crazy things

The Will To Keep Going

A well built muscular upper body and an awesome tribal tattoo on the left arm from shoulder to the elbow was the conspicuous scene on the mirror on the gymnasium. But this was 2 years ago. Additionally, it was just an imagination. The first time I ever went inside the gym, I was 52 Kg heavy and 180 cm tall. A lean figure with long hair, disproportionate to the face, that was me. Every step I took inside the Gym, I could smell the disparate views of different people inside. Few laughs, some comments, many ridiculing around, a naturally dominant environment which seemed very rude. A Herculian task in front of me. With the constant belittling and disparagement, I had to give up the idea of going to Gym in just about 2 weeks ( which had rest of 3 days per week).

That was the time when I realised that people will never be supportive to us until unless we are useful to them in one way or the other. But, it was already too late and within no time I had my exams and the end of second year. During my holidays, on my 19th birthday, I made some pacts which were to be fulfilled by my 20th birthday. And I started going to gym at the start of third year. Is not not easy to gain a little muscle. Takes almost three months to see a visible change.

It doesn’t matter how far you have gone, what matters is how far more you are willing to go.

One of my most favorite and inspirational lines which gives me the power to go on. I read this particular quote in my Department’s HoD office. And since the day I read it, it has been lingering in my mind. This time, when I asked permission from my warden to allow me to go to gym at 5 am. He was tantalizing me by saying, why do you need to go to gym, get some fat first. But this simple comment is not going to stop me. I am determined, like all of you. And then started my venture to the zenith and the journey still continues to reach the level of consummacy.

My 20th birthday is over and I am proud to say that now I weigh 65 and I am 185 cm tall. Well, this will not extinguish my voraciousness but be an encouragement for me that when I could reach this, Why no a little more.?

I am not sharing this for those who are like me, lean and thin and would do anything to get better. I am also saying this for those who are heavy, a little too heavy. Would you not like your dress size to be sexy numbers? Would you not like to be complimented by people that you used to be like that but now, he/she is absolutely amazing.

All it takes is a little bit of dedication and lot of determination. Never give up. Never back down.

If you leave now in between, all you efforts will be worthless. Cling on for few more months. We can do this.

With love and respect,


By A lost Soul at Sea

a passionate writer who also happens to be a mechanical engineer and a sailor

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