In this post I just want to tell you a little bit about myself and my fitness journey.
My name is Joakim Valentin, I’m 22 years old and I live in Norway. I’ve had two open heart surgeries and my biggest passion is fitness.
This blog’s purpose is going to be providing information, motivation and hopefully some inspiration. I want to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to get in shape and live a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle, and at the same time bring you along on my own fitness journey. I will be posting both informational articles about anything fitness related, and posts about my own training, nutrition and approach to fitness in general.
I haven’t always taken care of my health and my body.
I used to be all about partying and junk food.
An unhealthy Lifestyle doesn’t just effect your body, it effects your mental health as well. I was insecure and constantly feeling depressed about my body and appearance, and it came to a point where i couldn’t take it anymore.
I had always been into working out and I always wanted to have a well developed and muscular body, but I didn’t have any idea how to get there. I have spent countless hours in the gym without any results. That’s because i didn’t have the knowledge i needed, i didn’t know what to eat and how to train.
One day I stepped on the scale and realized my weight had passed the 100kg mark, this was not the good type of weight.
At first I got frustrated and angry, then i decided it was time to make a change.
I spent countless hours reading articles and watching informational videos on how to lose weight, build muscle, what to eat and what not to eat. I educated myself as much as I could on the topic, and i put my knowledge into action.
With this blog I want to share with you everything I have learned so far, and everything I learn along the way, so that you also can get the knowledge and information you need to reach your fitness goals.
Thank you for reading! Feel free to share your fitness story in the comments and don’t be afraid to contact me if you have any questions.
You can also find me on instagram @joakimvalentin