100 Steps To 100 Days: A Transformation Story – Dr. Pallavi Aga

Dr Pallavi Aga, a runner from Lucknow, and now part of the Lucknow Gazelles running group, shares her story of her transformation from having a sedentary lifestyle, into an active and fit one.


Dr. Pallavi Aga (center)

Circa 2013 : an overweight middle aged woman just diagnosed with hypertension , having lots of professional problems and on the brink of depression decides to start walking . She is not a morning person, yet makes an attempt to wake up to take the first step towards health. And when determination is strong, the universe conspires too. She meets a group of women younger than her who motivate her to start running. Initially the first 100 steps are hell for her. But slowly and steadily she improves, goes on a strict diet looses her weight inches by inches, pound by pound.


Cut to Circa 2016 … 10 km seems to be easy … this time she plans to run the half marathon. She’s a completely changed woman, having broken the shackles of disease and weight which used to hold her down . She’s seen running in the morning with a smile on her face and a song in her heart, motivating others to run or at least walk. Foam rolling and strength training are her new hobbies. This journey has made her a new person and in the process she met wonderful people who loved and encouraged her.


Today she stands healthy and confident to take on whatever challenge comes her way; this is the magic of running. So she’s in whole heartedly with the 100 days of running because she knows running is living. She will do that 2 k everyday, even more because that’s how it’s meant to be.


With the running group, Lucknow Gazelles


2020-10-23T17:48:25+05:30May 13th, 2016|Blog, Inspiring Participant Stories|6 Comments


  1. pankaj Tripathi May 13, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    You are the star of Lucknow Gazelles:)

  2. Surabhi Tripathi May 13, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Awesome dear 🙂 You inspire many 👍 Proud of you !!!

  3. Anil mandhani May 13, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I salute to her resolve and perseverance. Health is indeed the biggest asset to have, which can counter all the liabilities of warped habits.
    Befriend the fresh air of morning, a pair of shoes and your will power…..and rest is the story of her….

  4. FATEH PAL SINGH May 13, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Great inspiration for everyone, keep it up. Running is amazing, I too started last month and loving now. Every city, every colony, every household should adopt it to stay fit… All the best for more goodies in life…

  5. viral patel May 18, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Truely inspirational story…respect…

  6. Dr. Aparna Singh May 31, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Great Story Dr. Pallavi. A friend of mine an addicted runner has shifted base from Dehradun to Lucknow due to work base change.
    Can she be helped to be part of your group?

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