Arshia is a 7-year-old girl, born on January 1, 2015. Panchkula is our hometown.
She began bodyweight training at the age of five
though not daily because she would weep if she didn't want to do it, and on those days, I would take her to the park to play. We started doing it regularly after a few months. Jumping jacks, sports running, wall climbing, crunches, and other cross-fit activities were among the workouts we completed.
We then got her into a Wushu martial arts school, but the coach wasn't very good at teaching. Her body's strength deteriorated.
Then, at the age of six, we began providing her gym training, followed by Taekwondo training.
As a certified fitness science coach from Reps India and a Skill India NSQF Level 4 I could train her myself.
She now attends all of her taekwondo and exercise classes. She has recently become more interested in her gym routines. She continues checking in with me to see whether she's doing okay. She is eager to reach even more goals. She gets up early and goes to weight training from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., then to school from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and then to her taekwondo lessons from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
She is free after this routine and plays with her friends.
Her perseverance has paid off, and she now holds the Asia/Indian Book of Records in deadlifting.
We're now aiming to surpass the world record for being the world's strongest female at the age of seven. Also, because weightlifting is an Olympic event, I'm eager for the competition to begin. She is currently India's youngest weightlifter, powerlifter, and taekwondo player.
I'm glad I kept encouraging her regardless of what others said.
My family attempted to stop me by telling me, "ladki hai, mat karwa yeh sab."
However, after seeing the outcomes, they are satisfied and supportive of her. I used to get a lot of demotivating messages and remarks on her social media, but at the same time, a lot of people motivated me and appreciated our dedication. A nutrition company also sponsored her!
And I believe that this should be a lesson to all parents: never stop their children from pursuing their dreams.
Do not believe that ladki hai toh nahi karna kuch bhi, or that a female's career options are limited just because she is a girl.
They, too, can accomplish anything they set their minds to; all they require is your support.