Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I saw a peacock flying

“Ever since our gym membership expired and my husband decided on natural way of being fit i.e. ‘right food at right time’, I have been abstaining from food itself. I don’t remember when I hogged the last time. Simple philosophy – high inflow and no outflow could inflate and ultimately burst the pipe especially when you are a ‘made in Punjab’ product. Continuous gentle marketing reminders from our gym on renewal of membership pumped me at times but our decision of pouring bucks in a piggy bank than siphoning out on hi-fi gym pulled me back. I knew that for my working hours and lifestyle the philosophy doesn’t fit in and I was left with no option but to diet hard to escape the belly popping out of tinee-tiny tees.
After a week, when I was still on a low fat diet – my better half couldn’t resist rice in dinner as he ate in the office (thanks to his philosophy) and the fact that rice makes the main and base course of Andhra messes. In the fear of gaining waist, I spent my weekends exploring possible options of blubber shedding like swimming, yoga, aerobics, dance classes etc. We went to various spots near to our place just to find an amazing walkway for morning walkers one day. It was an instant happiness for me to have explored the place which was green, specifically a walk-way and free-free-free :)
But a bigger challenge ahead was waking up early in the morning. The habit of gymming kills the ability of waking up early to work out and especially in the city like Hyderabad we don’t race with time but the sun.Everyday morning when I peep out of the window even at 6.30, I see the sun smilingly wishing me “Good Morning! You are second again” and I sadly go back to bed :(
It happened for a week even after the place was explored and adding to it my second shift made me even more helpless. But lately I realized, what was missing was the inspiration to wake up not the hapless working hours. I found my inspiration yesterday and finally made it before 6 in the morning.
(I would rather not reveal the inspiration now)
Anyways, the place was a natural treadmill with sandpits, inclines and stairways in a distance of 2.5 kilometers. I really appreciate the initiative of Hyderabad Municipality to open up an all-terrain walkway with a noble aim to shed those extra kilos off - the biryani belly. Though reaching the place and finding a parking 5 Kms away from our place was a tough competition with Sun but I won this time :)
I know the craving for chicken biryani is a gluttonous and sinful inspiration but it did favor to my eyes with a rare sight. I saw a peacock flying high across the road; it was then that I found that the walkway is adjacent to a national park. I have celebrated almost four years in the city and how illiterate of me, not to have explored this place earlier. Anyways, my new inspiration came from the flying peacock. I never saw a peacock flying so high, I know it sounds stupid but peacocks might be aware that though they look beautiful on ground – they are a scary sight in air, that is the reason they fly so rarely. I was appalled to see a big creature flying in air when I realized it was a peacock. I always thought peacocks are the most beautiful creatures – but today I got a lesson that beautiful things can be scarier too at times. To fit in the lesson – I have to be beautiful and not scary on the ground at the first place, flying high scares me anyways :) Factually, Beauty doesn’t come for free – not necessarily money but it requires a lot of investment in terms of will power and SWEAT.  I am ready with my laces tied up for a new fitness regime of sweating out a very natural way.

Good Day!


  1. I have been keeping an eye on your posts.
    What a nice reading.
    Keep it up.

  2. lovely post and I loved the analogy you have used :)

    I wrote a similar post and How painful it is to just get out of bed and shake of that laziness :)
    It is indeed tough to maintain a routine and also diet...

  3. Very nice write up. Fitness is important and eating what you like is even more important. Point well made.
    Dieting alone is not useful at all as shown by various studies, and when you are exercising enough why to diet :)
    Keep walking, Keep eating and Keep writing!
    Don’t forget to drink lots of water.
    Take Care.

  4. really a lovely post
    very nicely written
    well ur blog rocks

  5. so true ... have to pay to look beautiful !! interestingly written ... enjoy reading :)

  6. Hahaha.. I so love your blog for the description you put into it...
    "The biryani belly"-->Woaah!! kyaa toh bhi karre tum.. hyderbaad mein reh ke aisaich bolte kya? :D
    Keep the flow of words on..Blog On!! :D.
    Hop on to my blog to have a peek-a-boo of a little of Hyderabad also :D

  7. There were so many unknown words like aerobics and exercise etc etc

    I had to steer clear and concentrate on words like biryani...

    Mala pan bhook lagli!

  8. Like your honest and witty style of writing Garima.Remember facing the same dilemmas myself.
    Can only say this any fitness routine that is bound by strict hours or places is tough to adhere to.The best fitness options should be in and around your house-so that you don't have any excuses to opt out..


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