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Before I went back to Sweden after my 9 months SouthEast asian-trip I know that I had a job, but only for 6 weeks.. and 6 weeks full-time doesn’t get you that much money but since I had been contacted by another old workplace as well I asked for all the times that they needed someone so I could plan in as many hours as possible every week between those two jobs.
So since I came back to Sweden in the end of June until now (except my 1 weeks vacation in Morocco) I have been working between 65-80 hours a week. I don't know about other countries but in Sweden a normal working week is like 40 hours so for at least 3 weeks I was working 2 full-time jobs... and people asking me how I can afford to travel/lived abroad all the time.. when I work, I WORK A LOT!! If you working 80 hours/week you don't have anytime to spend any money either so that means save, save, save and I have almost been working every weekends and that means more money as well!
One workweek can look like this; Monday; 07-22, Tuesday 08-06.30 to the day after (I could sleep 4,5 hours) and then directly driving to the other job to work 07-22 on Wednesday, Thursday off which means sleeping and training-day, Friday 15-22, Saturday 08-22 and Sunday 08-22.
I can tell you that this weeks wasn't fun... but as always when I work like this I'm thinking "do now what most people won't so later you can do what most people can't" - and this time it means living in Thailand and training muay thai!
So I went back to Sweden the 18 of June, like 3 months ago now. The following day I had planed a baby-shower for my sister that didn't even know I was back in Sweden so that was very fun and I also got to meet some family then.
Two days after that I started to work! I had/have 1 full-time job and A LOT of extra hours at my second job. The second week I started to do some rehab exercises and some gym workouts. I think this is pretty much what I have been doing all summer, working as hell and when I had time for it training and sleeping.
Now while in Sweden I stay at my parents house and I'm thankful that they have a room from me every summer since I use to go back to Sweden then to save up money for all my adventures!
So for people how know me, my dream and plan was to travel the world for like 10 years or as long as I felt for it. My goals has always been to do what makes me the most happy and I couldn't come up with anything that would make me more happy then travel the world, not until I came to Sitjaopho and tried Muay Thai!
I remember my first session. It was Kru Dam that learn me what a jab, punch, hook, uppercut ect was, because I had no experiences at all! The trainer at this gym is so good and they really takes the time for everyone even if your are a completely beginner like me!
So my first week was just to see if I liked it and to get my body going again which wasn't that easy.. haha. I was dead before the warmup was done... Then I stayed for 2 more weeks, so 3 weeks in total.
I can say that it didn't took more the 3 session to fall in love with muay thai. The first sessions I was feeling embarrassed because I was so bad.. because I'm a competitor and I want to be the best, not in the bottom.. but I know there is where everyone once started so when I accepted this I knew that this was what I wanted to do, the only thing that was worrying me was injuries. I had some problems with injuries in the past but after training for 3 weeks and didn't felt anything its was just obvious that I would come back and train again after my month in Vietnam.
During my month in Vietnam I realized even more how much I wanted muay thai in my life and how much I was missing it now when I did do it!
So after Vietnam I came back to Sitjaopho and stayed for 6 weeks. I felt that I was doing progress and everything felt so good and I was really happy with life in general!
As I have been mention earlier in this blog I have lived for at total of 2 years in Thailand before and I totally love it! The food, the people, the culture ect and now I also felt in love with the national sport of this country! How can it comes that me that is such a sport person and have lived in Thailand never tried muay thai before!?? I felt like this wasn't even a decision to make, it was just obviously that after going to Sweden over the summer to work and save money I'm gonna move to Hua Hin to train Muay Thai!
Me and my awesome trainers just before I left to Sweden!
..so as I have been writing in the blog I went to Hin Hin and tried muay thai for the first time and stayed for 3 weeks. After this I left to Vietnam and spend 1 months there before I when straight back to Hua Hin, further then that I haven't told you.. So here is the first part of the recap what happened.
After landing in BKK I took a direct bus from the airport to Hun Hin, went to the gym where I moved into a room and started to train again, purer happiness!
I ate some good food (as always in Thailand), got some massage, watched some fights and ofc continued training, 1 session/day to let my body take its time to get use to training again after many years without any sports.
After 1 week I moved in to a room with pool! I thought that I deserve that after 8 months of backing, sharing room, hostels and sleeping on balconies!
I hade some nice days at the beach (Sunday is the day of from training), meet amazing people, went to the mall, got my first black eye, ate more food and the 2 last weeks (this time I stay total 6 weeks) I trained 2 sessions/day.
I was so happy so I already here made a life changing decision, more about that in the next part!
So bad update here.. but I ended up staying 3 week at Sitjaopho and I have completely falling in love with Muay Thai! I can't explain how much I love it. It makes me feel so happy!
Right now I'm in Vietnam. I have been here 3 weeks and have 1 week left before I go back to Thailand and Sitjaopho to train, can't wait!
So today I have already been here 1 week!! And I really think Muay Thai is so fun so to leave wasn't even an option.. so I gonna stay here at least 1 more week 👊🏼 or maybe forever 😜 haha. No but it depends on how my body is feeling and if I can keep myself from getting injuries.. Right now my neck hurts a bit, I think i have "nackspärr" (sorry don't know the word in English and google translate come up with a weird word that I never heard..) So I'm gonna rest for 1-3 days before I start my second week hear at Sitjaopho Muay Thai 😁 #feelinghappy
So yesterday I move in to my room here a Sitjaopho Muay Thai and my plan is to start with one session/day for one week to see if I think it's fun and also to see how my body is feeling.
So yesterday afternoon was the first Muay Thai session of my life and it was pretty hard since I'm not in the great shape especially my cardio.. and it's pretty hot.. but it was so FUN!! Can't wait until tomorrow to do it again!
So after just 2 nights (1 full day) I went to the southern bus station and form there I took a mini van to Hua Hin which is just 225 km south of Bangkok along the cost.
The first 2 night I hade booked a hostel and I just spending the days eating good food, took 1 hour oil massage, 1 foot massages, manicure and pedicure and I went for a walk to check out the beach!
A also rented a bike for one day so I could drive and check out the gym witch is like 15 minutes from the town. I watched the evening session since I never done this before so I would know little bit what to expect the following day.
They also have some rooms here a the gym so I gonna move in there during the time I'm training here!