Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A feel good happy post..

I have been a little sluggish with my blogging lately. I think there is something in the air. February makes people lazy. I haven't seen any new posts on my fellow bloggers blogs also.. It is a special month for me and this blog so I decided to get up and write. It's good that you asked - What's so special about February..?

It was my birthday last week and this blog will complete 6 years next week.
It is hell of a long time isn't it? I made it! I can't believe the fact that I have been writing for the past 6 years now. It feels good. I never imagined that I would be able to carry it this far. I did and now it feels like an achievement.
Ok, I don't want to get too gushy about it.. I don't want to jinx the good thing here. Oh, yeah I think I am a little superstitious these days... I don't talk about the good things for the fear of jinxing them. I have lucky pullovers ( Yeah Seriously and I know I am not 10 any more)

Oh birthday's remind me of my bucket list.. I am proud to say that I managed to strike off most of the things the score is 18/25.
Things that I didn't manage:
1) A new kickass bestest awesomest job ever
2) SKY Diving...!! ( I was a real chicken when the opportunity presented itself)
3) A trip to Turkey (I have struck this off for the ones who count Layovers in their trips. C'mon I am not freaky I know people who do PROUDLY)
4) A trip to Vienna (Hopefully 2013 will be lucky)
5) Buying a high end camera ( I am glad I didn't do it...)
6) Running Half Marathons..
7) Working part time with a bakery

I am happy about the things that I managed.. I think the most special two things would be driving and weight loss.
People who have known me have known my fear for driving.. I learnt driving more out of necessity than interest. I am still very stiff behind the wheels and very abusive on the roads in my head. I am learning a little every day and getting better.

The weight loss was only about losing kgs/inches. Last year when I added this to my bucket list I thought it would be easy. It wasn't. I thought I knew it all. I didn't. I gained a lot of weight in Germany. There was a rough patch last year and that's when I decided to just take things under control. Ever since I have been working out in the gym with all my heart, motivation, determination..
Yes, I can see the results now and it feels great. I did cardio, I did weights, I did Yoga, I did evening walks.. I did it all!! I wanted to get it right this time.
I like to look at my well toned shoulders, slimmed down legs, abs etc etc.
I never imagined that I would be so hooked to the weights training. I still love running. The crazy running. I never liked the idea of doing weights. It is a slow process. I was always a cardio girl. I did it out of necessity 
There are days when I wake up tired and I still manage to get out of my bed.
Someone once told me that when you finish you should have just one thought in your head.. " Couldn't have done more than this.."
I think I am addicted now. I feel fidgety the days I don't work out. It has become such a high point in my life so far!! I love weights training now. It makes me feel in control of things. The more I pushed myself the more I  could change things that I didn't like. I stay away from junk, I have almost given up on my drinking.
Yes, there are times when I eat cheat meals but then the next day I work harder in the gym. I don't want to bulk up .. I want to stay lean forever. Yes, I will continue to pump irons for the rest of my life.

Ohh I think you have had enough of my blabbering.. Before I sign out I just wanted to share something..
A young college going chappie comes to the gym every day.. He is pretty dedicated to gymming and is quite disciplined. He carries a copy and pen to record his workout.. dedicated eh?
I was in between the sets and drinking water when I looked at his bag and found a laminated sheet. He caught me looking at his sheet. So he came up to me and showed off his sheet and this is what was written:

“The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds”. Henry Rollins

It couldn't have been put in more appropriate words..
Time Out for now..

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