"Tanuja has played an extremely important role in not just changing my eating and moving habits but also in shifting my perspective towards life.
When I came to her, I had Hyperthyroid, High BP, Osteoarthritis, and borderline diabetes and I was sick of doctor visits because all the medicines would give temporary relief but everything would relapse. Nothing was working, moving around was getting more difficult by the day and I had overwhelming negative feelings about my health.
Tanuja started by listening to me patiently, got me to open up and share how I feel about myself, about the people around me, about my day, and about my relationship with food. She later told me that her idea was to not just gather information to be able to help me, but also to make me reflect.
She advised me on all aspects of wellness one by one, starting with morning routines built around positive thinking - affirmations. That helped a lot in building some self-worth and I started looking after myself more. She made me do small changes in diet that I could sustain. But above all, she urged me to go for walks, be amidst nature, and spend time with myself. That I think has had the biggest impact on my life.
I'm now about 5kgs lighter, and I'm a regular morning walker now. My cardiovascular health is way better, I'm able to walk long distances without running out of breath. I have participated in many running events and have run/walked 5k and even 10k distances. Biggest of all, I could gather the positivity and courage to sign up for a mighty tough challenge of running/walking 2kms EVERYDAY for 100 days. I didn't just finish this challenge successfully, I finished first in my age group in Delhi NCR region.
Meeting Tanuja has had such a positive influence on my life that I'm way more upbeat about everything. Life isn't perfect, and more needs to be done, but she has put me on this journey where I have goals, I have things I want to do, and I wake up looking forward to each day".