Thursday, August 4, 2016

No Non-sense: Transformation Journey - My initial thoughts

Hey there, I'm Harpreet. You can call me Lucky... that's my nick name. I've got tattoo as well. Just saying. :P
Well, it's 1 am on a Thursday night; so it's technically #TGIF. And I'm still awake. But why? I've been thinking to start my body transformation journey. You must be thinking I'm kidding? Well, maybe I don't know how far I can go.
I thought it's a good idea to keep writing weekly/bi-weekly about your progress. I will share the my highs & lows during the journey.

Body Transformation? Ummm, No, I'm not actually looking for just 6 packs or that super lean body. It's more like life time commitment to a better lifestyle and live life the royal way. And excuse me, b'coz I don't know what royal way I'm talking about here.

Why? The answer is simple. I've messed up my body. I'm not sick. I'm healthy but I'm still ignoring those little-2 sickness I'm going to get in coming future.

I work in a MNC.(you guessed it right, as an Engineer). Been working since 5 years. I've not just put-up too much weight but I don't believe I looked upon this kind of life. I'm performing good, very good in office and work. But it seems I still lacks something in life. Some adventure, some craziness, some insanity and something beyond. And hey, I'm just 27.
Shit, I'm 27. :(

Call me mad, as I still think that I can be a boxer at this age if I just start tomorrow. Tomorrow that never comes. There were days, I used to self train on punching bags. Nah.. nothing serious, but I loved it. I somehow miss it.
I'm not going to compare with you on how lazy I am. I can certainly beat you in lot of laziness stuff. And I'm not proud of it.

I did ran 3 full marathons (Hyderabad marathon - 2 times and SCCM 2015), a couple of 70-80 km cycling events and few 10k races. And i never prepared for them. I'm still not happy in completing those. Those would've turned bad for me. We should never attempt a full marathon without practice. You may complete it but you'll injure yourself more. I'm still safe and sound.

Am I deviating from my original thoughts? What this blog is all about?
I wanted to say that I've tried a lot of things. I've an active gym membership since last 2 months but I ain't going. I've a pack of Protein powder, not having it. I have all those pre-requisites to start working towards my fitness journey. Not to forget, I just bought new gym apparel (a short & pant) from Aesthetic Nation. I guess, if I'm thinking correctly I lack motivation. I'm so comfortable living daily 9-6 job and taking care of everything and everyone around me, but forgetting to take care of the only one person. Myself.

Okay. So, let's change. There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny." - Han Solo

I will use this blog to track my progress. My current lifestyle, made me gain over 25 kg.

Below are my current measurements, as on August 5th 2016 are:

Height - 176 cm
Body Weight - 95.4 kg (210 pounds)
Neck - 17.25"
Shoulders - 48" (not measured perfectly, as I measured myself only).
Chest - 43.5"
Arms (Biceps) - 13.5 (Unflexed)
Forearms - 11.25"(Unflexed)
Waist - 43"
Hip - 44"
Thighs - 25"
Calves - 15.75"

So, these are my readings. I'll update these in my BodySpace profile as well. I'll use Twitter to share quick thoughts any time of the day.

By writing this blog, my target is to keep myself motivated to achieved fitness goals.
First goal - Hit the Gym for 21 days straight.

To see some embarrassment, as well as, to lose that shyness of self; I'm sharing my current picture. This is how I looks with my shirts off. See ya later! Good night. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Royal Enfield - Just being bad ass Royally...

You don't choose a Royal Enfield, it chooses you.

watch this space for more updates.. be continued. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Are 5 years punishment for Salman Khan is enough?

Wow! Bhai is behind the bars now. He's got 5 years of sentence for hit and run case. Do you even remember the year, yes it was 2002. More than a decade ago.
I'm sure Salman Khan must be punished for drunken driving & killing innocent people who were sleeping on footpath.
Can govt just accept what have they have done in these past 13 years for common man. Are you sure if all the people are above BPL & is every Indian sleeping inside his house?
Govt isn't going to ban alcohol, so people will drink and obviously they might end up driving their vehicles sometimes. You put poor people sleep on road or footpaths, they are vulnerable to accidents.
I'm not a fan of Salman Khan but try to understand his donation efforts for poor people.
He did a mistake, he should be punished.
But punishment can be mend just in the welfare of poor people. Make him donate millions of money or have him correct the slums of Mumbai. I bet he can. He will, given a chance.
Also, you take 13 years to judge a simple hit & run case? I would say punish the officials for delaying this much.

Monday, October 20, 2014

How to run a Marathon in just 10 days? My First Marathon experience.

Guys, hope you all are doing good in your lives. You've reached at this insane blog write-up, where I'm gonna tell you how I finished a marathon with just less than 10 days of training. The training was totally irregular.

My Story:
Let me tell you that this was the first ever marathon of my life. I ran Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, held in Hyderabad on August 24, 2014. Just to ensure you, I'm talking about 26.2 miles(42.2 km) of pure blissful full marathon distance.

I actually don't remember the idea which triggered the feeling in me of running a full fledged marathon. I did have some running history, quite not impressive though. I did ran 100/200/400 meters sprints during my high school. I was careless & lazy on the hard work I should have to get the top position. Though walking has always been my best part. You tell me that we're going out for this so & so place by walking, and I wouldn't think twice. I would prefer walk rather than catching a bus or an auto.

