The Last Temptation

Now I have been working out for sometime now and have been on a 6 small meals a day diet. Consisting of veggies, eggs, fruits, cereal etc. all healthy stuff. Basically, eating every 2-3 hrs keeps my metabolism strong and helps in burning away the very last layer of fat so as to put on lean muscle and bring out those tight 6 packs.

Yesterday around 4 pm, I felt extremely hungry. Having finished a box of fruits earlier I was in a dilemma of what to eat since I was at work. So I stepped out of my workplace to find something nutritious. Here is the compiled list of what all was available in the given scenario :

1) Bhel Puri
2) Patties. cream rolls, gol gappas, papri chat, pizza
3) Chowmein, momo's

I was dazed. Nothing.. absolutely nothing that they sell outside your house has any kind of nutrition value. So while walking along I came across the shrine of unhealthy eating. Mc D's. Hmm.. should i or shouldn't I... that is the question... stomach gowling.. But burger? The epitome of junk food?! Hmmm... No i won't give in...

What's this?!.. woah... My feet.. they are moving.. wait.. I command you to stop.. woah... They have a mind of their own.. FEET STOP.. no answer?...

Damn.. (at the counter)..

Attendant : What would you like sir?
Me: (I can do this.. I can control my tounge).. Mmmmm
Attendant : Sir?
Me: (past 10 seconds.. lookin at the clerk.. feeling nervous)
Attendant : Sir you order??
Me: I (this is not happening) I... (damn) I .. will have a.. a... Maa..Maaaaahh..Maharaaajaa MAC

Why is it that everything that is bad for you feels and taste so good? Chomp Chomp... much for healthy eating...


Most of us by our very nature are always on the lookout for intruders. Always trying to prevent those on the outside from getting in. But the truth is; there will always be those who force their way into our lives, just as there will be those who we invite in...but the most troubling of all, will be the one's who stand on the outside looking in. The one's we never truly get to know.

Sunday Night Blues..

So you land up at an ol friend's place on a sunday evening. Happy to see her caring for two sweet lookin' rabbit's as pets.. One called Johnny (After depp) and another named Kate (after winslet). You learn johnny is hurt in the foot and hasn't eaten for the day. You sit around talking in the other room only to learn after a while that johnny has passed away while you guys were talkin'. What do you do?!

You condole your friend for her loss, take a sharp object and dig a grave for the poor thing in the vacant plot next to her place. And what are your condoling words to your friend - Death is inevitable. It's a promise made to each of us at birth. But before that promise is kept, we all hope something will happen to us. Whether it is the thrill of romance, the joy of raising a family, or the anguish of great loss, we all hope to experience something that make our lives meaningful. But the sad fact is, not all lives have meaning. Some creatures spend their time on this planet just sitting on the sidelines waiting for something to happen to them, before it's too late. Your friend looks at you sobbing while you close that grave for good..That's life.. That's death.. and it happens right in front of you...

Costanza Theory

I'm a big Seinfeld fan. The whole concept of the show is amazing. Sometime in the past while going through a rerun, I came across an episode named "THE OPPOSITE". The one where George Costanza realizes that life is filled with choices, and he always foolishly chooses the wrong one. It occurs to him that the answer to his problems, therefore, is to make a decision — then DO the opposite. As George's friend Jerry tells him, “If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.”

It’s surprisingly effective. George even comes up with a counterintuitive pick-up line — “My name is George. I’m unemployed and I live with my parents.” — which works! Now we do have to remember that this is a fictional sitcom and the situations mentioned can be a little over the top. But just think about it..

George breaches the most fundamental laws in his universe – for example, the age-old principle that “bald men with no jobs and no money, who live with their parents, don’t approach pretty women”.

So I decided to give it a go.. Not that my life was as bad as George's, but there were a few problems that I wanted to fix. I started the opposite approach to a lot of things. Guess what.. the results were actually pretty impressive. It was like bending my own reality by doing exactly the opposite of anything I would normally instinctively do. I was a late sleeper, I started sleeping early.. I was a heavy drinker, I gave up drinking instantly.. I never took interest in any household chores, I started taking more responsibility and attending to them.

A lot of my problems were actually fixed by me cause I decided to do THE OPPOSITE of what I normally do in a given situation. Of course there were limits to this experiment. I wouldn't go driving at 100 km/s per hour in the opposite lane just cause I was facing traffic in my that would have been .."unsafe".

But yes.. sometimes we do face problems that if we "Decide" to fix, we would be able to by simply doing the Opposite of what we are normally programmed to do. Try it out.. it's fun and you just might surprise yourself.. :)

Pushing Tin

Finally after some months of pondering over the question of "to go or not to go".."again" , I finally decided to hit the local gym yesterday. I used to workout regularly a couple of years back until one day that gym got sealed all thanks to the mcd ***holes. Haven't pushed tin since then.

Reasons to start again were ranging from being inspired for the 100th time from rocky movies to looking like a stick figure due to the lack of exercise my work brings. So here is a brief description of my first day at the gym:

Sunday (The following is a conversation with myself in my head)
3:30 p.m. - I have got to go today to the gym no matter what
3:32 p.m. - Maybe I don't look that bad after all
3:33 p.m. - Flexing my non existent biceps. Hmmm... Maybe I should go..
3:34 p.m. - First week - The pains will start again. Should I reconsider?
3:35 p.m. - Checking my bicep one more time.
3:36 p.m. - OK I AM GOING.

5:00 p.m. - Back home : Mom asking "Everything ok? You're home early?!"
5:15 p.m. - Changed into my good ol Tracks (which are now pretty loose)
5:20 p.m. - Prepared 2 boiled eggs and lemonade.
5:30 p.m. - Gulped the 2 boiled eggs, Filled one bottle of water and we're off to AL's Muscle

5:40 p.m. - Enter gym. Look for instructor. Nervous as hell.
5:42 p.m. - A "JAT" with bouncer like body approaches.
5:50 p.m. - Negotiations over n hit the treadmill. HUff.. Huff.. Huff.. O look i'm running again! :D
5:53 p.m. - Break. TIme out.. Huff. huff.. Maybe I should walk before I run.
5:56 p.m. - Slowly increasing speed. Huff Huff. this aint so bad after all.
6:00 p.m. - Siiirrrr warm up ho gaya!

6:01 p.m. - Instructor : 30 pushups - 3 sets, 10 reps each
6:02 p.m. - One, Twwwooo, Threeeeee, Foouuuuurrrrrrrrr, Fiiivvveeeeee...
6:02 p.m. - Seeeeeeeeevvvvvvvvveeeeeennnnnn....... THUD....
6:03 p.m. - Lets try this again - one, two, three , four, five , six...
6:04 p.m. - Instructor shouting - KEEP YOUR BACK STRAIGHT AND KNEES OFF THE
6:05 p.m. - Onneee... Twooo... Threee..... Fouurrrrrrrrrr.......

6:20 p.m. - 30 push ups done.. Feeling giddy...
6:25 p.m. - Instructor - Begin by having a feel of all machines. Do circuit - 3 sets, 12 reps each
6:26 p.m. - Machine 1 - Oneee.. twooo.. three....

6:45 p.m. - Sir Aur nahin ho rha...
6:46 p.m. - Instructor - Enough for today.
6:50 p.m. - Leave from gym... legs unable to bear the body weight. Head weary and eyes droopy
7:00 p.m. - Back home.. Crashed on bed.. hmmmmpphh, Maybe I don't look that bad..

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