Feb 5, 2009

10 reasons why I walk early in the morning

Oh guess WHAT! I started walking once again and I am trying to keep myself motivated to go on and on and on and on.. OK Stop! The usual trend is for me to start something and leave it halfway through. I think I must have attempted walking 563 times till now and successfully left it on some or the other pretext. But this time I will make sure to make it a lifelong habit. And so I present to myself 10 reasons why I should walk early in the morning (just around dawn):
1. I get to see the sunrise and save 20,000 rs. How? Well, I have seen people spend that much on a trip to Goa and then come back with pictures of sunrise. Ah, dont mind me. I am just being plain jealous you see!

2. I get a chance to be philosophical and come up with phrases like “The light sweeping the dark night away” / “The nature tosses its orange ball yet again”!

3. If I end up with a group walk, then I catch up on the latest buzz of the town before the broadcast by my maid servant!

4. I have a reason to buy new clothes and new shoes.

5. My bonding with sleep increases; I mean I start valuing and loving and appreciating the art of sleeping more and more. So, I make up for the lost sleep on sunday afternoons and its bliss!

6. I can escape the task of making dinner with the excuse that I got up early, you see. Please have this rice with sambhar, I am sooooooo tired! Same reason if I am caught napping in office.

7. I can catch the worm I can pick flowers for the daily pooja.

8. People listen to music while they walk but I practice my vocal skills without fear of people shushing me! So, its me, my tanhai, my Ragams and with the accompaniments of birds, and ofcourse occasional dog barks!!!

9. One of my favouritest pastime is to observe the lights in the various flats of my colony; and wonder what the person would be cooking, whether that kid would be up and getting ready for school, whether that couple is getting late and rushing to catch 7:09 local! Oh, I have an alternate profession in hand, just in case!

10. I can give a competition to Kareena… OK OK if not Kareena, her mom?? OK OK Her grandmom? See how goalpost keeps shifting!


Ah and the main reason is that I have been advised jogging or fast walks in the morning to control my borderline eye pressure which cannot be prevented but can be kept from causing further damage to the eyes. Glaucoma, they call it. Got to go for checkup again this monthend. Wish me luck, friends :)

17 comments:

Smita February 5, 2009 at 11:14 PM  

I am glad that you walk because at least usi wajah se u have posted something ;-)

BTW remember I used to go for walks last year??? I used to the light watching & guessing game as well :-) It was so much fun to do that...sigh!!!!

As far as the eye thing is concerned all I would say is that kaash you weren't such a big prcoastinator as me...anyways do not, mind you do not skip walking and niether are u supposed to miss the docs appointment, ok?

eye-in-sty-in February 5, 2009 at 11:22 PM  

Did u post this - chalte chalte?

It cd be dangerous for other joggers on the road :D

Angel's Flight February 6, 2009 at 3:07 AM  

Waking up really early in the morning is very admirable. I have always been a late sleeper...sleep late..get up late...now as I grow older I feel the need to wake up earlier....now the actual waking up is the hard part :)

best of luck for the exam..do let us know ! I bet it will be OK

Oxy February 6, 2009 at 4:15 AM  

Bottom Line.. U beat ur maid servant. Period. Nothing survives more than the gossip.

--xh-- February 6, 2009 at 10:24 AM  

oh! hope the results of the tests are positive :)

Just Like That February 6, 2009 at 12:41 PM  

uh-oh, while that was an enjoyable post as always, it was a little worrying too. Hope the results come out ok, and that you are able to beat that eye pressure and your eyes shine brightly on all your grandchildren. :-)
Should I make that a wish for all great grand kids as well? No? ok, I won't. Take care, sweetie!

Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac. February 6, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

Diet and specific nutrient supplementation can both help prevent the onset of glaucoma as well as help preserve vision for those with glaucoma.

There are number of peer review studies that show the importance of supplementing with a specific nutrients can help protect the optic nerve from damage including the following: alpha lipoid acid, bilberry, pine bark, gingko biloba, taurine, magnesium, vitamin B12,

Other studies have shown that a healthy diet which included, for example, at least 1 serving of green leafy vegetables such as kale and collard greens, decreased the risk of getting glaucoma for women by 69 percent (Coleman AL, Stone KL, Kodjebacheva G, Yu F, Pedula KL, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Hochberg MC, Topouzis F, Badala F, Mangione C ; Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group)

For more related research studies, see the "Research" section at Natural Eye Care for Glaucoma Prevention

couchpapaya February 6, 2009 at 9:33 PM  

i felt exhausted just reading ur first line. i'm one of those who sleep late too, so i really admire ppl who can get up early in the morning, esp to head out for exercise .... do take care and good luck with the exam. hope all goes well!

WhatsInAName February 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM  
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WhatsInAName February 7, 2009 at 8:23 PM  

hey Reema :) Thanks I will!

Smits! Yups, hopefully I will continue and yeah its a good timepass isnt it?

EISI :p :p :p OK OK I got the point. Will try to edit this post.

Angel dear, Yeah hope there are no problems. Doc says, its nothing to worry about. Lets keep our fingers crossed

Oxy! :))) Yeah I beat her to it and thats a great achievement I tell you :P

~xh~ :) Thanks for your wishes

JLT :) Hugs to you. You are a sweetheart and go ahead with wishes for a great grandma :P but just pray I do not end up depending on anyone ANYONE!

Michael :) Thanks I will surely chk out the link

CP :) Yups, thanks. I need encouragements to keep myself motivated :))

Suma February 9, 2009 at 6:20 AM  

finally, a post!

good reasons to keep walking...:)

and glaucoma? take care girl..yes, you can't make it go away but you can prevent it from increasing...


take care...

Mama - Mia February 10, 2009 at 2:38 PM  

time i get inspired again!

hope the check up says all clear!! and whats the scene on the knee?? walking not bothering it i hope??

keep walking!

cheers!

abha

Bouncing-Bubble February 17, 2009 at 1:17 AM  

oh, that's disturbing! try imitating jyothika's eye movements (chandramukhi climax)-am not joking.

workhard February 19, 2009 at 9:30 PM  

Hello, its good you taking a walk, so did you go for the test, and how did it go, if you didnt, wish you good luck :)

Work from home

WhatsInAName February 25, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

Suma, Abha, Bouncy, Workhard :)
Thank you so much for your concern. I have to visit the doc next week. My walking is regular though its more of a stroll now ;) Hopefully I am fine. Let me B+

AMIT June 20, 2009 at 2:01 PM  

Its a good thing to wake up early in morning.

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