Monday, 27 May 2013

W - F - Ts !!!

So, we have all heard about the ‘wannabe’ types. Wannabe actresses, wannabe models, wannabe page 3ites! But, have you come across the ‘Wannabe Fit Types’. I am sure we all would have come across such people; it’s just that they have not been coined with this word called ‘Wannabe Fit Types’. Here are a few characteristics to see if any of the people around you or you yourself fall under this new age category called the ‘Wannabe Fit Types’

The Wannabe Fit Types or the WFTs (be careful while reading coz it’s not WTF)  :P  Anyways, so these WFTs are the people who have been taunted by their friends for their protruding bellies and expanding waistlines or have been inspired by the success stories of some other WFTs or have heard and read about the benefits of being healthy and are ready to join the bandwagon and I am definitely one of them for sure. ;)

The Wannabe Fit Types are the ones who decide to start taking care of their health and the first thing that comes to their mind is to start jogging early morning. They would be all bucked up for the same wherein the night before they would keep an alarm for waking up on time, buy good jogging shoes, keep their sports-wear in place and would have probably told their family about their plans of starting the routine. They might even get their family members into joining them.

A few of the WFTs may even get themselves registered for the nearby gym or yoga classes. Their day becomes worthwhile if they have been on schedule for their exercise. And God forbid, if they happen to miss out on a few exercise sessions in a row, they start getting anxious and cranky and if you happen to be around them, do not dare to console them by saying ‘it happens’ or else be ready to be lectured on healthy habits.

The next on their target list is food. After all, haven’t we all heard that fitness is a combination of workout and proper diet :P (Alright, I know I am sounding like those fitness magazines; call it the side effects of being a WFT) Now, these WFTs would start instructing their wives or mothers to cook healthier dishes, switch to
healthier oil options blah blah blah. They would twitch their noses if they see oil floating in the subzis of others tiffin boxes at office and wouldn’t dare take a bite of it. Take them to a restaurant and you can see them making a mental note of calories they would be taking. They would always order paranthas without butter or oil. Some would even go to the extent of asking the waiters if they could arrange for a pizza with less cheese. All the while during their stay at the restaurant, they would keep on counting the amount of hours they would have to jog to burn the calories they are having. Offer them an orange cream biscuit at evening tea session in the office and they would happily bring out a fresh orange from their bags as a substitute! :D :D

If you catch them at some party, their plates would be filled with a variety of salads, and if somebody asks them the reason, they would beam speaking about their newly acquired health regime and the positive effects it is having on them.

You can easily catch them reading the nutrition values and calories of items in supermarket whilst looking for ‘high fibre’ and ‘high protein’ stuff. Their shopping cart would invariably have a packet of green tea and high fibre oats. Any new advertisement of ‘healthy’ eatables or exercise machines in the magazines or television sets would inadvertently have their attention.

We live in the age of technology and smart phones and App-makers seem to be well aware of the WFTs and hence a host of fitness apps flood the market today. If you happen to get hold on the mobile phones of the WFTs, you would certainly come across a few calories counter and jogging apps. A weighing machine would have definitely found its way under their beds and all hell breaks loose if the poor needle in the weighing scale slips on the higher side.

The WFTs would always be on the hunt for articles related to healthy habits and would even send across some beneficial ones to friends around. Their subscription would have easily shifted from Femina or Maxim to some health magazines.

A few of the WFTs become success stories inspiring others while majority others keep on running this vicious cycle of virtue. Still, this is one ‘wannabe’ category which isn't negative in any way and I don’t mind being a part of it ;) ;)


  1. hahaha, that sounds like me! Only, the WFTs in your post might actually one day get fit. I diet for 6 days and then have 6 beers in one weekend day. I plan everything for todays workout and then dump it because tomorrow I WILL go. yeah, right.

    1. Hey Chaitanya! Welcome to my blog.. Glad you found bits of yourself in this post :) Well, lets hope one day you too get fit like the WFT in the blog :P

  2. Nice post, Jyotsna :)

    The way forward is to start exercising. Once it begins, people automatically get into the habit of eating healthy and staying fit.

    Nice satire once again. Cheers :)

    1. Hi Vishal, Welcome to my blog !! Thank you for your kind words.. Glad you liked my post.. And yes you are right about the exercising part.. but it is a vicious circle of virtue where the WFTs keep on faltering and picking up again !!! :D


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