Weight issues occupy a vital corner in everyone’s life. Be it weight loss, weight gain or even maintenance of your ideal weight, this topic slyly sneaks in
almost every blog, and I am no exception. I am not about to whine about my weight issues, instead I wish to record my new-found motivation.
Getting back to pre-pregnancy weight within record time, often occupies the top rank in the wish list of new moms. I feel immense pride in stating that I differ on this. Not because I don’t have extra pounds to lose, but because I was not at my ideal weight pre-pregnancy. I was overweight to start with so I ended up with added reasons to sweat those ounces off my back, thighs and everywhere else.
Having worked out a major part of my life, getting started wasn’t difficult. But the endless complications and health issues during and post-pregnancy only added to my stack of worries. Life moved on and so did I on the treadmill. Liters of sweat and tears later, things began taking a healthy swing.
All this while, my main motive of getting back in shape hasn’t been to regain a beautiful body but a fitter one. Ever since Pari stepped in my life, I found a new goal. The urge to be fit to be able to play with my daughter without getting tired. Gain a stamina that I can run after her tirelessly. This one dream keeps me going. Though I too have my lazy days, but overall my performance has been quite satisfactory.
I strongly believe it’s not about the number of pounds I lose, neither it is about fitting in my old clothes (for I literally don’t have any old clothes to set a benchmark). It’s about feeling good inside, feeling fit in no-matter what life throws my way. I want to be the pillar, the rock my daughter can depend on. To be strong, I need to be healthy.
The minute these thoughts fill my mind, all laziness and fatigue disappear in thin air. Besides, fitness fills me with confidence and regular exercise helps fight stress, I sleep better and my skin looks brighter. So there is nothing to lose but weight!
I still have a long way to go, but I am sure someday I’ll reach my target weight chasing my daughter around and dancing to her tunes. Ah! the little joys of being a parent.
The song on my mind: Ye kahan aa gaye hum ~ Silsila