September Challenge – Weightloss and Blogathon

September Weightloss Challenge

I know I know, I am very late to post this, September is already past and we are almost nearing mid of October. But, its never too late to share the good things with people whom we care about.

As many of you know the last few days of September were quite busy as I happened to take part in 9 days of Blogathon which was my first ever Blog writing and Insta micro-blogging challenge. I did not anticipate the Blogathon to be that much tedious and tiring.

But the name says it all, Blogathon is Blogging Marathon and these are supposed to be hectic as well as challenging.

Well, I am happy and a little bit sad too, happy because I took the Weight Loss Challenge, and sad as I was not able to complete it as planned. I updated about my workout journey till the 2nd week, (>> Click here << to read about it), but I almost ditched the last 2 weeks, although not completely but there was no fixed schedule that I followed neither was there any Cardio that I did.

I am writing this post to share the final snippets of my September journey, people behind it’s success and the much awaited results.

But, before sharing anything else, I want to let everyone know that I am feeling much healthier and my stamina has greatly improved which is like a bonus of losing weight. So, the whole credit of the month goes to my mom and my hubby for being so supportive and understanding at every stage.

They are the ones who motivated me each day to keep going and they are the ones who encouraged me with all the love and good vibes which I needed every day.

As you know, I stayed at my mom’s house for the whole month of September and that means a lot more work for her and no rest at all in return. She took the complete responsibility of taking care of Nemit from making him feed healthy nutritious homemade food to playing with him and keeping him engaged in so many educational activities. I can never do this at her age, her energy level is commendable. Thanks, Mumma.

And my hubby, he is a real hero and a sweetheart, no I am not saying this just like that. I really mean it. Sumit never stays away from us, if I come to mom’s house he accompanies us and stays with us, even if that requires him to travel 2 hours to reach his office. But this time I wanted him to stay at home with Caesar and after much discussion, he agreed. We took this pic on a Friday when he came directly from his office to the Sports complex to pick me up. It was a pleasant surprise. Thanks, hubby.

Alright now coming back to the weight loss challenge, let me first introduce you all to the lady behind The Tabata. (What? Don’t you know what is TABATA? Oh My God, then you are missing on everything. >> Click here << to get enlightened).

My aerobics trainer ‘Rekha Sharma‘ is the person who introduced me to the Tabata workout for the very first time and included this in our daily aerobic sessions, which I consider to be the main reason for my weight loss.

She is a true inspiration to many women like me as she herself has a story to tell about her weight loss journey.

Can you believe she is a MOM and has 2 teenager kids. If you will meet her you will say she has the energy level of a teenager. She’s been gyming since 10 years now. What a transformation!

Her mantra for weight loss is –

  • Fitness – Follow a workout routine
  • Lifestyle – Bring in a few lifestyle changes
  • Passion – Make workout your passion

She says she has nothing special about her but that’s all about being modest. Isn’t it? She is a personal trainer and a passionate dancer. I can bet you will drool over her brilliant dance moves. You can check out her Insta handle here >> Click <<

The BIG REVEAL

You all must be thinking I am talking about everything and everyone but the results. Yes, the result of Weight loss September challenge. Oh and yes the result of Blogathon too!

I took the September challenge to lose 3 Kgs weight in 30 days but I got the opportunity to participate in Navratri Blogathon which I didn’t want to miss, so I had to leave my workout mid-way. But I was not sad as it was a win-win for me, 20 days of Workout and 9 days of Blogathon. (2-in-1 fun)

And the Results of September Challenge are

20 days of Workout – I lost 2 kgs + 2 inches (followed mindful eating with regular workout which included swimming and aerobics)

You can read all my September challenge – workout posts >> HERE <<

9 days of Blogathon – Won the Insta Microblog Contest and will be getting a hamper from The Moms Co.

You can read all my 9 Days of Womanhood Blogathon posts >> HERE <<


I am thankful to my family and friends, who were always there to support me through my September Challenge and I am so grateful to my lovely readers who liked reading my posts and blogs which motivated me and kept me going through the whole 9 hectic days of Blogathon. Thanks for all the love!



And special thanks to the Blogathon Hosts for making this whole event a huge success – Mummasaurus, My Little Muffin, The Mom Sagas, The Reading Momster.



This Weight loss and Blogathon September challenges that I took part in were life-changing experiences for me. Have you experienced anything like this, which was totally unexpected and changed you for better? Anything that left you motivated to try more new avenues and test your limits. Share with me in the comments below! Would love to read your stories.


 

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42 Comments

  1. Sheeba Vijesh October 11, 2017 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Wow, you did have a double win! You know, you inspired me to start workout as well… Lovely post… ?

