Hey there everyone!
My name is Hanjo, I'm 20 years old, was born and live in Bayreuth, Germany.
being a veg:
Growing up in a family with zero vegetarians, I decided pretty early in my life to stop eating meat. In fact we're a family where it's a highlight to meet on sundays and perfrom a (how should I call it?) huge eating event. And the greatest thing is always a roast or sth....
I can't even tell you exactly why, but being just 8 years old I just felt it wasn't right to eat an animal. My fam and especially my Mom who always had to cook for me had absolutely no problems with it. In fact she was an activist for nature conservation and stuff.
I never wanted to eat meat ever since, as it's no just a moral thing but it's also pretty
ing in my eyes!
Lately I got more in touch with organisations like PETA and I'm now on my way becoming a vegan. For some motnhs now, I quit drinking milk and pretty much all other dairy products. The only thing I still couldn't turn around is the cheese. Pizza just played a too important role in my life for too long.
Also, if my grandmother bakes a cake or sth and she used eggs, I'll eat it nonetheless.
So that's just the next step. To get more radical, and not becoming weak in front of this awesome looking, cheesy Pizza...
Lately I also tried to keep sugar from my nutrition as good as possible.
Being an Athlete:
I'm playing basketball for about 9 years or so now and became pretty good (for german measures at least lol) at it too. Although I never earned money with it, I already played in our local pro team. I'd better say I practiced with them (I was a garbage-time player at the end of the bench lol).
Anyway, whoever played basketball at a pretty high level knows you have to be in pretty good shape to fight through those hard picks, set by 6'9'' guys.
So that was first and foremost the reason to go into a gym and work on my body with weights and stuff. Now I'd do it with or without basketball, as it feels just good to be in great shape and look strong.
I've worked out with weights more or less regular for over 3 years now. Of course adding weight wasn't the main aim, but getting stronger and expecially faster, improving your vertical and stuff.
At the moment:
It's in the offseason now and so I just want to bulk up some more pounds of muscles. during the season, practicing 6 times a week and playing also 2 times on the weekend, it's pretty difficult to gain much.
And this in fact leads me to this board
so THANK YOU Robert for putting so much work in here!!!
I love music, but play no instruments at all. My favourite music-style is New School Hardcore (Emocore, Metalcore, whatever), with bands like Poisen the Well, Converge and - of coure - Boysetsfire.
I also like fun (punk) stuff (The Hives, old Green Day songs) or just music to relax. Van Morrisson, Tracy Chapman, Johnny Cashs's American Records, to throw some names out.
I'm interested in arts, too.
Alright, enough! Now you know pretty much about me and it was also a great chance to practice my english a bit...