Saturday, October 18, 2014

Workout Incident

It was 4.30 am when I got up to see the time. Slept back seeing that there was still time to 5.30am.

Few days back:
I didnt know I had so much love for dance and fitness. Sleep has always been so dear to me that I didnt miss it even during exams. So, when we decided that the session will be at 6.00 am  - I was doubtful about myself. But I decided to give it a try.

For some, it may not be a big deal. But for me, who has always been waking up late, this was a challenge in itself.

Few months back:
Few days back, when we had  dance sessions from 11.00 am, I had some issue in back due to which I wasnt able to move. I was in utter pain - painkillers were not helping, hot bags were not helping. I was bed-ridden for a day. Next day, the pain was there - this was the thought that was going on in my mind - ' If I didnt get up today, I might be in bed for - dont know how many days! ' So, I gathered all my strength and got up. Walked out slowly in the drawing room. I was in pain. Sitting on the chair was a big deal for me. Just took support and sat some how on the chair. And then somehow cooked something for the family - that gave some peace of mind. Kept moving through the day and the pain was subsiding. Took more than a week to get back to normal.  It was a painful thing - but that didnt stop me to continue my dance sessions.

Few days back:
When it was the first session at 6, that night I got up twice  - once at 2.30 am and then at 5 am. Finally got up at 5.45 am, got ready and had an awesome workout session.  This continued for few days - I didnt have any issue getting up early and I AM surprised by myself.

I got up at 5.45am as usual and got ready for the workout.We started sharp at 6.05am. It was the same workout I was doing. Stretching of muscles starting from head to toe. When I bent down touching the floor, knees straight and was in this position for quite some time. Then to left side of floor and then to right side. And after some time, it was time to raise slowly. I was happy today because I was not only able to touch the floor but also go a little further. When I raised slowly, I got blackout since head was down for quite some time - it was normal. But suddenly I also lost control of my body and had to sit down. So, I just laid straight on the floor for better blood circulation. I didnt have pain in my body. In few minutes, I again tried to get up and continue with the session. But again I lost control and had to sit back down. For few more minutes, I just laid down and watched my friends with a smile on my face - lot of jokes - 'aur mat karao Sir, nahi to hum bhi Sweta ki tarah let jaayenge'. I had different hot sensations in my body since my body was cooling down after the workout. I tried one more time to continue sitting down in the diamond position - but when I started going down, I again had a little giddy feeling. Been sipping water  but the feeling was not improving. Problem was I didnt have something before workout - wanted some sugar in the morning :).  So, I took some more time watching others. It was time to lie down on stomach and do the reverse for back. This I did with ease. Then got up. Still had the same feeling. Got home and had chocos and then breakfast. Got Eva ready for the school.
I was feeling physically low - but I had to get ready for my kid's Diwali celebration. I didnt want to spoil her celebration - she had been looking forward to it. So, got ready as decided - no compromise done there. And was well in time in school. When I sat in the chair in school, the same painful feeling in back reappeared. Then had the same thought - situations are decided by God, being happy is my decision. So I smiled. When it was time to dance with the kids, I danced forgetting about the pain - it was there - but my decision made all the difference. Within few hours, I was already missing my workout :). Completed the missed workout in the evening. :) And have been wanting more of it inspite of all the injuries.

And my faith in my decision has become stronger - no matter what - get up, dress up and show up. It makes sense in daily life. Be happy always - no matter what! Your decision makes all the difference.
Live life like its the last day and enjoy it to the fullest! Make a difference.