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.
Wow, you did have a double win! You know, you inspired me to start workout as well… Lovely post… ?
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!
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
Thanks for sharing your story. You are doing great.
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 🙂
So true, thanks for stopping by.
Don’t get discouraged because you weren’t able to finish! Even getting started is an accomplishment, you’ll get it next time!
Yes, may be next time. Thanks.
Bravo to you for taking the time and effort to take care of your body! Such a great example of health for your child!
Thank you so much.
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!!
Haha… totally agree with you. Numbers doesn’t matter much. Thanks for leaving a comment.
Congratulations on both! It’s great that you are living a healthier lifestyle style. This is such an inspiration to many. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for your kind words.
Congratulations Neha! I just hope it’s not a one month challenge but a lifestyle change. Only then can you sustain it
I am not sure about this month or the coming months but definitely a lifestyle change is a must and I am on it.
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
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
Thanks for your kind words.
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
You’re doing a great job. Keep it up and keep sharing your progress 🙂
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.
Thanks for feedback Shipra. Will write about it in my next post on fitness.
Congratulations. Amazing your determination, your enthusiasm. Let me see if poor old me can get motivated for the same,!
I am sure you can still do it. Thanks for stopping by.
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!
Thanks a lot for appreciating Nikita.
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.
Thanks for stopping by. All the best to you.
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.
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.
Congratulations to you on both fronts. It’s not easy but stay motivated and you’ll get to your goal!
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
Thanks for stopping by Natantara
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.
Thanks a lot for leaving such a positive comment.