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health-and-fitness Updated: Feb 21, 2009 12:34 IST
Bhanu Rajive
Bhanu Rajive
Hindustan Times
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My gym instructor is very motivating and always encourages me to lose weight. I’ve been trying to shed five kilos for the past six months.

At times, he plans my diet too. When I follow his diet religiously for a week, I end up knocking off at least a kilo. But many a times, I go to the other end of the spectrum, and my weight shoots up. This happens over long weekends.
He complains, “What madam, your

workouts are such a waste if you are not going to be strict with your diet!” Then he takes on the role of my counsellor.
Later, he consoles me saying, “Madam, it’s okay. Let’s not check your weight when you know you’ve put on. But try to follow the diet and workout schedule strictly”.

My target
That makes me happy. I don’t have to go through the ordeal of checking my weight and getting depressed. That’s so de-motivating.

Once, I made up my mind to follow a strict diet-exercise regimen without checking my weight. It worked. I was lighter by five kilos.

My instructor complemented me for getting onto the right track. For a while, my weight remained static. He advised me to consult a dietician.

I reasoned that I would rather spend on fruits and other diet food. And of course, if I exercised self-control, I knew I would get results, quick.

I told my instructor to let me try this for some time. At the end of a week, I was encouraged. I have resolved to stick to this plan and reach my target soon.