02012019-LSTL-01.qxd 1/1/2019 7:55 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Private affair Alia Bhatt celebrated New Year’s Eve with beau Ranbir Kapoor and his family in New York. On the work front, both will be seen sharing screen space in the film Brahmastra. IANS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 2 JANUARY 2019 Do you fit in? Manpriya Singh W Madonna’s surprise Singer Madonna gave a surprise New Year’s Eve performance at Stonewall Inn — the bar in New York’s Greenwich Village where the riots that kicked off the modern LGBTQ movement took place in 1969. Last month, the bar had announced that Madonna had been named an ambassador for the 50th anniversary celebrations. On New Year’s eve, word leaked out that Madonna would be making an appearance, and not long after midnight, she did, giving a speech and then performing two songs accompanied by David Banda (her adopted 13-year-old son) on acoustic guitar. Madonna took to the stage saying: “I just wanna say I’ve never performed on a stage this small.” The crowd cheered wildly. “You survived 2018? Are you happy to say goodbye? “ she laughed before saying, “I do have some serious things to say”. She donned a pair of hornrimmed glasses - “2019 is the year I start wearing glasses,” she joked - and read from cards emblazoned with rainbow colours on the back. HO hasn’t heard (or made) New Year resolutions to do with “eating healthy, exercising daily and cycling to work; going for a run, a ten-minute workout?” The most hackneyed New Year Resolutions also happen to be the most sincere ones. Who doesn’t want to get fit? Even Amir Khan does. But when first thing in the morning, a tweet by the actor says that his first New Year resolution is to get back into shape. And it precedes…“To make my best film ever and spend more time with my family.” It put the spotlight on fitness being symbolic of a new life, a new year. Almost every third New Year resolution is about getting fit and following a strict fitness regimen. So, how many actually live up to the promise they make to themselves? We find out… We get talking to those fit and those into the business of fitness, how a staggering majority of resolutions circle around healthier lifestyles. FRESH START Gurmeet Singh Arora, founder and chairman of Bodyzone Fitness and Spa, tosses around some insightful statistics. “The memberships and people coming to the gym hit an all-time low around December and this is true pan-India. However, the figures start surging around January, that’s when festive period and party time is over and people want to start fresh with healthy lifestyle. This goes on improving till March when we hit an alltime high.” MATTER OF PRIDE “I stand here proudly at the place where pride began, the legendary Stonewall Inn, on the birth of a New Year. We come together tonight to celebrate 50 years of revolution.” She then spoke of the community’s efforts against,“Hatred, discrimination and most of all indifference.” — IANS GUL PANAG Neeraj Bagga, a city-based gym instructor, has a rather interesting observation to make. “Let alone first of January, which comes only once a year, I have seen people take first of any month seriously. That’s when we invariably have people starting with a new diet chart or exercise routine.” Affirms Pushp Preet Singh, head trainer, with a very prominent city-based gym, “For most, fitness is about getting into shape. At least it starts with that, till they gradually move onto strength training, core development, agility, flexibility and so on. And most do like to start their fitness journey from the 1st.” FIT & THE FAMOUS We get talking to the fit and the famous, who not just divulge their New Year resolutions, but also define fitness for us. ■ A former beauty queen, a travel enthusiast, an actress; it’s impossible to exhaus- AKHIL KUMAR A resolute mind B-Town wishes ‘love’, ‘health’ for 2019 Mona The New Year has dawned and out comes a long list of resolutions. If you are the one who cannot stick to them, here’s how to go about meeting your goals Amongst a flurry of New Year wishes on Tuesday morning, there was an ‘important notice’ too – it is recommended for regulars to avoid morning walk from first to fifth January 2019. Heavy crowd of ‘resolutionary’ people is expected during this period. Situation would be ‘normal’ from January 6! If by chance you fall in the category of ‘resolutionary ’ people thus mentioned, this one’s for you! Research pegs the rate of failures of the very ‘honest’ intentions to better life at the beginning of the year at a staggering 80 per cent! But that’s not what should bother you, here’s help on how to stick to your resolutions. # 1 Narrow down Epic ‘fails’ happen because one promises too much. If one is looking forward to making some real life changes, one or two resolutions work the best. For those, very motivated, may be a third could work. # 2 Be specific