17 Sep 2021

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Ep. 207 - Hall of Fame | Bijal Kara - Building Self-Love, Self-Care & Self-Mastery

With so much talk around macros, calories and training, what’s often forgotten is that transformation is holistic, and encompasses shifting your behaviour, mindset and identity with everything.

How we are now is a result of our behaviour, mindset and identity in the past. It’s a cumulation of action, positive and negative, that leads us here. To change this is hard. It requires introspection – to identify the muck, then action – to work through it and cause the shift.

For Bijal, she’d always struggled with food, and her relationship with it. With it came diminishing confidence and a struggle to find her own identity. Since starting her journey at the start of 2020, Bijal’s been able to reclaim herself.

She found her why, she started to generate the strive from within that was previously so difficult, and she wanted to use the physical as the vehicle to achieve something great for herself.

In a recent reflection by her, she said: “Whilst the grind had been one of the toughest mentally, physically and emotionally it has taught me so much about myself, my long term goals and those around me. It has been my greatest achievement and how I feel about myself when I look in the mirror is the fruits of my labour.”
In this podcast, we go deeper, and really dive into her story, right from the beginning, all the way through the different phases, and now, when she’s investing. It’s been an incredible journey for her so far, and I’m excited to see how 2021 continues to unravel for her!

“It’s about how you feel, you live out yourself, and you want to be.”

- Bijal Kara 

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro

00:19 – Getting uncomfortable about her looks

04:08 – Being unhappy and how it affects mentality

06:34 – Not having a good relationship with food

10:25 – The triggers during the process phase

13:10 – Emotionally draining part of the Journey

16:10 – Dealing with Anorexia

19:09 – Enjoying food in the wrong way

23:45 – Taking the first step

27:00 – Challenges during the journey

31:38 – Dieting and finding a way of life

35:30 – Knowing about how you feel for yourself

38:35 – Bijal’s message to women

40:27 – Fitness knows no gender

42:55 – Physical as vehicle

43:43 – Closing Questions

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