“I can once again say I’m fit and balanced. I can challenge myself again, and I lost those last few pounds without effort. I’ve also gotten rid of my chronic back pain, and most of all I am excited about my life again. I feel stronger than ever”
After a long time of being overburdened, making the wrong choices, and lots of stress, I became depressed got a burn-out. A very intense period in my life that I wouldn’t wish on anyone; I had lost all physical and mental resistance. Looking back, it’s not surprising this happened to me. For a long time, I demanded too much of myself. My work back then demanded a lot of me, there were drastic life events that I did not pay enough attention to. I had always aimed high for myself, demanded the utmost. From someone who used to fully enjoy life and could enthusiastically and energetically get involved in all kinds of adventures, I became mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. This was 5 years ago. At the low point of my burn-out, I made a deal with myself. Never again. I want to enjoy life, be healthy, and feel fit.
I asked every professional I had a connection with. I stopped being headstrong, and opened myself up to what they were saying. Then came a period of rebuilding, therapy, slowly starting to move again, and eventually exercise. I gave myself ample time for this. I kept improving, but I also kept looking for a good method that I could apply the rest of my life.
Martijn was the final push in that direction. He taught me that feeling good, having sufficient energy, have to do with a proper balance in life. After the first build-up phase, Martijn and I started working on a healthy way of life that suits me. We made plan, because I wanted to regain my physical strength, to feel fit and energetic again. A Stronger than ever plan is more than just physical exercise. The have all kinds of products, programmes and work plans to monitor your lifestyle. This has been a tremendous help in getting myself back together.
I can once again say I’m fit and balanced. I can challenge myself again, and I lost those last few pounds without effort. I’ve also gotten rid of my chronic back pain, and most of all I am excited about my life again. I feel stronger than ever!