Weight: 53 kg
Age: 25 years
How did you get started?
Fitness has been my thing since forever. I have been into karate for almost a decade now and have also trained in Kobudo. When I had to leave Assam and come to Bangalore for work, gym looked like the next best thing to help me stay strong and fit. Along with gym, I’m continuing my karate practices and have also started learning jujitsu. I believe you can never be too good to stop learning!
Where does your motivation come from?
I have this need to feel strong. At the end of the day, I need to know that if I am attacked or threatened in any way, I would be able to handle it on my own. Real life doesn’t guarantee a prince charming on his way to rescue you at the right moment!
How do you feel your flexibility helps you both in and out of the gym?
Flexibility is very important to me as I am into martial arts. I make sure I do a full body stretching before and after workout. Stretching has a meditative effect on me. It helps me cool off and calm down. It makes me happy, sort of.
What workout routine has worked best for you?
Martial arts and strength training on alternate days.
If you had to pick only 3 exercises what would they be and why?
That’s such a tough question! I would pick squats and push-ups. And I like to do long distance running from time to time. But I can’t really answer this question without changing my mind a hundred times!
What is your diet like?
I eat a lot. Like, seriously. But to be honest, most of my food preferences are healthy choices. I don’t like foods that are too spicy, too sweet or oily. Give me bland boiled food any day! Other than that I try to make sure I am taking the required amount of protein and other nutrients into my body.
What’s the one food you couldn’t live without, and how do you handle food cravings?
Dark chocolate! I don’t have food cravings that often but when I do, I don’t try too hard to handle it!
What’s something not many people know about you?
I am afraid of ceiling fans. And cows. Life is tough.
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”