Popular child actress, now a tv star Avika Gor posted a really important update on her Instagram account lately. She talked about a difficult time in her life a year ago from now when she had begun dealing with body dysmorphia. In her post, she described how she had stopped eating healthy. The constant insecurities and judgements towards her own self disabled her from enjoying the things she really love i.e. dancing.
Her post also took a positive turn when she told her fans that one day she decided to make changes in her lifestyle and eating styles to treat her body better. She also candidly mentioned how despite quite a few setbacks her willingness to not quit helped her evolve in a healthy manner. The update she recently uploaded marked one year since she began her journey towards fitness.
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I still remember one night last year, when I looked at myself in the mirror & I broke down. I didn’t like what I saw. Big arms, legs, a well earned belly. I had let go too much. If it were due to an illness(Thyroid,PCOD, etc), it would be okay because that would be out of my control. But, it happened because I ate anything & everything, and I didn’t workout at all. Our bodies deserve to be treated well, but I didn’t respect it. As a result, I disliked the way I looked so much that I couldn’t even completely enjoy dancing (which I love) without thinking “how I must look right now”. I got so busy judging myself & feeling bad that I didn’t leave any scope for outsiders to make me feel bad. Such insecurities run in the head all the time & they make us feel tired & irritated. Hence, I would often snap at my loved ones. Well, one fine day I decided that it was enough, and that I must evolve. Nothing changed overnight. I just started to focus on the right things… things that I should be proud of(like dancing). I kept trying to eat better & working out, and I had various setbacks. But, it was important that I didn’t stop. And my people were constantly there to guide me. Long story short, I looked at myself in the mirror this morning & I didn’t feel the need to look away. I smiled at myself, and told myself that I’m beautiful. And you, the person reading this, you are beautiful as well. We all have a lot to offer & we must actively work on that, rather than feeling sad about what we can’t do. But, we MUST do what’s in our control. Today, I am comfortable in my own skin. Today, I’m peaceful. And I hope you are too? Share your stories of self-love in the comments. Let’s make self-love cool! – Love & Light Avika☀️
Avika was last seen on television in the Telegu show ‘Sixth Sense S3’. She also appeared a horror-comedy movie called ‘Raju Gari Gadhi 3’ opposite to Aswin Babu during the same year.