44kg to 44K followers: How Mumbai youngster battled the bulge, got fitterfitter mumbai Updated: Jul 18, 2017 13:40 IST
Reshma Badi’s friends used to call her aunty.(HT)
“Aunty jaisi dikhti hai [she looks like an aunty].” These were the words friends used to describe Reshma Badi, a Navi Mumbai resident, in 2015. Switch to 2017: 24-year-old Badi is 44kg lighter and fitter.
A batchmate in biotechnology course inspired Badi to take up the challenge. “He had lost 30kg in 2 years. I told myself, if he could do it, so can I,” said Badi.
It started with three hours of workouts every day. “I used to do weight training in the mornings and cardio in the evenings,” said Badi, adding support from her family made it possible.
Today, Badi is a full-time fitness blogger, with 44,000 followers on Instagram and 10,999 subscribers on her Youtube channel. “More than physical appearance, the weight loss has helped me mentally. I feel comfortable in my skin. I want to reach out to people who are probably struggling with weight issues, like I was,” she said.