Name: Kanzah Syed
Fitness Achievement: Did two fitness transformations during my own journey, currently running online training programs across Social Media platforms.
What made you take up fitness seriously?
I had tried every possible thing to lose weight and have terribly failed at every attempt but 10 yrs back when I was Constipated (as a result of which suffered from piles later), was on the verge of becoming a Thyroid patient, found out that I was also a thalassemic minor patient with hemoglobin as low as 8.2. I had to do something fight the weight gain and all the above illnesses.
What keeps you motivated?
The goal to achieve that perfect physique and to be able to live very healthy life even with PCOD and Thalassemia keeps me motivated.
TIP for all the readers: I have been lost a lot of time, have gone out of track many times but what gets me back is this one phrase- “ Only, you can CHANGE your current situation & you need to FIGHT FOR IT every day.”
What are the hurdles you faced on course to achieving your fitness goals?
When I took charge of my situation and realized that I need to lose weight and need to be healthier. I did my Transformation- lost the required amount of fat from my muscle, built lean muscle, my health complications healed without any operation(thanks to God), energy levels shooting up, No thyroid issues, constipation all gone!
After this I was in the phase of:
“AND SHE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER” but this doesn’t really work in real life. Life attacks you all the time. So it attacked me too. I suddenly slowly and steadily started gaining a lot of weight again after a 1 or so from my transformation and for about 2 yrs I was ignorant towards it because I wasn’t able to accept the fact that how can this happen to me again. Life became miserable, I tried so many things again and I was doing everything right.
Then one day my mother suggested me to see a doctor for my increasing acne/pimples and I went with her and after some analysis, I found out I have got PCOD and that is why I am always bloated, gained a lot of weight and 2 months back I started my Journey again, with PCOD and Thalassemia things are going slow but I have still lost a lot of weight since then and am trying to achieve back that physique.
Who are your role models / Whom do you look up to?
In terms of Fitness: Morellifit, Whitney Simmons, Nikki Blackketter & Jen Heward
What is your current workout program / What was your workout program while training for your fitness goal?
Currently I am on a fitness program: which involves 5-6 days of weight training and 3 days of HIIT routine.
What diet did you follow while training?
I am a fan of Intuitive Dieting: Don’t like to count every single bite or macros. 5-6 Small protein-rich nutrient dense meals with a lot of hydration throughout the day.
Pro tip for Intuitive Eating: “Eat when you feel like eating not because you need to fit some macro profile.” “Stop Eating when you are 2 bites away from being full.”
What is your favourite workout and your favourite body part to exercise?
Favourite Workout has to be BACK & SHOULDERS.
What is your cheat meal?
What supplements have you used and which ones do you find the best?
I have used a lot of supplements.
WHEY PROTEIN: San Titanium Whey, Power Athlete Whey, Dymtize ISO 100, Bcaa: BPI, Power Athlete, Multivitamin:ON, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar : Bragg’s
What are your long-term plans in terms of fitness/career in fitness?
I want to grow in the Fitness industry, Build a strong Community and help all those who are suffering from the issues same as mine.
What are some diet and workout tips you would like to give our readers?
Keep it simple and stick to Intuitive Indian Diet.
Workout smartly and keep supplements to the minimum (nothing is as good as wholesome food)
What is one fitness advice you would like to give every beginner?
Be Patient, go slow without any shortcuts if you want to continue this lifestyle for long. Don’t follow everyone’s advice altogether, do your own research.
Are you offering training/nutrition programs?
Yes, I do.
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