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  1. I can borrow the Department Q series from Jussi Adler-Olsen from my parents so i'm reading that in the morning (should keep me busy till August/September) and i just started reading "I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level" light novel series for in the evening (should keep me busy till May). If you have suggestions let me know. I like to read fantasy, comedy, romance type of books in the evening and in the morning pretty much anything.
  2. Ugh i had a rough week, a lot of overtime and tiredness after it. Well lets update something Week 1, the rest of the week I had a lot of overtime this week so most days i got home at 4-5pm and i was really tired when i got back. Did get a second workout in on Friday so i got 2 out of 3 days in, but the weather is also getting better so perhaps i'll add running on Saturday or Sunday....have to wait and see. Drank enough water every day. Felt really good despite having to go to the bathroom a lot Fruit went so-so...did bring a apple everyday to work but i bought strawberries and, even tough they were supposed to be good for another 3-5 days, they felt a bit hard & werent as juicy as normal. So i went with a apple in the morning aswell. Spent a little bit of time to play the 100% games, not a lot. Got a annoying achievement gone tho, riding 130 miles on a horse. I just went to a open space and stuck my controller stick in a way that i just kept running circles and i left and got groceries, when i got back it was done German practice & Juggling didnt go well....gonna focus more on it upcoming week. Fitness: + - -/+ - + /- - - / - - - / - - - Health (water): + + + + - - - / + + + + + + + / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - Health (fruit): + + + + - - - / + + + + + + + / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - Hobby: 90% - 0% Skill German: - - - + - - - / + + - + - - + / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - Skill Juggling: - - - + - - - / + + - + - - + / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - Stuff i want to do better next week: - Immediatly workout when i get home, instead of eating a bit first and then working out. - When i'm done with my workout and showered immediatly start with cleaning & skill practice - Spend 30-45 minutes on achievements before i continue with my main stream game
  3. Week 1, Day 1 So here we go we start with the new 4-week challenge. Made a decent start, the night before i went to bed on time and read about 25 pages in Wolf & Parchment, its getting pretty intense right now and i already have a book ready to read after this one. I need to hurry a little bit because i also have set a reading challenge to myself to read 24 books this year. It should be do-able since i already read a book in the morning and a different kind in the evening, but anyway: Had a decent & fast workday and when i got home i got my workout in. Did some supersets to get a nice flow and pace through the workout. After that i did some cleaning and juggling, forgot about German practice but i can do that a bit before i read in bed. Spend the rest of the day mostly relaxing, wanted to play some games but wasnt feeling it. Fitness: + - -/+ - - /- - - / - - - / - - - Health (water): + + + + - - - / + - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - Health (fruit): + + + + - - - / + - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - Hobby: 90% - 0% Skill German: - - - + - - - / + - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - Skill Juggling: - - - + - - - / + - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - -
  4. Maybe once a year i go snowboarding there. You can get down from the top pretty fast, so a day or so is enough for me there. If i go to Winterberg its more to see my brother. I...never thought about the train. Dont know how much longer the travel time is. They also have the option of a bus but i want to be able to go there and leave when i want and not be dependent of a bus/train.
  5. Moderation is key Man that was a action packed training day. Good luck tomorrow with the game!
  6. Thats a annoying combination of stuff. But luckily you had Rocket League to take your mind of it
  7. I used Duolingo for a long time but its German to English, not German to Dutch. Not that my English is bad that i have trouble quickly changing it to Dutch but i think if it was to Dutch everything would go a bit better. And i think with the college book i could learn faster & more efficient. I live an hour away from the border & it takes me roughly 3 hours to get to Winterberg were my brother lives. So its pretty easy to go to Germany but i have no car so if i want to go there i'll have to rent one.
  8. Week 0, Day 4 Wrote the challenge and here's the first update: Had a nice day at work, im following a new course right now for a new machine at work. Changed the machine almost by myself which feels pretty awesome considering this is day 4 of the course. Got back home after work and cleaned up using the Pomodoro Technique and had some fun streaming Gravity Rush 2 on Twitch, had a few Dutch people join chat that joined me when i was just streaming. Havent seen their names for a long while so was fun to chat a bit with them. Fitness: + - -/- - - -/- - - - / - - - - / - - - - Health (water): + + + + - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - Health (fruit): + + + + - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - Hobby: 90% - 0% Skill German: - - - + - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - Skill Juggling: - - - + - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - / - - - - - - - Above a tracking system to see how good of a job i'm doing. ^ Gravity Rush 2, if you have a PS4 i recommend the games.
