Meet Randeep Thakur. Victim of Post Partum Depression. Gained 7 kgs in 2 months.
Yes, Post Partum Depression is REAL.
It is not just a fancy name to the crib of millions of hormonal mothers worldwide who are frustrated with changing diapers in the middle of the night, NO. And it certainly isn’t an excuse forwarded by lazy ladies to justify their cravings or their lack of motivation. Like many other forms of depression, Post Partum Depression is a clinical phenomenon that can greatly increase stress and cortisol levels, thereby affecting health and happiness, often to a critical extent. And it is a potent reason why women tend to give in to the post-delivery weight gain with a defeatist attitude.
But potent or not, there’s nothing that cannot be overcome if you set your mind to it. Fitmag presents the transformation journey of Randeep Thakur, who beat the baby blues to emerge the strong and confident mother and role model for her two children.
Fitness wasn’t alien to her, but the post partum blues that crippled her after her second child, threated to drag her under and send her on a spiralling weight gain. But like they say, where there is a will, there is a way. Randeep fought back by reaching out to like-minded people and seeking inspiration where it truly lies. She joined the S.Q.U.A.T.S. group and her journey with SQUATS made her realize the importance of nutrition and weight training. And with the right guidance, she lost oodles of weight, and gained back all the confidence that makes her a super woman today!
“I’ve made fitness a lifestyle, and this journey is not going to stop ever!” Randeep exclaims enthusiastically today.
It is true that depression can beat down the best of us. And oftentimes, the internal reserves of motivation may not be enough to carry us through. At such times, all we need to do is to look for help. ‘Ask and you will receive.’
Fitmag congratulates Randeep Thakur and wishes her all the best on her journey ahead! And today, we would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the millions of mothers worldwide who are battling day in and day out to give their little ones a good life, and to keep the negative of depression at bay.
You are all truly strong and beautiful as you are. RESPECT.
– The Fitmag Team