A couple of months back the trend among my office colleagues was muscle building and tummy reduction. While some wanted a quick fix for their bulging tummy, some tried protein powder as a short-cut to quick muscles.
The tummy reduction side went for morning walks to Big Bazaar and did bizarre dieting, and the muscle building side ate bananas and checked their biceps at Naagni T-stall. Both parties went to gym.
Soon both parties found out that going to gym wasn’t a feasible option in terms of time management, so they planned to buy gym equipment and do the muscle building and tummy reduction in the comfort of their home. They identified Dumbbell as the divine one-step solution for all their needs. Without wasting much time, orders were placed in Flipkart and sports shops were visited, and very soon they started workouts at home. They woke up at 5:30 a.m.
Scene after one month:
Scene 1- 5:30 a.m. Somewhere in J.P Nagar. A heavy knocking sound was heard from an IT man’s house. Upon investigation, the IT man was found to be using a dumbbell to crack a coconut for cooking. When inquired, he said “What to do, I have to make use of the dumbbell somehow”
Scene 2 – 5:30 a.m at Thaverekere: The alarm rang at 5:30. A lazy hand came out of the blanket and switched it off and coiled back into the blanket. A dumbbell rolled near his foot while an out-dated and un-opened protein powder bottle remained frozen in his fridge.
Scene 3: 5:30 am. An IT man woke up. He regarded the dumbbell which was covered in cobwebs. He cleaned it and wiped it with his towel. He looked at his watch. 5:45 a.m. “Let me sleep for 10 minutes, I will start from 6”, he told himself. Then he woke up at 9:00. He liked the idea of waking up at 9 so he made that a habit.
But the trend isn’t dead yet. One new IT man has placed orders for a pair of karlakatai (old traditional dumbbell) from Dindugal, and the others are waiting for the right time to start again.