The pandemic was a difficult experience for everyone. For some, it brought life to a standstill, and for some, it turned it upside down. Among the many other things that the pandemic altered, Garima gained weight. However, she knew that she could change it and with dedication, she shed the extra kgs and got back into her fitness lifestyle within a span of eight months!
Garima Kaushik is a 40-year-old housewife based in Faridabad, She is a fitness enthusiast, a cyclist, and one of the most competitive members of the SocialBoat game. In a conversation with SocialBoat, she talks about how she revived her fitness journey and all the changes and challenges that came along the way. She gives valuable insights that might help your fitness journey to be a successful one.
Garima and Fitness
Garima hadn’t always been a fitness enthusiast per se, but she believed in, and practiced a healthy lifestyle, for herself and for her family. Even after giving birth to her two children, she did not let unhealthy habits become a practice for her. However, the uncertainty of the lockdown got to her and she put on weight during the time she was home with her family.
When the restrictions eased up, Garima knew that this wasn’t the life she was going to choose for herself. She met some people from her neighborhood who were cyclists. They started going cycling together, and through one another found some other such fitness communities.
“These fitness communities have played a very important role in my fitness journey, especially in achieving the weight-loss that I was aiming at.”
Garima says that fitness communities push each other and bring out the best in each member since everyone there widely has a common goal- to be better versions of themselves, physically and mentally.
She also started with aerobics which further contributed to her fitness journey.
“SocialBoat was one such community that I discovered through one of my friends. It has honestly been such a booster and motivator that has helped me in maintaining my workout consistency. Completing the daily tasks in the game gives a fulfilling sense of being rewarded."
This is how Graima found her way back to fitness and lost 15 kgs in 8 months!
Why Is It Important for Housewives to Take Their Fitness Seriously?
Garima talks at length about how the responsibilities of the family and home make it impossible for women to take out the time to work out.
"But if women aren't able to take care of their physical and mental well-being, how will they do that for their families?"
For Garima, working out is the 'me-time' that she gets throughout the day. This time allows her to think things through and bring peace and calm to her mind.
"Especially when I am cycling, I am focused on the road and my mind isn't distracted. I feel free of all the tensions at that moment."
Garima emphasizes that women should take out at least 30-45 minutes of their day and work on themselves. Even if it is just going for a walk. It is very important.
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