“I’m originally from Hungary and I’ve lived in Victoria for about 6 weeks now and I love it. This challenge was very interesting as I’m not really a competitive person in general, and going into this challenge, my goal for myself was to do 100 burpees per day and stick to it. But it was so much more challenging mentally. I thought it was going to get easier as time went on, and as I grew stronger. But your mental state is so different everyday so it was challenging to keep that drive.
It was a great learning curve to experience things like pain, heartache, fatigue and headaches causing me to sit there for 30 minutes dreading burpees. Now that I reflect on it, it’s amazing what your mind can do despite life saying NO. You gotta just push through. I learned patience which was the most surprising despite it not being my initial strength.
The fact that I pushed through was one of the most benefiting experiences. Being the person who used to quit everything that I didn’t like, it was interesting to watch myself get over that hump. Cause let’s be honest – I mean a hundred burpees a day is f*cking painful man (laughs). However, I still wanted to do it. It was a self contest of my own life. I think this month really taught me that I’m afraid of quitting. That’s why these goals were so important to me.
I mean the fear of quitting means to me that I’m more afraid than brave. I feel like through all these struggles I feel braver and its been pretty rewarding for me and now I never wanna quit. There’s gonna be ups and downs with any rollercoaster and its proven to me that I can take on bigger projects.”
What is your happiest moment?
“I have a few moments in my life that were the happiest moments in my life. Back packing in Guatemala among volcanoes as 3:30 in the morning was absolutely beautiful. 4000 meter climb that was completely secluded and looking at the sunrise and active volcanoes, I was like omg can I please stop time”.
Who is the most influential person in your life?
“You know, I’ve had a few inspiring people in my life, my grandfather especially, he was the kind of person who would drop anything for someone. Like he’s a real inspiration when it comes to relationship standards for me. He loved to drive my grandmother crazy, we would get into my grandmother’s closet and play dress up. I learned that eating together was important, even though they lived through the war, the soviet union and ate potatoes for 40 years. I wasn’t born into a rich family, but growing up eating together was important to us and sharing stories and how to plan for the future. It was important because there is so much distraction in life, but consistency and that model relationship meant a lot. Oh and Michelle Obama – she good”.