Always the chubby kid in school, My struggles followed me well into adulthood. I had always been a foodie. But then, when I became pregnant with my first child, Prisha. I was enjoying the experience of motherhood but suddenly after 6 months a news hit me like a bolt of lightning! The doctors diagnosed the my precious baby was an IUGR (INTRA UTERINE GROWTH) kid. Prisha’s growth was retarded in my womb at 6th month. At first I couldn’t fathom what had happened. Many unanswered questions began tormenting me. Questions like, why me? Where did I go wrong? Will my child have a normal life? How can I help my child grow?
There and then my quest to find these answers and a fight for fitness for my baby and myself started. I was prescribed complete bed rest for the remaining 3 months. I was given a long list of do’s and don’ts which trust me I followed verbatim. Prisha was only 1 kg at birth and doctors were not sure about her survival. After 4 months of staggering struggle, sleepless nights and intensive care Prisha became 2kg. Only then the doctors confirmed her survival and normal life ahead .
After that I started working on my fitness. I had to loose the 25 Kgs I had gained during pregnancy. I reduced my weight from 85 Kgs to 49Kgs. After 7 years I conceived again. Doctors had already predicted IUGR for my unborn child. Hence from the very first trimester I followed a strict regime. It was a matter of life and death for me. But in spite of all my hardwork we found that the baby’s growth had started to retard from 7th month. I was pregnant with a IUGR baby AGAIN. But this declaration made the mother in me more determined. I became even more disciplined. Doctors declared that I could go into hypertension anytime now. But finally God blessed my hard work with a healthy baby. My son Aarush is perfectly healthy and I did not develop PIH. Doctors proclaim it to be a miracle.
Later I again reduced my weight and between all this struggle I realised the importance of fitness and right diet.
I realized that I want to make people aware of the importance of fitness and I was ready to do anything for it. Hence I got myself certified as ADVANCE DIET AND NUTRITION expert. I excelled in my exams and now I am practicing disease management, lifestyle management, weight management for all age groups. I also got myself certified as a Zumba Instructor. I will not rest until I quench my thirst for fitness for myself and the people around me.