I am from Agra. I was neither fit nor healthy. Also, I did not have any big aspirations in life. I was clueless about the significance of eating healthy and a regular exercise regime in life. I was frail, timid and vulnerable. I’d say, I just existed, taking each day as it came. Until one day....when the Indian Armed Forces opened their doors wide for women. I was one of the 22 women selected from over 60,000 applicants from the country to be a part of the first batch of women officers in the Indian Navy.
It was in the Navy that I underwent my baptism by fire, where I was hit by an avalanche of rigorous activities. It was here that I learnt to draw on my inner reserves to enable me endure the physically and mentally austere lifestyle that initially seemed like a mission impossible! Now, regular fitness and good nutrition has become an addiction and an integral part of my daily existence. It gives me a fervent high and keeps me energised through the day.
While Navy was instrumental in kickstarting my transformation into someone mentally strong, physically robust and with a strong sense of self-worth, my journey of self-actualisation has been an outcome of diverse factors, such as key relationships, motherhood, friendships, circumstances and a deep yearning to metamorphose into an intrinsically happy person. [Read More]