Hi, I’m Madhuram of Eggless Cooking. Like a lot of women in their thirties, married and with kids, I too have a couple of pounds to lose. Okay you got me! I agree that I’m understating the weight I have to lose by just saying “a couple of pounds”. But can you blame me for that?
When I dig into my closet and see the dresses I have stowed away to use when I lose the weight, I’m surprised that I was able to fit in those before and wonder how did I let this happen to me. I used to be on and off diets, consuming sugar free and fat free junk and fell prey to the so called “healthy food and snacks” trap. Exercising was nothing other than using the elliptical trainer for 15-20 minutes twice or thrice a week. A couple of times I did join the gym and did some group aerobic classes, none of which lasted for more than 3 months at a stretch. Doing all of this over and over for the past 8 years is the reason why I’m at this weight today.
Then one lucky day (yes, I consider that day really very lucky) I stumbled upon Raj Ganpath’s blog and was hooked on it for days together. He totally changed my thought about fitness and nutrition. He broke it down in layman’s terms about eating clean and exercising right to stay fit. His writing kindled my interest to learn more about it and most importantly my focus has shifted from just losing weight to losing fat and gaining strength.
Again I was lucky to find a good training place that is geared towards the principles laid down by Raj. A gym without any fancy (read it as intimidating) equipment, which concentrates purely on strength and resistance training using dumbbells, kettle bells, barbells, etc. I’m also trying to eat clean 80% of the time and making good progress in that front too and my friends have begun noticing a change in me. Earlier I used to purely rely on the bathroom scale to track my progress but not anymore. I can feel the difference when I wear certain dresses, my tummy is getting flatter and above all I’m having tons of energy throughout the day and sleep like a baby at night.
I have a long way to go and I’m nowhere near the finish line but at least I know that I’m running on the correct track. To keep me focused and stay motivated I read a lot about fitness and nutrition and keep bookmarking trustworthy articles and clean recipes. One day it occurred to me that I had to do it in a better way and WaistHealthy.com was born. Just like you read about heart healthy recipes and tips, you would be able to find links to articles/tips to keep your waist healthy and recipes for the same, because once you have a healthy waist, you will undoubtedly have a healthy heart.
Hope I can inspire at least a few people who stumble upon WaistHealthy.com to stop dieting and start living!