Another day in my Life

sulking

Over last few days…. rather months i have been sulking a lot. The only reason i keep giving is that I am tired.

I am tired. Yes my body tells that to me. But what is the real reason behind it.

there have been frequent arguments at home regarding me not able to sleep properly or not getting enough sleep

All that goes to the bin now.

No more sulking

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Another day in my Life

A Paradigm shift

A new place. It has been 3 months now at SAP and I am getting to learn a lot about what it means to be a manager and how to take your team along.

After 10 years of being a engineer, it was kind of difficult for me to break the mould and get out. So here I am trying to learn a new art.

If that was not enough, I am also trying to adapt myself to the next generation of programmers who are all about agile, disruptive and quick.

Have started to play with Node.js, JavaScript and here I am getting MEAN.

Overall lot to learn and lot of understand

 

 

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Another day in my Life, Life

Journey at #5 B.G Road

June 27, 2005 and September 9, 2010 are two dates which will be in my memory for a long time. I was happy on both the days; in fact extremely happy. June 27,2005 was when I had joined Macromedia and September 9, 2010 was when I parted ways with Adobe.

The first few years at Macromedia/Adobe were great esp. with the likes of Suresh, Arun, Sritama, Manoj, and so many people around. It was a young team (@Macromedia) and everyday was a challenge and everyday was more fun than the previous one. I had a lot of fun and was looking forward to heading to office everyday Lot of pizza parties, outings and impromptu dinner parties …. I was one happy chap to have decided on my retirement plans. I was riding on a perfect tarmac.

But then I was halted by a speed bump and then, it was time for me to accelerate once again, this time with a new team. The fun part had reduced but responsibilities had increased. I was looked up as a person who would mentor people and lead teams to successfully deliver products. It was here that I met some of the best talents that Adobe still has. Lots of problems, plenty of solutions, lots of ideas and one patent. As time passed my days were filled with more and more discussions and meeting that took most of my time and my work comprised more of meetings which I hated. But then not all the work that you do is challenging.

The ride started to get different. The tarmac had started fading. Things weren’t the same. I started to drag myself to work everyday. There were problems. Not everyone was happy to answer to my questions esp. when they were difficult ones. The ride was getting bumpy and I was getting frustrated. I was pushing the decision to change the route. Thanks to the bad ride I finally decided to change my direction.

So here I am, after stopping for fuel and taking a quick break, back on the highway riding with new companions. VROOOOMMMM

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Another day in my Life, Training

in my running shoes

It has been almost 2 months since I had broken a sweat. After training hard for almost 6 months, I was in good physical condition and I had brought down my fat percentage under 20. I was also targeting to get it under 17. But then, I really got carried away and though that I could do away with my gym workouts and still maintain my weight. I still managed to maintain my weight without putting on more than a kilo. But something was missing. I was badly missing my daily runs. With some motivation from my wifey, I am now back to training, this time in the mornings. I admit that whenever I used to pick up my wifey post her aerobics session, I used to see her completely drained out. Now I am in the same state and training in the morning is double the fun.

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Another day in my Life, Training

19.8

I was extremely happy yesterday. Finally after sweating it out since november last year, I have finally gotten my body fat percentage to under 20. When I started gymming I was weighing around 98 kgs and had a body fat percentage of 27.5. When Ganesh took my measurements for the first time, it was embarrassing for me. But he always kept me pushing and now after almost 5 months its down to about 19.8 :). Thanks to all those who made me push a lot.

For reference ranges please refer to the chart below.  I am now gearing up to hit the fitness levels.

Description Women Men
Essential fat 10–13% 2-5%
Athletes 14–20% 6-13%
Fitness 21–24% 14–17%
Acceptable 25–31% 18–24%
Obese 32%+ 25%+

* Source Wikipedia

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Another day in my Life

Hurt

People say a lot of thing to you, some encouraging, some discourage, some applauding, some booing, some hurting, some praising, some criticizing, and some irritating. I have always considered all of these as constructive feedback. But today was very different. Rather than calling it different I felt only one emotion strongly, hurting. Among all the above mentioned emotions, today was one day I couldn’t take it in my stride and accept it as a feedback and it really hurts when it comes from someone close and from someone,who you care for.

Lot of things have changed after that conversation. Is it for the good or for the bad I don’t know.

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