‘Hey! Look at her thighs and arms. So huge!’, said yet another stranger in the mall. This has been the story of my life from a very young age. But I never could get used to it. Not then and not even now. But a mindset change did happend, from an obsession to be thin to a realization for the need to get fit. There sure is a difference my friend. Let me explain.
I want to be thin, I want to look like her
I have been a foodie from my childhood days, where no other thing could bring me happiness more than food. My brother and me are similar in this way. We have loved food and never hesitated to take another laddoo or have another bowl of rice if we liked it. But we also had or say have an issue. We are emotional eaters too! So something makes us sad, frustrated or worried, we turn to food for comfort. So if we eatiing excessively or untimely, it sure is that we are upset about something. 😉
Well of course, this didn’t lead us to anything except making us put on weight. Also blaming our laziness to have never tried to exercise and maintain weight. But the constant comments of friends, relatives and even strangers, calling us names and joking about us, would drive us more to food than away from it.
I remember crying many a times, for a dress that didn’t fit or some comment a stranger made. Then an obsession of becoming thin descended, where I did crash diets, fell ill a lott. Got thin but looked sick. This frustrated me more, as I still couldn’t give up on food as I was a foodie but I wanted to be thin. I have spent years being frustrated about it and never been happy or appreciative of what I had. Rather always worried of what I did not.
Fit is the actual way! #ApneTareekeSeHealthy
My health started to get bad and I constantly was unhappy for not looking thin, but also not wanting to stop eating the food I liked. One day it just hit me like a meteor, that ‘Why the hell am I soo obsessed about looking a certain way by a standard set by the fashion industry or the society?’. More so, I didn’t have the strength to do work at home, like lifting things, as I was just getting thin, but no stamina whatsoever. I remember the day my brother said, what’s the use of getting thin if you don’t have the strength or stamina. This made me realize the stupidity I was doing.
Reality check! I wanted to stay healthy, have the stamina to walk certain miles and trek for certain hours. Also the strength to lift things around the house. I started to research a lot, reading about people who GOT FIT at home and how they did it. How I could still eat what I want, but at the same time not put on weight. Here is what I did and do on and off,
- Eat healthy and timely. Eat what I like but reduce proportions
- Eat junk but not too often
- Exercise. Find the exercise I love or is challenging and do that to just feel good
- Concentrate on building stamina and strength
This worked miraculously and will for you too. It is important to love what you do and not as a punishment.
Live by and for Yourself
Finding a way to stay healthy at your own pace is the best thing you can do yourself. Don’t do a certain set of it, just because someone else does. Find your own routine and liking, build a healthy life around it. Not only will you loose weight but also stay happy and calm. Waise bhi life is short for you to be frustrated and unhappy and hungry all the time right?
#ApneTareekeSeHealthy but Healthy you should be, for yourself and loved one, never for anyone else.
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