Hi friends! Today I’m talking about my weight loss journey that began after the birth of my daughter Kiara. Most of you might not be aware of the fact that I had gained around 50-55 pounds of weight post pregnancy. I actually don’t talk about much about my pregnancy because it was one of the most difficult phases of my life; and it brings back lot of depressing thoughts and memories (postpartum depression is real) leaving me quite anxious and troubled.
Anyway, so after the birth of my daughter, I didn’t quite pay attention to my increased weight. But I knew I was way out of shape and it was only a matter of time and determination (…actually lot of the latter) that I would work toward getting my body back in shape.
Now, I’m not one of those diligent exercising buddies (I know quite a few) or like those dedicated people who swear by eating only salads and boiled veggies day in and out to stay fit and healthy. In fact, I’m one of those lazy and lethargic souls who can never follow a certain routine…why? Because I just simply get bored! And not sure if you guys will believe – but I have never visited a gym in my entire life! Yeah, you read it right…I have never EVER been to a gym! So I knew losing weight for me would most certainly not include going to gym (because I would never be able to follow up regularly) and I couldn’t think of surviving on just raw and boiled vegetables 24X7.
Exactly at that time, someone recommended me to read the book “Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight” by Rujuta Diwekar. This book really made an impression on my mind and helped me understand my body rhythm and mechanism. What I particularly liked about this book is that Rujuta never recommends starving yourself; instead she propagates on eating everything that you want to, but mindfully and sensibly. (You really need to read this book to understand what I’m talking about.)
A lot of friends have asked me about how I managed to lose so much of weight, without ever going to a gym, and how do I maintain it this way. So here are some of the basic pointers or guidelines that will help you understand your body mechanism and most certainly help anyone to lose weight.
Disclaimer: I am not a dietitian or a healthcare expert! The above mentioned pointers or guidelines have been derived from my personal experience and have helped me in losing weight.