I have been a person with average energy and moderate level of fitness. Though, in my childhood I used to be frequently unhealthy, I started working on my health from my mid teens. That helped me improve my immunity and reduce medication. Last 3 years of my schooling had been without any absenteeism, and that was a great achievement for me, then.
During my college days, I started believing the saying ‘Health is wealth’, however never tested my capability. I have been always a firm believer of balanced diet and without a smoking or drinking habit this provided a good balance of sound health.
I got a self boost to improve my health only with an easy access to gym within my residential complex. I started working on building those muscles and improving my endurance and strength. Soon, became one of those very few regular ones and started to be recognized as a committed body builder. During this period I also realized the importance of nutrition and diet for the right set of muscles and stamina.
This was just the beginning and I realized some aspects of my body and health:
I have been always an organized person and with this understanding and self motivation I felt the need to take my personal fitness to the next level. I started feeling good when others got motivated because of me. I always wanted to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives. I decided to run at least every SCMM, if not other marathons. And, since then have run about 4 half marathons and 3 full marathons, and my performance has always been improving till now. My mantra was to prepare and adhere to my training schedule. With just over two months of regular training I have been successfully running full marathons. The first one clocked about 5:21 hours and the latest one being at 4:46 hours. Over the last two years I have also figured out the effect of nutrition in my daily diet on my body that directly affects the muscles and fat percentage. The level of self-confidence built is far more than these statistical numbers determining performance improvement.
I believe fitness is a combination of well-being, energy, stamina, endurance and strength. With a sound knowledge and constant awareness I believe to be my own guide. With some milestones achieved I have been felicitated and known in my social and community circles. I would personally feel very good if I could contribute to my family and friends on their well-being. But, my satisfaction level can be exponential if my learning and experiences could motivate and increase the health value of a larger population base. With this value and thought I am now part of Pepper to take my dreams of better health and well being for the people of my country.
“Age is just a number for any beginning and more so for physical fitness.”