Road to Recovery

I used to smoke, was a pretty heavy drinker, and for years I didn’t have a clue about nutrition. When I turned 25 I was in a miserable place, extremely unhappy at work, in a loveless mismatch of a relationship, and was horribly out of shape.

At the time, I was grasping at straws. I didn’t know where to start, and I didn’t have the surrounding support that you sometimes think you need.

However, it’s none other than yourself who has to endeavor to implement change and strive for the goals you want. Don’t let peer pressure push you in a negative direction. That is to say, the direction you don’t actually want to go in. Your true friends will remain no matter the route you will take. But the demons that are in the way of progress are yours to slay.

Fast forward 4 years later. I have lost 8 kilos, dropped body fat, quit smoking, built a basic physique by choosing a healthy lifestyle: a balanced diet meets my love cooking. Boxing and MMA are my passion (although I was out with a cartilage injury for a long time). The fighting game boosted me to enjoy a ton of other sports. As long as it’s fun, I do it. I went wakeboarding with colleagues recently and had a blast. I do Pilates, calisthenics, go running or cycling and try to exercise 4 to 6 times a week.

I’m in a healthy respectful relationship and I enjoy my work thoroughly. I have great colleagues who respect each other, and I still have the same friends who have been there for me since I was a child. I am my own 2.0 version.

In this blog and via my posts I want to share some of that positivity and reasoning that I used to claw myself back from the abyss, and become the independent person that, most importantly, is happy with the choices he is making, and the route he is following.

Don’t worry, I won’t blast you with mindfulness or too much psychological theories. I would rather focus on tips and hints, fun recipes, fun activities to show that life is a continuous exploration and adventure, where a positive attitude always gets rewarded.

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