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Fitness Fueled With Passion

 Get Fit & Fabulous I was recently asked how I keep up with my day-to-day fitness regimen. My answer was simple: I love it! I love the way I look, feel and move when I exercise. You see, my reason is fueled with passion and nothing can stop me. Passion for something or someone is an unstoppable force that keeps you moving forward with energy, drive and excitement. This summer I want you to be passionate about your body and your life. Dig deeper than you ever have before, shift to a positive attitude and fuel each physical activity with love, fire and desire!

Thirty minutes each day is all you need to burn calories and chisel yourself into a better you. From time to time we all get bored doing the same exercises, but today I challenge you to ponder this: maybe the problem isn’t with the exercise but really with your outlook. As the saying goes, “attitude determines latitude,” the first shift for fitness success has to come from within. It’s time for some tough love to take an honest look at yourself and determine what’s holding you back. What are your fears? What are your excuses? This is a hard but necessary task for all of us, but we need to find solutions and take action.

Develop a healthy attitude when it comes to working out and getting fit. If you have a negative attitude you:

  • Define working out as a chore
  • Complain about your current weight and health issues
  • Focus on what you don’t want
  • Go to the gym once in a while but you’re not strict with regimen
  • Think it’s a short-term solution
  • Don’t have time to go to the gym
  • View the end result as a distant reality and give up before you give yourself an honest chance
  • Avoid or have little interest in learning about health and fitness

If you have a positive attitude you:

  • Are not afraid of hard work to get your best body ever
  • Jump in and take action
  • Focus on what you do want
  • Make a training schedule and view it as a lifestyle
  • Make time to go to the gym by making it a standing appointment with yourself
  • Visualize how you want your ideal body to look and keep that image strong in your mind
  • Learn tips from fitness magazines, books and online
Below are a list of various activities and calculations of calories burned in 30 minutes for a person weighing 150 pounds (if you weigh more than 150 pounds you will burn more calories, and if you weigh less than 150 pounds then you will burn fewer). Look at these exercises with your new positive “can do” attitude. Call a friend, upload new music to your iPod, find new locations to train and in no time people will be turning heads to your confident swagger and radiant smile.

Fitness With Passion

Intervals are my favourite and most effective way to blast the fat because you continue to burn calories after exercise. Intervals vary in length and intensity (for example, you sprint for 30 seconds then jog for 90 seconds and repeat that for six sets). You can also combine types of exercise intervals, mixing in cardio segments with weight-training, and/or plyometrics (fast, explosive, repetitive movements like jumping, bounding, skipping and throwing). So smile, enjoy your life, and live in the body you have always dreamed of. Find what fuels your fitness passion…a smaller dress size, a vacation, a summer wedding or you've surrendered, had enough and it’s time to make that change. It’s all within your reach…all you have to do is have a “can do” attitude and go for it!

In a fitness funk? Email her amrit.dhaliwal@anokhimagazine.com

Amrit Dhaliwal is well-known as the world’s first pro Indian fitness model. She combines her diverse background as an international fitness/fashion model, certified trainer and body mind nutrition consultant to give unique insights on feminine health and beauty. www.amritdhaliwal.com.

PUBLISHED: THE PASSION ISSUE, MAY 2011
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This is so true! If you

This is so true! If you consider fitness a chore eventually you will quit. If you enjoy the process along the way you can do anything! That's the trick to accomplishments in life and it definitely is true of exercise and fitness.

One big motivator for me is realizing that I am working towards a healthier body and more lean physique when I exercise. I think it's extremely important to know your reason why yo are doing something. Don't just go through the motions when you exercise ... enjoy it!

I liked what you said about involving a workout partner and / or putting new music on an iPod. These types of things get you excited for your workout.

Thanks for the great information! I'm inspired to go workout now!

-Paul
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