I was doing what most people call ‘stress eating’. People tend to take it lightly and think that it’s a habit that you can get rid of easily. Wrong!! Stress eating is a serious issue and it should not be taken lightly. I know how hard it was for me to get rid of that life harming habit.
It wasn’t until I looked at myself in the mirror. My fat, overweight, about to blow up self in the mirror. I felt so horrible when I realized what I was doing to myself and my body.
My uncle had already passed away so there was no one left to guide me. It was on that day… the day I looked in the mirror… that I decided to change the way I live and treat myself.
I quitted eating all the junk food and joined a gym near my house. I still remember I couldn’t even run a mile on my first day, I fainted after 30 mins of workout on my second day and had no motivation to even look in the direction of the gym on the third. But, I knew I had to do this… I knew I had to be fit for the sake of my physical and mental health.
I kept going to the gym and before you know it, I lost a considerable amount of weight and became a gymaholic (a person who is addicted to the gym).
Of course, I knew that too much gym will also harm my health so I went to the gym five days and took two days for rest each week while following a strict diet plan provided by my trainer.
Today, I am a successful photographer, writer, and gym freak. Also, I know which food groups must be consumed in what quantity.
I’m glad that I made that decision to join a gym. And I’m so thankful to god for teaching me a much-needed lesson… Too Much Of Anything Is Bad.
-By Mohit Bansal Chandigarh