The reason i had asked Mehroo to give an interview is because she enjoys herself every moment of life. There are too many qualities in her but there is this one quality in her that’s “she feels she is worth it and she loves every bit of her life”. Its really important for each one of us to realize our self worth and believe in what we do.
About Me by Mehroo
“Born and brought up in the vibrant city of Mumbai, I lived a fast-paced but a sheltered life in a traditional Parsi family in Dadar. I excelled in academics all my school life, completed my business management and somewhere in between riding horses and looking after street dogs, I took part in the National beauty pageant, Miss India 1994 where I made it to the top….well almost! Married to the boy-next-door, I juggled my career around my family life for some time but then gave it up to be a full-time mother. My husband’s job took us away from Mumbai to Hong Kong, then to London and now back again in Hong Kong, where I am realising my potential and passion of being a full-time home maker. A mother of two wonderful boys, I am always on the run. I believe that life is about simple pleasures, to be discovered and enjoyed to the fullest.”
Know me more on http://frommissindiatomotherhood.blogspot.hk
- What do you love most about fitness? Why it is important to be fit?
Besides other reasons, I think the abundant energy that fitness provides is something that I like the most. You realize its importance as the years go by and your body’s metabolism goes down.
If you want to live your life without the creaks and groans, aches and pains that your body is susceptible to as you grow older, it is very important to stay fit. Besides the physical benefit, exercise helps you look younger, feel younger and stay healthy and happy.
- Which mode of exercise you prefer to do?Running is what I love to do, starting and ending with a few minutes of stretching. I also like going on hikes and nature trails.
- How it has been helpful? Tell us about yourself and your journey
I started exercising very recently, just about 3 years ago when I was living in London. I wasn’t used to extreme cold and dull weather and eating cakes and pastries used to ease some of the dullness away. It was only in spring when I tried getting back to my old jeans did I realize that I had put on substantial weight. I took this very seriously not only from an image point of view but from the lack of stamina and laziness that was creeping in. I hired a personal trainer who introduced me to the world of jogging. It was beautiful to run in the warm sunshine of London Spring with colorful blossoms growing around you and hearing the birds sing. I preferred that to the indoor fat burning exercises that was a part of my routine. Even after I completed my sessions with my trainer, I kept up with my runs the whole year round.
- What were the major milestones that gave you that “extra” motivation boost?
Initially it was difficult completing the stipulated rounds around the park. My target was normally five, but after the third I wanted to stop. It was this pair of jeans that I wore since college days that would keep coming back to mind, luring me to get into them, pushing me to do that one extra round and after a few weeks I achieved my target!
Of late I really need that energy boost while running around my children. I feel tired if I don’t jog for a week and feel my exhaustion and stress level rise around my kids. So just to be happy around them and to spend quality time with them I need to jog.
- What keeps you motivated?
Motivated to exercise you mean? Then the answer is covered in point 1. Just wanting to be fit and healthy and have lots of energy.
- What are some of the biggest training/ health mistakes you’ve made? You can talk about taking care of your kids etc.
I am not sure what you mean. But I don’t remember doing anything which has affected my health significantly. Taking care of my kids is certainly not a deterrent. In fact it is a motivator.
- Who Is the Most Inspiring Person to You in Regards to Fitness and In General?
I don’t have any one person who inspires me but in general any person who has achieved success and fame in the field of fitness – be it gymnastics or marathon or football, has my complete adulation