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Back at it

Its 600 am in the morning in Tokyo and the sky is still quite dark.Reluctantly, I drag myself out of bed and throw on a track suit, knitted cap, put on my ipod and head outside before my brain gets a chance to really think about what I am doing. Its cold, cold enough that some of the higher altitudes nearby must be getting snowfall. The jump rope comes out and after a few warm up stretches the ipod starts pumping out some tracks to keep my feet moving.

Christmas moves by in a blur in Japan. Here, its just another normal working day, and I can only really catch the festive season spirit by reading my friends updates on Facebook/Twitter etc or through cards and emails. Maybe that’s a good thing, as I can fall back into the discipline of training much easier without another excuse for a party and a chance to overindulge yet again.

December was tough- a cold that refused to leave for nearly three weeks, my co-workers around me getting sick before and after me, being too busy at work… its so easy to lose focus and fall off the exercise wagon.

So I say to both me and you- get back on it. Think of it as much a part of your normal daily life as brushing your teeth, but enjoy it too! Mix in some variety, and regain your sense of focus, fast.

You wont regret it.




About Marc

international businessman and consultant, life coach, world traveler and wandering mystic who loves keeping fit and is endlessly learning how to lead a healthy life.

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