How far can you go against all odds?
Can you fight against medical and physical challenges to shed 23 kg of weight naturally?
Do you think you can chase your dreams when everyone else around you is pushing you down?
If the questions mentioned above compel you to ask yourself, “Am I chasing my dreams against all odds? or Am I giving up on them?” then get ready to witness a journey that will inspire you.
No matter where you are at this point in life, whether you are enjoying the spring of your life or you have lost your path in a desert on a summer afternoon or you are struggling in a jungle under a thunderstorm. One thing you must know, no matter where you are now, you have to keep going, you have to keep pushing and you have to keep chasing your dreams.
“Life is like riding a bicycle… To keep your balance you must keep moving” – Albert Einstein
In life there are moments when you feel like losing hope and giving up on your dreams, this is when you need something called the MOTIVATION. Yes, motivation is your driving force that will keep you going even when the forces of adversities are ready to crush you. And there is no better motivation than listening to an INSPIRATIONAL STORY of a true dreamer.
It is my mission to inspire all of you and keep you going by simplifying the wisdom of the universe and sharing highly inspiring and true to life success stories through this blog. I take immense pleasure to celebrate the phenomenal success of all the awesome people whom I have witnessed while they were transforming their lives.
The stories on this blog are not stories of fiction, but they are stories of true transformation that will inspire you and motivate you to think “If they can do it, I can do it too.”
Today on Awesome People – Awesome Stories, I am featuring an INDOMITABLE SOUL, who has risen above all odds to transform her physical and spiritual existence by losing 23 kg weight and overcoming fear, insecurity, humiliation and medical issues. This story is about Anjali Zarkar, a young lawyer from Pune, India. I know Anjali since 2012 and her transformation has been truly phenomenal.
A Woman with Indomitable Spirit – Anjali’s Success Story
I was born in an ordinary family and I was brought up with very little luxury. I grew up in the environment where dreaming or nurturing a dream in the mind is treated like an Extravaganza. But believe me, I was born to be a dreamer!!
From the moment I got a sense of this world, from then until now I have painted infinite dreams on the huge canvas of my mind with the colors of my imagination. In spite of the ruthless and harsh critics I received from the so-called “Society,” I still lived each and every dream of mine.
My mother has always been there for me to motivate me. She used to read books to me. She taught me to read even before I could go to school. Through my mother, I read a lot of literature during my infant days which in normal circumstances no child can think of reading.I read Hindu scriptures like Upanishads, Maha Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharata and many more. By reading these books at an early stage of life my imagination and thought power expanded beyond my age limits.
The best luxury in the world is not only to have the richness of money or the luxury of materialistic things (yes, definitely these things are important) but more than this, having the luxury of thoughts, imagination, and willpower is the real crux to achieve your motive on this earth.
Childhood and adolescence are a bliss. But this is not true for everyone, especially to those who are suffering from any kind of disabilities in the body, mental and physical syndromes, diseases or any other irregularities.
To have a plump and chubby baby is a matter of pride for all parents, but when this chubbiness transforms into obesity it is no longer a matter of pride.
Obesity is one of the biggest monsters which spoils childhood & destroys many innocent lives. I was a victim of childhood obesity which lasted for many years and became the main reason for spoiling my school and college life.
I lived my adolescent life in grief and with an inferiority complex that I am an abnormal person, who does not deserve any kind of love and respect in life. I was not the only one responsible for this image I made of myself. Our society has some norms for beauty. For most of the people, beauty is always external and should be visible to the eyes like Fair complexion, Charming features, Slim body, Symmetrical face etc and the list goes on and on. For a girl or a boy who does not have these beauty norms, they have to face difficulty in life.
The problems I faced in my childhood are mental abuse, insult, humiliation, and degradation from my parents, school teachers, friends and neighbours just because I was fat, chubby and ugly. Well, what is my fault if my body carried my parents and forefathers genes of obesity? When I am their blood and flesh how can they blame me and bring my moral down by taunting me all the time that I am fat, ugly and I don’t deserve any success in life? I know this is not the mentality of my parents.
Many fat and chubby children face similar problems where their parents blame them for their physical appearance. I would like to ask all the parents out there Is it really logical and rational to blame your own child and always harass him or her for their physical abnormalities?”
In which way do you think it will help your child to grow up and solve this problem? It’s the cruelest way to treat your child in this way, where you are disregarding the gift of God you were wishing for the most.
Please wake up and support your child. Maybe the whole world can stand against your child but if a child is well supported by his parents no impediment can dare to stop him.
At the age of 16, I became a victim of PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – which is a disease related to irregular menstrual cycle). When normally a girl gets her menstrual cycle once in a month, I used to get it every week. I used to have a heavy flow which used to last for 8 to 9 days which is dangerous. The blood count in my body reduced to the lowest level and my weight increased up to 85 kg.
I became pale and had swelling in my body. I was bedridden for months waiting for this nightmare to get over. The ruthless conduct I received from my father and school teachers, during this time span in spite of my illness crushed my self-confidence and self-esteem.
Even though the time was rough and hard on me, I was always thankful to God. In that moment of pain and suffering, I was determined that this will be the first and last time I will be bedridden in my life. On that bed, I made a commitment to myself that “One day I will become the most beautiful, most attractive and strongest woman I ever know.” People can see my fatness and ugly face, but I was able to see the beauty, charm, and spotlessness of my soul beyond their limits because I am special.
After spending my school and college life in inferiority complex because of my physical appearance, In 2010 I finally came across The Secret documentary made by Rhonda Byrne. When I saw the Secret documentary my perception towards my life changed completely. Many people who watched the Secret experienced the same and have transformed their lives. With the positive note of the secret, I changed my entire thought pattern.