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      Neha Sharma October 11, 2017 at 5:46 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sheeba, those 20 days of the workout were the most difficult as well as challenging but the results are worth every pain. You must start your workout routine. All the best!

  2. Prashasti October 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Congrats Neha for both I know it’s a very tough job to loose weight…as I guess we both started our journey of weight loss together just wanted to share with you mine as well…as I didn’t do anything special it’s just the household work n running after Vahin and taking him out to play in the evening (yes that was my walk ?) and along with that I did semi detox diet…lost 3.5 kgs till today….hope to loose more with time
    All the best to u too for your future weight loss plans and blogs

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing your story. You are doing great.

  3. Nicole October 11, 2017 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    I hadn’t even heard of a blogathon, but I like the idea! Also, I’m happy to hear that you’re FEELING better, that’s what counts the most 🙂

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      So true, thanks for stopping by.

  4. Brittany October 11, 2017 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Don’t get discouraged because you weren’t able to finish! Even getting started is an accomplishment, you’ll get it next time!

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      Yes, may be next time. Thanks.

  5. Tasheena October 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Bravo to you for taking the time and effort to take care of your body! Such a great example of health for your child!

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much.

  6. Christine Salty Mama October 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    It’s so important to measure your health by how you feel, how your clothes fit, your energy level, etc, over some numbers on a scale (or that’s what I like to tell myself now that those numbers consistently read higher than they did pre kids, haha!!

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      Haha… totally agree with you. Numbers doesn’t matter much. Thanks for leaving a comment.

  7. LaToya October 12, 2017 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Congratulations on both! It’s great that you are living a healthier lifestyle style. This is such an inspiration to many. Thanks for sharing!

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your kind words.

  8. Deepika October 12, 2017 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Congratulations Neha! I just hope it’s not a one month challenge but a lifestyle change. Only then can you sustain it

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      I am not sure about this month or the coming months but definitely a lifestyle change is a must and I am on it.

  9. Victoria October 12, 2017 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Even though you didn’t complete the challenges, at least you’re feeling better health wise. Congrats on a successful September and a busy one at that

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      Thanks Victoria

  10. Rhea October 12, 2017 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Shuttling between the roles of mom and wives, we sometimes forget ourselves,i t’s is so important to give some time to your body and I really liked that you have! It’s very inspiring

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your kind words.

  11. Melani Rayen October 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Totally inspiring Neha ! and congrats…Hope this fitness guru goes on for long…One definitely needs to take care of their bodies in the this busy world

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks Melani

  12. Anchal October 12, 2017 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    You’re doing a great job. Keep it up and keep sharing your progress 🙂

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks Anchal

  13. Shipra Trivedi October 13, 2017 at 12:03 am - Reply

    Congrats for both the achievements. I can understand the weight loss aims as I am also doing the same thing. Also, whenever you get time, share the type of changes you brought in your lifestyle. This will help we readers.

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks for feedback Shipra. Will write about it in my next post on fitness.

  14. Renu Vashishta October 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Congratulations. Amazing your determination, your enthusiasm. Let me see if poor old me can get motivated for the same,!

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      I am sure you can still do it. Thanks for stopping by.

  15. Nikita @beingmammabear October 13, 2017 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Wow!! Well done! Here it is so difficult to maintain a blog but you did a blogathon and managed to workout and eat healthy during this time! This is truly motivating!

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks a lot for appreciating Nikita.

  16. anupriya October 14, 2017 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Now this looks like a very productive month gone by for you. Really inspiring. I feel I should too start charting out some work plans for myself.

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by. All the best to you.

  17. Deepa October 15, 2017 at 12:05 am - Reply

    I love dancing and can completely agree with your instructor. Its all about passion and dedication. All the best to you for your weight loss journey.

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks Deepa

  18. Aritra October 15, 2017 at 11:08 am - Reply

    It’s a great practice to acknowledge all those who have been your support. Congrats on losing inches. Stay motivated! Taking up challenges is the best way to overcome procrastination and hurdles.

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks Aritra

  19. Nisha October 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to you on both fronts. It’s not easy but stay motivated and you’ll get to your goal!

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      Thanks Nisha

  20. Nayantara October 16, 2017 at 1:25 am - Reply

    September was indeed an action packed month for you. I am so inspired to read about Rekha Sharma and her routine. I so need to pick up on my fitness routine

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Natantara

  21. Khushboo October 16, 2017 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Wow! You won a blogathon and started a fitness routine! Hats off to you mama ! Congratulations on your win. And don’t get disheartened about the fitness journey. You have taken the first and most important step and I am sure you will get there.

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      Neha Sharma October 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks a lot for leaving such a positive comment.

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