Current weight(2016) : 48 kgs
Before (2013) : 33kgs
In fitness community, most of the success stories are about weight loss transformation but there are people who are naturally skinny and strive to get fitter and stronger.
Meet Rashmi Yeole, a wellness blogger at Philterkilter. Here’s her amazing journey from skinny to strong.
How Did You Get Started In Health And Fitness?
I used to be that child who was always absent on sports day in school. I was dangerously skinny. Like every other skinny person I thought I should join gym to put on weight. I remember my day 1 at Gold’s gym, Vashi. I stood on the assessment machine and my first trainer Annirudh commented ‘how are you alive?’ I was only 33kgs at 5.5ft height. I started when I was 23 years old. It wasn’t easy when you are the only skinny person working out at gym as most of the people were either very fit or fat. I took note of one thing that time. Everyone has a different starting point and different goals. I was ridiculed by fat women who thought I am skinny out of my choice and I am coming to gym to lose even more weight. Looking back in hindsight I don’t blame them. They aren’t aware that you can put on lean muscles with proper diet and weight training. We all need fitness education. I love to read and learn more about fitness each day and so I went on further to get my certification at K 11 Fitness Academy in 2015.
Where does your motivation come from?
I believe one shouldn’t compare yourself to others as we all have different starting point and goals. I get a lot of motivation from people around the globe. Yanita Yancheva, Emily Skye, Antanique Landry are some of my favourite girls. Check out their Instagram to get some dose of motivation. I am my own motivation. If I have come this far there’s no way I can stop here. I look back to see how far I have come and that motivates me to go on. Psychologically, it isn’t easy to battle with Anorexia and its a continuous battle with eating disorder. But my journey so far has been good and rewarding. It keeps me going. I feel grateful to motivate my friends and family to get fitter and enjoy healthy eating and living well. It inspires me to inspire others.
What are your plans with the constant progress getting fitter? Are you aiming for fitness competitions or modelling?
I don’t have any goals to get ripped and perform on stage nor I am thinking of modelling commercially. I have been fortunate to get the modelling offers however I would only like to work with some of the fine artists purely on fitness or wellness. The idea of fitness for me is not just aesthetics but strength comes first. I aim to increase my strength and endurance. I believe a strong body which can perform tasks efficiently is far more attractive that just an aesthetically fit body.
What workout routine has worked best for you?
Weight training for 4 days and Sunday’s are for cardio. It could be running on Bandstand promenade, belly dancing, Zumba, Tai chi etc. I practice Yoga and stretches almost everyday.
What’s something not many people know about you?
I love food and eat generous portions. Many people think I must starve myself for a 24inch waistline. I believe in eating right and training regularly. I drink protein shakes and built a natural body from years of consistent training and good lifestyle.
The Will Must Be Stronger Than The Skill.