… And starting 2023 with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) as well. A few months before the global COVID-19 pandemic, I started swimming again. Still, then the lockdown began, and I had to cancel my swimming subscription. I never did any exercise since then.
When I moved back to The Netherlands, I promised myself I would start a new sport and maintain it weekly. I chose BJJ. The first reason I decided on BJJ was to keep up with a Brazilian sport, giving me the feeling of having Brazil nearby. The second reason is to exercise, improve my confidence, decrease anxiety and learn a martial art.
Until now, I have been enjoying my experience in BJJ and recovering every day from a new bruise.