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If we fear, then life scares us

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After almost two months, I went back to the field and played football again. It's not that I tried earlier, but fear was something stopping me to play football. And there is a reason - it took more time to heal the wound - and doctors scared me I should not play football and do only normal walking. Here is the post, if you have not seen. After all, the memory of that pain with that gauge inserted for six inches was holding me in the middle - should I listen to the doctor or should I listen to my inner-self. Three weeks back when my family was with me at my native place, I started walking. My son @shreyansh accompanied me and he was very inspired with the ambience surrounding the field. It just sets the perfect mood to do more exercise. Loosing weight is very difficult but gaining is quite fast. I have gained five kgs in just two months, but it takes five months to loose that much. Of course without compromising any food or controlling diet.

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Since then, I have been doing normal walking, and also other exercises. Especially the neck exercise is a must to have being in a profession where we have to work with laptop for hours. Yesterday, when I was in the field, I could not resist when the team invited me. Even though the healing is not complete, how long I fear ? Life is going to scare us, if we allow. The body is aging, but that does not mean, we will just live behind a glass door and nothing will happen to us. We need to be cautious not over confident, but we need to leave the fear and win over.

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You can see, its in the final stage, where the skin is yet to get normal. The hole is not filled fully but I feel normal. I even bought a football shoes as well, need to get some guards to protect my legs more.

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The ambience in the morning is lovely - after spoiling everything with heavy rain, seems we are seeing the glimpse of Winter. In the morning, you can see village ladies going to the temple after finishing all of their work at home.

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The advantage of the open area is that you can feel the fresh air. Apart from comforting our eyes with these green surroundings, a hour on the field fills all the vibes to be energetic the entire day. And one other thing I also feel, when I am at my native - I feel we do not need all the comfort and can lead a simple living. Aspirations are good but there are times when we need to make the baggage on our shoulder less heavy - that is how you can decide how much stress you want to earn. Met with this lady - she does not know even her age. Must be more than 60, but every day she cuts these woods and walks more than 20 km to sell them for only 50/-. That is all she wants - they get free rice and all, so just to get some groceries they need some money and she leads a very happy life without any disease. And she does not know what stress or tension is - all she knows what she has to do everyday. Simple, isn't it ?

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See the house in the below image ? It has never been repaired since long and even may not be safe - but 3-4 families still leave there - they eat organic vegetables by growing them on government land. They may not be leaving the best life, but they definitely do not get diabetes or high BP.

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There will be a time when we need to decide how much we need - and I think, after retirement, I would come back to my native only instead of living in cities. Enjoy some more beauties from the morning - this ant house caught my eyes.

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And look at those kids - no one came with them - we fear to leave our kids out of the society - poor we....I am sure, they have more abilities than our kids to face any situation in life.



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It's been more than two months I played football and that was prompted by a church competition we had, though not quite long I had a walk out. I think I need to go dust my football booth and start training once again.

I'm glad your legs were healed and you were able to play football again despite the challenges. I love that yellow addidas shoe. Looks like you are an addidas fan.

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Looks like you are an addidas fan.

Yes, I love them because its very lightweight and durable.

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Okay, that's good to know. I love addidas wears too and I have a bunch of them in my closet. But I don't have the shoe! I will probably get one next year.

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It is good to get back out there and listen to your body. I know the struggle of excess weight only too well. For me the most important things are feeling well and being mobile.

I lost 75lbs last year by logging my food (which is a pain, but it develops awareness of how much we are eating and how many calories are in the food) and by very gentle exercise. By "gentle exercise," I mean walking and swimming. What made the difference was that I persistently did the exercise several times per day.

I recently started to add resistance (weight lifting) to my day. I cannot do much in this regard, but building muscle is important. Why? For one thing, the muscle burns more calories, so then, we can eat the same amount, but shrink.

Maybe you know all this already!

It is fascinating to meet a lady who doesn't know her age. I agree that a simple life is enviable although if one doesn't have much, it can be quite tragic even when some small thing goes wrong. For example, I broke my foot a few years ago. What would this lady do if she broke her foot? It seems like it might be a disaster for her while for me it was painful and quite inconvenient.

Why are my comments so very long sometimes?

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I persistently did the exercise several times per day

That means, you are very focused on everything that you do every day 👍 After I start my day, I can barely control it. I wish to do something in the evening, but most of the time, it ends up with continuous client calls.

I have definitely reduced my non-veg this month - good that we have niche traditions that does not allow us to bring them home. But you are right - muscles helps us so much to shed more weight without cutting the food. And I like football the most because its a entire body exercise and that post game discussion and fighting are real fun to relieve stress.

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It is much harder when you have a challenging job I think. I was able to set a timer for regular intervals and then set a timer for the length of time I wanted to exercise (which was very short, but frequent). I think for some people, it also helps to get a pedometer and have a step goal each day (or hour). That helps me, but my steps are quite low. I do my best, but I am slow.

When I was at the swimming pool the other day, a lady commented that I swam for a long time. I think it was because I am still very fat and it surprised her to see a fat lady swim for an hour without stopping. However, it took me a long time to build up to that, and, while I have stamina, I sometimes wish they had an "extra extra slow" lane for me. Fortunately, most people are kind, and the pool is not very crowded because of the pandemic. I am grateful that it is open!

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Father son duo is nice and it's always great to play with kid. It's one of the that pass faster and hope you enjoy the football.
Shoes are nice but now needed a wash for sure 😉

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Ideally, should use only for jogging and use the other for football but yes, a bit lazy on that.😀

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It's really great that father and son played football together. The moment must have been well enjoyed. Football is one of my favorite sports. However as well you have shared some awesome photography.

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Hello dear friend @sanjeevm good day

It is good to see that your leg is improving and that you plan to play soccer again, do it is good for the resistance of the leg, but be careful, do not demand too much

And yes, life in the countryside is much better, it is healthier, people in the countryside have a better life, their demands are less, they live with less, and that makes a healthier life.

It is a good idea to return to the land where you were born, you will live much calmer surrounded by nature

Enjoy a beautiful day dear friend

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As a former enthusiastic player myself, I am so happy to read this post :) I remember that injury and I am really glad you could finally hit the pitch again. I know the feeling when you get to play your favorite game after a long break. Wishing you a good health and many goals scored! ;)

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Thank you so much - still not on full energy but I will get there hopefully. Will get leg guards as a matter of precaution.

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I am sure you will get there! You cannot forget how to play football :) It may just take some time for you to fully trust your legs again and maybe also catch up some cardio deficit but yeah, you will be there again, scoring like Messi :D

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Best regards from Venezuela, I hope your recovery continues on its good course.

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