Having said all this, the journey was not all that easy. Initially, I struggled a lot to replace my negative mindset. In this process that I followed, I learnt that no matter what your situation is, whether you have something or not, or whether you are going through a rough phase in life, all we need is self-motivation and endless efforts to move ahead.
The road which you have chosen to reach your destination has its own distance and you alone will have to walk this road in spite of all the pain and hardships that may come of the journey.
And this is exactly what I did. Throughout my pain and tears, I pushed myself through the situations of life. In this journey, I met Dr. Pradnya Joshi Deshmukh, my doctor and an angel sent by the universe, who treated me with homoeopathy medicines and batch flower remedy and made me completely fit and fine.
I am happy to say that all my psychological and physical problems have been cured very well. It was her constant counselling, treatment, and motivation through her coaching from the Secret and other great authors that I got the confidence to stand and become brave in life and fight against all the challenges.
The most Important things which I followed are:
I read a lot of books on Law of Attraction and took all the positive messages from them. I maintained a diary where I wrote my entire journey of life till date. I used to meditate when things went wrong. In this process, I realised that I spoiled many things and much more happiness in my life by my own hands just because I had a lack of patience.
Always remember there is no lack of will, but there is a lack of patience.
After I realised this, I made efforts to maintain my thoughts and learned to wait and have patience. I am still learning to wait for the best things to happen in my life.
I used to meditate for hours and hours in the initial days to be focused on what I want. A good figure, a glazing face, glamour, job, money etc. I wrote down what all I want as if it has already appeared in my life. For e.g. “Now my hair is thick and dark brown in colour, my eyes are beautiful and dark brown in colour, my body is now totally healthy and fit”.
I have reduced 23 kg with the proper protein diet and weight training and now my weight is 60 kg.
My fat percentage totally decreased and muscle percentage increased. Whatever affirmations I had written in my book came true after one year. They are still realising.
I became fair, my skin became clean and my hair has become thick and brown naturally. The most amazing thing is that I wrote a wish in my diary that I want dark brown eyes. I have black eyes and I wanted them to be dark brown just like my father’s eyes. After writing this wish and after affirming and meditating every day, my eye colour has turned dark brown as I had wished for. I have old photographs where my eyes are black in colour and in the new photographs, there is a drastic change visible in the colour of my eyes.
One needs to take efforts and have patience.
Meditate for half an hour every day. (Learn the coolest way of doing meditation)
Focus on what you want. Write down and maintain your own diary and then let it go. Don’t think about it. (Let It Go – Know the true meaning of it.)
Focus on your hobbies. Take time to do what you love to do. It can be gym work-out, dancing or any activity which makes you fatigue and uses your physical energy.
Exercise grooms your personality and a good personality can achieve many goals easily in life.
Lack of confidence comes from a lack of patience and haste to make things happen.
Things will happen at the right time. You need to be persistent, cool, and calm and let the magic unfold by itself.
Aligning yourself with positive vibration all the time is a challenging task, but I am asking you to do the same.
Make a clear vision of your life and your mind all the time. When I look at myself in the mirror today I look exactly like what I had dreamed to look like.
From the age of 10, I had always dreamed of becoming this fit and strong. It is never too late or early. Moments together make your whole time to collect the vision you have painted by your imagination. Let the time do its work and you do yours.
I have learned many occult sciences to date. Meditation helped me to realise the occult world which is beyond the called “rational world” we live in. I have learned astrology, numerology, Reiki and enjoy the learnings of these great sciences. I feel whatever I am learning now is real and makes me happier.
My goal now is to help people to achieve their aim in life. My heartfelt gratitude to the secret team, thesecret.tv official website and my secret family group on Facebook. I have made many friends who keep motivating me. I am thankful to Dr Pradnya Deshmukh, my Reiki teacher – Dr Manasi Agnihotri, my astrologer guide – Abhijit Jadhav, my uncle who is my numerology guide – Mahaveer Sangalikar and my inspiration of fitness, fitness mentor and my coach international physic athlete – Mr Rensu Chandran.
My special thanks to Ajay Sir(Awesome AJ). He is a great human being and motivates all the time. His quotes and writings have always inspired me to achieve my aim in life. It’s not easy to be motivated all the time. Even today I sometimes feel the darkness of dismay. Hopelessness comes in when the process, of realising my dreams is delayed. But hats off to Ajay sir, not even a single time I have seen him complaining about situations. I take great pleasure in displaying myself as a life transformer on his website. I hope my story will give relief to all those lovely children and people who are victim to obesity and other physical disabilities.
Just believe, that dreams do come true but the most difficult part is believing in your dreams with blind eyes and chasing it with broken legs even when no one else believes or has trust in your dreams.
What I mean is, that when your time is rough and you are running out of resources and when you feel that you cannot take it anymore, just remember the blaze of fire within your heart about your aim and go on! This way all your dreams will be realised. Wish you all the best for your future prospects.
The Universe is always there to help you!
I believe Anjali’s story has inspired you to live your dreams in spite of all the odds. No matter what your goals are or what you dream of, remember you are destined to live your dreams. But no one will serve you all your dreams on a plate and say “Here it is, take your dreams”.
You must learn your lessons from Anjali’s journey and apply them in your own life.
What did you have learned from Anjali? Share your learning, motivation, and experience in the comment section at the end of this post.
Infinite gratitude to Anjali for sharing her story with utmost passion and emotions to inspire all of us.
Finally in Anjali’s words “If you trust your dreams with blind eyes and chase it with broken legs, then you can realise them”.
Cheers to this “Woman with Indomitable Spirit”.
Stay Motivated, Stay Awesome
If Anjali’s story has inspired you then do share it with others. Especially, if you know any kid who is obese and is losing his/her life, then share it with them for sure, this story will be a ray of hope in their moment of darkness.