Came across these pics of mine from school and college days. (While one was in std 9th and pink one was right after my std 12th exams). When I look at these pics I feel proud of myself today not that I felt any lesser abt myself back then. Inspite of being so big I never let ppl’s comments or ideas abt me bother me. Because it’s my life and my body and only I hav the right to decide wht I’m gonna do with it. Then one day I decided let me try how it feels to b a little lighter and hence started my weight loss journey. It wasn’t easy at all but everytime I looked at the progress in the mirror I got the push to do more. I had lots more energy than before and I was loving every bit of this new person I was transforming into. When I became a part of this industry, I had lost all my weight, infact I was asked to put on weight for my first film to look the character. Unfortunately I was criticised to no end for my weight but again I never let that get to me. How cud I? Those ppl had not seen me like the way I am in these pics here. And for me everything was jus an achievement to reach frm where I was to where I am. I continued on my fitness journey irrespective Because fitness for me is a way of life now. Along with the weight loss came a lot of stretch marks but instead of feeling ashamed of it and trying to hide it, I believe in flaunting it. It makes me feel like a tigress with her stripes. I have come a long way in this journey of fitness and I still hav a long way to go. But it’s always been only for myself and not because of people shaming me!
“Pilates is very challenging and that is what I like about it. It’s fun and hardly feels like exercise. I’ve recently started yoga with Twinkle Singh and she has completely changed my body. It has toned me up and stretched my muscles. There is a definite transformation. Since there is no equipment used, it is something I can do even in my hotel room when I am travelling so I can stay committed,”
“I hate the concept of dieting. I think it’s very unrealistic. I don’t deny myself anything. I stick to a high protein diet which has a lot of veggies and juices. I am obsessed with drinking a lot of water. I needed to make fitness a part of my lifestyle. I can never workout for an hour at a stretch so my trainers create 20-minute workouts for me.”