Does work occupy so much of your time that you don’t find any to keep yourself healthy? Being healthy and active is not about making drastic lifestyle changes or hitting the gym for 2 hours straight. Getting your health on track can be achieved with simple lifestyle changes. Here’s how Dhanalakshmi Kollipara made a switch to her lifestyle!
Life Before GOQii
An assistant manager at Tata Sky, Dhanalakshmi Kollipara from Mumbai is married and has 2 children. Fitness was always on her mind but after the birth of her second child, she had to just work on weight loss. She took a break from work, tried gyms and dieting to reduce weight. However, once she resumed work, being active took a backseat.
Introduction to GOQii
As an initiative of GOQii’s Corporate Wellness Program, Dhanalakshmi Kollipara received a GOQii Tracker along with 3-month subscription. The feature that she found the most alluring was the coaching feature which was absent with other trackers in the market.
After speaking to the GOQii Coach assigned to her, she wanted to set a realistic goal that she could achieve and didn’t want to go overboard. So she decided that her long term goal will be to lose 5-6kgs in 3 months.
Forming Habits and Lifestyle Change
To start her off on her journey, her GOQii Coach advised her to eat a pre and post workout snack. She was also asked to increase her water intake, complete 10k steps every day and walk or cycle for half an hour on weekends.
When Dhanalakshmi’s GOQii Coach explained the reason behind these habits to her, she was convinced and decided to follow them through. She liked the fact that the GOQii Coach’s recommendations were all doable and did not involve any drastic changes to her lifestyle.
She started with half an hour of walking for 4 days a week, 10 mins walk after lunch, taking stairs instead of the lift and taking a stroll every hour. This helped her achieve her 10k daily step count.
Another important habit introduced by her GOQii Coach was Intermittent Fasting, which is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. She continues this habit to date. She has observed this fast for 4-5 days a week for 16 hours. She eats her last meal at 5 PM and then directly eats breakfast the next day at 9 AM. She feels that this is what helped her reduce her weight by 3kgs at the end of her coaching subscription.
Her Experience with GOQii LIVE Coaching
She still continues with the habits set by her GOQii Coach. Although too occupied with work, she continues to do what she can manage.
About face to face coaching, she says that it is the optimum. She also feels that virtual coaching is still better than not having a coach at all. She avoids the internet or the “word of mouth gyaan” that people give and rather trusts the expertise of GOQii Play Coaches.
She usually watches GOQii Play videos on nutrition and medical topics and has currently subscribed to a GOQii Play coach plan for 12 months!
In closing, she says that “Fitness is self-realization and the motivation to follow through must come from within.”
We’re rooting for Dhanalakshmi Kollipara to complete her long term goal and #BeTheForce of a healthy lifestyle!
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