18. February 2013 by swissfitchick
Good morning friends! I hope your Monday is off to a good start. It is a very special Monday here, since it is CARNEVAL!!! I will get to that later on, first let’s celebrate Marvelous in my Monday with the lovely Katie @healthydivalife.
So the weekend actually started with a spontaneous overtraining Friday. It wasn’t planned like this, it just happened and since I am getting better with overtraining I did not blame myself. Besides that it was FUN. I went for a short run in the morning, just my daily booty call. Some core to follow. Then I actually planned to do GRIT after work in the evening (GRIT = 30 min HIIT) but then my trainer messaged me to tell me that I am the only one registered for the class. He suggested that I do the powerlifting routine instead. So I prepared for that, when I saw, that they have an ‘OPEN GYM’ session at the gym for an exception. Open Gym is Daniel’s and his friend’s project and it is a Functional Training workout a bit Crossfit-style. They usually train at an external place, but on Friday they did it at the gym.
Since I always wanted to try it, I took this chance. Well, I have no idea how I was able to cycle home after my heavy lifting weight session PLUS Open Gym. And my muscles were sore for 2 days. But it was great and as I said before – feeling how much my body is actually capable to do, is an awesome feeling.
But this meant, I took a full restday on Saturday. I did not plan it, but I knew my body needs it and I wanted to listen to that. I did some soft Yoga to losen up my muscles but that was it. Even the walk we took at the lake was very short – yet totally beautiful!!
My legs were so tired so the only thing that happened that night was a movie and laziness on the couch!!
I am a huge fan of Christoph Waltz, and I love pretty much all of Quentin Tarantino’s movies.
On Sunday, I hit a TRX session first thing, followed by Sara’s Banana-Oatmeal-Protein-Pancakes. Oh my GOSH, they are SO good. I had no idea that you could add cottage cheese to pancakes but really, they were so fluffy, I absolutely loved it.
Later on, I started to prepare for carneval. Now let me explain shortly. Carneval in Basel is called FASNACHT and is very traditional and very popular too. The whole city is in a state of exceptional circumstances for 3 days (Start is Monday 4am, until Thursday morning 4am), crowded, loud and colorful. I am in an active group since I am a child, I always loved it. It seems very strange and crazy for external people and not everyone likes it. Here are a few impressions:
Have a fantastic week!
Have you been to a carneval before? Brasil? Venice?
Do you have days where your body is asking for food non-stop?