This June, I celebrated the 1st anniversary. Anniversary of what if you bother to ask? After many failed attempts finally I succeeded in continuing my visit to the local gym and that too for a complete year. Now that is another thing that after looking at me you will not believe, simply because my physique or lack of physique [as I should call it] shows no sign of me going to the gym, why? That’s another story. . .
Well but am not here to discuss about my eating habits or my workout schedule. A gym is one place where nowadays a large variety of people comes and that too in huge no.s and believe me a large chunk of this is of funny people which undoubtedly makes gym a fun place to be. . .
To begin with, I must say that a gym has a kind of tendency of turning people into narci [=narcissi]. The walls of the gym are covered with mirrors. Why? [Perhaps due to the above reason only] but seriously I do not know the reason behind this act [but I have not seen in my entire life one gym which is without mirrors]. So the people start exercising afterwards but looking at them in mirrors first. You can see them doing this at almost every second which they spend in the gym. To this Arnold Schwarzenegger [or whatever the way you spell it] once said that we look into the mirror same way as an artist looks at the canvas, to improve and judge and not to admire [but then how many bodybuilders of that level visit your local gym?]. No matter if they are talking to you or working out or resting in between. One thing which they never stops doing is staring at themselves in the mirror. Even while exercising if you by chance comes in between them and the mirror, obstructing their view, then they will stop and say OH BHAI, ZARA SIDE HOJA [hey bro please get aside] and then continue. . . The scene while resting is even a step further, you can see them making different kind of poses and fantasizing about their body [as if they are the next big thing to happen after John Abraham or Tom Cruise]. . .
There’s another syndrome [apart from looking in mirror constantly] which will tell you in no time if the dude is going to a gym and working out to get that ‘to die for’ physique. Whenever he will be sitting or walking he will constantly keep on checking his biceps of one hand with the other. This is a very common syndrome in all the wannabe Brad Pitt and Salman Khans [and trust me it’s contagious too]. . .
Well sometime back a friend of mine told me that a gym is one of the hot favourite dating places [I wonder from where she got this piece of information]. . . But to my dismay [and don’t know to whose delight] until that day I haven’t seen anything which was in accordance with her observation. But then one day instead of my usual time of early in the morning [which was full of only uncles and aunties trying their level best to shed some of their extra kilos], I went there in the evening and believe me there was a whole new picture in front of me. Along with the above mentioned activities everyone was busier in doing NSP [i.e. NAIN SUKH PRAPTI] and it was that day when I really understood the real meaning of going to the gym. . . Now I know why people are more than game of joining a gym. I tried continuing at that time for few days but it was all futile [as at this time one cannot even think about doing anything else except NSP]. So next time you decide to join a gym be specific in selecting your timings [depending upon the purpose for which you are joining].
I wonder why it is called working out. Rather it should be called working ‘IT’ out. Perhaps someday they will start saying I joined a gym to work-out things for myself. . .