Six months have passed since I started this experiment. I call it an experiment because I wasn’t really sure if this thing called Personal Body Plan was something for me. I’ve never really been the biggest fan of gyms, I’ve never really felt comfortable in those group fitness classes and I certainly never envisioned myself going there at least 4-5 times a week. Until I did.

Besides the fact that I lost 18 kilograms over the past months (here you go, you curious little monsters ;) I’ve had so many questions about what size I was and now am, how much I weigh and how much weight I lost, so here’s your answer), I feel like I gained so much from this experience. It might sound as one big fat cliche, but working out the way I did (weight training) is something that gave me so much confidence. And I’m not only talking about the weight loss or the shape of my body here, I’m talking about the fact that it feels amazing to feel what your body is capable of. I mentioned this before, but I’ve always been a sporty type. I practised all kinds of sports, and enjoyed every single one of them to the fullest. People asked me so many times how I get motivated to train a lot, but honestly: I don’t really ‘get motivated’, I just am! But when I started weight training I realised I really didn’t know what I was doing. I thought I knew, but if I really knew where I was going, how would I have gotten so lost?

So that’s one of the main things Personal Body Plan has given me during this 6 month ride: knowledge. Knowledge about my body, to be able to use and move it in the best way possible. But also to understand that my body is different than your body is. Seems like a no-brainer, but my body is mine, and therefore functions differently than yours. Also the knowledge about the weights/machines at the gym. I honestly didn’t know how to use them properly and even though I wouldn’t call myself a pro now, I do know how to use them. And last but not least: knowledge about myself. That I’m able to endure and grow so much stronger in the process both literally (you should have seen my arms ;)) and figuratively speaking: I honestly feel this trip made me a better person. Looking forward to the next 6 months.

Oh, and Claudio: thanks for being the best coach I could have possibly had. Thanks for guiding. Thanks for being positive when I was trying to tear myself apart from time to time. And thanks for letting me know there’s always someone out there with bigger shoulders than me :’)

Dress – Topshop / Sneakers – Nike via Sarenza / Bag – A.P.C. 


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