Neha Premjee changed my life. And I will never be the same.
Ever heard the saying “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”? Well, Neha is a living example of it. I worked with Neha for 4 months and lost nearly 30 pounds. The biggest result I received, wasn’t surprisingly the weight loss. It was the proper understanding of HOW MY BODY WORKS!
I came to Neha 4 months ago scared, broke, clueless, doubtful, desperate to see results, but most importantly, apprehensive and worried. Worried this would be “just another diet plan”, worried that the gyms would close due to the lockdown, worried that I would have no groceries at home in order to eat healthy.
In fact, two days before our start date, I nearly backed out. I thought to myself, if gyms are closed and groceries are going to be a hassle how the hell am I going to lose the weight?
THE BIGGEST LESSON that I have learned with Neha is “Progress- NOT Perfection!” Here is where I was “sold”- after conveying my concerns to her, she said to me “You don’t have access to a gym? I will send you home workouts that you can do in your room, that I can assure you will lose weight with. You don’t have access to wide range of veggies? We can give you an ayurvedic lentil khichidi, it requires 3-4 ingredients! You don’t know how to cook? I will be with you on a video call as I teach you how to make your food”.
Right off the bat I could tell- this woman is INVESTED. She truly treats your success as hers.
It’s personal to her. When she made these promises to me, I automatically felt taken care of. Like a
mama bird takes her birdies under her wings.
I have always been an extreme kind of a personality. I either need to eat super clean, get an hour
long workout in, eat no sugar, get 8 hours of sleep, drink 2 liters of water. If I missed any part of this
formula, I would fling on the other side of the extreme spectrum, where I would eat brownies, purposely not get any movement in, screw up my sleep pattern- the works. You’ve all had the toxic lover named “Self-Sabotage” haven’t you? Well, Neha helps you divorce that little rascal.
In one of our early calls, we had a full-on conversation about how I was craving cake. Neha helped me realize and confront the self- sabotage inside of me. She told me that a part of you is actually uncomfortable that you are getting close to your goals. It will try to sway you in the other direction, but you have to listen to your highest self. Your highest self doesn’t chase perfection, it chases progress.
“Don’t feel like getting a full on “100 burpee challenge” in today? Fine! Give me 20 crunches, 20 squats and 20 mountain climbers. It should not take you longer than 7 min”- This is an actual interaction that took place on an exceptionally lazy and demotivated day for me. “Ugh fine I guess I will get these 3 exercises in” I told myself. You know what happened at the end of the workout? I ended up doing another set! When you take care of your body, your body takes care of you. When I gave my body the endorphins it needed, it thanked me by giving me energy and the drive to go another round. These kind of small but extremely significant lessons made up the last 120 days for me.
What I love about Neha is that she tackles all parts of your well-being. She understands and advocates that physical, mental, and spiritual health ALL go hand in hand. If you are having a particularly off week or you give in to cravings, or whatever the case might be, she will make it her first priority to dig in deep to figure out the root of the cause and try to nurture all parts of you health. She will make you see and get in touch with the HEALTHIEST version of you. Before I met Neha, I never would’ve thought of myself as a fit or health person. Today, at the end of my program, I truly believe that I am a fit person. I am a healthy person.
My favorite part of the program has to be her insanely knowledgeable video calls. I swear every time I hang up, I say THIS was my favorite call so far!
I have said this before and I will say it again, Neha is not just “health coach” she truly is a life coach. In fact, through her program, I have reduced the frequency of seeing a counselor. I realized as I was
shedding the weight, I was also shedding the anxieties away.
Today I stand 30 pounds lighter. I am certainly not done yet and have a long way to go in my fitness
journey. Not just in terms of weight loss, but just toning, getting abs etc. But you know what? Not for one second do I worry about getting there. Neha has taught me ALL the tools I need to know, in order to drive my fitness journey as far as I want to take it. I remember in our introduction call I said to Neha, I have had so many trainers and dieticians and I am afraid of getting another one. And her response to me was that she was sorry to hear that I had to go through multiple coaches in the first place. Ideally you should only require a health coach once in your life. Because you’re supposed to learn how to approach your fitness. That is exactly what she did.
She taught me how to implement healthy, SUSTAINABLE eating habits, without cutting carbs, or having to count calories. She helped me understand my body through the help of Ayurveda. Neha’s patient, understanding, knowledgeable nature will help you get to your fitness goals.
Neha once said the best investment you will make is towards yourself, and I now live by those words!
Thank you, Neha.
– Dolly Adnani, IT professional, New York