This pic is my latest. Ideally, I should also post my old pic before I joined the gym. But, that would be too embarrassing for me. Last year when I joined the gym in Feb’2015, my waist was 39 inches and weight 71 kgs. I was completely out of shape. In fact, I was never in a proper shape all throughout my existence on this earth till date.
There were many other shapeless souls like me in the gym as well. But I liked & respected their dedication & perseverance. Like me they came everyday, some ran on the treadmill, and some tried lifting weights beyond their capacity. I too wanted to lift heavy, more than I could. A nice point made by Master Trainer Prashant, keeps ringing in my mind..
“There is no point in going to the gym, if you develop muscles which can’t lift heavy”
Prashant has been really helpful, giving me his valuable time to answer my queries, and always encouraging.(Sketch of Master Trainer Prashant)
I started transforming slowly, and by the end of 2015, I weighed 55 Kgs with a waist less than 30 inches. And I tried lifting heavy too. My best deadlift so far has been around 120 kgs (around 264 pounds), almost twice my body weight. I liked when some guys appreciated and were inspired watching my workout.
This has been my story so far. I still have a long way to go before I post a pic with 16 inch biceps, 42 inch chest, and a 28 inch waist 🙂 It takes time to build a nice physique, if you want to do it the clean way (without steroids). So far, I have enjoyed every bit of my gym life. I came across some dedicated souls & made few inspiring friends (Hari, Jitu, Deb, Agnelo, Haseeb, Amol), and I been able to push myself beyond my false boundaries.
Leaving you with a link of my old blog post. At the end of the blog you’ll find a very inspiring video of Aaron Sands, a blind bodybuilder. Do watch it. (Where are the mirrors?)