He is 40 years of age, 5 ft 4 inch and weighed 88 kgs with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and pre-diabetic. He was a sure shot recipe for disaster. But, as they say, better late than never- sense prevailed and Aurobindo Saha came to his senses. The first thing he then did was to quit smoking. He realized it was just a matter of saying ‘I Can’. Soon thereafter started his exercise routine and the result of all the hard work is that today he has lost weight, he is a runner and he is a positive example for others in Kolkata and is an Active Sunday Champion for Kolkata. Let us hear his story of transformation in his own words.
Quoting from the movie “The God Father II”… “Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money, more than power”. And, we human beings who are so insignificant in the entire universe, however, claim ourselves to be the most intelligent living beings, forget this very fact. What a Pity that is.
My story was somewhat this –5 years ago, I weighed 88 Kgs had all the possible medical issues such as high cholesterol, high LDL, high blood pressure, getting nearly diabetic- the best combinations that one can have. However, I came to senses sooner and quit smoking first. I quit not because of these medical issues but one day, I just decided I had enough of smoking and it’s enough now. This is when I got the feeling ‘I Can’. I soon started to exercise and lost some weight. But, I was unable to sustain the momentum and the routine I had started and sprung back to weighing 90 Kgs with a blood report that guaranteed me a heart attack any day. My doctor only told me ‘come back to your senses’.
Running with the Manhattan Skyline in the background
This is when I started thinking seriously about what could I possibly do to reverse my situation. I came across GOQii as the ‘manna’ from heaven. I purchased it from Amazon. I went for GOQii because I needed an overhaul of my present self and needed a complete lifestyle change assistance. I had a pedometer earlier but that did not help. For lifestyle change a step-monitoring machine like a pedometer and regular fitness band can help to some extent but, the most important help you can get is from the person who guides you in your everyday routine.
Running in the Swiss Alps
This is where technology meets human. GOQii provided me with a coach – Fiza. My coach, hand held me through the journey from October 2016th onwards. Today, in May 2018, I am clearly a much healthy person having lost weight, using the fitness band and following my coach advice. Occasionally, I go in for a Dr Consultant as well to show my blood reports.
With GoQii (note it is not only the band but expertise of my coach Fiza – her nutrition charts, exercise and cardio workout suggestions, motivations, vigilant monitoring of what I am eating when I am sleeping, how is my lifestyle). I am happy to say, I made a positive U-turn in my life.
I run not only to keep myself fit but also to feed my soul. As a traveller, I run where I get a chance and with every run, I build everlasting memories of raw, natural beauty experienced in places across the globe. Each step in these runs brings me closer to the goal of living a healthy lifestyle.
Aurobindo’s Medical chart
I now weigh 69 Kgs, my cholesterol, LDL, HDL, sugar level, BP – are all normal. Initially, I reduced 20 Kgs in 5 months.of being on GOQii.
What does Coach Faiza Nawaz have to say about Aurobindo’s health journey?
“Achievement is impossible without dedication”
These words aptly describe my player, Aurobindo Saha. His dedication and excellent willpower have always enabled him to achieve great milestones in areas of health and other areas of life as well. His health journey started with a health goal of weight loss, reduction of cholesterol and blood pressure. Thanks to his motivation, we could achieve much more than we had planned. The mere weight loss came along with a host of other lifestyle changes such as improved water intake and sleep quality, timely meals, regular exercise etc. His doting efforts to log in his daily activities, food and water enabled me to keep a close watch on his lifestyle. With his readiness and enthusiasm to learn and inculcate new habits, he has managed to achieve milestones that will have a lasting impact on his life. I salute his dedication and brilliant self-control!