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Quick Stats

Before weight: 39kg.

Current weight: 54kg.

Height: 5’6″

Age: 21

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How did you get started?

We always come across stories about “big girls get fit”, they’re very inspiring however, my story is different; I’m the skinny, depressed, lonely girl who gets fit and gains her confidence.

My Story:

Throughout my childhood, I was extremely insecure with the way I looked but, somehow I managed coming to terms with it; I was okay looking bad, I just stopped caring. Then came high school, it was the worst. I was bullied for the way I looked, my self-esteem dropped. Mean, constant name-calling shattered my confidence; what people spoke of me affected me horribly, I isolated myself from people, hardly had any friends and ended up slipping into depression. Once high school was over, I left India to pursue my degree in Toronto. Toronto was a new city, a new country, hell, a new continent; I always felt out of place and it made my depression worse. I consulted many shrinks, took medication, tried everything possible but, nothing ever helped. Once college started, I couldn’t manage making friends, mainly because of a massive age gap (I joined college when I was 17, and everyone in my class was 23+). I regretted my decision of moving to Toronto. My life changed once my classes started, especially this one class called “Fitness and Lifestyle Management”; the professor would take up to the gym to build our physical strength (it was required for my course), it was the first time I had ever been to the gym, I fell in love. Gym changed my life. I felt good there. I stopped feeling lonely. I felt strong; mentally and physically, both. The very same day, I ended up getting myself a gym membership close to where I lived. I’d go every single day, it didn’t matter how cold it was or how it was, whether it snowed or rained, I went everyday. I felt amazing, I felt confident. I realized that it didn’t matter that I was all alone, I had myself. The person I am today is probably the complete opposite of who I was. I’m no longer depressed. I no longer doubt myself. I know what I am capable of. I still get negative thoughts every now and then, but now I just replace them when positive thoughts. One thing I’ve learned throughout this journey is that the only person that stopped me from being happy was myself.

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Where does your motivation come from?

My motivation comes from within myself. I listen to my body; it tells me what it wants.

How do you feel your flexibility helps you both in and out of the gym?

Bending in weird ways is always a plus point. (;

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What workout routine has worked best for you?

I really don’t have a specific routine. I always change my workout regime every week to keep things interesting.

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If you had to pick only 3 exercises what would they be and why?

Deadlifts: There are my favourites. I love how it engages multiple muscles.

Planks: What would life be without these? I don’t think there’s a workout better for core strength than the plank.

Surya namaskar: I don’t think I need to explain why I’d love this one.

What is your diet like?

I don’t have a specific diet, I eat whatever I want.

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What’s the one food you couldn’t live without, and how do you handle food cravings?

PIZZA. I love pizza. I’d die without pizzas. I don’t handle my food cravings. 😛

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What’s something not many people know about you?

People think that I’m a stuck up, arrogant bitch when they first see me. They think I’m a bad influence simply because I have red hair, but that’s really not true. I’m actually very nice and I love to help out people whenever they come to me for any type of advice. I’m only mean and rude when I have to be.

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Favorite Quote:

“Out of the ashes, rises a phoenix”

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