When I look back, what I remember the most was being bullied for being weak and skinny.
I was just a thin kid and had absolutely no strength. My father was a star athlete during his school days and I looked up to him as my source of motivation.
It was him who taught me about the importance of being fit. He got me into working out at home by making me do bodyweight exercises.
I started my home workout with a pair of 5-kilo dumbbells and that was the beginning of my chase for a better physique.The Social Media Bug
I craved for an aesthetic body mostly because I was hooked on to at looking at fitness influencers. This led me to join a real gym for the first time in my life.
Though I did start working out, my diet was still crap. I was eating whatever I got my eyes on. I went in hard at the gym but since my diet was bad, I saw little to no results. Frustration followed suit and I quit hitting the gym.The Second Attempt
College days brought me back to the gym. But I still lacked the needed diet and the desi gym trainers were still very misleading.
Luckily, I got myself a separate room in the hostel. This helped me store my own food and not share. Still, I was bro-dieting and eating eggs.
The trainers I consulted just took the money and never really helped me with the nutrition. Then came in the myths about whey protein, but my parents didn't let me buy it. Anyhow, I convinced them and bought a tub with high hopes. Again, I failed!The Luring World Of Steroids
Some trainers tried to sell me steroids making baseless claims like only steroids will get you big and get you abs. The guys you see shredded are all on steroids. If you want to look like models, you have to get on steroids. Luckily, I was intelligent enough to not do it.The Turning Point
The very first guy who actually helped me was my online friend. He was the one who told me about the importance of dieting and calorie counting.
He saw my images and asked me to get on a bulk first and then cut out to see how much muscle I had actually put on. His help brought about a lot of visible changes in my body.
Then I came across Pratik Thakkar, the co-founder of GetSetGo Fitness. He busted all the myths in my head and made me further understand the science of dieting. I trained under his guidance and got into the best shape of my life.