Category Archives: Fitness

Fitness makes me happy.

Eat a salad for breakfast

By | August 4, 2019

Let me preach about one of my favorite resolutions: eat something dark and leafy green. I get it out of the way early by eating a salad for my first meal of the day. I’ve been experimenting with this early salad thing for the last six months and it’s the bomb-diggity. I recommend it. You… Read More »

Our August 2019 resolutions

By | July 31, 2019

It’s the last day of the month! July is done! Tomorrow you get a fresh start and you get to see your grades on your resolutions chart. Your tentative grades. These grades aren’t final. Unless you did well. Then the grades are official. You’re going to do a resolutions chart with me in August, right?… Read More »

The six-pack-ab diet

By | May 23, 2019

Oh, six-pack. I was happy with my abs after about four months of consistent working out. More than happy. I was embracing them and high-fiving them and generally getting all up in their space. I was thrilled with my abs after seven months of consistent working out. More than thrilled. Ecstatic. Euphoric. Rhapsodic. My abs… Read More »

The Year of the Body – Do It

By | April 23, 2019

More than a year ago, I started a project I called the Year of the Body. If my math is correct, my year has been over for more than six months. I never finished this project because I think it might be the greatest thing I’ve ever done. I liked it so much that I… Read More »

On teetotalism

By | September 14, 2018

Indian weddings are a merry affair. At least in my family. Everyone flies in from everywhere and we create a giant reunion with food and activity and laughter that lasts for more than a few days. They’re pretty fun. In August 2018, I went to the wedding of a close cousin. On the final day… Read More »

Talk to your body

By | August 6, 2018

For the last ten months, I’ve been experimenting with workout and diet to try to chisel out six abdominal muscles that I could then photograph and you could then admire. I’d put it on the Instagram and watch the little red hearts patter in. 52 likes! That’s a record! This is happiness, right? To that… Read More »

It’s Diet, Stupid

By | January 1, 2018

The title is a reminder to myself. I’m not calling you stupid. I’m working on Life Bucket List item #18 — find the good kind of six-pack. All my previous articles on fitness have been about trying to make daily exercising into a habit. That’s all well and good and awesome and all, but diet matters… Read More »