Jalebi #writebravely #icdreams

Jalebi #writebravely #icdreams

Welcome to I C Dreams!

Day 1 of the #writebravely Festival.

Prompt: You’d never believe me if I told you that I _____________, but it’s true and I can prove it.


The other day, we had a long conversation in our group, and you all wanted to know the SECRET behind my change! A close friend even complimented me about my ‘NEW SPIRIT’, I almost felt like she was commenting on the ‘new aatma’ which had come into me!


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Some may recall the hilarious furor over this ONE Jalebi! Yep! I had just this one.



You’d never believe me if I told you that I changed ‘spirits’ because of Vinay!, but it’s true and I can prove it.

Way back in December of 2017, by some divine intervention, Vinay and I struck up a conversation about Health and Weight!

I was completely lost and low! I had had two completely unexpected injuries on the same knee in 2017, which had thrown off my weight loss plans as well as was causing regular pain and anxiety! I feared that I would never be able to run again or just even enjoy a long walk.

Vinay in his quintessential style of berating with humor began to talk to me about  –

(P.S. – Proof in the facts, details and results!)


  •  – The Benefits of walking – regularly!
  •  – He shared his own challenges and even screenshots of his app to show me – every day is different! Some are good and some are bad – ALL are OKAY!
  •  – Introduced me to apps and groups with monthly goals (& then checked-in on me if I slipped up! which I did, aplenty)
  •  – Talked me out of my fear of the 10,000 steps a day!
  •  – Got me started to embrace walks again


Vinay and I live miles apart, and yet, thanks to messages and the app -we were connected and had conversations!

If you know me, then you know, I ask a gazillion questions 🙂 and Vinay patiently (if you know him, then you know what I mean 😉 ) answered them by giving me information and gyaan!

6 months later, I am able to walk regularly, a 10k a day is not an impossible idea (though I am still working towards reaching this place on a daily basis), I have begun jogging and running again (a minute here, a minute there – Stacking it back up!), and finally got my own fitness band too (yep! the same one as Vinay 🙂 )


Thank you Vinay for your guidance and friendship 🙂 and wisdom (hic!)

If you would like to know who Vinay is – check out his blog – www.artofleo.com & find him on twitter @ArtofLeo

Dear Reader – I Hope I have ‘proved’ how Vinay helped me ‘change my spirit’ – If you agree, do leave me a comment below!

Vinay disagrees with me, but let’s get a majority vote (in the comment section below) to show him that I am right, and he played a role and hence must accept my Thanks! 🙂





This post is written for Day 1 of The Write Tribe Festival of Words June 2018. 


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3 comments found

  1. I need someone like this in my life. You all are talking about 10000 steps and i find 5000 steps a huge achievement… One that I can almost never replicate for two consecutive days.

    1. Thanks for dropping in Roshan 🙂
      Let’s connect and I could ‘inspire’ you 🙂
      inspire = berate, banter, beat the sweat out of you!
      You could also ping V! 😉

  2. That’s so nice Ishe, I also need such motivation in life. The doctor recently diagnosed and termed me as hypertensive. Weight loss and some yoga have been advised. Motivation is something that I am missing big time.

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