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“Sommerhytta” -Daria: – Made me a real break
After intense weeks of hard work in “Sommerhytta”, the body said to stop. But Daria Klovholt and Marius Holst think the TV 2 competition is one of the most fun they have ever experienced.
A couple of white wooden home chairs stand outside the front door of the new modern building in Insjø in Oslo.
Marius Holst (27) built the chairs in preparation for the renovation work required by the TV 2 program «Sommerhytta», and inside the doors of the apartment there is art hanging on the walls signed by cohabitant Daria Klovholt (26).
– I painted this picture yesterday, Daria smiled, and pointed to a pink picture in the living room with the text «Yes well» – a typical southern expression from the town of Kristiansand Marius.
Go for long
When visiting here and now, Marius is only a short visit from home. The 27-year-old works daily as a process engineer on several projects across the country, and this spring he worked for nearly two consecutive months on an industrial field outside Porsgrunn.
– I work and live away from half a year, but for us it works well. We find time to miss each other when we are not together. Every time I came home, we kind of started again and smiled.
Daria is in a hurry in the past year as a marketing student, and when her boyfriend stays away, she gets extra time for the undergraduate thesis and exam preparation.
– In this sense, it is an advantage that we have a distance relationship now. I always knew he would be like that because of his job. It wasn’t a shock and it wasn’t a problem. I’m very happy for myself, so it doesn’t matter to me, she emphasizes.
During 10 weeks of recording “Sommerhytta” last year, Marius and Daria, on the other hand, spent a lot of time together. They have been in love since the end of the summer of 2019, and the relatively new couple have come to seriously test how they work together in stressful situations in the reality of TV 2’s intense renovation reality.
Discussed in «Sommerhytta»
– There was no heated discussion between us, but you can clearly see from us that there is a lot we disagree on. It’s not like we hate each other in these situations, but at the moment we don’t have much left for each other. We throw shit at each other and get angry. Then we had a chat and explained to each other why it turned out the way it did. We got to know each other even better in “Sommerhytta” and from it absolutely strengthened, the couple explained.
In addition, they worked up to 20 hours a day to repair the cabin, and Daria also had studies she could not overlook. After he was granted a two-day break in the renovation to take the exam, his body was said to have stopped.
– I had a real fracture. When I got home after graduation, it was like burning. The body said clearly. I got up at six o’clock to go back to Sommerhytta, but it didn’t work out. Daria says, having to take a temporary break from the TV recording, I fainted in my head completely, before she got to dealing.
Daria used to push herself away. For a period of three years, he practiced fitness – which means living under a strict exercise and diet regimen.
– I’m not really a competitive person, so I did it mostly for my own part to see how much I could manage to push myself. It was educational to experience what I could actually achieve with willpower and how it gave a feeling of mastery. It is quite extreme to continue to do so for a long time. I thought it was a lot of fun, although it can also be an unhealthy sport to do, he says.
Work as an influencer
For many, the 26-year-old is a well-known influence, and on social media, thousands of his followers participated in his physical journey. But when he was involved in the sport and the Corona pandemic ensured that all gyms were closed, very unhealthy thought patterns arose.
– When I finish fitness, I post a picture of me eating pizza. Then someone commented: “Oh yes, aren’t you on a diet anymore?”. He was someone who was very focused on everything I shared on social media, but as soon as I showed that I was eating pizza I was no longer interesting. It made me think I wasn’t worth it anymore, he explained.
Daria believes that the isolation period during the pandemic strengthens their unhealthy thinking so that she eventually develops an eating disorder.
– I think it was easy to conclude that it was my training and appearance that gave me value. Today I know not so, but so it felt then. I definitely had a bad conscience about food. It took me a long time to eat cheese, for example, because I associated it with something I didn’t have to do. Thankfully, it went well. I got help and I also managed to reverse the patterns of thinking on my own, she says.
Participants in the “summer cabin” are interested in using the platform on social networks to also show the negative aspects around exercise and body pressure.
Open on eating disorders
– For me, it helps to be open about eating disorders. I don’t lose anything when I’m vulnerable, because everyone in one way or another. If more people dared to talk louder about eating disorders, I think we would go further in understanding it. It’s not only fun to show that I find something as simple as eating hard, or that I can’t accept the body for what it is, but that’s the way it is – and unfortunately there are many others who feel the same way, point out. The 26-year-old.
Exercise is always important for Daria – a passion she shares with her boyfriend. Marius plays for the Norwegian national rugby team, and is historically the first Norwegian to compete in sports in the English league. But when it comes to competitive instincts, the couple is far from equal.
– My big challenge in “Sommerhytta” was that I had to work very hard to bring Daria’s competitive instincts. I’m a competitive person, I love winning and we were a team – so I had to lead him to win. It got better. I think he needed a little adversity from time to time, he helped make it more competitive, Marius smiled.
If it will be Daria and Marius who go all the way to the top and become owners of a new cabin remains to be seen, but despite the tedious work, the couple feels that the experience of “Summer Cabin” was a victory in itself.
– We almost forgot how tired we were, because we had so much fun. We would easily do it again – without hesitation. We loved the production and all the other participants were wonderful. It was truly a memory for life, Marius and Daria smiling.