Marvelous in my Monday!!

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7. January 2013 by swissfitchick

Good morning, welcome to Monday, to MARVELOUS in my Monday, hosted by Katie, a big thank you!!

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In case you missed it: My Recipe page and my Workout page are finally up! They still

need some more work, but ready to use now!

I hope you had a good start into the new week, I am back at work today and oh believe me, I had the blues. For those who have ED/Depression-issues: this post includes anxiety thoughts and complaints. If anyone is not ready for some negative lines, scroll down to the last part of the post.

But first to the marvelousities:

Marvelous was my Friday night. Sandro was out, and I pampered myself with a perfect night alone at home. An appetizer at the kitchen table while cooking….

Pre-dinner Sushi

Pre-dinner Sushi (used Auto Cam for the first time on my iPhone!)

a delish dinner….

Curried-Cocos-Shrimps with Brussel Sprouts and Horseradish-Chives-Dip

Curried-Cocos-Shrimps with Brussel Sprouts&Zucchini and Horseradish-Chives-Dip

….and hanging around the rest of the evening on the couch by wathcing a movie, reading, and knitting. It’s the little things that make me happy. Marvelous!

I started Saturday morning with a workout from Badass-Shannon and I thought I am going to die. But I didn’t. And it felt good – afterwards, even though I looked pretty fucked up drained when finished. I had a good fuel which I was looking forward to, ready:

Banana-Protein-Porridge w. Almond Butter

Banana-Pumpkin-Protein-Porridge w. Almond Butter

I don’t know what it was, but I started to feel depressed during Saturday. Some ED thoughts sneaked in too, of course. And of course I didn’t eat well. And felt even worse. I was very close to a relapse and felt guilty.

I think I was just getting used to it to be around Sandro a lot, and to have tons of time to do stuff without pressure Β – when suddenly work is calling. I know this is complaining on a high level, but my anxieties came back too and I was not prepared. Somehow I was kind of scared to leave that safe castle I was in for the last 17 days. Unfortunately, Sandro and me weren’t very close that day either. We had several different opinions all day. This is nothing new, we both are stubborn opinionated and outspoken, so we discuss a lot. But it’s a difference to a fight or a real dispute. We don’t fight a lot, we prefer to laugh and talk…..but well, we had a fight and we only hugged it out before we went to bed, cause we both can not go to bed in a fight, I think that is awful. Well, that happens. I am not pretending that we are a shinging happy couple all around the clock. We are humans and we speak our minds, and sometimes it adds up. Our relationship is full of love, humour (tons of that :-)) and support, but we do have our moments and I think it is totally fine. I rather have a few more discussions with Sandro than to brush things under the carpet and pretending nothing happened. I could NEVER do that. I am very straight, sometimes a bit too straight probably, and especially in the wrong moments….:-) If there is something on my mind, I want to tell Sandro IMMEDIATELY. You can imagine, that it’s not always a good moment to nag πŸ™‚ Sandro asked me several times if I am sure that I am not from somewhere South originally, as I have a pretty hot temper sometimes…..

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Enough moaning!! Sunday was nice and I felt better. I did a long meditation and told myself that the anxieties make everything look more scary than it actually is and create mountains out of nothing and that I will be totally fine by going back to Basel and back to worklife. That helped a lot. Sometimes I just need to reach out for some distance between me and those creepy thoughts. This quote from Heather I saw yesterday on her blog (which is a fantastic one, check it out!!) was exactly the right thing to read:

‘Truth speaks softly because it is certain. Fear speaks loudly because it needs to be loud in order to seem real.’

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I did the 2nd workout from Shannon which almost killed me again and we had late breakfast. Fresh and clean:

Low fat curd cheese with banana and berries

Low fat curd cheese with banana and berries

plus:

Coconut Cashew Questbar

Coconut Cashew Questbar

It was a foggy Sunday, which I used to bake something:

Zucchini Bread from Kim @hungryhealthygirl.com

Zucchini Bread from Kim @hungryhealthygirl.com

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….did some meal prep…..

