Sameera Reddy has been one of the most glamorous faces of the industry. A few years ago she got married and started a new journey, being a mom! Her son is now four and Sameera is expecting a baby yet again. She took to Instagram to reveal that she had put on about 102 kilograms after her first pregnancy and it took her one year to just get out of the house to shed those extra kilos.
She spoke about how she faced a lot of self-esteem issues post that and now, she is much better space. She has adopted a healthier approach the second time around for her pregnancy and is now in a very positive and happy space. She looks unrecognizable in the picture she shared from 2015.
Sameera wrote, “I touched 102 Kgs in May 2015, the month Hans was born and I’m not scared to admit it . It took me to the deepest darkest places in my head. My confidence shattered. And I couldn’t lose the weight for a year after because I was too scared to even step out. I disappeared because I didn’t have the strength to be judged by the world after all the years of being glam and fit on screen. But the beautiful part is that you can only hit your lowest low to know you can absolutely climb out of that hole. It’s a fight. A hard one. Took me 2 years more to lose the weight and to step out and face the world again but I wish I had the courage then.”
She added, “I did it naturally with no fad diets, no easy way out. Only with a dedicated workout, yoga, pilates and strength training. It’s important for me to post this now because I need women to know the struggle is real. The mood swings, hormonal changes and losing your body shape can mess with your mind. It’s a superficial world and people can be hurtful if you don’t keep up. But the key is to be fearless. Only you can get out of that rut. It’s yours to change. Be brave. You can move mountains if you just will it.”
Sameera is now on Instagram, putting out pictures with her son Hans and hubby Akshai Varde.