Each of us experiences certain epochal moments that change our lives forever. For fitness expert and wildlife photographer Sandip Mall, one such moment came in 2009 when he was involved in an accident and was trapped in a cluster of 10 cars. Moll was badly injured; and his recovery and subsequent rehabilitation were extremely difficult, painful and long. Offended, but not defeated, the man, who was then 43 years old, summed up his life and came to the conclusion that he devoted most of his life to nothing else but running his business. He decided it was time to change and express his creative quest.
Thus, on one of his trips to the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary, he realized that wildlife photography is not just a hobby, but therapy that will ease the pain that has plagued him since the car accident and the subsequent disc replacement surgery. On the road to recovery, he also discovered the true value of fitness and how it can positively change every aspect of your life – body, mind, attitude, relationships, and business. He says: “My doctors were willing to prescribe and prescribe me a lifelong medication regimen. But I wanted to find a way out and thus began my journey into the world of maintaining physical and mental mobility, ”says a 55-year-old young man, a caring grandfather of an 8-month-old girl.
He began training under the direction of Rajiv Godard, a boxer who happened to be his neighbor. “He was a friend of my son and encouraged me to play sports. Whether it’s the gym or the park, he pushed me beyond my reach. I began to notice differences in my appearance as the fat accumulated on my neck began to recede. My sleep patterns became healthier and I began to think positively. ”
Moll began sharing his journey on Twitter, inspiring thousands of people. “I was amazed to read the stories of transformation with words of gratitude for inspiring them to be better. My story has motivated so many people to eat right and get better! Thus, there was a growing desire to influence more people to lead a healthier lifestyle. ”
The mall announced two-month health problems in January and February, and surprisingly, many non-believers also began to exercise regularly, taking part in #GettingFitterwithSandeep. Emboldened by the response, Moll threw down another challenge. “To break the monotony of training, I have announced a multidisciplinary 100 Day Health Challenge that began on April 1st, and its mission is to have 100 participants on the journey.” To his surprise, 580 people signed up. And the massive fitness drive has grown out of tweeting with the support of fitness and health experts, entrepreneurs, and people from all walks of life.
The task was unique in its format, as people could perform a variety of activities and not be limited to just a few exercises. He encouraged fitness enthusiasts to keep following their routine or to change activities according to their moods and interests to avoid monotony. “Netizens engaged in all kinds of physical activity, from zumba to aerobics. We encouraged people to do whatever they choose, thereby making the task more enjoyable and rewarding. ”
Returning to his own journey, Moll says, “It’s true, it takes about 21 days to form a new habit, and I chose the fitness habit. On my journey that began in 2009, I have experienced many benefits, from less exposure to anger to relief from all lifestyle ailments. ”
Moll believes anger is counterproductive. “Anger hurts not only us, but many other people as well. Always look at the big picture. Replace anger with love, gratitude, and determination. You will be the winner. You will create a solid foundation to reboot your life, ”he says.
Moll’s goal is to motivate people to lead healthy lives, and he believes in sharing as much information as possible in order to try to inspire others. “As you begin to lead a healthier lifestyle, your vision of food also changes. I guarantee that I have freshly prepared meals. It is advisable to avoid all packaged foods. Hydration is just as important and you need to drink 3 liters of water, ”he says.
The mall never limits itself to sweets and especially ice cream. “I just had a drink,” he laughs. He believes that it is useless to limit yourself all the time, and you can have what you like in moderation, since health is not a short-term goal, it is a lifelong practice.
The entrepreneur considers it important to be grateful and every day writes in a diary at night, thanks God for the little things and experiences. “The power of gratitude is like a magic potion that will make you happier, healthier, more optimistic and more productive, and this potion will cost nothing and require very little effort to use,” he says.