Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mantra Motivation

Every once in a while the urge to get fit takes over and I start on a new exercise regime.

But I can never seem to keep it going.

Either I get bored with it or my body protests vehemently that it's too arduous and actually detrimental to my well-being. And long hours of exercising is simply not sustainable.

Inevitably frustration sets in and I cross it out as another failed attempt.

Then I found Tabata. 5 minutes a day.  I can manage that.

Will it work? Won't know till I try.

So for now Tabata is my daily exercise mantra.

Written for:
The Letter M at ABC Wednesday
Write Tribe's 100 word prompt - Every once in a while

Started my Tabata regime on Saturday. So far so good. 5 minutes of high intensity interval training sounds easy, trust me, it is not. 

Warm Regards
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100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe

23 comments:

  1. Tabata... that's a new thing I learnt today! Thanks Suzy! Hope I get back to my walking schedule too and good luck to you for your daily dose of Tabata too :)

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    1. So far so good Shilpa. I'm enjoying my 5 mins a day. Good luck with the walking. I love walking too but the weather here is so unpredictable that an indoor backup option is good to have.

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  2. :-) I think most of us are with you on this!

    Love your signature!

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    1. Thanks Vidya. 5 mins a day should be achievable!

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  3. Sound interesting , Sue. I wish you had given us few examples of Tabata. The word sound nice :) I am fairly regular these days with my walks. Now, I'm curious about Tabata.

    Joy always and wishing you joys with Tabata.

    ~ Susan

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    1. Hi Susan, you can pretty much do any exercise like an aerobic workout but with 20 secondss of high intensity and 10 seconds of rest. I used to do karate and kick boxing so I use those moves.

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  4. this is sooo true for me too...have been listening about Tabata a lot...need to try hands n legs on it soon

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    1. Do try it Shiva and then let me know how it goes for you.

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  5. You got me curious...what is Tabata? I want to believe that my dance classes cover up for my fitness....but still I wish I could overcome my morning laziness and do some yoga....it's a constant struggle!! :D perhaps I needed your post for some motivation!!

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    1. Hi Aditi, dancing definitely classifies as a fitness routine - probably one of the most effective.

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    1. Hi Ann, if you search youtube for Tabata you'll find heaps of videos there. I watched a few then decided on my routine.

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  7. Well I finally found something that works for us. My hubby and I swim 3-4 times a week, I am up to 12 laps and the body is shaping up. The weight has not gone down because muscle is so much heavier, however I like what I see in the mirror more. I've not heard of this new thing.
    Ann

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    1. HI Ann. The trick is to find what works for you so if it's swimming then that's the one. :)

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  8. TABATA..that's interesting and keep it up. I'm also very lazy with exercising the body. Cheerz
    Vishal

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    1. HI Vishal, I have set a goal for 5 days a week. So far so good.

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  9. Good luck with that exercising. Am tempted to try it out... I've tried almost everything.. gym, yoga, Zumba..

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    1. Hi Obsessivemom - me too, tried it all. The only ones that worked for me and enjoyed too were karate and kick boxing but unfortunately my back won't allow such rigorous exercises now so Tabata is my compromise.

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  10. Funny I need to start yoga from next week. This post comes in at the right time :D

    Richa

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