Two months of MMA / life-change challenge have passed, the summer is here and I’ve got a lot to say and even more to do. So let’s cut to the chase.

The photo on the left is from summer 2009, when I was sunburnt in Rome and in moderate shape. The one on the right is from last Monday, as I’m upping my tan game here in Finland, with strength and endurance levels of Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons. Weight is approximately the same in both photos.

Here are the extremities regarding my weight during the time between these pics:

  • Lowest weight was 72 kg (159 lbs) in 2010, when I was in South-East Asia
  • Highest weight was way over 100 kg (220 lbs) ca. 2013, when I lived in Sweden
  • At the beginning of 2017 I still weighed over 90 kg (198 lbs)

As you can see, it’s been quite a rollercoaster. Now the circle has closed and I’ve made a life-long commitment towards balance and well-being.

My first goal with this total life & body transformation was to get in ”summer shape” and to burn fat – getting below 80 kg to feel more like myself again, and to actually start already getting closer to fight weight. Since I was so low on energy while doing this, I kinda got two birds with one stone by using these weeks in June solely on work, work, work and fasting, fasting, fasting.

Results followed, and now my weight is 78,1 kg (172 lbs) and phase 1 is thus completed. On day one, 66 days ago, I still weighed 87,3 kg so I dropped over 9 kg (20 lbs) in two months and something like 12 kg (26 lbs) in less than six months – Gagoosh!


With results, I don’t mean just the fat-burning. I’ve been silent for the past few weeks because past month was an exception, and nothing really happened with my MMA quest except me doing insane fasting. Certain critically important things took all my attention as I moved to ”phase 2” with my cannabis work as well. Now it is done and the big pieces are moving in Finland’s cannabis scene. You’ll all see what I mean later this year.

Off we go with new goals and new results. My little side project along with actual MMA training and gaining functional strength is to increase muscle mass specifically on these areas:

  • Deltoids (the most important)
  • Triceps
  • Trapezius (and latissimus dorsi)

But the absolute main goal is to learn how to fight, and I’ll start technical training and increasing the amount and intensity of my workouts immediately. My diet for now is mostly ketogenic and vegan/vegetarian with some exceptions. I’ll talk more about all these topics soon via other blog posts and videos.

(To save my precious time, I’ll try to write as little as possible and document everything through my YouTube channel and live Periscope broadcasts.)

But enjoy the summer dude, remember?

Once a month, to celebrate and to take a break from the ascetic discipline, I’ll allow myself to eat anything I want. (I had a super feast in France, but that doesn’t count now heheh.) This time I got all sorts of candy and carbs, but I didn’t really enjoy devouring them at all. No, I don’t need comfort food anymore, it’s been a mere survival mechanism for me in the past months. Now I want to start building my body and exploring my limits.

But if I want to stay this active with my projects and AVOID ANY NASTY BURN-OUTS, I also must rest.

First I was supposed to rest a few days after returning from the near-epic French invasion. Well, that ”rest” turned out to be two weeks of non-stop work with double speed and five nights without any sleep. Last weekend I tried to have a regular weekend but no, still waiting for a moment to rest.

Today and tomorrow I’m taking it as easy as possible and I’ll focus on recharging my batteries. Just doing some pleasant tasks like editing videos from the past weeks and uploading them on YouTube. As a serious workaholic I know I won’t be able to stay away from LOHARI.NET (the brand-new 3.0 version is quite cool, I must say!) but I’ll only work on something fun like making new graphics. And I’ll stop working early, sleep late and all that good relaxing stuff.

That’s it for now. Keep on keeping on, you’ll hear from me fairly soon again!

”To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

–Slim T.

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“For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.” —Plato

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