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Weight Loss Story: Here's how this travel blogger lost 13 kgs in 60 days for his passion

From lethargy to vitality

An average Indian IT guy who was caught in the grind of work and lockdown blues, Dheeraj from Bazpur in Uttarakhand never imagined he’ll be sharing his journey towards health and fitness. But a wake-up call from his mother, a moment of introspection and his passion for photography changed everything.
Here's how he transformed his lifestyle and embraced a healthier version of himself.

Finding the motivation

During the lockdown, work stress and unhealthy habits took a toll on my physical and mental well-being. It wasn't until my mother confronted me about my poor habits that I realized I needed to make a change. That moment of realization sparked a determination to take control of my health and life.

The journey from fat to fit

On September 1st, I took the first step towards a healthier lifestyle by incorporating a morning walk into my routine. I also made simple yet significant changes to my diet, opting for natural sweeteners, reducing fast food consumption, and adjusting meal timings. These small changes laid the foundation for a healthier diet.

Embracing physical activity

Realizing the importance of regular exercise, I invested in a bicycle and started exploring new routes. What began as a leisurely ride for photography soon turned into a passion, with daily rides covering significant distances. The joy of cycling coupled with the beauty of nature uplifted my spirits and motivated me to push further.

Dietary changes I made

I also altered my diet a little and followed it for sixty days:

Reduced artificial sweeteners and moved to honey and jaggery.
Fast food consumption was cut back (from five days a week to only one).
I rescheduled my meals so that my last one would be at 8 p.m. and nothing else.
I stayed active all day long by having a cup of black coffee every day.

Staying consistent

With each passing day, I found myself becoming more committed to my health journey. I combined cycling with brisk walks and incorporated strength training exercises at home. Tracking my progress using a fitness band kept me motivated and accountable.

Sharing the journey

As I continued to make progress, I began sharing my journey on social media. The positive feedback and encouragement from friends and followers fueled my determination to keep going. I found joy in inspiring others to prioritize their health and well-being.

Looking Ahead

As I reflect on my journey, I am grateful for the positive changes I've experienced both physically and mentally. With a renewed sense of vitality and purpose, I am eager to continue my fitness journey, including incorporating gym workouts into my routine. My journey from lethargy to vitality during the lockdown taught me the importance of prioritizing health and well-being. Through simple lifestyle changes and consistent effort, I was able to transform my habits and embrace a healthier lifestyle. I hope my story inspires others to take charge of their health and embark on their own journey towards wellness.