For much of my life I was a victim of wanting to lose weight as since my young days had the battle with the bulge. Ten years ago when I moved to a new country and started a new life, I gained a lot of weight.
I decided to move to India to concentrate on my fitness. I did have lot of thoughts as I had to give up a good job and leave my hubby behind. Most of all I thought people are going to laugh at me and judge me. But, thanks to my family as they were very supportive especially my hubby.
I joined Dr.Sheela Nambiar at TFL Chennai/Ooty, in the year 2009 and since then there has been no looking back at all. I have transformed into a new person physically and mentally.
The most obvious result of exercise of course is the physical appearance but the benefits of regular exercise to the mind are amazing.
Since 2009, I have become a mother of two lovely boys. During my first pregnancy, I decided to exercise and continued to train especially as I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I was on a strict diet but it paid off as I had a normal delivery. Second time around I was much fitter and healthier but I still had gestational diabetes.
I was a bit disheartened but I continued to exercise and diet. I had a 4.1kg baby, a big fellow but still managed to deliver him normally, thanks to my fitness. 6 weeks after my delivery I started my exercise routine. I was amazed at my body. Within few days I got back to my regular cardioroutines and weight training and I could see results. I was happy that all effort during my pregnancy was helpful.
6 months down the line, doing regular exercise gives me the energy to handle both my boys and run around with them. No one believes I’m a mum of two!
I can’t thank Dr.Sheela Nambiar for all the input and effort she has put in me.
I’m truly blessed to be under her guidance.
By Janani Rajasekaran