Before and After of ‘Me’
There was a time in my life when one day I woke up to find out I was just plain exhausted – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. What’s worse, I had gotten used to feeling that way.
Was it one of those Trials and tribulations of being a woman? I asked myself. That was my moment of truth. ‘Who am I kidding? ‘….. I thought to myself. These were excuses. It is My body , My mind. Everything else is immaterial. 21 years since that day, and a weight loss journey from 118 Kgs to 60 Kgs I can definitely say I understand that pressure to be perfect, the hustle for worthiness, the obsession over whether or not we’re doing it “right.” The question that I would like to ask you here is this. Perfection according to what standards? Worthiness in whose eyes? The question of right or wrong by what scale? My take on all these questions is very simple – It is all relative. The one and only person you are answerable to is YOU. You and you alone set your standards. Your body, Your mind and your comfort with both. In my journey to holistic wellness, I tried a wide gamut of techniques (making myself the guinea pig for most experiments!), examined various schools of tho
I can say this with utmost conviction – It is ALL in the mind. You and only you are responsible for your life and what you make out of it. Your wellness both body and mind solely lies within you. You decide your happiness quotient.
Let us talk about Health & Fitness first. Good health and fitness is not about having size zero or being able to perform a certain exercise like bench press, running, etc. Neither is it the absence of sickness. If you really want to assess your health, then you need to look at your overall health, which would mean mental, emotional and physical health. Good health and fitness is actively and purposefully behaving in ways that leave you stronger, better nourished, less stressed, and more comfortable in your body and mind. Good health is about being comfortable with your own self. If you are in good health you are able to enjoy all the good things in life without guilt or shame because you are satisfied and confident in your ability to moderate your behaviors. Of course, with the invention of technology and a lifestyle loaded with luxuries, it is understood that the agility of both body and mind has drastically reduced. It is here that some conscious effort comes into play. Setting up