It is truly said, “Your body can stand anything, it’s your mind you have to convince.” Finding inspiration to work out and eat healthily is not simple. But there are some people who really motivate us to stick to our goals no matter how many challenges we face.
One such leading example is Haresshvar Sakthivelu, Mr Tamil Nadu 2017, a fitness and wellness coach who has changed the lives of many in a short time span.
Before being the torchbearer for morbidly obese and skinny people, Haresshvar was himself was obese. He weighed 115 kg in school. The young bodybuilder would splash thousands of rupees a week on his unhealthy junk-food habit.
Haresshvar’s weight spiralled out of control before his miraculous transformation. He would gorge on up to 5,000 calories every day in greasy pastries and fry-ups. He was one of the laziest persons you could ever meet. Though he always had the perseverance to do something no matter whatever it takes, Haresshvar rarely used to fix his mind on anything. He used to prefer a peaceful life away from any kind of discomfort.
Haresshvar was in 12th standard when he started working out. He tried himself but he failed. After constant efforts, he reduced 55 kg in just five months. This was the first time in his life that Haresshvar actually became interested in buying clothes.
There were instances where his mind used to come up with excuses to avoid the gym or to eat junk. He used to suffer from a lot of sweet cravings too. But every time these thoughts came up, all he would do was to remember why he started and how much he had progressed.
“I was misguided by a few trainers and was not making any progress. Then, I met Biglee Murali, who coached me and played an essential role in my life at that time. He guided me and made me what I am today,” says Haresshvar.
From being an obese kid who never left his house to be a 5th rank holder in Mr Chennai, Haresshvar Sakthivelu covered a major milestone. He became unstoppable. Post 11 months of intense training and dieting under the guidance of Biglee Murali, Haresshvar won the title of Mr Tamil Nadu 2017.
Winning Mr Tamil Nadu 2017 changed his life. Up till now, Haresshvar was weight training himself just to prove to everyone who ever made fun of his body. But winning such a prestigious championship gave him the confidence to step it up and start sharing his experience and tips with those in need.
He says, “Some people might be able to eat junk and still be thin. Not everyone is that lucky. Stop comparing your body or situations with that of others. Focus on what you have and come up with a key to making the changes to your life that will get you to your goal.”
Haresshvar Sakthivelu didn’t set out to compete in bodybuilding or do modelling. He just set out to get his body in shape. But once he achieved his goal, he kept reassessing. Haresshvar started his coaching business in December 2017. He soon gained popularity because of client results and his approach. He has helped over 400 clients in successfully transforming and the number is only adding up.
Presently, he is the owner of the company “Level Up Nutrition” which is one of the leading sports nutrition company in terms of product quality and customer reviews. They sell Nutrition Products all over India.