When I first decided it was time to knock my wheezing body into shape, pounding the pavement seemed the most logical move.
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Although I still did tons of walking – up to an hour a day – I started to languish, physically. Nobody would ever have made the mistake of calling me sporty, or even coordinated, but I’d been reasonably fit up until then. I was almost always the last girl left standing in the beep test in PE class (12 or 13 I think was my maximum); I was a semi-decent sprinter and usually made the top 10 (females) in the annual cross-country run – although given how seriously some of the girls took it, that isn’t saying very much.
To put it bluntly: There just aren’t that many sports that I like. I hate netball with a passion; in any given school you can count the number of girls who don’t play Saturday morning netball on one hand, and that was me. (T reckons that’s why I have a good basketball shooting style; I don’t have years of netball training behind me). Cricket, ugh. Hockey, worse. Like a good Asian, I like badminton, but hate the scoring system. Tennis is also good fun, although I am slightly scarred from years of thrashings by far superior players from other schools. Tell you what though, if anyone actually played touch beyond primary school, I’d be the first to sign up.
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The procedure: Waxing is done in long strips of hot or cold beeswax which is applied to the skin and with the help of thin films of plastic, paper or cloth is uprooted in a swift motion. If done by trained professionals, waxing can cause minimum discomfort and pain with the help of correct techniques and soothing creams. With laser, beams of lights with intense heat are targeted on the skin in attempts to destroy the hair follicles thereby prolonging the treatment. This method gives a slight stinging sensation during the procedure and there are also chances of post treatment burning sensations.
The results: Waxing leaves the skin soft and smooth and usually lasts between 3-4 weeks before the regrowth of hair. The hair growth after waxing is much softer and finer. Laser treatment although considered to be permanent does allow hair regrowth. However the time span is longer than waxing and can last up to 6 months before another session is required. In order to get permanent results, several visits are required and even this method leaves the hair regrowth finer and softer.
The Ease: Waxing is the most common method of hair removal hence the services are easily available at almost all salons. There are do-it-yourself home waxing kits also available at all drugstores which provide an option of privacy. The laser method in comparison can only be conducted by trained professionals and therefore need to have licenced clinics, which might not be available at convenient distances.
The Costs: When compared session wise, waxing is a cheaper option per session than laser but considering the frequency of waxing required, in the larger scheme, it turns out to be expensive than laser. As per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one session of laser on an average can cost approximately $429. Even with retouches required in laser, in the longer term, laser turns out to be a better alternative than waxing. According to the estimates of Free Library, women spend around $23,000 in their lifetime on waxing whereas in with laser they are able to save up to $20,000 over the same period.
Health Concerns: Depending on the skin’s sensitivity, waxing can cause ingrowth of hair, minor bruising and skin irritations that generally reduces in a short span of time. On the other hand, laser treatment can cause pigmentation changes, skin texture changes, irritation, crusting and blistering which might require medical attention.
Running suits me – it’s perfect for loners, you go at your own speed, you breathe fresh air and feel the sun on your face…and all you need is your shoes. (I used to run barefoot in school, but that was when we had nice soft fields; it’s a lot less comfortable on hot pavement.) Unlike many, I don’t get bored. Where I live, there are tons of fabulous houses to gawp at, for one (or the picturesque, sprawling grounds of Cornwall Park). For another, there’s also lots of slopes in the mix. Getting into a good breathing pattern takes me a while at first, and by the time I settle in, I’ve usually got a hill to throw me off. I hate treadmills with a passion! Outdoors is the only way to go. When I want to give in, I set myself milestones: just past that tree. To the corner. Up to the next traffic light. It’s a constant challenge.
And that’s pretty much my workout – one long run on a day off and a couple shorter ones in the morning before work, with a few crunches and tricep squats (er, I don’t know the proper term for them!) thrown in.
Which camp are you in – gym or anti-gym? Love or loathe running?