Malaika Arora bounces back into her pre-COVID shape with exercise, recalls the time when 'walking 2 steps felt like a herculean task'

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Bollywood's fitness aficionado  Malaika Arora decided to share her personal struggles with COVID-19 and the difficulties she faced during her recovery phase. The pandemic has blown through Bollywood strongly, with most actors and actresses getting infected by the virus.

Malaika, who is a yoga and health enthusiast, took to Instagram to share a heartfelt emotional post about the one word that kept her going through it all - hope. It gave rise to the determination she needed to get that gorgeous body back in its pre-pandemic shape. 

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The actress had tested positive on September 5, 2020, and tested negative on September 26, 2020, almost a month later. Talking about her struggle with COVID-19, she wrote, "Having gone through it myself, 'Easy' is not the word I'd choose. It broke me physically." The actress was unable to work out as walking 2 steps felt like "a herculean task. Sitting up, just stepping out of bed, wanting to stand in my window was a journey in itself."

Opening up about her struggles to try and get back in shape, she wrote, "My first workout, was brutal. I couldn't do anything well. I felt broken". It has been 32 weeks since she tested negative for COVID-19 and she has finally started to feel like herself again. "I'm able to workout the way I used to before I tested positive. I'm able to breathe better and I feel strong both physically and mentally," said Malaika.

It took the actress almost 8 long months to bring those subtle abs and curves back on her body that she lost due to COVID-19. She is now back into her gorgeous pre-pandemic hot bod.

It was the hope for a better tomorrow and the messages of her well-wishers on her comments and direct messages that kept her powered up. She came out of her low phase victoriously with two words in mind - grit, and gratitude. 

(Source - Instagram)

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