Healthy living, practicing gratitude and nailing work is the short cut to a happy life and preaching the same this Women’s Day, Bala star Yami Gautam spilled the beans on her secret mantra. Advising fans to respect their body instead of abusing it to appear fit, Yami was seen sharing certain health and fitness tips that can help one to bounce back on track. Also Read - Ram Gopal Varma Makes a Cringe-Worthy Women's Day Wish, Says Sorry Alexa

Taking to her Instagram handle, Yami shared a picture from the gym, featuring her in sultry black athleisure wear. Holding a handwritten workout chart, Yami elaborated in the caption, “As much as creatively & professionally 2019 was a great year for me, it also happened to be one of my most difficult years in terms of health & fitness (sic).” Also Read - Entertainment News Today March 09, 2020: Babita Kapoor Mimics Karisma Kapoor's Pose From Mentalhood Poster, Cute Video Goes Viral



Having suffered severe dengue before she had fully recovered from a “terrible neck injury”, Yami was slated to begin shooting for a movie despite the lack of stamina and immunity. “The fear of not being able to perform to the best of my ability as an actor & not ‘looking fit’ gripped me deep within. In the quest to look leaner and adhering to the socially constructed notion that physical attractiveness of a women is one of her most important assets, I foolishly started cutting down on food and completely stopped the much needed carbs. Also In order to ‘appear fit’ during my hectic shoot schedule, followed by another film promotion & ad shoots , I desperately tried working out (sic),” she shared. Also Read - Kalki Koechlin Asks Women to Shatter Stereotypes And Learn to Love Themselves in Her Powerful Women's Day Post

Getting up at 5 am and doing yoga from 5:30 am to 7 am the diva would then leave for a rigorous 12-13 hour shoot day and come back to hit the gym for another hour despite being in “immense pain and barely even getting time for 4 hours of sleep daily.” Yami confided, “Obviously I failed, I failed miserably. My body needed what it needed the most, time to heal. So for me holding this W.O.D means a lot. From the time climbing even 4 steps on a staircase left me breathless to being here has been quite a task (sic).”



Talking about body abuse, Yami asserted, “Point is, we owe our responsibility first towards our own self – body & mind, & not to any external or self-created pressure whatsoever. Your body is your temple so take care of it, respect it , eat healthy-preferably home-cooked, although binging once in a while doesn’t hurt 😉 . But please do not abuse it. Remember to always take one day at a time and make each day special because you my friend deserve it (sic).”

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As much as creatively & professionally 2019 was a great year for me, it also happened to be one of my most difficult years in terms of health & fitness. I was down with severe dengue, after having barely recovered from a terrible neck injury. I had drastically lost my stamina & immunity & had to soon start shooting for a film- where the crew was on hold for me. The fear of not being able to perform to the best of my ability as an actor & not ‘looking fit’ gripped me deep within. In the quest to look leaner and adhering to the socially constructed notion that physical attractiveness of a women is one of her most important assets, I foolishly started cutting down on food and completely stopped the much needed carbs. Also In order to ‘appear fit’ during my hectic shoot schedule, followed by another film promotion & ad shoots , I desperately tried working out. I got up at 5am, did yoga from 5:30am to 7am, left for my 12-13 hour shoot day, came back and again hit the gym for another hour , all this while being in immense pain and barely even getting time for 4 hours of sleep daily. So, obviously I failed, I failed miserably. My body needed what it needed the most, time to heal. So for me holding this W.O.D means a lot. From the time climbing even 4 steps on a staircase left me breathless to being here has been quite a task . Point is, we owe our responsibility first towards our own self – body & mind, & not to any external or self-created pressure whatsoever. Your body is your temple so take care of it, respect it , eat healthy-preferably home-cooked, although binging once in a while doesn’t hurt 😉 . But please do not abuse it. Remember to always take one day at a time and make each day special because you my friend deserve it. P.S.. Thank you Abbas Ali for not just pushing me to laugh after this workout but also my limits everyday @bodyholics & thank you @sarvesh_shashi @smeghe for being an important part of this journey too 🙏🏻 HAPPY WOMEN’ Day 🌷

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On the professional front, Yami Gautam is shooting for Ginny Weds Sunny opposite actor Vikrant Massey. The movie marks Puneet Khanna’s directorial debut. The romantic comedy is bankrolled by Vinod Bachchan and went on floors from September 1 last year.