One of the most prominent names of Indian Television, Balika Vadhu fame Avika Gor poured her heart out on social media citing the importance of self care. 

The young actor expressed her insecurities and shared her struggle with losing weight and getting back in shape, while embracing our bodies with sheer love and determination for ourselves. 

Avika Gor shared stunning pictures of herself in a saree and  recited her story saying, "I still remember one night last year, when I looked at myself in the mirror & I broke down. I didn't like what I saw. Big arms, legs, a well earned belly. I had let go too much. If it were due to an illness(Thyroid, PCOD, etc), it would be okay because that would be out of my control. But, it happened because I ate anything & everything, and I didn't workout at all. Our bodies deserve to be treated well, but I didn't respect it.

As a result, I disliked the way I looked so much that I couldn't even completely enjoy dancing (which I love) without thinking "how I must look right now". I got so busy judging myself & feeling bad that I didn't leave any scope for outsiders to make me feel bad.

Such insecurities run in the head all the time & they make us feel tired & irritated. Hence, I would often snap at my loved ones.

Well, one fine day I decided that it was enough, and that I must evolve. Nothing changed overnight. I just started to focus on the right things... things that I should be proud of(like dancing). I kept trying to eat better & working out, and I had various setbacks. But, it was important that I didn't stop. And my people were constantly there to guide me.

Long story short, I looked at myself in the mirror this morning & I didn't feel the need to look away. I smiled at myself, and told myself that I'm beautiful. And you, the person reading this, you are beautiful as well. We all have a lot to offer & we must actively work on that, rather than feeling sad about what we can't do. But, we MUST do what's in our control.

Today, I am comfortable in my own skin. Today, I'm peaceful. And I hope you are too?

Share your stories of self-love in the comments.

Let's make self-love cool!

- Love & Light


Avika Gor rose to fame with her debut venture Balika Vadhu, post which the young actor impressed the audience with her remarkable performances in TV shows and films alike. Avika also has been a part of reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.

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