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took random pics I wasn’t even aware of….

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I see nothing.

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I see a finger. My leathergloves? Looks like I wanted to punch down a paparazzi.

and we went for a walk as usual πŸ™‚ Including a stop at Starbucks.

Skinny Matcha Green Chai Latte

Skinny Matcha Green Chai Latte

That’s for MIMM today! Have a wonderful day, friends!!

xxx

Lucie

16 thoughts on “Marvelous in my Monday!!

  1. Nadja says:

    That recipe with shrimps looks delicious! Please give it to me πŸ˜€ and WHAT is that Starbucks drink? I never saw it before and definitely need to try it!! Is it new? Really hope they do it in Geneva too! I wish you a happy monday and a wonderful week, you deserve it πŸ™‚ and good luck with starting work again!

    • I will post it tomorrow! It IS delicious!! I saw that Starbucks drink the first time yesterday and it is REALLY good. I drank it with Skinny milk, perfect. It’s called Matcha Green Tea Chai Latte (or something like this :-)) and I am sure they have it in Geneva since we have it here in Zurich! Thanks a lot for your good wishes. Big hug to you!

      • Nadja says:

        yesss can’t wait for the recipe πŸ˜€ ok i must totally try this! I’ll check in Starbucks next week!

  2. yes you two may of had a little fight (joshua and I actually had a little disagreement as well on Saturday.. it must of been the day)… but what’s a relationship without them? You learn from each one, and grow stronger as a couple. I love that you two don’t go to bed mad (we don’t either). I also want you to know.. if you EVER need to talk or just vent, please e-mail me or text me 965-557-05438. I’m not sure what numbers you may have to put before 965 when calling from Switz.

  3. cleanfoodcreativefitness says:

    So happy you worked through a tough time Lucie! You are such a fighter and I love it! So inspiring. Your meals look so good as usual! Happy Monday!

  4. So proud of you Lucie! I know it can be hard when anxiety starts creeping in, but you don’t realize it until your food is all messed up. Its tough, becuase usually by that point, a great deal of fear or anxiety has built up, so you have to work through food anxiety AND what is really bothering you all at once! You handled it beautifully, and are SO strong!
    PS. That zucchini bread looks NOM!

    • Aaaww, thank you so much Sloane!! I couldn’t say it better than you just did. In these moments it is really hard to listen to the inner voice. We work hard, but we get there, right?? Happy Monday Beauty!!

  5. Sorry to hear that you were dealing with some anxiety this weekend, hun 😦 I struggle with it myself, so I know the effect that some extra pressure can have on your stress levels, but I think you bounced back from it perfectly, and I’m so proud of you for not letting yourself fall into a negative downward spiral. I really hope that you realize how far you’ve come πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much, Amanda. Yes, I do realize it, I remember too well the moments where I could not fight these thoughts and fell right down into the whole. Still it scares me when they come out of nothing. Sometimes I wake up and they are just there, without any announcement. But we learn from these situations, every time!!

  6. I am glad you were able to write it out, sometimes that helps me process what happens and how I feel. I hope you had a great monday

  7. Greta says:

    LOOOve this!
    No not the anxiety thing! Your honesty! It’s beautiful! Sometimes I read blogs/posts and they have no soul. They are nicely put, the pictures are great and they provide advice and everything… But I forget about them the minute I switch the browser. But I do remember yours. And sometimes in the middle of the busy day and work I remember something… like a recipe or a sentence, or your happy face. And I smile. Just love it.
    And I cannot just mention that shrimp thing I’ll be dreaming about… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    And Sandro… just cherish him. He sounds as an amazing person in your life.

    PS I owe you an email
    PSS Have a gorgeous day, love!

    • Oh thank you SOOO much for this comment, Greta. It really touched me and gave me a huge smile!! Sometimes I hesitate. if I should post these personal things out to the public, but on the other hand I always think it might help someone who is in the same situation. And isn’t that the best thing when blogging that you can give out support? Have a fab day you too!!

  8. blog says:

    Magnificent website. Plenty of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thanks for your sweat!

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