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A woman’s fitness is no longer a myth. It is a fast-paced reality where more women find themselves sweating it out in the gym. Some even in the comforts of their home.
I always apprehend trying new clothes, I do not fit into them, the clothes being small. Though by now I have accepted my body type. However somewhere deep down the line I aspire to look as I did years ago.
Being a mother who has undergone a C-section, it is obvious to gain weight. Still it is not obvious why I should not lose some. The other day while discussing this pressing issue with some friends, one of them was quick to advise me, being a mother already I do not need to lose weight, rather I should look like a mother! I really do not know what that meant!
I was quite taken aback by this statement and immediately replied that being a mother it is all the more essential for me to take care of myself. If I fail to do so, I fail to nurture my family too.
Sometimes, going by such conventional comments a woman feels quite demotivated to remain fit. Something which is the need of the hour. In fact, women of all age groups should take upon themselves to keep themselves healthy, both physiologically and mentally. For these are directly related to their psychological well being as well.
Finding myself at the dietician’s chamber 20 days back, I came face to face with the reality. Something that slapped a horrific report, saying I was a “level II obese”! Otherwise quite a nonchalant individual I am, but this did not go down well with me. Something nudged at me each night when I went to bed. It was the constant thought being if anything happened to me who would be in a position to take care of my familial needs.
Post my visit to the dietician, I really worked upon myself. I kept my temptations at bay (most of the time) and revamped my diet plan. I also took up the arduous task of exercising! And here I am, 3 kilos down, and a few inches less, I have never been so happy before.
People who know me are aware of how lazy I can be when it comes to any form of physical exercise and that I am bulimic when it comes to food! Hence for me, a modified diet plan is a menace and exercises are my foes; however incorporating both of them and redefining my lifestyle has really worked in my favour.
I feel quite fit these days; this also adds to my mental health wherein I find myself motivated each day to lose some more kilos which of course is for my health rather for the way I look.
A woman’s fitness is no longer a myth but a fast-paced reality where more women find themselves sweating it out in the gym or even in the comforts of their home. There are more women coming out loud in their actions which proves that their health is an investment and not an expenditure.
There have been multiple times when I have started a health regime and given it up after few days least realizing that way I brought in more damage to my health than by not beginning the regime.
As they say, 70% of people begin a fitness regime and quit, except you. At least not this time!
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