Thursday, February 5, 2009

Can I live without MA?

This post came to me after I read my comrade Blog. While the thought of quitting something I love doing never crossed my mind. I do, however, realize that it could be a reality. Perhaps it could be other commitments such as family, work, financial matters, injuries, etc. So the thought is, YES, I could live without MA. But there is certainly one thing that I could never live without that is 'sweating it out'.

I love working out, I love the feeling it gives me after a hard workout. Contrary to most people, my muscles turn sore if I do not work out for more than 2 days. I think one of the reason I'm hook to working out is because of my upbringing. I was never an athletic person in school. In fact, I was an overweight child. My mom was a fitness guru. Yes, she took up aerobics at some shop lot in JB shortly after I was born. She made a very successful career out of it. Being a fitness and health guru, she ventured into her own business a couple of years ago. She operated a fitness center. I was teenager at that time, I spent much of my time helping her run the place. Often manning the counter for enquiries and handling payments. I wasn't really into fitness nor did I took any interest what she was doing. I merely saw it as a way to earn extra pocket money since my dad stopped giving me dough.

My mom had really instilled important values such as taking care of my body. She cooked healthy and was very selective in her groceries too. All meals prepared in our house had to be healthy. Such behavior instinctively rub off on me until today. Hence, why I am so active in what I do. It just so happen that MA is one of my ways of sweating it out and having fun!