Julian Kausch's Motivational Story
I was brought to the hospital and found to have over 1000 mg/dl sugar in my blood. Some doctor's diagnosis indicated that the stress I was going through was eating at me and was a big factor for the onset of diabetes. At this time my parents were divorcing and it really had an impact on me. After spending three days in the emergency room I learned that my life would never be the same again. During this time I often thought about ending my life. Finally, I tried to get away from my current situation and was found in a restaurant in tears.
Then began a very difficult part of my life. I didn't learn much about my disease and found myself going to parties and drinking large amounts of alcohol. I stayed at my fathers and couldn't seem to get over my parent's divorce. In addition,
I couldn't handle the diabetes and blocked help from anyone who tried to give it to me. Too often I woke up in the emergency room close to death. Sometimes this was due to severe hypoglycemia. Other times it was due to fighting on the street or too much alcohol. During this time my thyroid was severely damaged.
“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” - Rocky Balboa
Today I still get tears in my eyes, while thinking about those experiences and I am happy and grateful to be alive.
When I was 16 years old, I had my first experience in a gym, but I didn’t take it too seriously. I was also living on my own. My focus changed to building my muscles because injuries forced me to quit playing soccer and I felt like I was heading downhill. Luckily after the first year and a half of training, I met an old school professional who gave me some helpful advice.
At this point my focus on bodybuilding became a reality. Gradually with experience and progress I learned more about the human body, how it works, and how good eating habits combined with muscle growth leads to a healthy life.
At the age of nineteen I realized that I needed to handle my diabetes with a good plan that would make me stronger. Parties were no longer a priority, as a healthy body was the most important thing in my life. This healthy body also included a good amount of quality muscle.
I am now twenty-one and studying in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am convinced, that the disease turned out to be a good thing for me. Because of diabetes I need to know what I am eating and that makes my relationship to food very important. To learn more about calories, carbs, proteins and fats has led me to become a better bodybuilder and I feel this is a turning point for me.
I've been training for four years and my current goal is to inspire other people. I want to show people that when you try to make the best out of your life's situation living becomes a great thing. I want to teach people, that bodybuilding isn't just about building muscle, it is about knowing how your body works and what you can do to be healthy and successful.
Many people destroy themselves, when they eat a lot of fast food or drink too much alcohol. They don't know what they are doing. I have lived through that and I know how harmful it can be. The most important thing to me is be the best I can.
It´s about placing every stone carefully into the right place. That´s what you do when you are trying to build a quality physique. Perhaps one day I will compete in natural bodybuilding or power lifting.
I am still learning about my body today and will continue that process my whole life. Currently I am handling my hypo function in my thyroid. Now that my diabetes is under control I don´t need to visit a doctor to handle it correctly. My new lifestyle keeps it in check. I´m just visiting a doctor to be 100% safe, my blood is still perfect and at least I have not been sick for a long time.
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