In progress.

After 12 days.

There’s no secret to which I have been struggling with myself in the last few months. I gained weight and my confident slowly started to fade away.

A few weeks ago, I was in the car with my husband and I started a conversation with him about the way I felt about myself. I can be honest and say that I had a small mental breakdown. It may sound a bit dramatic, but I was not feeling good at all.

After a few tears, I promised him to find myself. I challenged myself. I felt my words and I could feel the fire inside me. I had enough of this. I was ready to get through this dark hole I had created myself.

The day after, I made my way to the gym with full motivation and strength. My personal trainer was hard and rough to me, but he only wanted the best. That’s my husband. He trusted my words and pushed me to the extreme level. Every time I said ” I can’t do it ” he screamed at me and said believe in yourself. It’s all about your mind. If you have the right willpower, everything will be possible.

8 days later, I lost 4 KG. I was very happy to see the quick results and I was on right way to my destination. I’m still in progress and I can’t wait to share my final results with you all.

I received tonnes of messages from girls who have been struggling like me for a long time and I happily agreed to share my diet/exercise routine.

But first, I would like to point out one thing. There is nothing wrong with being curvy or skinny, but you have to feel confident about your body. Nobody can make you happy until you’re happy with yourself first. That’s all that matters. Don’t let the negativity get to you. Stay strong and build yourself.

Disclaimer: This is my personal dieting/exercising plan from my husband and it worked for me, but it may not work for everyone as we all have different types of bodies.

My love for food was huge, but I had to cut down sugar, fizzy drinks and junk food, but it felt good afterwards. To be honest, I was more energised after being on diet.

This is my meal plan, but I do allow myself 1-2 cheat meals on Saturdays.

Breakfast:

Porridge with honey or 1 brown seeded bread slice with low fat cheese and ham with fresh orange/grapefruit juice.

Lunch:

1 scoop of brown rice and grilled chicken with broccoli. After lunch and dinner, I always drink pure green tea which is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients which have a powerful effect on the body. You can read more about the benefits online.

Snack: 8-10 almonds and a banana.

Dinner: Grilled salmon or chicken with vegetables.

After a workout, I enjoy a tiny bowl of 0% fat Greek yogurt with berries and honey or a smoothie. Between the meals, I drink lots of water.

The workout:

I work out 4-5 days in a week and I repeat these sets/exercises.

· 15-20 mins – Cardio (Warm up)

· 10 mins – Rowing Machine

· 5×12 – Skipping

· 4×8 – Chest Press (Machine)

· 10 mins – Battle Ropes

· 5×8 – Squats

· 4×8 – Deadlifts

· 4×8 – Back Pull Down (Machine)

· 5×10 – Abs Leg Raises

· 8×4 – Abs Sit Ups
It was hard to complete all these sets in the beginning, but I feel better and stronger now.

I hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Believe in yourself. Good luck!

Lots of Love,

Nivetha Vijay

 

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2 Comments

  1. Sharu June 15, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Hey Veetha <3
    I think you are a very beautiful and inspiering woman 🙂
    I appreciate you braveness to share your thoughts with us. Its good to hear that I'm not the only one who is struggeling to lose weight. And I'm really happy that you shared your workout routine and food habits.
    Last February I started with my workout. I was really motivated because on my Birthday i wore a Saree and I simply didn't feel comfortable with my body. I gained so much wait because I didn't do any sports after high school and I ate out more often. And because a good nourishing salad is more expensive than a sandwich and burger i tent to reach for them – as I am a student and have to safe money haha. So as I was very unhappy about me I decided to change something and did. But then my exams came. From may till now I was studying hard. And had so much stress. I didn't go to the gym anymore. I ate junk food and tried to motivate myself with sweets while studying. Now I am at the same point where I was in February. Do you or your husband have some tips on how i can stick to a diet and a workout plan over a longer period. Because I find it really hard to focus on everything (food, workout, drinking water etc.) when you have to study and work.
    I would like to say that I am really enjoying your post. Your blog looks beautiful and is interesting.

    xo

  2. Jasragini June 16, 2017 at 9:30 am

    To be honest it’s very hard for me to gain weight even I eat junk food or drink fizzy drinks.
    I’m skinny 😂😂😂.