'It broke me, I felt weak': Malaika Arora shares her not so 'easy' recovery post-COVID-19

A yoga practitioner and fitness enthusiast, Malaika, at 47 can clearly give youngsters a run for their money when it comes to her toned physique.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, May 31, 2021, 11:27 AM IST
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Actress Malaika Arora, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus last year, opened up about her journey to recovery.

A yoga practitioner and fitness enthusiast, Malaika, at 47 can clearly give youngsters a run for their money when it comes to her toned physique.

However, the celebrity mom penned down a powerful note stating that it wasn’t “easy”.

She took to Instagram and wrote, “What defines strength? "You're so lucky", "It must have been so easy" is something I hear regularly. Well yes, I am grateful for a lot of things in my life. But luck, played a very small role in it. And easy!? Boy! That, it was not.”

“It broke me physically. Walking 2 steps felt like a herculean task. Sitting up, just stepping out of bed, wanting to stand in my window was a journey in itself. I gained weight, I felt weak, lost my stamina, I was away from my family and more,” she added.

Malaika revealed that she was grateful after testing negative but the weakness remained and that she felt disappointed that her body wasn’t supporting how she felt.

She further wrote, “I was afraid that I'd never gain back my strength. I wondered whether I'd even be able to complete one activity in 24 hours.”

However, after weeks of persistent workout and the idea to never give up, Malaika said that she’s finally started to feel herself again.

“The four-letter word that pushed me through was HOPE. The hope that it's all going to be okay, even when it feels like it's not okay. Thank you to all of you who have been sending me messages, DMs and inspiring stuff which kept my spirits high. But I also pray that the world recovers as well and we all come out of this together. I come out of this phase with 2 words. GRIT & GRATITUDE,” she concluded.

Last month, Malaika the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine and urged everyone to take their shots on time.

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