Hello Fellow Athletes,
Growing up, I was an avid sports enthusiast and a keen tennis player. Maintaining an average weight for my age was the norm during my early teens. However, things took a turn when I embarked on my professional journey as a software engineer. My physical activity dwindled significantly, especially during the Covid years when my daily steps reduced to a measly 1.5-2k. Consequently, my weight spiraled out of control, peaking at 95kg with a height of 178cm. My BMI hovered around 30, indicating obesity, and my body fat percentage soared between 30-32%.
A series of personal setbacks, including a heart-wrenching breakup, sent me spiraling to my lowest point. Coupled with the heaviest and unhealthiest I’ve ever been, I knew it was time for a change. It was time to reclaim my health and fitness.
Exactly one year ago today, I embarked on a transformative journey with Freeletics. I committed to giving it my all.
One week into the program, the coach assigned my first god workout: 2x Athena. I remember the experience vividly. Every muscle in my body screamed in protest, and by the end of the 39min 06sec session, I was sprawled on the floor, gasping for breath, drenched in sweat. But there was a flicker of something else too: a spark of motivation. A newfound determination to achieve the best shape of my life.
Over the past year, I’ve successfully completed five journeys:
- HIIT & Run Weight Loss
- Explosive Strength
- Shred & Burn
- Kettlebell Fundamentals
- Strength & Stamina
Initially, from May 9th until October 30th, my sole focus was Freeletics. My nutrition remained unchanged, and this approach served me well until October, when my weight loss plateaued. A careful review of my dietary habits revealed a staggering calorie intake of 3’500-4000kcals on average days.
From November 1st, I capped my daily calorie intake to 1’900kcals (and later to 2’000kcals in April). Additionally, since February 1st, I’ve supplemented my Freeletics regimen with regular gym workouts.
These are my results:
I am extremely happy with the transformation I’ve achieved. Freeletics has been instrumental in helping me reclaim my health and fitness. For the first time in years, I am looking forward to a beach vacation without the shame of being shirtless.
This is just the beginning of my journey. As soon as my one-year subscription ends, I am determined to opt for the lifetime plan.
Whenever someone asks about my weight loss, I don’t hesitate to share my journey with Freeletics. I wholeheartedly endorse this program to anyone who is serious about getting in shape. Yes, it’s challenging and demands discipline, but the results are extremely rewarding.
My wish is for this post to inspire someone, somewhere, to embark on their fitness journey and my ultimate goal is to someday represent Freeletics as an official Ambassador for Switzerland.
If you’d like to join me on this journey, here is the link to my Freeletics profile - I promise to follow you back. Let’s motivate each other and strive for a healthier tomorrow!
Reflecting back on my initial struggle with the god workout, 2x Athena, I decided to revisit it today, precisely one year after starting Freeletics, to measure my progress. Remarkably, I breezed through the workout in 12 minutes and 16 seconds, and the best part? I wasn’t even panting!