The pics don’t quite tell you about how frustrating & scary it can get to actually start putting yourself first. About how you need to cajole your mind to start working out, about fighting diabetes at such a tender age, about emerging as a winner when you not only lose around more than 10kgs but also get rid of your diabetic pills.
It doesn’t tell what it takes to carry the burden of self doubt & low self esteem in spite of being a successful entrepreneur , what it takes to rise above all of that to practice self love and be confident & happy. Nor does it tell you that your friends and people around who you inspire today were the very ones who made you feel “big & tall” a year back.
It doesn’t capture the bravado it takes to eat mangoes, rice and egg yolks — the struggle to relish these when the whole world smirks in judgement. The pics also don’t capture the joy, the fulfillment of finding oneself, eating practically, pushing weights, running or simply the magic of compliments that you are busy collecting.
But still they tell a story, the story that we all need to hear, that we are only just one step away from eating on time, working out and having a disciplined lifestyle. That life is truly simple, even if we go out of our way to complicate it. Well done Neena, you have inspired each one of us!!