about these topics. What I learned from reading and researching is that there are some things out there that are not completely true. Continue reading →