Soccer Will Keep You Fit
- Jenny Paul, Canada
Obesity! It is a great monster to which everyone fears. When people talk about your obesity and advice you to loose weight; you feel disappointed but couldn't deny that their advice bore some of the truth.
Being a university student when my friends post gladsome compliment on my looks on social networking, I fly higher with confidence. For a major time duration the compliments were taken for granted and I never noticed belly growing and cheeks turning enough chubby. It was harder for me to imagine growing fat even in the dream. I thought the consistency will persist till the aging.
I was more anxious when my nutritionist advised me to undergo weight control regime. I never knew what was going wrong, as my weight was increasing and like other girls I was not at all looking good in prom party dress or shorts. My friends started advising me to avoid mini dress and shorts. Whenever I wore them I realized that I am only exhibiting my gigantic, fat legs and tummy. Five to six times in a day posing before mirror, spending minutes of worriment I pushed myself to join fitness routine. I was even more worried about what my friends would compliment. The most common loving factor for all young women is their look, the physique and beauty.
Much much worried I entered into the clinic. My heart was pounding faster when nutritionist directed me to an enclosed cabin to measure my height and then the weighing scale. O My God! I wondered it was eighty Kilos. Much hard to digest and run away form the scale. I wanted to get back in shape but how? Exercises helped me up to certain extent in the gym, brisk walking in evening. I started to avoid elevators and use stairs. I hate to avoid food. No diets please! The nutritionist asked me about my hobbies and soccer was one of the outdoor games I loved to play the most.
After her advice I joined the club and soccer became one of the priorities among all hobbies. Two hours of practice everyday made me feel better. I stopped gaming on electronic devices and spent time in soccer.
Early days seemed hard to retain the stamina and once I fainted on the ground due to dehydration. I was twice hit by Asthma before soccer. Running was difficult initially; my stamina and leg strength weren't up to the mark. And for soccer it was all about the leg strength. I knew this hurdle won't last for too long. The feel-good endorphin from the day one has boosted my eternal will to play more. Whenever I kick I thought I was kicking off the hurdles to make it to the victory. Slowly I began to loose weight. That was the right step towards fitness. My dietician called me to check my weight. I lost five Kg in a month. There were no asthma complains anymore. I could eat and burn fats in proper manner. No cold or breathing problems.
I Was Reborn
I was happier than before. In three months my weight was totally in control. Still I prefer to watch my diet as I never want to face the same condition again. It was not less than a nightmare. Though it was tough, the victory was mine. I am comfortable, happy and busy signing fashion photo shoot contracts and movies like before. I am fit, healthy, energetic and celebrating every moment of my life. I felt like I was reborn and whenever I see myself in the mirror I see new me and I am living it up.