My journey to becoming a Swiss Body building champion

Updated: Jan 31, 2020

Onafit CEO Idael Alfonso with Swiss Bodybuilding Champion Belinda Achermann

I cannot believe it!

On Saturday, October 26, I was named the Swiss Champion of natural bodybuilding in the SNBF Swiss championships in Unterägeri.

No words can describe my emotions at the moment. I’ve not yet realized what I've actually achieved.

25 weeks of dieting, intensive training 6 times a week, a rigorous nutritional plan for 175 days, a lot of motivation and vast will-power have made my biggest dream come true!

It was not easy but the journey was definitely worth it and I learnt so much about my mind and my body along the way.

Belinda at her first Onafit photoshoot in 2017

I remember two years ago I was at my first Onafit ambassador photoshoot.

I loved body-building and was working out regularly but I was just starting to think about the Swiss National competition. I had my doubts and I knew I was no way near ready at that time.

I remember Idael (Onafit CEO) was telling me to go for it. He was so motivating and positive that I would one day win the cup.

That’s what I really like about the Onafit community. It’s about so much more than just the clothing, you get so much support and motivation from the team and community.

I told my coach and good friend, Daniel, that we should get serious about this competition and so 6 months ago we did. He’s been a great support and motivator and I could not have done it without his help and discipline (thank you Daniel!).

It’s really important to have people around you that motivate you and keep you on track of your goals.

And no matter what your goal is, you really have to love it in order to keep going. Because there are days that you will feel like giving up, and that's when the love and passion keeps you going, if you don’t have that love or passion, I would advise you to think about if your goal really is the right goal for you.

As an athlete in any sport you are definitely allowed to pat yourself on the back and be proud to have such will and perseverance when you finally achieve your dream - and I definitely am! - but I am also now thinking about the next step.

Belinda holding the Swiss National Bodybuilding trophy

With my win, I was able to qualify for this year's World Championships at the WNBF in New York and will compete there with the world's best athletes in natural bodybuilding.

Now it's full speed ahead and show the world what Switzerland has to offer!

I hope this blog can inspire everyone to know that you have what it takes to achieve your goals. You just have to believe in yourself and fight every single day. Everyday that you fight means you're one step closer achieving your goals!

Onafit, thank you for the support of Onafit and I'm so proud to be part of this wonderful community.

If you have any questions about my journey, please comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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