Why Full Marathon at first long run?
This could be of the most idiotic idea you would have ever listened. I registered for full marathon instead of half, because they were charging same amount i.e. Rs 900 for each of the event. My so-called logical mind said, why not run longer with same price. I guess, you are ROFL by now.
When I registered for marathon & informed couple of my close friends, room-mates, colleagues etc. All they could say is, you're mad, you're insane. It's tough, they advised me of having had registered for a half marathon as the first long run.

Training(funny part):
I ran a random distance for 2-3 days. Then I ran 10 km everyday for 3 days in a row. And I ran 1 hour straight on treadmill covering around 7-8 km. With few small runs, this puts me at total training of less than 10 days. All this was scattered in a total span of 2 months. I wasn't too serious about the training, though I was making up my mind of finishing it in 6 hours 30 minutes, usual time to finish a full marathon. I was Googling a lot of training articles, blogs. None of them ever recommended to even attempt a marathon with less than 1 month training. I bet you can't even find an article which says train for 10 days and run a marathon. And I also wouldn't recommend you do the same, because as I'll write the follow-up blogs, I'll show you the painful part or post marathon experience. It's your choice to dare the pain the run your marathon.
They say, running a marathon is more of a mental game rather than physical. Ever heard of the term called "Hitting the wall". No? Google it and see what happens in your mind and body when you've completed 30 km and still left with some 12.2 km to finish?

D-day : August 24th 2014.
I got a free cab ride to start point, offered by #Uber for all marathoners. The race was to start at 5 am. Waking up so early in the morning itself is a challenge for most of us, especially the 9-6 professionals.
As I reached, I was like wow! to see the crowd warming up on DJ songs. Loved that moment.
It was 05:00:00 and a gun fire made us run towards this 42.2 km long journey. My pace for the first 10k was my best PR. Next 10k was mixed pace(jogging+walking). 20k to 30k distance was fast walk. After 30k, only God knows it all. After 30k, my feet started hurting the most. 37k to 40k was like hell. Last 2.2 km were not that great but finally finished clocking at 5 hours 54 minutes 55 seconds. My first ever marathon timings. My best personal record. I was happy to finish it finally. But what happened during the race & after that would surprise you. Keep reading my future blogs.

I'll write few more blogs giving in extra details to share my experience with the world. I will continue writing blogs on my race experiences and I hope to participate the best marathons in India & World.

Ask any silly questions you may have for running marathons. Comments, compliments, suggestions, criticism are welcome.

Let's run.

Monday, March 15, 2010


I was born on 8th of sep. 1988. I dont know whether i gave too much of head-ache to ma parents at childhood or not! But yeah i am very much sure of giving them respect, from the time i got some control over ma senses.
I never listen to people who hold some controversy on the decisions of their parents. Yeah i know you must be thinking that, all ma statements here are pushing you to obey your parents to the end of life.
But it is not so. I am just trying to say that one should not act in rude manner to his/her parents.
The number of parents who could not understand what their child wants, is very very less than the number of guys & gals(and even proudly keep on saying their selves as new generation) who dont want to make their parents understand what they actually want.
And you all guys must have been started liking the movies like "tarre jamin par", "3 idiots" which criticises parents at every step.
But have you ever noticed that in more than 50% of movies, guy(i mean actor) & gal(actress) fall in love with each other and starts planning some other ways to get their parents convinced to let them marry each other.
And what happens in last? Parents on the both sides got happy just for the sake of happiness of their children.

I know whenever it comes to criticise anything, you can stretch it as long as chewing gum.
But just do things which you feel/think makes you happy all the times, but never ever forget the reason from which you are existing in this world.
That's your mother & father(parents).

If you want something or need to discuss something with your parents, they surly will understand your needs. You just have to initialize the talk.
Their are some lines i got from kanika(ma friend) as sms.
"In ankhon mein kuch sapne palte hain.
aansu bahar aane ko machalte hain,
in ankhon mein padhlo sab likha hai,..
warna...baton ke matlab to hajaron nikalte hain..."

These are really very fine & tuned lines if somebody want to convince his/her friend for love. But in practical, these are a complete bullshit. Because, no body can perceive/imagine the things going inside some ones' mind.
So here is a mantra to feel free and just stay happy....
"dont lie to anyone, and speak up right in-front of people whom you want to criticise."

Yesterday i got below sms from Rahil Tiwari, ma class mate. And i as read it, i was shivering just by the imagining the truth behind the lines.
I couldnt stop ma self in posting all these lines right here, and truly saying this msg lead me to write this whole blog.

How Time changes?
"kal hum jab chote the aur koi hamari baat samajh nahi pata tha,
tab sirf Ek hasti thi jo hamare toote phoote alfaj bhi samajh jati thi!
Aur aaj hum usi hasti ko ye kehte hain ke:
-Aap nahi jaanti
-Aap nahi samajh payengi
-Aap ki batein mujhe samajh nahi aati
-Ho gayin ab aap khush

Respect this honourable before the Companionship Ends.

"It's Tribute to Our Lovely MOTHER"
Sakhat Raston mein bhi aasan safar lagta hain,
Ye mujhe maa ki duaon ka asar lagta hai.

Ek muddat se meri maa nahi soi jab,
maine ik baar kaha tha "Maa mujhe dar lagta hai......."

Only suggestion i can give that love the reason(that's your parents) of your existence. Because GOD is very much busy in handling all the requests from the people who dont have anything else praying all the times.
Thanks to Rahil for forwarding such a nice msg.
atleast do this as per the lines of ashlee simpson......
LO... LO....LO.... LO....VE...