How I Started My Fitness Journey

Discover how I transformed my life through a dedicated fitness journey and found strength I never knew I had.

How I Started My Fitness Journey
Starting a fitness journey can be daunting, especially when you find yourself at a low point both physically and mentally. Nine months ago, I was at such a crossroads. Little did I know that this decision would not only reshape my body but also revolutionize my entire lifestyle. Here’s my story of determination, hard work, and transformation.
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The Beginning of a Transformation

Nine months ago, in September 2023, I found myself at the weakest point both physically and mentally. Life had taken its toll, and I knew I needed a change. Instead of merely aiming to be less weak, I made a firm resolution to become the strongest version of myself. This marked the beginning of my fitness journey, a journey that would completely transform my life.

Making a Plan and Taking Action

Determined to see this through, I decided to take concrete steps. The first thing I did was time-block my calendar for regular gym sessions. I treated these appointments with the same importance as work meetings, ensuring that nothing would interfere with my gym time. Additionally, I hired a personal trainer to guide me through the process, understanding that expert advice was crucial to avoid injury and to maximize my efforts.
Being a vegetarian, increasing my protein intake was a significant challenge. It required a lot of research and creativity to find high-protein, plant-based foods that would support my muscle growth and recovery. I also made a conscious effort to surround myself with friends who were into fitness themselves. Their enthusiasm and support provided me with motivation and kept me accountable.

The Brutal Early Days

The first month was absolutely brutal. The soreness was intense, and there were days when every muscle in my body screamed in protest. I felt frustrated, wondering if I had taken on more than I could handle. Yet, I pushed through, knowing that this pain was a necessary part of the transformation process.

Building Resilience and Routine

Month two was all about continuing the routine and getting used to the soreness and fatigue. I began to understand the importance of consistency and the long-term benefits of sticking to the plan. The soreness became a familiar, almost welcome reminder that I was working towards something significant.

Small Wins and Growing Confidence

By the third month, I started to see the first small results. These changes were subtle and visible only to me, but they were immensely encouraging. They provided the motivation I needed to keep going. Each small win built my confidence and reinforced my commitment to the journey.

Leaps and Bounds

Months four to six were a period of rapid progress. The results began to show up by leaps and bounds. My strength increased, my endurance improved, and the physical changes became more noticeable. This period was much easier than the initial months, as I had built a solid foundation and the routine had become a natural part of my life.

A New Lifestyle

Looking back, I am incredibly grateful that I started my fitness journey when I did. It has completely changed my life, not just physically, but also mentally and emotionally. Fitness has become a new lifestyle that I hold onto for my health and mental wellness. Moreover, it has connected me with a whole new community of friends and supporters who share my passion for fitness.

The Ongoing Journey

My fitness journey is far from over. It is an ongoing process of growth and self-improvement. Each day brings new challenges and opportunities to push my limits and discover what I am capable of. I am excited to continue this journey and to see where it takes me.
If you are considering starting your own fitness journey, my advice is to take the first step. It will be challenging, and there will be moments of doubt and frustration. But the rewards, both seen and unseen, are worth every bit of effort. Start today, and commit to becoming the strongest version of yourself.
P.S.: I document my fitness journey on my alt-Instagram account here if you want to follow it!
Vensy Krishna

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Vensy Krishna

No-code operator and educator.