Sunday, 28 July 2013

#PushThePace ...

"You Can Take The Dog Out Of The Fight But You Can Never Take The Fight Out Of The Dog."

-Mahaakshay Chakraborty.

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We all fight. Yes we do. I know so many people right now who are just fighting to stay alive. My prayers are with them. And even if you put on the television, all you see is death and tragedy. God knows what hell they are going through. If I had the power I would had helped all of them. But today I can't. But I know, maybe one day in the future I will have the power to change the world. So until that day comes, I have made a solemn promise to myself that I will make myself worthy of that power. And do you know how that will happen? It will happen through training. Through hours and hours in the gym and the octagon ring. It will happen by eating only chicken and eggs and fish while you see others eating pizzas and pastries. It will happen by dedicating myself towards a goal. By focusing on one particular target and devoting my every breath towards it. It will happen by eating, sleeping and drinking only one constant dream. The dream not to be better than others but to be the best version of myself. For years, I have been into fitness but trust me, there have been a billion times when I have reached plateaus and those moments have only brought me down. But now, finally, after nearly 14 years I have cracked the code. I found the secret. I know now what I need to do to reach my target. And that is #PushThePace. What is #PushThePace you ask? Well, my dear readers, get ready to find out ... :-)

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I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'

As you know, I am huge fan of Wwe. And like the millions and millions of The Rock fans, I was thrilled to see him return to the Wwe. But what thrilled me more was his all new Physique. He looked like a Titan! And on the 1000th episode of Raw The Rock came to the ring in his new t-shirt. And in that shirt it was written, "Push The Pace Soldier". Back then, I just liked the tshirt. I thought it would be good as a collectible. But since I have started training with my new Trainer Rajendra 'Raj' Dhole, I can't stop myself from using those words in my day to day life as well! Whether I tweet or talk to people or write a Whatsapp status, #PushThePace is mentioned everywhere! And the reason that is happening is because for the very 1st time in my life, I am breaking my own records! I am picking up more than 100kgs in the weight room! I am running 10kms in 70mins! I am dieting in the most strictest form ever! So I guess I am now worthy of the hashtag and quote line, #PushThePace 'cause there is one thing I have realised and what my coach told me on day one, is that 'The Human Body Is Capable Of Remarkable Things. All We Have To Do Is Be Prepared To Push It To It's Max.' And now, thanks to my coach's gruelling and Punishing Workout Routines, I am challenging my limits. I am Pushing The Pace! :-)

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Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.

This isn't a pompous blog. This isn't me showing off. One ting I have learnt being in this cut-throat industry is that no one is invincible and there is always somebody out there who wants to beat you. So by publishing my pics and writing how much better I am becoming I am not saying that I am better than all of you! No! No way! Never! Our industry has actors with 6 to 8 packs today and half the world is covered with men and women who have dedicated their lives to fitness and I know I am just an ant compared to them. No, this blog isn't a port folio to impress industry folks either. This blog is to motivate all those people who think they can't do it, or who presume by themselves that they don't have what it takes to become better. Trust me, I was the fat kid in school! I couldn't run even one whole lap of the school's jogging track! I was the goalie in football and the guy who stayed near the hoop in basketball cause I was tall. But I wasn't a 'Ladies Man'. I wasn't the kid you would take to prom. But here I am, living proof that anything is possible. And do you know why anything is possible for me today? Because I believe in myself and I have sworn on my soul that come what may, I will reach my goal. Not for movie deals or the chicks or to show people down but for my own fitness satisfaction. For my own pleasure and happiness when I see myself in the mirror and see my body transform into this beautiful thing. I am living proof that, 'You Can Go The Distance.' All you have to do is #PushThePace ... :-)

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"Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body."

Today, on the net, you will find all that you need to make the perfect body. There are the right ways and the wrong ways. There are trainers who are giving free advice. There are institutes who are willing to help you transform your body for good. The list is endless. But my readers, until YOU and only YOU to decide to change for the good none of those dieticians, trainers and institutes can do jack for you! "To See The Change On The Outside, You Must First Change From Within." You must decide with all of your heart and soul that you will do whatever it takes to reach your goal. My coach told me that the 1st thing that will change will be my life style and as he predicted, it came true. Today, my life revolves only around my training schedules. There are so many people I can't meet even if I want too. So many movies I have missed in the theatres, plays that have come and gone by and friends who are just plain disappointed. But as they say, "Nothing Good In Life Comes Easy." And to be honest it doesn't matter to me whether people understand that or not. My sleep is more important than meeting a friend for dinner. My cardio is more important than watching the latest release in the theatres. My training is more important than to go to some stupid party and pretend to like people that I don't even know. Yes, this life style is a game changer and it isn't an easy road. It takes hard work, determination and hell-of-a-lot of discipline to reach where you wanna go. Every day you are testing your limits. Every day you are pushing yourself through the pain. Every day you are breaking the norms of reality and creating your own. Remember, with every rep, you are one step closer to your goal. With every run, you are running towards the new you. With each drop of sweat, God is noticing you more 'cause, "History Wasn't Made By The Lazies. It Was Made By Men And Women Worked Their Asses Off!" 
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"What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know."

I know I have a long way to go. In fact, to be honest, I have only just begun! There is no stopping the Will once it is set. So my dear readers, believe in yourselves. I know some of you maybe thinking that I can do this because I have the best at my disposal. Yes, I won't disagree with you. I have the best Trainer in the business with me today. I go to the best gym in Mumbai. {48 Fitness} I have meals and supplements taken care of for me. And I have immense support from my family. But my readers, I face the demons of reality too. There are days when fear creeps in and wins. It shows its ugly face and laughs and I succumb. And as my coach knows, I am an emotional eater! So I eat when I am depressed! What I am trying to tell you is that I am not Super Man and neither I am some Machine. I am just a man who is trying to outwit the devil, every single day and trust me, the devil comes in all shapes and sizes! But I #PushThePace and I run on that treadmill! I scream when I pick up those weights and I curse out loud so that the whole world can hear me roar! I scream in pain and agony but I never quit! I make time and I fight. We all are fighters and we all have our battles. Before I used to fight to put others down, now I fight just to make myself better. So my dear readers, when in doubt just look within and remember to always #PushThePace. :-)
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"The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit."

This Is Me, Mahaakshay Chakraborty And This Is Me Pushing The Pace And Reaching For The Impossible.

With All My Might,

Your No.1 Fan,

Mahaakshay Chakraborty.

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