My Role Model

What you can’t learn from books, what you can’t learn from history, you can learn via observation.

I try to learn. Everyday. From everyone. In every way possible. Today I want to spend a few minutes talking about one of my role models.

This guy is as awesome as it gets!! A little about him.


  • He can jump up obstacles twice his height.
  • He can sprint faster than 99.9% of the people you know and unbelievably agile.
  • His BMI and BF% are on the money. No flab whatsoever. You can literally see the veins on his abs.
  • His focus is unmatched. His eyes are always on the goal!
  • When he competes, he turns into a maniac and pushes till he drops down to the floor.
  • When his body needs rest, he shuts everything down and give it the rest it deserves.


  • He eats real food 90% of the time while also enjoying his cheats everyday.
  • He eats low carb.
  • He eats only when he is hungry and stops when he has had enough.
  • He thrives on meat, veggies and dairy.
  • His food consumption is directly proportional to his activity level. More activity = tonnes of food. No activity = fasting.


  • He sleeps at least 12 hours a day.
  • He lives in the moment like none other. When he is sleepy, sleeping is all he thinks about. When he is hungry, food is all he thinks about.
  • He can be badass or extremely charming depending on the situation.
  • Just like me, he thinks nut butter is ambrosia.

Other information:

  • He has inspired me like none other.
  • He turned 1 yesterday.

Happy birthday little buddy!

I know I taught you to sit and to shake… but you’ve taught me so much more! You are, without question, the alpha dog!

Peace out.

13 responses to “My Role Model

  1. mssriram December 20, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Can’t get over how great this post is. And SO completely full of truth!

  2. Ranjani December 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    THE dude who finally make me like dogs and not be scared of them 🙂 Now THAT’s an achievement!

    You are super lucky to have him in your life!

  3. Michelle December 22, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Love this post!! We can learn so much from our animal buddies!!

  4. nousreigns December 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Happy Birthday, Raj’s Dog!
    (What’s his name?!)


  5. RG December 22, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    ah! i didnt mention his name… the troublemaker’s name is Calvin!

  6. Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan December 31, 2010 at 7:13 am

    This is the best. post. EVER.

    Thank you! And happy 2011!

  7. Parul January 21, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Oh, this is the sweetest post ever. Calvin, eh? Does he ever sit still for photographs?

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  11. Bala February 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    One of my favorites…Awesome article…Kudos…

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