I started by walking for 2 kilometres a day. After a while, I was able to pace up and could walk upto 5 kilometres (cover 10,000 steps) at a stretch. This became my routine. I used to go for brisk walks sometimes twice a day as well.
Low-calorie recipes I swear by
It was decided that I would only have homemade food. No junk food, oily or non-vegetarian food. I turned a pure vegan for 60 days!
Fitness secrets I unveiled:
Diet and discipline are important factors for weight loss. If you mess with your diet and are non-consistent in your routine, you are not going to lose weight. All through my journey, I didn’t skip my workout for a single day. No cheat meals either.
How do I stay motivated?
I could see a visible change in my appearance. That was the biggest motivator for me. Every time I looked at myself in the mirror, I was charged to do more hard work and sweat out the fat.
Additionally, I also listened to many motivational videos about weight loss. So, they also contributed to my weight loss journey.
How do you ensure you don’t lose focus?
Consistency is the only thing that can get you to the finish line. Sometimes, I felt zoned out and demotivated as well, but the courage within kept me going. I knew I had to lose weight, by hook or by crook to be healthy.
I used to check my weight on the scale after every 3-4 days or twice a well. The weight reduction and visible change kept me going.
What’s the most difficult part of being overweight?
I felt that I was losing out on my confidence and productivity due to bulging weight. I failed to do many tasks and found it difficult to get up in the mornings! I knew I wasn’t giving my 100%. Slowly, I started to head towards the road of negativity. Health concerns only made problems worse.