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Fitness Trackers : What You Need To Know

Fitness Trackers : What You Need To Know

With increased awareness about fitness and health, there has been an explosion of fitness trackers in the market. Here’s what you need to know about them!

The One Workout Everyone Must Do!

The One Workout Everyone Must Do!

Looking for a single exercise routine that works for everyone, and GUARANTEES results? Look no further. Read on to know more!

A Letter To My Body

A Letter To My Body

Dear Body,

When you were only 8 years old, you were labelled ‘fat’. You didn’t fully understand what that even meant at the time, but soon realised it meant being pointed at by kids in your school while they laughed at you.

When you were 10, you were covered in XL t-shirts when you went to the playground.

When you were 13, the boy you had a crush on, along with his friends, laughed at you. How dare you, fat and insignificant, harbour feelings for a boy so good-looking and popular? The horror of it all!

When you were 14, you stopped eating your lunches in school. You simply gave them away to a friend. Food was the enemy.

When you were 15, you were thin. And suddenly, you were valid.

When you were 16, boys started telling you they had crushes on you. The same boys who laughed at you 3 years ago.

When you were 17, you started cinching your belt tighter. That kept the hunger away.

When you were 19, you read an article that said smoking made you thin. You bought a whole pack the very same day.

When you were 20, people wouldn’t believe you were a dancer’s body, because you “didn’t look like it”.

When you were 28, you got sick. Really sick. And the weight came back. It made me hate you again.

When you were 30, you were tired and depressed. You hated everything. And I still hated you.

When you were 31, a group of 250 people online helped you feel better about yourself. And a genius doctor helped cure you. You found freedom in a 1-inch scar.

And when you turned 32, I finally hugged you and told you I loved you.

I’m going to try to be kinder to you. I hope you can be patient with me.

 

Lots of love,

Me.

Belly Dance FAQs

Belly Dance FAQs

Given the aura of mystery and exotica that surrounds the art form, I’ve found that most people have a lot of questions with respect to belly dance. So I decided to compile and answer them all in one place. Presenting, Belly Dance FAQs with Bombay […]

All Music Is Belly Dance Music

All Music Is Belly Dance Music

Over the last 8 years, a lot of my students have asked me where they can find great “belly dance music”. My answer is “on your favourite playlist”.

Bitter To Fitter

Bitter To Fitter

This post was authored by Protima Tiwary, and originally appeared on TwitterGetsFitter.

“You don’t need to go to the gym, you’re so thin already!”
“Gain some weight, which boy will like such a stick?”
“You need to lose some weight if you want to get married”

Sound familiar? I’m sure it does. It’s because of these ideologies that we are made to believe in that we feel the need to be a size that is acceptable by society.
“I’m getting married, please help me lose weight.”
“I need to be as thin as my bestie, everyone keeps comparing me to her.”
“My brother is buff, I need to be like him.”
“Healthy” looks different on every body. The day you realise it, you’ll set goals for yourself and exercise for your own satisfaction and happiness. But wait a minute; this body shaming isn’t the point of this post. I, along with the gorgeous BombayBellyrina, am here to point out a new trend on the internet today: fit shaming.
There are people out there who hate fit people.

Yes, you read that right. There are people on the internet who will make you feel guilty for being fit.
How does that work? We’re still trying to figure it out.
Do they hate fit people for being excited about a workout? Or do they hate the fact that fit people have more energy and vitality to deal with the problems life throws at them? Or is it the fact that healthy people have more energy to enjoy the good things in life that brings out the hatred in them? Or is it because they can’t stand fit people posting inspiring pictures of their workouts and selfies on Instagram? Or do these trolls hate fit people for going on gym dates and goofing around during a hardcore workout sesh? We don’t know, I don’t think we ever will.
But what we do know is that there is a way to work around the emotional turmoil that comes along with all this trolling (yes, a simple, stupid comment like “your music and movements are not in sync” tend to affect us) While we don’t go around wallowing in sadness because of these hate comments by absolute randos, we do tend to get wary of being online. It takes a few days to come out of this space, where all you can think of is “but… what if this isn’t right?”
Listen up people, post what you want to, work out, share it with everyone if it makes you feel better. You never know who might be inspired.
Do not confuse this trolling with harmless commenting or constructive criticism. There are people out there who will encourage you by pointing out a slight mistake here and there, don’t hate on them. That’s the best part about the fitness community, everyone is here to help each other without being judgemental. It’s the ones who make you feel worthless who deserve to be shut down. Use the block button if it annoys you too much, that is the beauty of the internet ☺
Another great idea that BombayBellyrina came up with was something that would make the haters burn more than what they already do: every time someone hates on you for being fit, do a set of 50 squats. Or 30 push-ups. Or 50 crunches. Take your pick. Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it? Why spend time sitting on your sorry ass, if you can squat and make it pop?

Let’s get together and make #BitterToFitter a thing. Let’s get closer to that goal, with a big fat MUAH to our haters <3


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