Remember how I talked about being more than just a dress size? (You can read all about it here) Well, it took me some time to get to this stage, and after learning from my mistakes, I know I want to share my story with all of you.

When I say I know what it feels to be lazy or to give up, you need to trust me. Similarly, when I say you can do it too because it really isn’t all that difficult once you get started, you need to trust me on that too.

I went from a size 6 to a size 2 and now I am happy to be back at a 4, something which has stayed constant over the last year. In the process, I learnt how amazing it was to build strength and also developed a healthy relationship with food and rest.

Today, my body feels strong, my body sore 4 out of 7 days in a week, and life is good.

Eating Right

Protima Tiwary Fitato on healthy lifestyle

Over the last year and a half, I have concentrated on eating clean, eating smart and working out. Lifting weights burns a lot of calories, so in order to keep the gains going, I’m eating well too.

Does that mean I do not have a hardcore anymore? Absolutely not! In fact, my core is stronger, and definitely more defined than what it was when I started.

All this after eating twice the amount of food I was taking earlier when I started, and with core workouts once a week.

The Right Workout

How does that work? Here’s the thing :

  1. Lifting engages the core muscles
  2. Simple core exercises once a week combined with lifting  (and eating clean) help work on the required muscles in your abdomen.

I’m sharing something I found on the internet, a simple piece that explains exactly what worked for me. 

fat burning workout for women

So, Start Now!

Remember – no one knows how to get the form right when they start. Do not be afraid to fail, do not be afraid to ask for help. Once you get the hang of these exercises, the results are almost immediate.

If you prefer staying away from the gym, here are some other options you can consider-

  • Skip
  • Crunches
  • Cycling
  • Jogging
Protima Tiwary Fitato on being fit

There are a whole lot of lifestyle changes that contribute to a healthy, fit body. A fit body is one which eats a healthy diet, enjoys a good workout and gets enough rest and sleep.

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