Subscribing to a new version of me

Hi, My name is Maxim and I work as a Supply chain manager, here at Freeletics.

And let me tell you, what you are about to read is definitely gonna stay in your memory :slight_smile:

At first, I have thought of using all of these fancy AI tools to write it for me, but I think words coming directly from me will have a bigger impact!

So, grab your protein shake and let’s dive into it:

The time was August 2022. I was full of hope and enthusiasm. It was almost a year since I have started working at Freeletics and moving to a new country definitely took its toll on how I looked. My weight was steadily increasing to 90kgs and some of my shirts were not buttoning up as they should :see_no_evil:

So I decided that it is time to do smth about it and join the Freeletics’ bootcamp. Boy, I must tell you this was tough in the beginning. Training 4 times a week, changing diet and giving up drinking was not easy. But slowly, I have pushed through the first month. Then the second. And here, after the first visible results were in, we were given a cheat meal!!
We live in Munich, the capital of a massive event called OKTOBERFEST.
(I think you all know where I am going with this…)

September 22, 2022. The feeling of freedom so vivid, you could almost taste it. The first schnitzel, the first beer after 2 months - felt amazing. So there came another one, and then another and another… In my head, I was perfectly fine to perform a trick called “dance with someone on your shoulders” but my lower back was definitely not ready for this. Long story short, I break one of my spine disks and am taking to the hospital in an ambulance cart.

But that day, something else snapped in me (apart from one of the discs) - it meant I could not do sports anymore. What about my goal and desire to become the better version of myself? So after 6 months of no sports and a feeling of leaving something only half finished, I did it again - I signed up for the second (first and a half?) bootcamp from Freeletics. And let me tell you, I was more than ready.

I performed all the exercises and more, I managed to adapt my diet almost immediately, I was motivated by seeing the people from my last attempt still going strong. So this time I knew, it was gonna be better.

So here I am, 13 kgs lighter (or if we compare to my first weight in Aug 22 - 18kgs), looking better than ever in my life, proudly finishing my bootcamp from the beginning until the end. I am not going to say that this time was any different. Pushing through is tough. Eating clean is tough. Saying no to your bad habits is tough. But I can guarantee to you, if my lazy ass could do it - yours can too ;)))

I will add some pictures so you can see for yourselves:
Pic 1 - me in Aug 2022
Pic 2 - me trying to stay positive in the ambulance
Pic 3 - me and my progress in 90 days of the bootcamp 2023

P.S.: I even signed up for the next one, so if you are reading this and you have been accepted - see you soon!