A Beauty Abandoned By Her Husband For Being Overweight, Shows How To Prove One's Detractors Wrong
Before you read this article, answer a question, is being fat the worst thing you could be? Well, we can’t really blame the people, everything around us tells us how being thin is the way to be. Every magazine, every advertisement keep harping on taking care of the body by telling us to hate it and aspire for a thinner, fairer self. This story is about a woman from Tamil Nadu, who was abandoned by her husband for being too fat. It’s her journey of moving forward and coming out a winner in the end.
Meet Ruby Beauty, an ex-preschool teacher who was abandoned by her husband for being overweight after endlessly body shaming her. “After a point of time, my marriage was going south. When I confronted my husband, he said, he was not interested in me since I was fat. I would say it’s this body shaming that sowed the health seeds in my mind, and I began to look for fitness and health articles,” she said, speaking to The Times of India.
But as the saying goes, “Living well is the best revenge,” Ruby started working out to shed those extra kilos and live a fit and healthy life and maybe in the process gain back her husband’s affection. It all started from 2015, she started walking 10 kms daily. The results were magical, she managed to lose almost 25 kilos in just 4 months. But this didn’t help her save her marriage. Soon she became really passionate about working out.
So the next step for her was to join a gym. She trained under various trainers, soon she started fiddling with an idea of taking up body building full-time. ““When I started off, people ridiculed me, saying that I will not be able to sustain my passion.” She said to ANI.
This year her hard work finally paid off. She won the IFA Classic National Pro-Am Championship-Bodybuilding and Fitness, held in Guwahati, Assam. The strange thing was she was the only Tamil woman in the list of 13 participants. She was also crowned Chennai’s Ms. Fitness.
Her pursuit towards a new life has not only been physically challenging but also a financially draining one. To maintain a muscular body she has to consume expensive supplements. The only way she manages to afford is through her earnings from her Zumba classes. With her win at this prestigious competition she hopes to get funding from the state government or sponsorship to continue bodybuilding.
In a country where motherhood is usually taken as an end of a woman’s hobbies, this mother of a six-year-old is breaking all stereotypes and setting fitness goals for women and girls across the country. But she is aware without support, things will be difficult for women and girls all over. “I want the state government to help me grow more. I have proved myself, and I want to show that women can do this. So far there was no one from our state in this field,” she says.
Things have changed drastically for her. All of a sudden people who used to bully her for being overweight, “Now that I have won the medal, they are coming back to congratulate me and say sorry for the way they treated me,” Ruby told the ToI.
Ruby’s coach, Kartik, who has been a spectator to her struggle through the years, couldn’t help praising her for her determination. Speaking to ANI, he confidently added that Ruby would win the title of Miss India in Fitness, with ease. “I have trained more than 100 females in fitness, but they would lose interest within a few months. But Ruby Beauty has willpower. I fixed one year for her but she achieved results within six months,” he said.
Picture Source : Mira.com; Times Of India ; The Better Life
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