Despite what many luxury programmes would have you believe, losing weight isn't rocket science. We've all been in that stage of life where you look at the weighing scale and think, "It's next to impossible to lose this much weight." If you fall into this category, this story may serve as motivation and inspiration to you.
When you are overweight your inability to perform everyday tasks with the same ease breaks your heart. It's also disheartening to see that you are turning lazy and lazy day by day.
Malika Panchal, at the peak age of her 37, had a similar experience when he realised he needed to lose down that stubborn 111 kg when she started facing some real health conditions. Her weight loss journey proves that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.
The reason that Motivates weight loss
I'll be completely honest. I was a huge foodie, and my entire life revolved around sampling various delicacies and savouries. Despite the fact that I was gaining a lot of weight, I was unconcerned about it.
Gradually, as I grew older, I began to have terrible pain and thyroid issues, and when I Googled the cause, I was astounded. It came as a surprise to me when I read somewhere that it might be an indication of extremely high cholesterol levels in the body.
I was likewise weary of my sluggish lifestyle and resolved to turn over a new leaf! So, one day, I am determined to change my life by losing weight and getting back in shape, and it is safe to say that I have succeeded!
What is the most difficult part about being overweight?
People's taunts sting the most when you're overweight and trying to reduce weight. Furthermore, you begin gasping for air even after performing the simplest of duties and are unable to move quickly enough. I'd gotten to the point where I couldn't bend directly to pick something up off the floor without bending my knees, and it was heartbreaking.
Starting Phase and procedure of transformation journey
I was completely new to the fitness world and had no idea what I was doing. The WFH team of coaches and dieticians explained what BMI and TDEE are and how they affect me at the time. Based on your height, weight, and age, the Body Mass Index calculates your ideal body weight.
And TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure), which calculates how many calories you burn per day while accounting for your daily physical activity. And I was surprised to learn that I had a high BMI. Aside from that, having a high BMI can lead to plenty of health problems.
For breakfast, I either had egg bhurji (scrambled eggs) with 2 slices of brown bread and 200 millilitres buttermilk or 1 bowl of poha with buttermilk.
For lunch, I would have 2 chapatis with 1 bowl of daal (lentils) and a large plate of salad or 1 bowl of split grains. My dinner consisted of soya chunks with tomato puree and grilled vegetables.
All my meals were calorie specific and fortunately, WFH has sent me a free gift of measuring spoons as a thank you gift for enrolling in their programme. It was the best part of the programme for me because I no longer have to worry about measuring and remembering the calories of each food item that I eat.
Workout Followed to achieve the goal
My goal was to lose weight, so the WFH coach planned a workout routine and was pre-programmed on the app calendar. I did my workouts in the evening and workout under WFH Trainer’s guidance.
A rough workout routine looks something like this: 5 minutes of warm-up and 45 minutes of cardio 60 minutes of strength training and 45 minutes of Zumba or MMA or CrossFit alternatively, four days in a week.
I used to get stuck on any exercise of something that I was capable of doing every now and then. I used the WFH 24*365 support system, and within minutes, the professionals were assisting me, directing me forward, and solving my problems.
How do you stay motivated?
In order to stay motivated, I used to watch motivational videos and was my own biggest cheerleader. Also, my family and people around me noticed my dedication level for fitness and they also played a major role in keeping me motivated.
What lifestyle changes did you make?
I made a lot of lifestyle changes to bring out the positive changes in my overall body weight. I started sleeping and waking up on time; I started eating on time, and I completely avoided packaged goods and junk food. Also started paying extra focus on hydration by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, taking the stairs whenever possible, and eliminating sugar from my diet entirely.
Lessons learnt from the transformation
When I chose to start my fitness journey and change my life, I realised I needed to study a lot about fitness in order to get back in shape. I also realised that you need to stop making excuses and start from scratch, as your body is always ready to train, it is your mind which doesn't know its power. If you have cravings then always go for healthy food. Stay healthy.