How do you guys feel about taking short-cuts? Be it while crossing the road, accomplishing a task or for bigger things in life.
I take short-cuts every now&then – only to realize again and again they are beneficial in the short run and are short-sighted too.
A few months back when I had booked my trip to Bali, I also decided to climb my first volcanic mountain. As I had no experience and thought I needed stamina, I abandoned my time taking and slow yoga asanas (but still I did my pranayamas religiously) and replaced it with the quick resulting cardio. I don’t know where it all went wrong – I have gained a few pounds, my body is all stiff, I had severe muscle aches, my craving for food increased and I get easily tired.
I have done enough trekking and climbing hills without any preparation like this and I was fine. But this short-cut called cardio didn’t work that well for me and now I am back to my yoga, no more short-cuts for a while 🙂
On the brighter side – I pampered myself with too many massages during that time 🙂 🙂