So here’s my story…After I came from Ahmedabad I joined for swimming classes. Why? When I suffered from L4-L5 disc prolapse and was bed ridden…I thought to myself, what if this is gonna be my life…what if I won’t be able to walk like before, etc. I felt upset as I thought about my whole world turning upside down…and that’s when I told myself if I am able to gain back the strength to walk I would love to learn swimming and how to play the piano before I die.
So it was a slow and steady plan.
2015-2016 # bed ridden to walking.
2016-2018# practice normal household chores that would help me strengthen my muscles.
2018-2019# joined yoga that made my body fit enough to learn swimming.
April 2019# joined swimming lessons.
So last monthI enrolled myself for swimming lessons. My cousins joined me too. It was fun to wake up at 5.30am and go triple seat to the classes and learn along with them. Also after the class we would feel super hungry, so we would go to a nearby restaurant and have breakfast. I will post the pic we took. My hubby has also joined swimming on weekends. It feels nice to have him join me in my journey towards fitness. 💜
I continued with my yoga classes. My teacher Mrs. Luluva Hussein….was happy to see my progress. I could do a supported headstand. I even got a hug from her. Oh, she is adorable, a friendly cum strict teacher. I love her. 💜 My progress is the end result of her dedicated efforts. She did not give up on me. She would carefully observe and patiently push me to become the best version of myself. She is empathetic. What I love the most about her is that she can find and nurture one’s hidden potential.
By the end of April my sister-in-law had to start off with her night duty. She is professional nurse. So mum and me packed our bags and headed off to Ahmedabad to take care of the kids. Now here(yup, I am still in Ahmedabad) some days were awesome while some went in depression. One day, it just happened like all those other days, a button in my brain just switched off and then I became numb to what’s going on around me. My responses were delayed or zilch. I was drowsy and sleepy most of the day and everything felt gloomy. Doing a normal chore felt hugely difficult. Panic attack would seep in at night, making me a night owl. 🦉 I would sit in the backyard in the dark lonely night. I must commend my family’s bravery for dealing with my depressive and anxiety episodes. Also, in such severe cases my SOS meds help. However, patience is the key here for it took quite some days to end.
Finally, yesterday I was back with full swing. Cooked pasta for kids, made a cool Goan Xacuti Chicken curry for my family…..I wish I get the time and energy to make pizza for my nieces before I leave. I will leave in two days. Oh, btw I practiced my headstands here. I would go to the gym here and while everyone were wrapping themselves around equipments I was on the yoga mat practicing all that Luluva taught me. It was fun. I also continued swimming and the coach here taught me a better version of breaststroke. Yesterday evening I finally got better at it and I swam lengths of the pool with my brother. The most beautiful moment was when he went underwater and we looked at eachother and he showed me a sign with his fingers that said “. ‘good’ …..or ‘nice’ ….or ‘much better than whatever crap you were doing yesterday’ ….lol😄😄
I immediately thought of my blog. I have to blog this. It’s such a wonderful moment. Then, yesterday was my mum’s birthday. So we cut a cake and went for dinner to The Ummed, Ahmedabad. An exotic 5 star hotel. So after 6 months of conscious eating yesterday I enjoyed my dinner to the best. I loved the Bharwan Kulcha….stuffed with cheese. Every bite felt amazing and worth the wait. I also enjoyed the double choco chunk ice-cream….that was smooth…..
Well from tomorrow my healthy lifestyle begins….and until now I have lost 4 kgs….more to go…more to go.
I am waiting to go back, hug my dad for the longest moment and then go to my room…..relax out and start with my routine of yoga, swimming, teaching English…..and cook special dishes on weekends for my cousins and my dear hubby.
That’s all for now…
Love you all. Have a pleasant day🌹. Make the most out of it.