5. November 2012 by swissfitchick
Good morning and happy Monday! Today is Marvelous in my Monday celebration, hosted by Katie @ healthydivaeats.com.
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Mine was easy but good and filled with loads of stuff I would like to share today with you.
Fridaynight was Raclette time! I wrote in my Fridaypost what Raclette is for those who did not have it before. It was a great evening with a big round of good friends, lots of talks and laughter, some wine and GOOD FOOD!!! I love just sitting a whole evening with friends and spend happy time.
Cheese, cheese, cheese….
I sneaked in some healthy stuff too! YUMM!
Saturday morning I slept a little longer and then went off for a run in the marvelous chilly morning breeze.
Did I mention that I love my neighborhood?? I used the runtastic App on my iphone. Sometimes I like to check on my pace and burnings, and it gives me the chance to take pictures on the way!
Fuel was a Paleo Oatless Oatmeal! The recipe is from Heather, and it tasted great! I need to do a breakfast switch once in a while as Katie does, I am getting a pumpkin-overnight-oatmeal-overload! Speaking of, I prepared it right away for Sunday morning 🙂 I love trying recipes from other bloggers. Next one will be the Chocolate-Zucchini-Bread from Jessie. Looks and sounds delicious!
Saturday, Sandro and me strolled around downtown, did some grocery shopping and sat in the sun (outside!)drinking coffee. We love to sit in a coffeeplace for hours, talking, reading and just relaxing. This is a weekend tradition!! In the evening he went off with his boys to a party and I totally enjoyed my evening at home alone. I was lazy and just went to a very good take away around a corner and got this salad filled with proteins and vegetables! I love relaxed weekend days like this! Marvelous!
While knitting, watching TV, reading blogs and indulging some dessert, I looked at the photo album of the wedding of one of my best friends in September this year. The pics finally arrived and I was reveling in memories.
The wedding was held in Italy in a beautiful hotel with Spa and we spent the whole weekend there with all the friends. It was absolutely MARVELOUS, I will never forget!
On Sunday, I had my rest day. It is still a challenge for me, to slow down on a day and not jumping out of the bed right into workout clothes. But I know and feel, that my body needs to rest and it is thankful for a day off from powering and sweating. I went for a walk in the morning and did some yoga, which felt good. I fought with the thought to crack a quick elliptical trainer workout (Like ‘oh,only for 45 minutes, just quick, quick without even noticing…’)…but no, I did not. Sandro and me went for another walk as the sun was shining bright and beautiful and that was the best distraction and enjoyment.
When I think about the weekends in the past – and I still have days like that, but rarely – I sat home alone, with huge amounts of junk food, which I stuffed my face with just to run to the toilet right after and puke. Feeling empty and skinny was all I wanted. EMPTY, I felt but not only stomachwise, but also mentally. Food was only the compensation. Or NO FOOD was another compensation. I started with anorexia and switched to bulimia after. I think that I am a lucky person because I am still alive after all I did to my body, if it was binging and puking and taking pills or starving till I looked like a skeleton. Today, I binge or starve when I am stressed or feel blue and depressed. But many times when I feel like that and I feel the urge to do this, I manage to stay away from it and do something that REALLY helps me to feel better. Binging or starving is a quick relief of the pressure, but the second after I did it, worse feelings come along – despair, self-doubts, frustration, panic, apathy, depression. When I try to fight my feelings with food or starving, I can not even cry…cause I just feel so shabby. If I let the feelings come and face them, I cry – but for a reason and this IS a real relief.
I am proud that I am better able to let bad days go without punishing me. I do not succeed every time, but more than in the past. I think that is a step forward.
SO. Uff, these lines were heavy! To cheer up, I got a picture of a marvelous, delicious meal we had last night. Fresh Tuna Steak wih avocado-egg-salad, and steamed veggies. SO GOOD. The recipe for the salad is from Alysia, thank you!!
I know I promised my new playlist in this post. But there was so much to share, it just didn’t fit in! But I have another wish from a blogger for my recipe for healthy bagels, so playlist and recipe are coming this week!
I hope you had a great weekend too!
What is your favorite breakfast, are you a pumpkin lover too as I am?
Do you feel sad or blue sometimes too and how do you handle it?