My journey to the OLD ME

Hi everyone. Here’s my story. Maybe it inspires you or you can relate a little! First let me mention that I work at Freeletics but never stepped into the gym and barely knew how to use the app. So, I’m 49 years old and for the most part of my life, I’ve been pretty in shape (without a fitness routine). But my metabolism changed over the years and gaining weight became a problem. Covid and a foot surgery added almost twenty kilos to my body in 2021/2022. By July 22 I was looking like a muffin with legs (see pic) I said enough it was pretty clear that my dream bod wouldn’t happen by magic. One day I heard about the Freeletics Bootcamp, a program that mixes nutrition with supervised group trainings. I asked if I could take part, even being an employee, applied…and was chosen. When the training started I never thought I’d be able to perform a burpee. It took me weeks to get it halfway right (doing sprawls). But I kept training and dieting. And seeing others struggling with the same issues was kind of comforting. I didn’t feel so much a loser :))) After the first month I could notice visible changes in my body. Both in shape and weight. I was blown away and even more motivated to go on. For the next 4 months I kept training (4x a week) and eating healthy. Side note: in the middle I had a knee injury and had to stop using my lower body. The app reorganised my plan in order to keep my core and upper body active. I worked on my “abs” and arms. And kept dropping weight like crazy - big kudos to my nutritionist. In the end I was 23kg down (and while I write this I’m 25kg down). I feel energised, strong, my brain is sharper than ever and of course, the mirror and friends are blown away by my progress and looks. I didn’t buy new stuff because all I wanted was to fit in my old jeans again. Not only did I get there but one number down. So, here’s my before and after (first pic taken on August 01/22 - last picture is from Dec 01/22. I think it speaks for itself. Have fun y’all Free Athletes out there. Much Love & Happy holidays.

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Hey Margit,

Very well done :clapclapstatic:
Awesome story thanks for sharing!

Merry Xmas,
Freddy

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Dear Margit,
amazing your progress, this is really motivating and also shows what you can achieve if you keep at it … Never settle :muscle: :clapclapstatic:
congratulations
Thanks a lot
Happy Holidays
Rachel

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Thank you for sharing @Mg18 ! It is truly an inspiring journey :muscle:

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Inspiring story! Well done Margit! Freeletics has been a game changer for me as well. I moved from boring routines at the gym to functional training which is super good for middle aged :slight_smile:

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Hey Margit,
My great respect to you!:fist_left:
You show whats maybe in advance age, also in this short time.
I can imagine how strong you had to work and i know that it’s not so easy over 40.
Stay tuned! It doesn’t get any easier and the steps will smaller, but it pays off!
Believe me, i know😉
Regards Markus

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All the respect to you for staying consistent. I’m trying to embark on the same journey.

Congratulations…

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Incredible story, thanks for sharing!

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What a dose of motivation, congrats and thank you Meg!! :clapclaptwo: :muscle:

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Helle Margit,
congratulations for your succes. Thanks for sharing with us. That remembers me, that all journeys requires two steps: 1. the mental will to start a change 2. discipline every day!
Be proud of you. :index_pointing_at_the_viewer: :muscle:

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Good job, awesome result, big clap clap :clap::clap::black_flag::ok_hand: how is your knee injury now?

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Hi @erkanissi thank you for asking :slight_smile: the meniscus hurts like crazy and some doctors recommend surgery. But… I also heard from a specialist that I may avoid surgery by slowly and carefully building strength on my hamstrings, quadriceps, glutes, and hip muscles. That would sustain the knee area and make it less vulnerable to further pains and injuries. That’s what I’m going for and here’s the craziest thing: the knee hurts LESS after exercising :)))

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Great story! Inspiring. I’m new to freeletics so I’m looking around for success stories like yours.

I’m so ready for this challenge!

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