Doesn’t the above quote ring true? However, for all its inspirational value, the quote fails to account the challenges faced when actually reaching our weight loss and fitness goals. Whatever your fitness situation may be, there’s one thing that’ll always remain constant: the importance of dedicated, unrelenting effort. Here are 6 celebs that made this their mantra, and met their fitness goals...
- Parineeti Chopra
- Arjun Kapoor
- Alia Bhatt
- Adnan Sami
- Sonakshi Sinha" title="Sonakshi Sinha" >Sonakshi Sinha
- Kareena Kapoor Khan
Bubbly Parineeti is known for her excellent performances, as well as her killer weight loss and body transformation. The actress dropped 8 whole sizes, and our jaws too. How did she do this? Well, all she hit the gym. With intense weight training, yoga, and rigorous cardio, the actress soon went from a size 38 to 30.
Arjun, or Fubu, as he was referred to before his acting career, weighed around 130 kilos before he decided to change things up. 4 years of hard work in the form of intense CrossFit, deadlifting, circuit training, and workouts with Bollywood’s fitness king, Salman Khan, and he lost a ton of weight and transformed the actor into a chiselled, muscled hunk.
Did you know that when Alia auditioned for Student of the Year, Karan Johar told her he would offer her the leading role only if she lost about 20 kilos of weight in 6 months? The talented actress took on the challenge and began an intense weight loss exercise routine with Yasmin Karachiwala.
A couple of years ago, Adnan Sami weighed 206 kilos, and now is about 75 kilos. Yes, you read right. The singer was obese, required a wheelchair to move around, and his health was critical. In 2006, he went on a low-carb, high-protein diet as part of his weight loss program. He then began his workout routine, and started to lose about 10 kilos a month, after which he could stand longer, and walk more, and found the motivation to keep going.
Did you know that before Sonakshi wowed the masses with her acting skills, she weighed around 90 kilos? Determined to make a mark in the industry, the actress began swimming, cycling, and playing tennis like there was no tomorrow. The actress admitted that losing weight was quite difficult for her, and she’s “allergic to the gym”, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
For new moms struggling with post-pregnancy weight, the gorgeous Kareena Kapoor Khan is someone who is truly inspirational. With the help of her dietician Rujuta Diwekar, and a rigorous workout routine with her BFF, Amrita Arora, Bebo managed to shed about 12 kilos just 7 months after the birth of her baby boy. Kareena said, “My aim is not just to lose the weight. It may take long, but I want to feel light, happy and energetic throughout the process." Bebo, we couldn’t agree more.
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