By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Pregnancy is that phase in a woman's life when gaining some extra pounds is totally acceptable. But once the baby arrives, it becomes a stress to wonder how will you lose those extra kilos. For an athlete or a celebrity, the pressure is higher to get back into shape. India's first female wrestler to compete at the Olympic Games and bring home gold, Geeta Phogat proved that a woman should take her own sweet time to get back to their fit self after delivering their baby.
It was in 2019 when Geeta Phogat and her husband, Pawan Saroha had welcomed their son, Arjun Saroha into their lives. It's been one-and-a-half years since Arjun's birth, and Geeta had taken her own sweet time to get rid of her post-pregnancy weight. Geeta made the most of her motherhood phase with her little one, Arjun and when the right time came, she worked hard to get back to her fit self as being an athlete, that's the most important for her.
Taking the help of actor and former India cricket team fast bowler, Salil Ankola's wife, Dr Ria Banerjee Ankola, who is a food therapist, Geeta Phogat transformed into her fit self post-pregnancy. Ria posted a collage of Geeta's transformation and wrote, "This girl and her transformation story is very close to my heart. Yes!!! She back and this time with even more energy. Yes, motherhood made her stronger and look at her beautiful transformation. @geetaphogat my rock star needs no introduction at all."
Revealing what she admired the most in Geeta Phogat, Dr Ria Banerjee Ankola added, "Ever since iv know her she's only inspired me. Her determination and dedication is difficult to match. I remember speaking to her last year when she had just re-started her fitness after her baby. What I respected the most about this strong girl was that even though she wanted to get back her fitness and get ready for the game again, she was very particular that she does not compromise on her baby's nutrition which is such a beautiful thing to see, yes that's what mothers are all about."
Throwing some light on Geeta Phogat's training schedule, Dr Ria Banerjee Ankola continued, "I am so happy that I could help her with that perfect diet which would help her achieve her goals as well as take care of her baby's nutrition. Hats off and kiddos to her. Inspite of being busy with a toddler she made sure she ate right and give 4 hours everyday to her training and may be more as she had to be ready by now."
Calling Geeta Phogat the strongest girl, Dr Ria Banerjee Ankola concluded, "She is undoubtedly the strongest girl I know and I am so proud and happy that my food therapy could be of help to her. And thank you so much dearest Geeta for being what you are and may you always see success and happiness in your life. Lots of love and God bless you always! #geetaphogat #strongwomen #inspiration #transformation #fitness #nutrition #health #athlete #wrestling #wrestler."
Geeta Phogat has always been an inspiration, be it for her professional achievements or managing her personal life so perfectly!