Manowarrior For Life! My Story By Daniela R. (Germany)

Here is a story from a true Manowarrior and Ultimate Fan, Daniela R. (Germany)
Daniela, we’re happy that you decided to share your story; it is inspirational and one that many of us can relate to.


Of course, I know the contest – but never would have thought of me to be interesting enough to participate.
There are so many really great and crazy people, like Sam and Linda or Katja who deserve their stories to be told much more. But, I feel very humbled and honored, that you asked.

Of course, I have a lot of great memories over the years, but I am not too much socializing or photo taking girl, because I am too shy.

So, except UFE, photos are very rare till now.

A story to tell, maybe the project I have since the Spoken Word Tour:
I am taking the time from the Spoken Word Tour to the Anniversary Tour to lose some weight.

Of course, I already knew that I will have to do that to stay healthy and strong, but Joey got me the last kick in the ass to do it seriously.

It is something I am not happy about for a long time now and as he said if you are not waking up with a smile on your face, something is wrong in your life and you are the only one who can change that.”

These simple sounding words and personal contact had a big impact on me.

Most of my life, I let myself being pressed and held down by others and compensated it through eating.

The music of Manowar always helped me to bear that and gave me the power to go on since the age of 12.

Without them, I would have given up a lot of times instead of fighting and I am very thankful for that.

To meet them face-to-face at the first UFE is still like a dream to me and I have to pinch myself to believe it happened.

Since these two events, I realize more and more, that I start to overcome my problems, when I think of Joey’s words or listen to Manowar songs.

That kind of calibrates me and reminds me of my goal and to leave all the people behind that try to hold me down.

It is 10 kg down so far, but still a long way to go. I was planning to come back on UFE on the anniversary tour, if possible, so I will have a start (from the first UFE) and ending picture, then.

But I don’t know, if that is any kind of interesting for the contest or just crazy.



Daniela, thank you for sharing your story. Don’t let ANYONE hold you down, EVER! Those who try are losers and not worthy to be around you. You are brave and strong! MANOWAR and your MANOWAR family will always be there for you!

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