I recovered from breast cancer about 3.5 years ago, and the entire encounter made me be a lot more aware and serious about my own health. I will say I have been doing something or the other about it ever since, but I had issues in being consistent. And the pandemic last year only made it worse Eshwar joined us 15 months ago as a part of our new and vibrant Adyar morning batch in Madras, India. From the very first day, he was curious, excited and interested to know why we do what we do! It was always more than a 'workout' to him. His questions ranged from why should one squat with this stance to why is protein so important or what is the correct timing on those kettlebell cleans.⠀ He had this thirst to learn more and always showed up, and a combination of these two qualities has made his journey fruitful, meaningful and something that continues till today!⠀ ⠀ In his own words, here is how he perceived his journey and milestones:⠀ Smaller Wins:⠀ 🙌 Started August 2019 at 95.6 kgs, and as of October 2020 is at 79.5kgs, losing a total of 16.1 kgs.⠀ 👏 Took 3.5 inches off my waist - from 36 inches to 32.5 inches presently.⠀ 👊 I started off being UNABLE to do push-ups. Now I can do push-ups easily, my last PR being 27 pushups!⠀ 👌 Improved endurance, took up cycling and now able to cover 90kms at stretch, with an average pace of 24.5 kmph.⠀ But here are my Bigger Wins:⠀ 💥 A lot more energy now - lesser tiredness in the day and lesser fatigue.⠀ 💥 I've improved mobility and flexibility to a great extent - I was unable to cross my legs and sit on the floor and eat. I'm now able to do that easily!⠀ 💥 Learned to manage my eating; learned how to enjoy my desserts without guilt and at the same time, balance it out with the right meals the rest of the time. .⠀ 💥 Became part of a like-minded community @thequad.in that is vibrant with positivity and motivation!⠀ @eshwarpv's story is not about miracle pills or crazy overnight transformations but is more about the everyday champion (like you and me!) who needs time and effort to slowly work towards small goals and keep showing up and doing the good things.
"I quit obsessing about my weight and started running and playing. I made fitness a habit, and naturally started looking, feeling and functioning better."
"I'm now living a life that's pain-free, allowing me to run my business like a powerhouse, spend evenings outside with family and friends, and even plan those vacations I've been meaning to take for years!"