Be fit 2.0

#17/100

About 2 years back in September 2018, I embarked on my weight loss journey. This wasn’t the first time that I was attempting to lose weight. I’ve been insecure of my looks and weight ever since I was teased and mocked about it by my cousins during my childhood. I have been overweight all my life with absolutely zero association with sports and fitness.

In September 2018, I was fed up of my insecurities and low self esteem issues connected to my weight. I decided to give an “all or nothing” attempt to lose weight. I forced myself to do everything possible to lose weight till 31st December 2018. The deadline was very important. The countdown to 31st December gave me immense motivation to be on track. Every time I faltered, I convinced myself to bounce back by saying that I only had x number of days left. The first month was extraordinarily difficult but I managed to sail through all the hurdles till the end of my self imposed deadline. Needless to say, I hit my goal weight in December.

I learnt a lot after my weight loss journey. My initial attempt was only to please the society. I badly wanted to fit in, be called beautiful and get acknowledged for my looks. Newsflash, nothing of that sort happened. I was told I had lost too much weight, looked weak, that the weight loss didn’t suit me at all and I looked better before.

It hurt me a lot. My post weight loss experience was nothing like I had imagined. But I kept on going with my fitness schedule. My weight loss gave me a new found confidence, improved my self esteem to never seen before heights, made me happy, strong and fit physically and mentally. It was like being bestowed with a new life and I wasn’t ready to go back to the old, pitiful one. Despite being disapproved by the society, I decided the only approval that mattered was my own. And I wasn’t ready to give up on myself this time.

2 years later, I wish to embark on a new journey. I wish to be in the best shape of my life physically and mentally. This one also has a deadline, 31st December 2020. As I said before, deadlines add a fun element as well as provide a sigh of relief on this journey.

My goal : Lose 5 kgs (I weighed 62.9 kgs in the morning today, my goal is to hit 58 kgs)

Below are the ground rules that I’ll strictly follow on this journey.

  • No refined sugar ( They bloat me up and add empty calories that are difficult to burn)
  • Workout everyday (Mix of HIIT {High Intensity Interval training} as well as low intensity workouts, skipping and running)
  • No junk food (Healthy alternatives cooked at home allowed)
  • Meditate everyday (Best way to improve my mental health)
  • Weigh in and progress posts at the end of each month
  • Set new workout goals for each month and crush them

I guess that’s it. This is random but my last random attempt was the most successful one so I can count on this one to yield favorable results too. Let’s do this!

I’ll upload my first progress post on 31st August 2020. Till then, let’s work to be the best version of ourselves.