A strong woman acts courageously. You can shame her, try to stop her, but she’ll keep going, and be more determined than before. That’s exactly what one can learn from the story of Ruby.
A mother of a 6-year-old, Ruby was body shamed for being overweight and abandoned by her husband because of her physical appearance. However, unlike many, she did not let that discourage her and instead took to fitness to avenge herself.
Speaking to ANI, Ruby said,
“My husband said that he lost interest in me because of my weight. It was then when it hit me the hardest that I have to take care of my fitness. I started walking and lost a lot of weight after that. It became even more difficult after I had my son. But I could do it because I had set my goal.”
“It was difficult financially because one has to consume expensive supplements, but I manage with my Zumba classes. I have won nationals in Assam in bodybuilding and won Ms.Chennai as well. I want the state government to help me grow more. I have proved myself, and I want to show that women can do this. So far there was no one from our state in this field,” she added.
Ruby’s coach, Kartik, also lauded her determination and said she would win the title of Ms. India with ease.
“I have trained more than 100 females in fitness, but they would lose interest within a few months. But Ruby Beauty has willpower. I fixed for one year for her but she achieved results within six months. According to me, she will easily achieve Ms India in fitness” he said.
In our society, body shaming a woman is more prevalent than ever. The body shaming has become so rampant that it can be seen as a practice on social media as well as in real time. But, sadly it is not only used to degrade or demotivate a person but also an attempt to hurt one’s self-pride and respect.
In such a society, Ruby’s story comes as a ray of hope for many of us who are struggling with a negative body image issue. Her response to the challenge assures us that every cloud has a silver lining and we need to push ourselves to find our silver lining.
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