Name: Vijay Katariya
Highest weight recorded: 110 kilos
Weight lost: 40 kilos
The turning point: A friend of mine who was very lean earlier toned his body and became such a handsome, muscular man. Before that, I had never thought about hitting the gym myself but when I saw him transform, I wanted to get fit as well. He motivated me to join his gym along with him and there I met the mentor I still worship. My friend and my mentor were true reasons behind my life changing for the better.
My breakfast: Muesli, an apple, protein shake and 8 egg whites
My lunch: 250 grams of boiled chicken with one bowl of vegetable and curd
My dinner: Steamed vegetable, 4 egg whites and protein shake
I indulge in: I don't indulge in junk snacks anymore. I just take one apple, green tea and a bowl of oats without salt every evening.
My workout : I don't stick to one thing. I try all sorts of things and lately, I have indulged in running, HIIT, weight lifting and even yoga.
Duration it took me to sculpt shoulders: 2 months on working on shoulders after I had started working out.
Workout specific to shoulders:
Shoulder press with dumbbells
Upright rowing and barbell shrugs
Most effective exercises for shoulders: I love all exercises and I think it is only the right combination of them which gets you the desired results but I think upright rowing and barbell shrugs can be called the most effective.
What are the lifestyle changes that I made?
I incorporated a regular exercise routine in my life and have made sure that I never ever go without it. Along with it, a balanced diet and time management are the two crucial elements. If you don't make time for fitness in your life, you can never get the results you desire. Time management is of utmost importance.
What shape do I see myself 10 years down the line?
I want to look like Jason Statham. He is my role model and my driving force.
Low-calorie recipes I swear by:
I think steamed vegetables is one of the best and most nutritive recipes.
Fitness secrets I unveiled: Fitness is a combination of two things in the ratio 3:7. It is three parts exercise while seven parts of it are about the right diet. I eat everything but I follow moderation.
How do I stay motivated?
I keep participating in various fitness pageants. To make my candidature strong, I have to make sure that I stay fit. I have lately won many awards and titles. I bagged the first position in powerlifting competition Delhi 2017. In a fitness model competition in the same year, I bagged the third prize. I was among the finalists in a fitness competition in 2016 at Uttar Pradesh. And these are only the recent ones. Getting recognition is what keeps me going.
Lessons learnt from weight loss: Who doesn't like to look smart? That's what I got when I became fit. I have become presentable and love the way I look. Plus, it is the healthiest way to lead your life, so, why not?