When I was diagnosed with thyroid, I started yoga: Mihika Wahi Gupta
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Mihika Wahi Gupta, a 50-year-old fitness trainer, says she started her fitness journey 10 years ago. “I started with yoga. I was diagnosed with a thyroid disease at the age of 39 and weighed 75 kg. I started with yoga and then started running. I started with 3 km and gradually increased to 210 km. . I have participated in ultra running and marathons like Leh Marathon, Delhi-Jaipur Run and Half Marathon.”Currently, she is training over 60 women.
Stepping into the gym for the first time at age 38: Priyanka Mantri
Priyanka Mantri, a dermatologist and cosmetic physician, started working out when she was nearing her 40s. “I had never worked out before. After having my second child, I was constantly tired, irritable, and unfocused. That’s when my girlfriend’s husband told me to train myself. I told him to focus on that. health. “The first time I stepped into a gym I was 38 years old and weighed 65kg,” she says, adding, “I started with beginner-level sessions. Then one thing led to another and I started running. , weight training, and powerlifting. During the coronavirus pandemic, I set up a small gym at home. I have now turned to endurance sports, started cycling last year, and plan to participate in cycling events this year. is.”
Prepare your fitness gear and water bottle the night before: Ambika Chauhan Nair
Ambika Chauhan Nar, who works as an assistant professor, says participating in the 10km run was a wake-up call for her. “In 2019, my husband took us on a 10km run. That’s when I realized how inadequate I was. While I was catching my breath, my kids Other participants, including a woman and an older woman, ran past me. Then some of us started working out together, and slowly people started joining our group. We We are currently a community of 330 runners,” says Ambika.
Ambika’s advice to women starting their fitness journey is to plan the day the night before. “I get my running gear out, leave my shoes off, and fill up my water bottle. I prep the night before so I wake up and see my gear waiting for me,” she said. Masu.
I advise women not to follow trends.Fitness is more than looks: Manisha Mahajan
CA Manisha Mahajan was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 51. “I had been exercising before I was diagnosed with diabetes, but I wasn’t working out regularly. My doctor encouraged me to exercise. I overcame my diabetes and lost weight (previously from 83 kg) “I lost 18kg and then over three months I lost 60kg,” she says, adding, “Fitness for me is not about weight. If I know I’m eating right and training right, I know I’m right. I encourage women not to follow trends because our bodies change all the time. Fitness is about more than looks.”
I wanted to be able to run a marathon before I turned 40: Vidya Venkat
Yoga instructor Vidya Venkat says: She decided to run a marathon before she turned 40. I joined a training group and trained for 5 months before her birthday. I was able to finish that run and then continued running. I’m 47 years old now and she works out 7 days a day, including 2 hours of yoga every day and a 10km walk on the weekends. “A woman should try to spend an hour on her health. It’s never too late to start, she advises.