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survival of the fittest

Sunday, March 15, 2015

I've never been a sporty girl.

Sports Day back in school meant getting dressed up in a cheerleading outfit. That was my sport. There are medals and trophies when you win in cheerleading too.

Final year in high school, I captained the squad, and we won. 

Cheering while doing splits and cartwheels were the only time I allowed myself to be seen sweating publicly. It's called vanity. I'm not even going to try and make up an excuse for it. 

I skipped PE classes as often as I could, took jazz dance and French cooking classes for extra curricular activities. I tried horse riding once, but gave up after my third class.

You get the picture. 

I loved watching sports though. So much that when my friends were buying Seventeen and Cosmopolitan magazines, I was attracted to Match & Liverpool FC.

These days though, ask me to choose between going for a candlelit dinner at KL's best restaurant or hike up Broga Hill, the latter wins. True dating story right there. 

My friends from school find it hard to believe that I run. I was called chicken legs for the way I ran. Granted, I've never done a marathon but if you told me I'd travel to Bangkok to run a 15km race back then I would've called you crazy. 

Even crazier, I think sweaty is SEXY. A strong body is sexy. 

And that boost in spirit from the release of endorphins - amazing! It can make a bad day go up, up, up!

Don't get me wrong, I haven't turned into a fitness freak that fuels on bananas and eggs every morning. That will probably never be my lifestyle, nor will I ever have an athlete's body. I don't think anyone should ever feel bad about their body type. But it's incredible what the body can do when you put your mind to it.

It's about balancing it all to suit your lifestyle and making time for some form of cardio or strength training in your week. Plus it's a fab way to socialize! Especially for people who complain that there's nothing to do in KL. 

At least you won't feel too guilty indulging in that slice of chocolate cake right? Or in my case, fries. Sweet potato or truffle. Yummmmm.




xo Reem

1 comment:

  1. I really don't like sweating.. unless it's proper dancing to music or being outdoors in jungles and gardens and such. Lol!

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