It seems that style and convenience does go hand in hand after all. A few years ago, we embraced the introduction of reversible clothes such as shirts, blazers, belts, caps and the like. Personally, I have a couple of such items too as they really make good travelling companions!

Today, I walked into a fashion store in town and found the latest addition to the reversible range - ties! I guess it was only a matter of time when this would happen.

As we all know, a tie is used to complete a certain look for men, especially in the business context. Executives in suits are seen to be incomplete without a tie. Similarly, attending a formal event like a black tie function requires a black bowtie or black tie for that matter. A tie is also widely regarded as a symbol of authority. If I have to deal with someone, I would rather choose to deal with the one wearing a tie as it gives the impression that he can make the decision.

Interestingly, the tie has since gone on to evolve beyond its use to complete the corporate look. It is now used as a fashion statement as well. The colour and motifs on the tie express the wearer's style, confidence and personality. Gone are the boring corporate colours of blue, black, brown and grey. We definitely see more colours and of different shades too.

It's like work and play can now finally come together. For example, I see grey on one side of the tie and baby pink on the other side. In the day, you will wear the grey side together with your work shirts and suit. When night descends, you flip over to the baby pink side and get into party mood. I also see purple on one side and lavender on the other. Wear it on the standard side or wear it on the novelty side - it's your call!
 
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Interestingly, the reversible necktie evolution has only been restricted to solid colours with a light sheen on skinny ties. Skinny ties are all the fashion rage now as they are a darling on the catwalks and shout attitude. They also help to elongate the body frame. 

Perhaps in the future we will also find reversible ties with different patterns and on the broader cousin too! Keep watching...
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Like I always tell my clients - I can motivate you and stretch you beyond your limits in the gym when you do your strength training. But I cannot do your runs for you. Neither can I be eating clean for you.
 
If I could, I would. But there are some things that you just have to get them done on your own. After all, we are all adults, right?
 
As a matter of courtesy but more to monitor progress, I always do a routine check with my clients to ask if they have been doing their cardio or not eating according to plan. So it really came as a pleasant surprise when one of my newest client actually did his runs on the next two days after we parted following our first session.

Wow! That certainly speaks volumes of his determination to achieve his fitness goals. I salute him! 

Embarking on a fitness programme is always the most challenging in the first two weeks. This is not unexpected as you are starting to embrace a new lifestyle, something which was so alien to you just minutes ago. Have you not been the same old you all this while until you decided to change? Change is always scary as we do not know what is in store for us. But in your fitness metamorphosis, you can be rest assured that I know what I'm doing. And the earlier you start on your transformation journey, the better!

So here's three cheers to the brave young man who is taking massive action to get the body he wants. Although his run times may not be something to shout about, the fact that he actually bothered to complete the stipulated timings each run is an achievement in itself. Take one step at a time, a little a day and you will get there! It's all about building your exercise momentum and keeping it up. 

Psst...he's going running again tomorrow after our gym work today. And I bet you he will continue to run everyday for the next few months. So, who else is game to go running too? 
 
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