Rushil Zambare, 29 from Thane shares his inspiring fitness journey. You can share yours too!
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During college days, I weighed around 72 kg. But in 2012, I got a corporate job and slowly, things began to change.
There was very less physical activity and lot of eating.
I’m a foodie and used to blog on Instagram.com/eat_rey.
Although I was always interested in working out and running since childhood, I never took it very seriously till 2018.
I worked in Bengaluru for 1 year. I was away from family and had to often eat outside.
My weight was 90.3 kg.
I understood the importance of following a healthy diet and how home cooked food and calorie deficit diet was important.
During this time, I suffered from heart burn and felt lazy all the time.
I was being treated for Piles; the doctor had advised me to get it operated. That's when I understood that the human body is a temple and whatever you put inside is what will reflect.
Since then I follow the simple mantra: You are what you eat.
I started off with 5 km runs by participating in marathons. My first run took me 50 minutes and I could only run a part of 500 m that time. The remaining journey I completed by walking or jogging.
Gradually, I started dieting with the help of my dietician.
I do one 21 km marathon once in 2 months.
In November 2019, I started my fitness journey by joining cross fit. And that has helped me gain immense strength and maintain a positive attitude towards life.
With running, cross fit and by maintaining a healthy diet I have lost approximately 15 kg.
I currently weight 75.9 kg.
Staying healthy in lockdown
I have started doing home workout routine with my gym trainer.
Since 2 weeks I have started running at home. In two years, I have completed over 20 marathons -- starting with 5 km and gradually covering 10 and 21 km.
In the lockdown, I’m jogging 5 km thrice a week at my home along with the workouts which are saved on Instagram TV by my trainer in the morning around 7:30 am which involves cross fit and weight training.
I started my diet in the year 2018 with the help of my nutritionist. My diet is as follows:
- I start my day with hot water, banana and elaichi before workout in the morning
- Post workout: A glass of butter milk
- Breakfast: Boiled moong or besan chilla
- Lunch: Chapati, vegetables, dal and salad
- Evening: Fruits and peanuts (8 to 10 nos)
- Dinner: Chapati and vegetables, dal and salad
- I avoid dairy products, packed and crunchy snacks, alcohol
Tips for readers
Start slow. This is not a race where you have to become fit in 3 months or a year.
Give yourself time; spend at least one hour a day and you will see the results.
Don’t race and compare your progress with anyone.
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