Being overweight may seem fine, but only till it doesn't begin to affect your confidence. I have always been an overweight child, spent all my growing years being obese, a laughing stock at school. My parents often motivated me to lose weight and lured me with incentives. But I had this misconception that I couldn’t lose, as it seemed impossible. It felt like I was living under a microscope, surrounded by thin people who were judging everything, from the food on my plate to my clothing choices.
Whilst doing CA, running from one class to another, coping up with studies and working in office, no one believed in me that only by dieting I could achieve my target. Not working out was more of a compulsion than an excuse for me, due to the hectic schedule i had. However, then i came in contact with Dr. Jasbir Kaur.
It was quiet straight forward for me- either continue to follow same pattern of eating and putting on some more weight or just give dieting a shot. I still remember the first day when doctor was writing my diet plan, she wrote sandwich- without bread in evening. It left me in an awe and made me ask her the meaning. Her reply was that it meant salad. Well, I liked the sense of humour. And then my journey started. Carrying more than 7 to 8 tiffins a day, more than me it was a tough time for mom to prepare everything. Day by day, I could see the change in me.
We all have dreams. But in order to make them come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. And so, following the instructions of my diet chart and not skipping a single meal boosted not only my metabolism but also my morale and confidence as i could see the changes. Weekly visits to the clinic motivated me to go ahead and continue the path I'd chosen. Gradually i learnt the definition of diet which was eating right thing, at right time and in right quantity. The food was the same as I used to eat before, but with a little bit change in pattern, i could see a massive change in me because big changes happen with a small step in the right direction.
I lost a total of approximately 24 kgs. The journey from 87 to even less than 63 was no doubt a challenging one but the consistent guidance of Jasbir ma'am and efforts of my parents helped me throughout the journey of 6 to 7 months.
Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It's about being better than you used to be. Don't treat your weight loss as a destination, learn to respect the fact that fitness is a life long journey.
I would like to express my gratitude towards Mind and body wellness centre and to my parents for helping me all this while and backing me up with motivation and confidence. The reality is that there is no finish line in weight loss, because in maintenance, the journey continues.
Testimonial : Diet & Nutrition - Physical Health