Monday, March 12, 2012

If you can't practice, preach

Sorry for upturning the dictum but I have found this to be true in many cases. If you are unable to practice something you should, if you start telling everyone around you how important it is, it often goads you to do the same yourself!

This works, trust me!

Ever since I stopped swimming due to the infamous Porphyria Cutanea Tarda, I have been bad at exercising. I started walking close to home every day but ended up stopping that as well. There would be some reason or the other. No time. Have a cough. Need to rush to work. Did not dialyze yesterday, so have extra fluid in my body, so cannot exercise. I would use a new excuse everyday to not exercise and all of them worked!

Then yesterday I met a friend over dinner. The topic of discussion moved to exercise and eating habits. I started lecturing him on the importance of exercise, about how thirty minutes every day could save him from heart disease. A little into the conversation it struck me. Was I exercising? Oops!

This morning when I woke up, I had all the excuses ready. I had a sore throat. I had to rush to work. I did not dialyze yesterday. But I made a firm decision. No matter what, I was going to do something today. I went for a walk despite all the odds. At the end of it, I felt really good and decided to continue this no matter what!




4 comments:

AlokSharma said...

Hi Kamal!

It is your determination and willpower that is inspiring many more like yourself.
I am a renal pathologist by profession and closely work with nephrologists caring for patients with renal diseases. Believe me, you are a source of inspiration to us as well! I have added a link to you blog , Nephroplus as well your video on aHUS channel on my website www.nephro-pathology.com
Do have a look!
Thanks for keeping us inspired!!

Regards,
Dr. Alok Sharma
New Delhi, India

Patrak das said...

Hi Kamal...
i feel very inspired by u and all ur posts..
i am a transplanted patient.. this is my second time..

i just read ur post and i felt so touch cause i have the same problem.. many excuses and all of them worked ...
i am very happy to find this blog
hare krsna

regards, Patrak das

Anonymous said...

Hi Kamal,

Why you changed the back ground of your blog. the earlier one was very nice.

Shravan Kumar. M said...

Congrats Kamal!