15. March 2013 by swissfitchick
Good morning everyone!!
Welcome to almost weekend. How did your week treat you? Mine was pretty darn good except yesterday. If you don’t mind, I would like to forget and skip yesterday. It was an emotional disaster and not a good day. I am glad today is yesterday’s tomorrow and yesterday is over. So let’s jump on the highlight-wagon from this week and celebrate some pleasant anticipation for the weekend.
Shake ya booteys babes!!
This week, winter came back. Wednesday morning, I stepped out of the bathroom, freshly showered, hair and make up done, when I saw that there is some kind of a snowstorm outside. And I knew I had to go with the bike since I was already running late. Booo!!
For the rest of the week I went with the stormy-weather hairstyle: The bun/dutt. Easy, convenient, comfortable, not too bad looking. I can not yet get it done pretty, I am working on it. What I always do, when my hair is out of the face, I wear a stronger, darker make up. Because the focus is more on the eyes and not on the hair (at least that’s what I think).
I am not willing to give in and believe that winter is over and there will be spring
forever. Accordingly, I changed my decoration at the Zurich home.
Talking about Zurich. There is such a flipping crazy store which I pass a lot with mixed feelings. On one hand I think the stuff is freakish, on the other I love some of the glam-glimmer heels.
Can we just quickly break the moment, look at this photo again and have a good laugh? I mean seriously….I think this is the worst pic of me ever. No make up, messy hair, a drunk face and hanging on my man like a limpet. Sandro looks so terrified as if he were my hostage. I can not even believe that I am sharing this with you. Now you see what you actually mean to me!
Ok, let’s turn to some good stuff – FOOD. These smoothies are soooo good. I hardly ever drink something else than water or tea. After intense workouts I drink a small bottle coconut water, but that’s about it. I saw these smoothies in a shop in Zurich and tried them, they are really good and organic. Down point: SO EXPENSIVE. I bought these two and will only buy one if I want to treat myself. 3.50 CHF for 250ml is a joke, really. I can mix up one myself for nothing.
I had my pancakes every morning this week. If I have breakfast in the office – fine. It still needs to consist of pancakes….I am in love with that morning routine. I get up, meditate, drink my Lemon water, Meta D Drink, head out for a run and Tabata. While doing this, the park is empty and peaceful and the day starts to brighten. There is no moment in the whole day that lifts my mood and my energy up like this. Coming back I end my workout with some strength exercises and stretching, shower and then cycle to the office to sit down and have pancakes. Perfect start.
Lunches and dinners used to be colorful beautiful…..
I absolutely LOVE the mix of light Feta cheese and Sweet Potaoes – tastes absolutely delicious!!!
As for my workouts – I mentioned that I am still struggling with overtraining and I will do a separate post about it. For now, I try to incorporate more active recovery in my workout plan. Here are some good ones I found on YouTube and if you want to feel your body SMILING, I can recommend picking one of these.
Yoga with Tara Stiles:
Stretching and Release with Tone it up:
Flow Practise with Baron Baptiste:
I also do a lot of Foam Rolling!! This is almost my favorite recovery workout. I do it daily. If you are interested, I can write more about it.
Let’s see how my body responds to this, I will keep you updated.
Let’s stay a moment in YouTube and listen to that song. I absolutely absolutely LOVE that song. I am much more fan of this version than the new and ‘modern’ one that is playing in the radio currently.
On last pic I received the other day from one of my working colleagues! It’s my boss and me dancing at a party in December to ‘Save the last Dance’ from Michael Bublé. I LOVE this song. My boss is a great dancer and so am I when I dance with him🙂
Happy Weekend loves!!
Do you do active recovery? What do you do?
Your current favorite song??