  9. Goals: Fitness: Workout 3x a week using the Startbodyweight Routine Health: Drink 2 liters of water everyday & 1 apple and ~100 grams of strawberries every day. Hobby: 100% Rayman Origins & start with 100% Darksiders Warmastered. Social: update atleast every 2-3 days here on the forums and comment on 1-2 other challenges. Skill: Practice Juggling & German language So last challenge i made a decent start with getting back into shape. Above are a few stuff i want to do during this challenge. Lets explain a bit more about the goals: Fitness: at the end of the last challenge i started again with SBR (StartBodyweight Routine) and i want to continue it in this one. Get that difficulty in again. Health: I want to drink more water, most days i barely drank any fluids or it was some soda/energy drinks. I want to eat more fruit, so an apple during work and the strawberries with breakfast or as a snack. Hobby: Started last month with Rayman Origins and got far but didnt have a moment specific to play it. I'm gonna play it on 1 day for a few hours at a time where i know i have time and wont be distracted. After Rayman is done i'm gonna start with Darksiders Warmastered. Social: Last challenge i didnt update a lot and i think this also made it hard to keep track of my goals. And because i didnt focus on my own i didnt comment/support others with their goals. So this time id'm gonna update my own a bit more and support other more. Skill: havent practiced a skill in a long time. I have a few juggling balls and i want to practice juggling again because its fun and kewl to do. German language is one that i'm on/off constantly, but i want to get good with it because my brother lives in Germany and if i come to him i want to be able to speak with his german friends/colleagues and not having him to translate. My father has a whole college book on how to practice German and hopefully i can borrow this from him. Oke, those are my goals and i'm gonna do "more" my best to do all of it.
  10. Thanks also HECK YEAH!!! Celeste! This game was tough but super fun to play! Thank you
  11. Challenge Review! Lets first check how i did my goals and stuff i learned/want to improve or change. 1) Monkii 21-day Habit Program; halfway through this challenge i stopped using that because working out every day in a row became really exhausting. Learned: have atleast 1 rest day between workouts. Change: Went to the 3-day a week StartBodyweight program and felt a lot better. 2) Improve my meals; this went pretty good, instead of buying meat/chicken/fish that were already prepared with some kind of sauce or spice i bought plain and spiced it up myself. I also bought different types of meat/chicken/fish and came up with different meal combinations Learned: new ways of making food delicious and interesting Change: make meals easier by having 2-3 choices of combinations instead of 4-5. 3) 100% Rayman Origins; Got some progress in this but i didnt complete it. Most of the times i wanted to do it in between cleaning the apartment but i forgot about it and i could have done it after cleaning but most of the times i would then stream on Twitch and a complete different game. Or if i wanted to do it on the weekends i would forget and play with friends instead (which is more IMPORTANT) Change: Pick just one day to focus on it and do it at a time I KNOW nobody is really online yet. So for example on Saturday morning, i like waking up early on Saturday to buy groceries and in the morning i will have the time to focus on this. END CONCLUSION I think i did a oke job with this first challenge of 2019. I learned what doesnt work for me and what does & i learned some new ways of prepping meals. I'm going to use the knowledge i learned with this challenge and use them for my next one as to make it more successful. So i have been thinking a bit about stuff i want to do in the next challenge and here's a little rundown of stuff i want to do: Fitness: Perform the Startbodyweight Routine 3 times a week Health: Drink 2 liter of water everyday & eat 1 apple & 100gram of strawberries every day. Gaming: Finish up Rayman Origins and start _______ <- game to complete coming when the new challenge goes live
  12. Week 4 day 3 till 5 Wednesday i had a class on how to talk better with people. It was interesting to learn. It was a long day of learning and i got really tired when i got back home. I spend the afternoon/evening relaxing. Thursday i was off and, besides that i barely did anything that day, i got a workout in. Friday i was also off and got a workout in. These last 2 days were very lazy. And the next 2 arent going to be very productive as well. Just getting some groceries and chilling with games.
  13. Week 4, Day 1 & Day 2 Made a good start with the last week. On Monday i did my Startbodyweight workout and it felt good. Went back to stuff i ABSOLUTELY knew i could do for 10 reps. Building it up slowly, but steadily. The days themself went pretty good and tried to stay on track on stuff i did and thought about stuff i want to try the next challenge. Not a whole lot more happened the last 2 days. So yeah... tomorrow its workout day and cleaning day
  14. Yeah its 21 days in a row, in the beginning it was simple. For example the first few days workouts were like this: 5 rows, 5 push-ups, 5 tucks. Just that, 1 set no more no less. I took a few days off and then started with StartBodyWeight. I tried it and i know now that everyday a workout isnt for me.
