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During adolescence most people are a confused about life, about what they want and where they see themselves in the future. Roshita Rayamajhi holds two degrees – one in English and the other in Law, a consequence of a similar situation. However, an education in law helped her discover her passion to be able to make a difference.

A woman of many dimensions and interests, she is Project Director at Astitwoh Nepal, volunteer at Down Syndrome Society Nepal and Red Cross Society, and fitness instructor at Next Step Fitness.

WOW caught up with this energetic and graceful diva to talk about her personal and professional achievements. Excerpts:

What inspires you? And how did you decide to study law?

Small things inspire me. When I am walking on the streets and see small gestures of humanity among ordinary people, it never fails to inspire me. The other thing that inspires me is my family. My grandfather Keshar Jung Ramajhi was a politician and my grandmother has been fighting for education rights for very long.

When you are a teenager you don’t actually know what you want to do. I hadn’t realised that Law was my interest, but later when I studied it, I was completely fascinated.

And how did you develop the interest to become a fitness instructor?

I was involved in sports from my childhood and was on the school basketball team. Later I joined a gym and started from basic cardio. Then I started lifting weight. Much later, I started searching and learning about new fitness techniques and got certified. I took basic and national certification from and recently I also took a course from UK.

What else are you involved in?

I am involved with the Down Syndrome Society Nepal and work towards their rights and creating awareness. DSSN recently organised a marathon to spread awareness about their right to work. I am also Project Director with Astitwoh Nepal which promotes sustainable development goals through health. I am also pursuing a masters degree in human rights.

What are the most important factors for a fit and healthy life?

People have lots of misconceptions about health and fitness. One may look fit with abs and a great body but that doesn’t mean that person is healthy. The other may look fat but he may have good stamina and endurance and that means s\he is healthy. People basically judge people on physical appearance and indulge in body shaming. They judge health on the basis of one’s body shape. Fitness is not only about going to the gym, lifting weights, doing cardio, running, etc…. it is also about nutrition and right diet. There are many people who exercise and later intake excessive calories thinking that exercise will compensate. The basics are workout, rest and right nutrition that lead you towards a healthy life.

How do create balance between your different work environments?

I used to feel tired initially while dealing with the different work pressures. But I have learned how to balance it now and manage my schedule in a organised way. I am the kind of a person who believes in being productive and making every day remarkable and worthy. At the end of the day when I go home I want to ensure that I didn’t waste my day.

What do you do to overcome stress?

I work out, honestly! I run or lift weights. I work off the pressures through physical exercise.