Sometimes, the hardest part of the journey to any goal is to stay motivated. When the goal line starts to look fuzzy in the distance, it can be super inspiring to revel in other people’s successes and be reminded that if they can do it, then so can I.
At HealthifyMe, we love to celebrate the success of individuals who have decided to put their health and happiness first. Here are a few inspiring weight loss stories that show how these individuals, armed with determination, self-love, and motivation, set, reached, and often exceeded their goals to lead healthier, fitter, and more satisfying lives.
You can get inspiration from people who have been where you are now and have lost weight. Start with these 5 transformation stories from people who dropped the extra kilos and got healthier.
#1 Pranay Shah
Pranay is a Sales Manager at an MNC. His job includes frequent travel due to which his lifestyle had turned haywire. He would often indulge in unhealthy food on his various business trips. He found it difficult to prioritize his health, which led to weight gain.
After spending some time introspecting, he realised he had his entire life ahead of him and that there are things he wanted to achieve. The first thing on that list was to get fit and healthy.
“Only with good health can a person think of progressing,” says Pranay. Multiple factors led him to start on a fitness journey on HealthifyMe!
“I came to know about the HealthifyMe app through one of my relatives, and I downloaded it to see what it was all about. Who knew it would lead to this?” says a satisfied Pranay.
Pranay lost a whopping 18 kgs in 11 months.
#2 Vertika Singh
Vertika Singh was slim and super active during her school days. She started to gain weight after finishing school and also developed a hormonal imbalance.
She was later also diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, which had led to her feeling lethargic and lazy. Her running speed reduced to half, and she felt like doing nothing most of the time.
“I saw myself as a person who weighed very heavy and whose tummy kept peeping out of the body surface. It was during the lockdown that I decided to set weight loss as a goal,” says Vertika.
Vertika lost 11 to 12 kgs in 3 months with HealthifyMe. She lost extra fat from the thigh, stomach, sides, neck, and arms!
“I feel great and confident. The best part is that I can flaunt my healthy body and can look good in clothes of my choice. I can now surely say that I contributed my bit in ‘Fit India’” says a proud Vertika Singh.
#3 Nitesh Gandhi
Nitesh Gandhi had started to gain weight during his school days when he was about 14 to 15 years old. The weight gain was due to poor nutrition, and no one in his family had the correct knowledge of nutrition to guide him on the same. An incident during his younger days helped him decide to transform his unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle.
“One day while searching online on google and play store I found the HealthifyMe app and started using it,” says Nitesh.
Initially Nitesh weighed 105 kg, with HealthifyMe he lost 37 kgs in 1.5 years and weighed 68 kgs. But he also wanted to gain back the lost muscle and decided to increase his weight by increasing his muscle mass. “I started weight training and changed my calorie intake. I currently weigh 76 kg, I want to reach my new goal by weighing 78 kg,” says a happy Nitesh.
He says, “People used to say bhai tu to aadha ho gaya, smart ho gaya, kaise kiya, bahut mehnat ki hai ladke ne!” He feels great and proud and sets new goals each time he reaches an existing goal!
#4 Anshu Gupta
Anshu Gupta is a Chartered accountant. She had to stop all her physical activities due to a twisted ankle. In a matter of 4 months, with no physical activity, Anshu gained 4 kgs. And it did not stop at that. The extra weight caused health issues such as back, hip, and knee pain. Anusha perceived this as an alarm for her to wake up and prioritize her health.
It was Anshu’s husband who informed her about the HealthifyMe app. “We found this to be the best app to track Indian food calories,” says Anusha.
Anshu lost 3 kgs and 1 inch from her waist and hips. She also noticed improvements in her flexibility.
“My husband compliments me by saying I look more beautiful and younger!” says a beaming Anusha.
Anshu encourages others to be positive and to never ignore one’s health.
#5 Dr. Darshan
Dr. Darshan is a 29-year-old gynecologist working in Bangalore. He had a very stressful and busy lifestyle with absolutely no focus on fitness and nutrition.
Dr. Darshan has always been overweight, even while growing up. He was focused on his studies and academics, neglecting sports and physical activity. Dr. Darshan weighed 112 kgs by the age of 24. The highest weight recorded was 117 at 29 years. Being a doctor, he always knew the health consequences but never had the right push and motivation to start a weight loss journey.
One of his colleagues introduced him to HealthifyMe 2 years ago, but he didn’t take it seriously. Later in February 2020, he got to know more about the app from YouTube & social media which helped him to decide to join the HealthifyMe app.
“My friends and family are the happiest, and in fact, I have become a celebrity. Many of them have been influenced by my results,” says an elated Darshan.
“After all this achievement, I feel so good about myself and I have won over my weakness and insecurities,” says Darshan
Inspiring transformations such as these help us stay motivated and strive to reach our goals.
If you think you have fallen off the fitness wagon, jump right back on with HealthifyMe!
Disclaimer: All the above-mentioned people were able to achieve their weight loss goals through customized diet and workout plans. Results may vary for you.