My fitness story is very normal but with a twist. It all started on a serious note when in 10 months I gained 40 kg weight. I was even unable to walk for few steps without breathlessness. So people suggested me to join the gym once again as I was doing it earlier, as well stop eating and starve myself to death. I did that but did it worked? No, then one random person in the office suggested me to go for my thyroid, PCOD, and other checkups. After long thought process, I went to the doctor and did all my blood test as suggested by the doctor.
Finally, my reports came and I went to see the doctor. The doctor greeted me with a smile and said, ” As usual your reports are normal BUT…”
So that fine day a BUT has changed my life forever. I was 31 years old with no PCOD, no sugar BUT with HYPOTHYROIDISM. People might think that it is a just hormonal imbalance but in reality, it is the mother of all diseases. Throat infection, skin problems, dryness, mood swings, eating craving, water retention and the biggest one is WEIGHT GAIN, so basically you are dealing with a monster. So my journey started to fight with this monster with a single sentence by everyone “OH! YOU HAVE THYROID, WEIGHT LOSS IS IMPOSSIBLE”
BUT my gym instructor took it as a challenge and prepared me as well. He helped me in getting rid of all the inhibitions and myths regarding the exercises that suitable for women. He showed me a new world where there were no gender biases, all types of equipment can be used by anyone and anyone can do all exercises on it.
He became my Krishna in this battle of healthy life with one Mantra “IT IS ALL IN THE MIND. IF YOU FEEL HEALTHY INSIDE YOUR MIND THEN YOUR BODY WILL START WORKING TOWARDS ACHIEVING THE GOAL OF GOOD HEALTH”
Next two years was very strenuous for me as I worked hard in the gym with my trainer to lose weight and get physically fit, and harder at home for making my mind strong by doing meditation. I lost 35 kg of my weight in eight months, got my thyroid normal as well as a motivated mind that I will never leave this fitness regime.
BUT it was just a beginning, whenever and wherever I moved, there was always a new instructor but with the same Mantra “IT IS ALL IN THE MIND” and the battle continues…..
This challenge of weight gain is the battle most of us have faced and heard some kind of comments and suggestions which can sometimes be motivating but most of the time disheartening. As said, ” No one can understand the pain of the bearer as much as the bearer themselves.” So do not let anything come between you and your fitness. If something comes in that path or you feel demotivated ask these 2 questions to yourself, why to wait for a monster to attack us? Why can’t we get prepared so that any enemy should think 1000 times before even coming near to us?
AND always remember the Mantra “IT IS ALL IN THE MIND AND IT IS OUR MIND….”
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