Tag: fitness

  • 2021 Workouts

    I exercised 142 times in 2021. When I took a count in July, I anticipated missing about 10 workouts through the remainder of the year, but I actually missed just one. At 3x per week, I was lucky enough to work out about 47 of 52 weeks. That makes 2021 yet another good year in […]

  • Weekly 5K runs

    Daylight saving time started in New Zealand last Sunday (29/September) which means, I can no longer wait to run. It is now time to lace-up and run a 5K every weekend. And that’s what I did last Saturday: I ran a 5K with a bit of nudging from my eight-year-old who also wanted to run […]

  • Old habits. Not new resolutions.

    Just a thought that popped up while working out the upper body in the last hour. But first some context. Last week and this week, I am finding it very hard to exercise. It is after all holiday season, and I have had excellent exercise compliance so far this year. So why not take a […]

  • The antidote to eight large slices of pizza I had earlier this week: five rounds of 👇 Then I topped it up with a bonus set of 70 kg deadlifts.  

  • First 5k of 2017

    I finally ran the first 5k of this season! I intend to run a 5k every weekend for rest of the spring and summer. I ran about twenty-five 5ks in 2015. But I did not run much in 2016. This year I try to do better again. My running goal is modest: I just try […]

  • First four months of 2016

    Since the start of this year, I exercised 50 hours and ran 15 5ks. Most importantly, I achieved one of the two resolutions for this year. I successfully completed Chaitanya 3.0 project. More details later. I am not doing very well on the second resolution: getting the perfect abs. I am failing to eat exceptionally […]

  • Three milestones and two goals

    It is raining milestones this week.      I hit 100 day streak in meditation. I started meditating this January but failed rather quickly. I say with experience that trying to start meditation with twenty-minute sessions is a sure shot way to stumble. So I started again in May with Calm app. I started with […]

  • Exercise Milestone

    I finished exercising this afternoon and checked in to Coach.me to find this interesting milestone. It is indeed 211th check-in as I only started counting after the first eleven.  110 of those were in 2014. The rest 101 are in this year. This cheered up my otherwise regretful afternoon. I ate well up until lunch […]

  • Some inspiration for exercising

    One of my awesome exercise mates shared this motivational video. It is not that people who don’t exercise lack motivation or don’t know the facts mentioned in this video. And I don’t think anyone instantly starts working out solely looking at this video. Great watch, nevertheless. I loved it.

  • Push ups

    One of the skills I hoped to develop this year is to learn how to do push ups. I totally sucked at push ups last year despite exercising 110 hours. I just couldn’t do even a single push up on my toes. So rather than getting frustrated and angry at myself and jealous at others […]