Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan on Saturday took to her Instagram handle on the occasion of her 23rd birthday and poured her heart out in a video where she was seen talking about suffering from slip disc at the age of 19, which consequently has restricted her movement because she did not do anything about it.
In the video, Ira is heard saying that she has started to feel ‘fat’ and then she goes on to explain what she means by the term ‘fat’. She mentions that she cries in the gym because she is unable to move like she used to, she has to think before getting up from a chair and feels heavy because she has gained a lot of weight.
The video opens with Ira saying, “I don’t know how to start and I don’t feel like, so I am just going to do it and go for it. I feel fat and now I am using the word fat like people do when they don’t really think about what they are saying and they just say words. Because I don’t actually mean fat. What I feel is heavy. I can tell that I have put on weight but that is different from feeling heavy. I haven’t done any physical exercise consistently for more than a month in over four years, maybe more.”
“I got a slipped disc at 19 and I am now 23. Today, I turn 23. I am still so far away from where I used to be. I cry in the gym not because I feel fat but because I feel unable to move the way I used to and it really bothers me. I used to jump off the bed when I was a kid, I used to hold the railing and half-cartwheel over it, never just normally get off the bed. And now, I can’t get off a chair. I have to hype myself up, I have to pump myself with adrenaline to convince myself to stand up from a chair. Who thinks about standing up from a chair? I do and it has been bothering me and I have done nothing about it. It’s entirely my fault. I let go so much,” she added.
As she continues speaking, Ira mentions that she eats junk food, convincing herself that she will burn off the calories, but she does not.
Towards the end of the video, Ira says that she wants to take charge of her life and take on a one-month fitness challenge. “I still, in my head, think that I am a fit person so I eat a bunch of crap, thinking, ‘Oh, I’ll work it off’, but I don’t anymore. And so yes, the added fat and weight has increased and affected my feeling of heaviness. Obviously, it plays a part in it. But I really want to be able to move and use my body the way I used to be able to,” she is heard saying.
“I am starting a one-month challenge which will progressively increase if I manage to complete it. I am going to be working out 25 minutes a day. Popeye (Nupur) is going to be curating those 25 minutes and I am holding myself accountable by having to tell you guys every day about my workout. It’s going to be five days of workout and two days of stretching and abs, so I will be doing physical activity every day for 25 minutes. It is only 25 minutes, so I have no excuse to not do it,” she said.
Ira ends the video by saying she has to force herself to do this every day to feel more comfortable with herself. She concludes by wishing herself a Happy Birthday!