“Within two months of the lockdown, I put on a lot of weight as I had developed irregular eating habits and quit working out,” recalls Saiee. The young actress, who made her debut with Dabangg 3 last year, adds, “Fitness, for me, is when you look at yourself in the mirror and feel happy with what you see. So, I decided to get my act together and started with a new diet plan. I also changed my sleep pattern. I used to be up till late in the night and would snack at midnight. We had stocked up on chips, chocolates and other such junk snacks, and I would often end up eating those. I requested my parents to lock away the junk food, and so they replaced it with healthy stuff overnight.”
Saiee turned to a cousin for help to knock off the extra kilos. “Since gyms were shut, I requested my cousin, who’s a fitness trainer, to coach me at home. Working out is a different experience when someone you know is training you. My cousin and I would do crazy stuff like dance during the workout or take mini-breaks,” she recalls.
The actress had put on around four kgs, but is happy to have lost a lot more than that. “I lost eight kgs by weight training four times a week and doing cardio once a week. Apart from the routine workout every evening, I have started doing activities like a bit of mixed martial arts, dance, brisk-walking or cycling. I am glad that I have moved away from the unhealthy lifestyle that I had got used to,” she signs off.