A Mom’s Health and Fitness Journey – The Beginning

My Fitness Journey

Hi everyone, hope you guys had a great start to the year. Here’s my 1st post of 2019 and I am starting with my New Year Resolution – My Fitness Journey. Ok, it’s not something new and I have made this resolution every year in the last decade. And I am sure you too must have done the same over the years. But there’s a problem with this resolution. Most people can’t keep up with it! After a few months or a few days, our fitness journey takes a back seat. I can see you nodding your heads, yes we all are sailing in the same boat (group hug). Sharing my story here-

There were 2 times (that I can remember clearly) when I actually put real efforts in getting fit and healthy.

One was in 2014 when I was quite unhappy with my job, I was under so much stress that I gained around 10 kgs in a span of 3 months. I left the job for my mental peace and dedicated 3 months to my fitness and weight loss. After 3 months of rigorous workout (including swimming, aerobics, and yoga), I was able to lose 8 kilos.

And the other one was in 2017 when I was again depressed, stressed and confused with my life being a stay at home mom. I wanted to do something for myself, to be independent and have a purpose in life. Alongside, I was finding it quite difficult to shed my postpartum weight and get back into shape.

In July 2017, I started blogging and spending more time sitting and writing, which further triggered the weight gain. In September, I decided to take a weight loss challenge for a month but could manage to lose only 2 Kilos in 20 days.

During both the times, I was able to reduce some weight but after a while, I stopped my routine abruptly. My mistake was to think that I could maintain the same lifestyle without following a routine.

My health took a complete dip in 2018 when I lost my furry baby Caesar in March. It was a shocking incident which led to another episode of depression. I started eating more junk as comfort food. And in no time I gained almost 10 Kgs. Even after coming out of that phase, I couldn’t go back to my old self.

At present, I am +20 Kg than my pre-pregnancy weight along with numerous health problems. This is too much! All this weight gain and health problems are not doing any good to me. In fact, these are snatching away my life from my hands. But I won’t let my bad health rule over my body and mind anymore.

This year is going to be different, I am not going to repeat the mistakes I’ve done in past.

I am going to follow a self-designed fitness plan, the one which I can happily follow. Perhaps, this journey is going to be my year-long health and fitness journey.

“Self care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you”

I am ending this post here and I want you guys to take a minute and reflect on your life. Take time to recognize your needs. Mommies we are the nurturers, we need to take care of ourselves because there is no way to pour from an empty cup. Join me on this journey and let’s motivate each other because together we achieve more!

In my next post, read about how I am planning my fitness routine-

I spend a lot of time planning my daily routine. But have never given a thought on planning & tracking my fitness routine. This year my journey is not only a weight loss journey instead it will be an overall fitness journey including adopting a healthy lifestyle. The only thing I remember tracking was my weight. This time I’m damn serious about my well being & quite clear about my goals. Stay tuned to read more in my next post.

You can catch me on Instagram @growing_with_nemit to follow my daily fitness stories. Or you can simply stop by to say Hello. I have also joined Blogchatter’s health campaign #BlogchatterHealthWatch to keep me motivated.

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    Priyanka Patwari January 14, 2019 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. Take care of your body. I really love to follow you and will join your journey too..

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    Noorain January 14, 2019 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Girl, I feel you as even I’ve put on so much weight after the pregnancy and this is such a no no for me as well. Let’s strive to make a change!

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    Zainab January 15, 2019 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Loveddd reading it..even i am +20kg than my pre pregnancy weight so i can totally reflect the storyy..really waiting for your next post 🙂 lots of inspiration..thanks ..
    I did not understand who “furry baby ceaser” is ?

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      Neha Sharma January 15, 2019 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Hi Zainab, Caesar was our 3-year-old pet dog (more like our baby), we lost him in March 2018, he was not well and got a cardiac arrest. He died in my lap.

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    Tess January 15, 2019 at 1:39 am - Reply

    I had gone through a similar weighy experience..the best way is to work your way through..give yourself time and confidence..love how u have prepared yourself for the change

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    Akanksha January 15, 2019 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Fit body gives mental peace too which is so important. Blogging has disturbed my lifestyle top and I have put on quite a lot too. I always feel tired and gèt unwell easily. Few days back i cancelled a bligger event because im not able to fit in any of my clothes and dont want to spend ridiculous amount on clothes for just 1 party. Your post has inspired me to change my lifestyle and lose some weight to get fit overall.

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    Aritro Chattopadhyay January 15, 2019 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Your journey is a heart melting one. Loved the way you kept up your spirits high.

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    Jhilmil January 15, 2019 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Indeed self-care is the first thing you need to do. A fit body welcomes an overall positivity of mind and soul too. It’s time that we look back into our health issues and give them the priority.

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    Siddhi January 15, 2019 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I needed this post. I was literally asking the universe to send it to me because I have been so lazy. Walks are my way of workout and I haven’t even trying to move my arse out of the house. This post is inspiring.

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    Princy Khurana January 15, 2019 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Fitness is such an essential ingredient for a healthy life. I also want to lose some weight. Wish you good luck.

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    Rohini James January 15, 2019 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad you never let your earlier endeavors to lose weight disappoint you. You have always picked up and tried to lose weight and actually succeeded. In addition to you watching what you eat, please also do try to incorporate a little exercise into your routine. This combination will do wonders.

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    Bushra January 15, 2019 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    It’s not easy to maintain healthy lifestyle and regular fitness routine is much needed to keep check on our overall health is must. You have quite a long journey, best wishes for your 2019 fitness routine

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    Milan January 25, 2019 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Wish you good luck with your fitness journey Neha. I am sure your self-motivation will help you achieve your goals. Looking forward to read ypur next article in the series.

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    Gunjan (tuggu.n.mommy) January 25, 2019 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    This is really inspirational and motivating Neha. I too plan for a healthy lifestyle and my fitness routine always gets stuck somewhere in middle of all the hassles of life. Kudos to you

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    Snehalata Jain January 26, 2019 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Every year i take resolution for fitness which i never fulfil but u gave me inspiration

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    Gurjeet Chhabra January 26, 2019 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Good luck to you dear and now I am too thinking loose weight and stay fit. Enough of laziness

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    Dipika January 26, 2019 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Doing something for yourself is a first step towards happiness and right resolutions. WIll look forward to your weight management posts

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    Ruchi Verma January 26, 2019 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    I have also set up some fitness goals this year and wish to get stick to it and succeed …I’m just concerned about regular walk and healthy diet

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    Pragnya Mishra January 26, 2019 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    My weight and fitness is also associated with my mental well being. And maintaining fitness in long run needs determination but its never easy. Wish you better health and fitness this year

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    Salma Shajahan January 26, 2019 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I have just started with my journey and the moods are fluctuating due to the weather condition! Hope things take a right turn! You blog is an eye opener for people like us who just sit back in a while! Waiting to read the other parts!

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    Tina Basu January 26, 2019 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    maintaining the routine over a long period of time is the trick. Perseverance will always help.

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    Roma January 26, 2019 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Glad you have the realisation and know the way ahead buddy, I am in the same boat but don’t loose☹️

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    Snigdha Prusti January 27, 2019 at 12:03 am - Reply

    To live a healthy lifestyle,staying fit is really important.. And a fit body always brings confidence .. All the best for your fitness journey..

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    Kavita Singh January 27, 2019 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    How true it is that there is no way to pour from an empty cup, one must take care of his/her health or fitness first to nurture others. Loved reading it.

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