Age: 42 years
Highest weight recorded: 100 kgs
Weight lost: 28 kgs
Duration it took me to lose weight: 12 months
The turning point: I was in such a terrible condition that I could not sleep at night as I could hear my heart throbbing loudly. I visited a doctor to get it checked, where he suggested several tests. My blood pressure, heartbeat and cholesterol levels were really high and I was also advised to lose weight. That was the point I decided that enough was enough and I really had to turn my life around.
My lunch: 1 bowl of daal, 3 chapatis, some green vegetables and a small portion of rice.
My dinner: 6 egg whites and 1 bowl of daal.
I indulge in: I love gorging on aalu ka parantha, aalu tikki, pizza and all types of street food.
My workout: I workout for 6 days a week. It consists of 2 kilometres of running and 1 kilometre of jogging. I also do 90 minutes of heavy strength training.
Low-calorie recipes I swear by: I absolutely love egg whites and grilled chicken.
Fitness secrets I unveiled: I follow the mantra--Himmat se nahin, zidd se hoga (Weight loss does not require courage but sheer stubbornness). Changes do not happen overnight, hence you need to be patient. Secondly, you need to track your calories daily.
How do I stay motivated? I make sure I stay focused and always keep in mind my ultimate goal. Additionally, when I stand in front of the mirror and see results for myself, it is really motivating.
How do you ensure you don’t lose focus? I make sure that I stay connected with people with similar fitness goals. I religiously click pictures, both, before and after my workout. Whenever I feel like I am losing track, I take a look at my old photographs, which remind me that I still have a long way to go. Ultimately, it boils down to your will power, which means I do not give in to the temptations and keep in mind the physique I want to achieve.
What’s the most difficult part of being overweight? All the excess weight made me feel really sad and depressed. It was also heartbreaking when I saw people in good shape and muscular physique, while I, on the other hand, could not even get clothes in my size.