To us, a success story is not just fat loss, and certainly not about what weights one lifts. We strive to get folks to look at things in a different way, to constantly strive to improve, and to keep looking at what works for them, and how to make it work.
Today’s about Srividya. Someone who was always on the heavier side, right from childhood. She went to a dietician when she was in school, was made to follow a strict diet. But not much was made out of this, and movement/exercise was never encouraged. While she did try out a gym in college, nothing really changed. Aerobics, swimming, dancing were all activities she dabbled in to lose weight, and feel fitter. And whatever she did, the weight never went down. A lot of us have found ourselves in a similar place, right?
To compound matters, she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Sweet tooth, childhood weight, thyroid issues - definitely not an easy journey if one’s looking to get healthier and fitter. And in spite of getting unhealthier and heavier, she couldn’t motivate herself to go to the gym.
And like most of us, she just wanted to do something different, and that’s how she joined The Quad. But it was not easy. She once said, "More than the movement itself, the revelation that I cannot do the movement even with the lightest of the weights, struck me hard during the initial days.” Diligent and consistent, and forever looking to improve, Srividya has come leaps and bounds. In spite of her thyroid issues which are slowly getting under control, she was able to lose 10+ kilos, and go down 3 sizes! But ask her if she’s made it, and she will say she has a long way to go. Comfortable squatting 24kgs, pulling 48kgs off the floor - she’s certainly on her way to even more awesomeness!
We asked her how she feels her fitness journey is impacting her life - "I am currently the fittest and the leanest I have been in my entire life. I am also trying to get everyone in my family involved in this new journey. That’s how it should be - once you are in, everyone around you gets a lift!
Stay at it, drop that ego, and make it happen for yourself! Share Srividya's story and inspire more women to become #StrongAndFree today!