At the age of 16, I started doing fitness with the motivation to strengthen my back. First, I focused on improving my health, until I got interested in other aspects, such as muscle growth and optical advantages.
Of course, I wanted to achieve results, preferably IMMEDIATELY!
Everywhere I looked, I saw people who were better than me. But I failed to achieve my desired results such as muscle growth, fat loss and definition. So I wondered what I could change.
I trained more, spent my SPARE TIME ALMOST only in the gym – but without noteworthy result. Then I shifted my focus on nutrition (grams-accurate weighing, post workout shakes,…), gained knowledge about fitness, bodybuilding, health and regeneration. I wanted to crack the SECRET of how to build muscles!
I applied this knowledge after studying countless books, articles and videos. And I achieved success at once – there was HOPE for me!
After 1.5 months I had built 4 kg of muscle mass with a weight of 81 kg by a height of 1, 93 m and a defined figure with a body fat percentage of 7.5%. Even my friends and family increasingly showed recognition and respect for my hard training.
Since I’m very ambitious, it was all a MUST. My recovery time had to be respected, all my food I consumed had to be eaten according to the exact schedule. I gave up alcohol and parties. I banned all forms of sugars from my diet.
The result: After half a year I was OVERTRAINED and my health had suffered.
That was a crisis. My first midlife-crisis. I continued until I couldn’t lift any weights anymore.
By diseases my body forced me to a break of some questions:
- Why did I come to this MUST-have?
- How did I get into my CAGE?
- What made me lose the measure?
- WHY am I doing this at all?
- And for WHOM? For ME?
- To look GOOD?
- For the HEALTH?
- To please WOMEN?
- From ANXIETY to be not good enough?
- Is your LOOK everything? Is this defining me?
So I did a further break whereas only diet remained. These questions showed me a way, where I investigated my MOTIVATION and then gradually changed it.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MOTIVATION NOW!
From then on, I did everything only for ME! Fitness and looks lost their importance.
Today I train only, if it feels rights and I still notice that there is much more behind the scenes.
There are constraints, beliefs, social standards, education and much more, coming to the fore. And so I go further along the path to the core.
TODAY I train my HABITS, push my BELIEFS and strengthen my SELF-CONFIDENCE, make duels with my FEELINGS.
And on this path I want to take you with me.