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One Emotional Thing – OET

I am an emotional and sensitive being. All my rational thinking will come a bit later after I have reacted emotionally first. Don’t remember whether I was like this from birth but as far as my memory goes (which is very short actually) 😉 I am like this only.

Some of my reactions will get appreciation as small things make me very happy; being the genuine on the spot rejoinder it will catch up quickly with people around me. Getting happy and excited for small pleasures in life enabled me to be smiling most of the times for which I am eternally grateful.

Sometimes it leads to guilty and regrets which I vow to avoid in future but mostly in vain.  😦

Over the years I have learnt to tame my retorts and keep it under some control. However, at times, it runs amok especially when I am among the loved ones. The reason I quote for this not very desirable behaviour is that since it is my original nature I don’t want to mask it when I am with my near and dear ones…… 😛

I saw the post in my word press reader about this blog where the blogger posts ‘One beautiful thing (OBT) ‘ either a picture or an art piece or a jewellery that caught her eye on that day  (check out Donna’s blog: https://myonebeautifulthing.com)

This kindled my imagination and inspired me to start posting and share with the world the ‘One Emotional Thing’ that makes me feel something on a day. Whether it made me happy or sad, angry or disgust, worry or depressed,  that one major thing of the day which dominated my mind I would like to write about.

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It may be an experience, incidence I saw, anecdote I heard, a message I read or something happened somewhere, whichever it is, should have stirred an emotion in me. Writing down my thoughts makes my heart light and joyful. In addition posting my feelings may help me to manage them better too 😉

Sincerely believe and hope that daily I will post. Wish me Good luck !!!!!!   🙂

Feeling of the DayHAPPINESS

Beginning with the positive and queen of the emotions (I consider Happiness is feminine gender as happy females are the best of the world!) and love to share the joy and pleasure I felt today.

I love swimming and whenever I can go to the pool and wade for some time, I feel so happy. Be warned that I can neither do a lap across the pool continuously nor can hold breadth under water for more than 10 seconds, still the satisfaction I get from floating in water is unequivocal.

I had attended aqua aerobics training for a month recently and enjoyed the set of exercises very much. Today in the pool I practiced some of those exercises I have learnt, floated happily, kicked and splashed around, swam a little and feeling so good. I tried floating on my back and want to practice more on it. Hope to go regularly in the whole of summer 😀

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Would love to hear the ‘One thing’ that made you all Happy  today.


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Fitness Play

Scene I

I love cycling and got my first cycle when I was seven years old and that means I learnt to cycle before that.

It indicates two other things too:

One, Early on, I never liked to walk and preferred to cycle or use a vehicle;

Two, since cycling kept me fit, I have never been part of any sport. 🙂

Only game I ever interested  was cricket for the energy it brought in our home with a whole lot of people coming together to watch but learnt nothing about playing it. Our team winning was the only objective for me and ‘How’ was not at all in my concern.

When I entered the world of books, I was more than happy to stop pretending to watch cricket too and immersed myself in the printed words.

Scene II

Away from home and TV, took away my little interest in any sport although cricket kept poking its head in my life. Volunteered once to assist the teams purely for fun and time pass, when a Ranji Trophy cricket match was played between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on our college grounds. That gave me an opportunity to see Javagal Srinath, Krishnamachari Srikant and a chance to chat with Syed Kirmani one afternoon. All that created excitement solely for entertainment purpose and nothing to do with the sport.

The first sport shoes I ever bought was for the compulsory physical education course we had to register in college. I used to get angry whenever the PET asked us to run around the ground, which is every Tuesday as per timetable. I strictly maintained the minimum attendance required for that course till it was over in the third year. I actually lost an outstanding OGPA award only because of scoring a ‘C’ in that course, much to the chagrin of our undergraduate course coordinator.

Scene III

I enter the marriage life with a fitness freak, who loves, plays and follows anything called sport. His fun on a weekend is walking five kilometres, sweating and having a nice hot shower afterwards. He loves waking up at 4 in the morning and doing  yoga on the creekside with sun rising behind us. While on official tour, he hits the gym before starting a day and while on vacation prefers running on the beach. Somehow managed without getting affected too much by his enthusiasm although liked the fresh energy every time I join him. Still loved the books and my morning sleep.

Birth of our child and the great responsibilities of being a mom just carried me without any need for even thinking of doing anything as the active boy kept me on my toes and meanwhile taken care of my fitness too.

Scene IV

Shift to Bangalore and a great place with full fledged gym, swimming pool, nice jogging track amidst the green trees and lawn. Nope I love the library, my books and loved talking to people even when I go to stroll.

Yes its good to see all walking fast, going to gym, swim and joining Zumba/aerobics/Yoga.

No, it’s not my cup of tea, I am fine.

Scene V

Hit the magical forty, metabolism changes and hormonal dramas, more responsibilities coupled with mindless eating led to a right side tilting of weighing scales and stretching of the measuring tape to its end.

Though vertical growth stopped at 18, horizontal growth took its turn now with a vengeance showing its superiority. All the calories just settled on my body and hugged me with so much love as much I showed on consuming them.

Back , hip, knee, ankle, elbows, shoulder , neck you name the part and I had pain there.

No other go, hit the gym, test the waters in the pool, start walking and stop talking, read Rujuta Diwakar instead of mysteries and thrillers, mind voice advised. A new journey began.

Scene VI

Loved the pool whenever I go and the happiness of floating in water cannot be explained.Though not a good swimmer, can splash around and enjoyed the moments.

Gym training helped me understand different work outs and the effect they have on our body but somehow the closed area, too many sweaty people and swollen ankle pushed me out after a six months session.

Open air walking allowed me explore our complex better and find me a favourite spot, a bench on the lawn which started pulling me everyday. Fixed time schedule, walking for certain amount of time calculating the calories and distance covered, ending with good stretching and doing pranayama, became my routine for the last one year.

Scene VII

Spouse being a marathoner ultimately brought my attention to running although scared to take it up with weak knees and ankles. A life coach in our complex and his well designed schedule (check out http://www.torun4ever.com) gave me the confidence to try my luck on running but dropped after a session due to lack of understanding and improper practice.

New year began with registering for Pinkathon and joining a group of energetic ladies who keep motivating each other. I am charged now and looking forward to my routine schedule of fitness and the benefits accrued with it.

Wait for Scene VIII…….

Who knows I may take part in the future Olympics 😉