  15. Week 3 update. Barely did anything good, stopped using the Monkii workout app because it came to exercises with which i would need their specific workout equipment and at that point i was done with it. And i got exhausted of working out every day. I switched to the Startbodyweight Routine which i used in the past and liked. So its back to 3 workouts a week (less stress on me). Food went oke-ish, the meals i made were better than early ones. 100% achievement progress is slow.... hopefully i can do a bit more and finish it and the end of the challenge So yeah last week, here we go. Lets see what i do
  16. Thank you all for the condolences A quick update on the rest of last week. The tiredness from work got me good. On saturday & sunday i had a few moments were i was quite lazy and then i would lie down on the couch a fall a sleep for an hour or so. Saturday i had 2 friends of my come over and enjoy a beer and play some games, havent talked to both of them for a while so it was fun to catch up. The whole weekend was lazy & 0 fitness progress kind of weekend. Lets hope to get this week a bit better than last week.
  17. Week 2: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4 Last few days been quite tired and forgot to update. But here it is: On day 1 & day 2 i got my workouts in. A nice little complex on both. I did about 3-4 minutes of jumping rope before the workout and now i have a bit of soreness at the side of my quads. I think its from all the rope jumping i'm doing. I do want to do more stretching because i haven't done any stretching/#5 minute flow for the last few weeks. On day 3 i was really tired, i got home after work. Crashed on the couch and woke up a hour or 2 later, had dinner & chatted a bit on twitch and went to bed early. Today, day 4, was a sad day. Sadly my aunt passed away last Saturday and today was the cremation. A lot of tears and hugs. After the ceremony i went for a drink with my brother and cousins. It became a bit late and when i got home i was and still am quite exhausted. Tomorrow i'm gonna continue my workouts and probably stream/play Rayman Origins and try to get some achievements.
  18. Week 1, Day 3 till Day 7 & Review Week 1 The rest of the week went so-so. Its a bit harder to get back into routine than i thought. But i worked out on Day 3 & Day 6. So 4 out of 7 days isnt bad. Kept pretty good with my eating. Didnt play a whole lot of Rayman but i'm gonna try to do a bit more upcoming week. Review: For the first week back it went oke-ish. Its mostly hard trying to get back into a routine of working out and eating cleaner. I liked the meals i made and i liked the extra fruit i was eating. Just need to make some meals for after work so i dont buy anything on the way back. Things i plan & hope to do next week: 1) Get every workout in just as it says on the app (this week i went 2-3 sets on some days while the app said one set). 2) Stay on the right road back to my house. (if i detour i know ill get fast food and i dont want that so much)
  19. well its only with garlic sauce... maybe its not that bad? Oh this week was tough not getting them, the energy bars were great tho. Had them a few days with me to work as a snack with an apple. I'm gonna look for a nice snack i can eat for after work.
  20. Week 1, Day 2 Woke up nice and refreshed and... yeah thats pretty much it Oh i started writing down what i had to eat, not yet in the amounts i had but more in what i ate and roughly when (like before work, during work, after work). Maybe in a next challenge i will really write it down, who knows.. Workout 21 days in a row using the Monkii app: Did my jumping rope warm-up, getting a bit better with it already. Curious to see who its going to be at the end of the challenge The workout was push-up to plank position and pikes, with my feet hanging in the rings. A lot tougher than normal ones and those arent easy aswell. Improve my meals: went wrong again with doner...its just so easy to grab on my way back but as im writing this (its day 3) i made some 3-ingredient energybars and its ready and waiting for me in the freezer. So no trip to the doner kebab anymore this week for THIS GUY! 100% a game: Got one speedtrophy achievement. so 5 achievements left to go.
  21. Week 1, Day 1 Had a decent Monday to start the week. Worked out in the morning, had a good day at work with an apple as a snack and cauliflower with minced meat for dinner but after work i went and got some doner kebab with some carlic sauce. So this wasnt great to eat if im trying to eat healthier, it was delicious, but not a good choice. Workout 21 days in a row using the Monkii app: Warmed up with jumping rope and did a few scalp exercises for push-ups and rows. Short but simple. Improve my meals: besides the doner kebab i had after work i kept close to the stuff i had in my fridge. At work i have been thinking about simple-ish milkshakes i could make and use for breakfast a few days in the week. 100% a game: got a few speedtrophies in game, but not yet a achievement for it. There are a lot to do so im hoping i can complete atleast 2 a day.
  22. Week 0, Day 7. Decided to start today with everything. My fridge is filled with meals & fruit, only need to make some 3-ingredient energy bars. Workout 21 days in a row using the Monkii app: did the first workout of the program. It was 10 Ring Rows, Ring Push-ups & Tucks. It only showed 1 set but decided to do 3 sets. Improve my meals: bought real foods (normal salmon & chicken) and prepared 10 meals. Got apples & strawberries in the fridge for snacks. 100% a game: Picked Rayman Origins to complete a 100% right now there are 6 achievements left. Gonna try and do 1-2 levels each day for specific achievements. Its still early in the day for me (13:10)so enough to do and focus on not eating bad foods for the week.
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