The Champions League

The Champions League

I like soccer. I’m not a great fan, I just like it. Especially club soccer, the Champions League specifically. The idea of the greatest and most glorious clubs coming together in an all-out clash of the titans is awesome. Of course, you’ll see the richest clubs are climbing the ranks more than the clubs that have less to spend, but I think you can’t really avoid that. Sometimes I compare this idea to the gladiators from history. Strong and brave warriors fighting each other in an arena, with only one able to be victorious. Of course, in soccer players won’t kill each other (no comment on this one), but it’s cool to think that in the end, there is one team that’s going to be crowned king (just like in other tournaments, duh).

As we speak, Paris Saint Germain is playing against Chelsea, which is a nice match. Lots of big names like Ibrahimovic, Di Maria, Costa, Hazard, and more walking the green field, trying to score goals so their team can move on to the next round (after the returns).

In case you want to watch as well, try looking for a stream, otherwise, hit up a live blog, like this one for example.

As always; have a jolly day!

A fit and healthy update

I’m still visiting the gym for some muscle building and to become fit. I received a split body schedule: an upper-body workout and a lower-body workout. I’m currently visiting the gym three days a week, doing upper on mondays and thursdays and lower on wednesdays. Previously, I used a full-body schedule (with eight exercises for the whole body. It looks pretty weak compared to my current schedule), but the problem with that was that it’s best to have 24 hours of rest between your workouts, otherwise you might get injuries and results won’t be as they should be. I am only able to ‘do some lifting’ on mondays, wednesdays, and thursdays (saturdays as well, but the gym is closed when I’m finished working..), so this schedule works better for me.

I do think it’s quite hard to keep going to the gym; to be consistent, but I think my mind is not fully switched to that mindset yet. Might be a matter of time (will try my best!).

Fitnessing is great fun, however. You feel like you’re working towards your goal and it’s great to think it’s a good goal; achieving something you can be proud.

My nutrition isn’t there yet, like the mindset, but I’m keeping track of it and I am developing an eating habit that is both better than before and aiming towards what my goals are. I think it’s a matter of time and learning. It’s quite hard to do everything right in the first try (if it’s even possible). It’s a process that develops with leaps and bounds: you have to learn to walk before you can run, right?

There you have it, a little update regarding my fitness adventure!

Have a jolly day peeps!

Fitness & health

Fitness & health

(Dat body..)

I went to the gym tonight, after a long absence (about three months). I saw withdrawals from my bank account, these being my gym subscription, without even going to the gym. Reasons for this were school (final term of the year, so have to give it my best), things besides school, like writing, and err.. that thing you call, yeah, gaming.. But, there was also that feeling of insecurity combined with fear. I’m a lone-gymmer, meaning I go to the gym by myself, without someone to motivate you and helping you. That’s quite hard for me personally (according to sports), because you can get demotivated and are more prone to giving up. Finding a training schedule which suits your goal, practicing the different exercises, nutrition, rest.. It’s quite hard when you’re getting started, especially when you’re ‘goin’ solo’, so I definitely recommend finding a partner, a buddy, a teammate who can fight the battle with you, who can help you, support you, motivate you, and keep you going; that really helps! It’s also great to see progress together, compliment each other and giving each other feedback.

My procrastination also set in: when you haven’t done something you used to do, you get out of the routine. This makes it harder to get back in the flow. Kind of like climbing a mountain: when you climb a mountain and reach the top after some time. You then decide to go back down, while your original goal was going over the mountain. When you decide to pursue your goal again, it can be quite hard, because you came a long way, and have to get back to the top again, to be able to cross the mountain.

Just a little update from the jolly side. A bit of a feeling of proudness (even though I should’ve done it a long time ago). But hey, how small the accomplishment, it still counts as an accomplishment and there’s still a reason to be proud 🙂

Have a jolly night and day!