AktivDiary…….. I’ll start tomorrow…. Diary of a well-intentioned procrastinator

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The lady in the sports shop was extremely helpful and didn’t laugh when I asked about the different types of running shoes.They all felt so light compared to my previous pair.  I always thought that my running shoes were quite new – I’d bought them to get in shape for my marriage.

Having just celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary, it was obviously time to trade-up. Spending the summer with my mother, who at 74 looks fantastic, was a depressing experience.  She gave me some of her clothes – we always used to be the same size.

Trying to pull her jeans over my plump thighs (and failing) was a trigger – something needed to be done. When you have hit 40, your body decides it’s payback time for years of neglect.  I’m taking control – I’ll never be Sharon Stone but I’d like to have a healthy body that works.

I made up my mind, hence the trip to the sports shop.  Armed with a credit card I thought that if I spent enough money, I could guilt myself into taking action.

I left feeling very virtuous – I had got the whole lot – shoes, leggings and a special vest.  The next day was when the trouble started.

Shoes and leggings fine – vest – a problem.  It was a new type of wrestling vest – I had to wrestle to get into it.

Any of you who’ve tried one – the one with the in-built sports bra will know what I went through.

Pulling it over my head I was in danger of suffocating.  Then I was worried about a dislocated shoulder or a slipped disc.  Both arms were stuck over my head and the vest was bunched-up with various layers caught under the surprisingly strong elastic.

I was alone (luckily for my dignity) and had a moment of panic that I would be stuck like this for ever.  Cause of death – strangulation by running vest!

I made one last ditch attempt and pulled the damn thing off.  It is still on the floor in my room, lurking like a spider in the corner. I know it’s there but I’m ignoring it.

Frankly by the time I got it off, I was exhausted.  Quite enough exercise for one day – I’ll start tomorrow.



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AktivOrtho™ is India's first-of-its-kind comprehensive centre for orthopaedic, neurological and gynaecological rehabilitation as well as sports medicine, pain management, prevention, podiatry, medical training therapy (MTT) and weight management solutions located at Vasant Vihar as well as the Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi and Golf Course Road, Gurgaon. Founded by leading German orthopaedic specialist and former surgeon, Dr. Gerd Mueller MD, AktivOrtho™ focuses on the non-invasive treatment and prevention of all types of chronic and acute musculoskeletal problems as well as neurological disorders. Introducing state-of-the-art, German designed rehabilitation equipment together with our team of experienced and certified medical professionals led by Dr. Mueller and Dr. Rana Chengappa, MBBS, DSM, we are committed to providing our patients with European standard medical care, personalised one-on-one treatment and leading expertise in the field of non-surgical orthopaedic, and neurological rehabilitation, pain management, prevention, sports medicine and weight management.

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