Monday, October 22, 2012; 10:30pm
Electronic City, Bangalore

Last night when I said today was an M-70 Day, I was almost committed towards it, at least for the sake of self-pride, would do it. But when the alarm rang in the morning could not just give up my sleep, missed on the workout, rather dodged self yet again.

I am so deeply rooted into the clutches of procrastination and that for past several years, finding it difficult to come out of it.  I do not feel the urge to get up and do something worthwhile. I have found it difficult to motivate myself for past several years, no book, no video, no counseling helped.  

Do I lack Goals? No, Certainly NOT. But then I feel that the Goal and timelines need a tweaking. Further I have to be more assertive, passionate and cheerful rather than being typical self-critic. I have done it in the past and there is no reason I cannot do it this time. 

Yet again, I vow to fulfilling fitness and weight-loss goal on this public forum. My way of expressing my resilience and commitment:

       The Don’t Quit Poem

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit. 

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow. 

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown. 

Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

– Author unknown

It was a rather dull day for me, managed to do some 10 mins of Sahaja Yoga morning and evening included. Further, declaring once again M-70 into Day2 tomorrow. Would share more details on my program tomorrow at day’s farewell. My sincere Thanks to Jack Braniff, my Trainer at Birmingham Gym for sharing the workout plan. Friends do email me at for any suggestions/ideas for cracking the fitness challenge.

Good Night to all

Narendra Gupta
22 October 2012; 11:20pm