To have a body to match a FIFA player is sure lofty and vague. Specifics; weight losshow much; exercise-how many days a week; dietwhich and how long – need to be worked on. soon as one resolution fails, they give up on all others too. Missed the workout, all the more reason to stay away from the pancakes; make double the time for work-out the next day. Break the resolutions into smaller steps and look at achieving them. The bigger one will take care of itself. Look at one per cent improvement. Only one per cent than what you did earlier. # 5 Go public # 8 Alt & adapt Be bold, enlist help, have an exercise buddy and support group that help one keep on track. Work on things under your control. Don’t worry about ones not under your control. If things are not going the way you want them to, change the direction. # 3 Follow your heart #6 Visualise well A resolution taken just because its ‘trending’ leads nowhere. Spinning might be in, but whether you actually need it or enjoy it would determine whether you can stick to it or not. Goal set, timeline made; paste it where you see it the first thing in the morning — mirror in the washroom, wall across your bed or even your phone’s wallpaper. Let it stay for a few weeks till it becomes a part of the system. # 4 To err is human PHOTOS: ISTOCK With those who try to revamp their routine overnight, as tively take into account all the roles that Gul Panag has played so far. Needless to say, it couldn’t have been possible without the fitness quotient that we’ve always associated her with. She doesn’t forget to wish you a Happy New Year, but will not tender the clichéd answers. Because, “Fitness is a journey, not a destination. My resolution is to be even fitter and stronger, and eat right. And not make excuses for not being able to do so by finding solutions instead.” ■ When we called up the Arjuna awardee, boxer Akhil Kumar, he had a while back finished watching the video of Akshay Kumar where he is working-out against the backdrop of sunset. That sums up the emphasis he lays on fitness. It’s not possible to not be fit and be a sportsperson, but Akhil Kumar goes a little harsh on himself. “I think I am out of shape currently for several reasons. My New Year resolution is to get back into shape and be fit; by fit I mean both mentally and physically. For me fitness is about flexibility, joint mobilisation, mental alertness and peace.” #7 Go easy Make it easy on yourself. c m y b #9 Check mate Keep a regular check on your progress. Keep a journal to note down your progress at regular intervals. Reward yourself at every goal met and you are on way! (With inputs from psychiatrist Dr Sachin Kaushik and midlife coach Vaibhav Datar) The year 2018 saw some celebrities’ demise, stars battling with serious health ailments and much more. Hoping to have a rocking year ahead, a string of celebrities, including veteran actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Rishi Kapoor, wished their fans, friends and wellwishers a year full of joy, happiness and success. Here’s what they wrote on social media: Amitabh Bachchan: New Year greetings and happiness ever. Dharmendra: My dear friends and followers, you are my strength. Happy New Year to you all. Rishi Kapoor: Wish you a very Happy New Year! Lots of love. Akshay Kumar: My workout motivation - two actionpacked films this year, so find something to make you wake up, get up and get out there! Wishing you all a healthy and Happy New Year. Boman Irani: Happy New Year to one and all! Alia Bhatt: Happy New Year. May we be better, bigger, stronger! Make one resolution that you can truly stick by. Love and light to all. Sushmita Sen: Happy New year! 2019 will be a magical and a remarkable year as my baba very rightly said! I SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT pray this year brings with it great health, hope and happiness for all of us! I had the best beginning to this year, surrounded by love and laughter of family, there truly is so much to be grateful for. I begin 2019 with gratitude. Shilpa Shetty Kundra: Bye bye 2018...Time to shine. All ready for a sparkly 2019. Katrina Kaif: Bye bye 2018, you have been well. Anurag Kashyap: Happy New Year to all of you. May our cinema keeps getting braver and doesn’t shy away from complexities. Yayy, 2019. Dia Mirza: Welcoming 2019 with love and gratitude! Wishing everyone a year with abundant love, balance, peace, opportunity and good health. Love for each other and love for Mother Earth. Sara Ali Khan: Thank you 2018, welcome 2019. Happy New Year. Looking forward. Bhumi Pednekar: Happy happy memories. Thank you 2018 for being such an outstanding year, preparing me for what’s to come. Kriti Sanon: Have a meaningful new year full of happiness, love and memorable moments with people who matter. Sushant Singh Rajput: Be together and happy always. — IANS
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