Hi Dudes,

I would like to update you on my freeletics training. Yesterday was the last day of my 15 weeks cardio & strength guide and I am glad I successfully completed the training. It was a long way and I struggled several times not to give up. Especially in the beginning it was really tough and I had to motivate myself to fight my way through it. After a couple of weeks I got used to the training and now it is an integral part of my life. I really enjoyed my training sessions in the end and from time to time I modified the workouts or added additional exercises to my training plan.

My general goal was to improve my overall fitness and to transform body fat into muscles. Perhaps I could have reached more muscles grow, but I am happy with the result. I feel much better now and my back and neck is not hurting any more. A couple of years ago I damaged my meniscus and therefore my right knee was a weak point. The training helped me to strengthen my knees and I feel much safer now to go skiing or playing basketball.

All in all it was worth it and I will continue with the training. This time I will focus more on shaping muscles and improving my overall fitness even more. I have made a video about my transformation and my training. It it meant to motivate you to start with your training and to get you off the couch. Surprise your girls and start today!

My 15+ weeks transformation with freeletics from Stay-at-home-dude on Vimeo.

Meanwhile I added a new section to my blog. It’s all about healthy food and sums up all recipes I have posted. I will expand this section from time to time. Stay tuned!

Cheesecake with blood orange
Hi Dudes,

on my kitchen tour 2013 I also stopped by in Karlsruhe and prepared a very tasty cheesecake together with my aunt. I have never posted the recipe and therefore I do it today. The taste of the blood oranges fit perfectly to the cream cheese and the base made of chocolate cookies. My favorite cheesecake so far. 

PREP:  20
COOK: 45 min + 30 min
LEVEL: medium

Chocolate cookies / 135 g
Butter / 40 g

Cream cheese / 675 g
Sugar / 225 g
Vanilla sugar / 5 g
Wheat flour / 35 g
Sour cream / 75 g
Eggs / 3 small
Baking powder / 0.25 teaspoon

Blood Oranges / 3
Sugar / 2 tablespoons


1. Take a round baking dish with a diameter of 20 cm and cover the bottom with baking paper. Crumble the cookies together with the butter and cover the bottom of the baking dish with the mixture. Preheat the oven at 175°C. 

2. Whisk the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla sugar for 3 min. Then add the wheat flour, baking powder, sour cream and the eggs and mix all ingredients until you get a smooth dough.

3. Fill the dough into the baking dish, place it into the oven together with an extra fireproof bowl filled with water. Bake the cake for 45 min at 175°C. After that continue baking for 30 min at 160°C. Let it cool down. 

4. Fillet the oranges and use the orange juice that is left to heat it up in a pot together with two tablespoons of sugar. Let it boil until you get a sirup and add the orange fillets at the end. Place the fillets on top of the cake and frost the cake with the sirup. 

Enjoy with whipped cream and a mint leaf.