Known for her bubbly vibe, actress Genelia D’Souza knows how to don several hats with equal aplomb. From being a refined actress to a steadfast companion to a devoted mother, she has aced all roles. And recently, we got a glimpse of another fierce side of her when she decided to embark on a fitness journey.
She clocked a six-week fitness journey while promising to stay focused on this path forever. Going from 59.4 kg to 55.1 kg was anything but easy. However, with sheer determination and commitment to a healthier lifestyle, she was able to hit the mark. Her workout was a mix of cardio, weight, and strength training. Her success proved that if a woman decides to do it, she always emerges successful by conquering her fears or insecurities.
Genelia D’Souza fought her fear with determination
In the first week, Genelia confessed her faltering thoughts and insecurities about taking up this 6-week challenge. In an Instagram video, she admitted, “Week 1- Unsure, underconfident, uncertain.”
Being a woman with no façade, she kept sharing snippets of her unfiltered journey all over social media. In a video, she was seen hitting the gym at 5:30 am and struggled a lot in weight-lifting with help from her trainer.
She even added, “I don’t know whether I can do this.”
The world of fitness seems like that of glamour or glitz. But Genelia showed up to show her raw and authentic side of her journey. And, she dived into these challenges for herself and healthy life, instead of external validation.
One of her captions read, “Fitness isn’t just about glamourizing it. It’s about all those emotions that one goes through, before the journey, during the journey, and after the journey. Fail or Fly but I’m taking this journey.”
Keeping the fun element alive
Genelia D’Souza is hands down the queen of funky reels. She’s best known for her jovial nature, and her social media is a testimony to that. Even during her workout, she didn’t miss out on easing it up and having fun. In one of her videos, she shows us her goofy side by playing around in the gym and using a stack of dumbbells as piano keys.
She added a caption that said, “Day 1 of the 6 weeks workout plan ahead. But not without some fun.” In a note, she added: “When it’s the time to work out and you think it’s time to party.”
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Coming out stronger and better
Genelia battled all odds to reach her desired mark. Her wonderful transformation has driven her to make fitness an integral part of her life. She wishes to commit to it forever, and not just for now.
She penned down a beautiful note which reads, “I want fitness to be a part of my life, I want to not get disheartened every time I binge and I also want to be aware that there’s a reason it’s called cheat meals and not your regular diet.”
Further, she added, “I want to be able to talk, every time my scale shows a higher weight without feeling guilty about it and I want to also make it evident that, just weight in fitness, is not the only thing that matters but rather muscle development, agility, flexibility matters too.”
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Importance of family support for Genelia D’Souza
Genelia, a mom of two, kept sharing snippets of her workout regime that clearly told us that she had the constant support of her husband, Riteish Deshmukh, who gave his equal share in making this journey a success for her.
We root for you Gene, and we wish to see you doing wonders in life! #GoGeneGo!