This #TransformationTuesday I thought I’d share a quick recap of my fitness journey over the last 4 years. It’s been a journey full of sweat, pain and tears. I’ve gone from “I need to be skinny” to “I need to be strong” and that I believe is the biggest transformation in my life. I have made a ton of mistakes (more on this blog post) and I have learnt life lessons from them. I have met some of the best, most humble people on this journey. I once treated food and exercise as punishement. Today, I understand the nourishment value of food, exercise, and recovery. Injury taught me patience. I learnt the importance of good sleep and rest. I learnt to love my body, but it took me quite a few years to get here. Sharing with you some of the major points in my fitness journey (tthose of you who have followed me on Instagram, let this be a throwback for you :D)
Fitness was finally a lifestyle, and I found myself easily adapting to new fitness routines even on vacation.
November 2017– I was finally able to share what being fit meant. It wasn’t onyl about lifting, looking good, being able to wear what I wanted to. It was a 360 degree change in my lifestyle, and I was finally able to share it with everyone.
Today, I stand at 55kgs. I gain weight, I lose it easily. I stay active, I nourish my body. I have a proper routine, discipline dictates my life, and my mind is at peace, even during stressful times. To some, I might be “fat” or “muscular” To me, it’s still called being “strong” and the opinion of others does not affect me. FINALLY.
If you notice, my style of sharing my stories changed too. My confidence and knowledge improved. Along with physical and mental changes, I changed emotionally too. I also had a lot more to share later, because from a rigid mindset of “only running is good enough for me” to a flexible, overall fit lifestyle that includes running, yoga, swimming and lifting now, I realised what holistic wellness really meant.
I am still on this journey, I have a lot more to learn, and I will continue sharing these updates with you. I do not wish to be a certified trainer because writing and story telling is what I love. I am studying for the ISSA course, but I’l be honest with you, it’s because I am curious and have always loved Biology. Quite sure I won’t be a trainer, so I am sorry to disappoint all those who’ve been asking me to train them :)
Lastly, thank you for all the support you’ve shown me, even when I was slowly making my way towards a fit lifestyle. You guys have been great supporters and teachers, and I will be grateful to all of you for life :)
(Apologies for the picture quality, I took them off straight from my Instagram)
High on love, life and sugar, I consider myself a typical Taurean, and am currently on my journey to achieve culinary nirvana. Hailing from an Army background, I've lived all over the country, but consider Pune to be my hometown. An MBA in Marketing, I find the power of expressing with words liberating. Hence the blog. Enjoy!