A twenty-three-year-old home care worker from Denmark, Sara has lost a lot of weight and has rediscovered herself at Tiger. She likes Tiger so much; she doesn’t even know when she’s going to leave! Sara’s favorite part about training at Tiger is that she’s able to get out anger and aggression during Muay Thai training. She says it’s important not to focus on anyone else’s training, but to simply be as focused and hardworking as you can be!
What first made you want to come to Tiger?
I hadn’t heard about Tiger until I searched on the internet and found it about a year ago. I was down on the bottom in life and I felt very depressed. I came to Tiger to save myself. I’ve been here four months now and I don’t know when I’m going to leave.
When you arrived at Tiger did you set any goals for yourself?
My main goal was to clean my mind and my heart. I also wanted to lose weight, but the most important thing was to gain some self-control and to be in charge of my own actions.
Four months later, how do you feel about those goals?
I feel great. I have done more than I thought I would.
What accomplishments at Tiger are you proud of?
Everything. When you come to Tiger, you have the opportunity to fuck up and keep doing what you’re doing at home. Or you can take advantage of being in a new country and meeting new people and having more time. At camp, you have the peace to deal with your personal problems. All problems come from something. Personally, I’m a very deep person and I wasn’t able to be deep back at home because I was busy. So here I took advantage of only being responsible for myself.
What kinds of challenges did you face along the way?
A lot! When you come here, you meet a lot of really nice people. Some people are strong and have focus, but not everyone. Don’t just go with the flow. Some people lose their focus and end up partying all the time and drinking. Some people stay focused. You can choose.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about coming to Tiger?
Every day I go through all my actions. Every action I do, I think about why I’m doing it. I think, “Sara, you’re in charge.” I have to keep with that. You have to challenge yourself. Sometime you can eat your feelings, so you need to change your thinking. I had to push myself to eat boring things like broccoli and fish every single day. I was constantly talking to myself and learning how to separate real hunger from fake hunger. The mind is stronger than you think. Your body can handle a lot. It’s all about figuring out yourself. Back in Denmark, I worked with Abdel Fitness as a test client. He gave me the training plan and meal plan that Im working on. He has given me incredible support and now its all in my hands to finish.
What surprised you the most about Tiger?
I didn’t really expect anything, but I was surprised there were so many people. We all come here to figure ourselves out in different ways. Life is all about how you look at things. You can look at Tiger as just a training camp, but we really are all the same, just people fighting toward different goals.
To find out more about Sara and to continue following her journey, check out her Facebook blog at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kr%C3%B8lles-v%C3%A6gttab-i-Thailand/107468349428167. Sara also wants to thank Abdel Fitness in Denmark for working with her to develop a training plan and a diet plan to help her on her weight loss journey.