1. April 2013 by swissfitchick
Long time no see!! Even though I have only been off the blog world for 4 days, it seems like forever. Glad to be back and share all the news with you! Welcome to MIMM – Marvelous in my Monday with the Healthy Diva!
Some of you know that I spent 4 days with Mom in Berlin – Thursday till yesterday, and oh – we had a blast. Berlin is my Love, I so much adore this city and the ‘groove’, the atmosphere – it’s so unique. I must say, the weather really wanted to test on our endurance but I can tell you, we won. It was freezing and snowing like almost all the time. But nothing could stop us!!
We started right off at the airport…..
Just when we dropped off our luggage at the hotel we ran right into the city. Some sightseeing, shooting, admiring and….. drifting ourselves over into shopping coma.
Friday it was snowing even more but we packed up in warm clothes and wandered around all the great cultural and historical performances Berlin offers.
After 5 hours we were frozen and decided to head back to the hotel and warm up…..
We even had dinner in the hotel since it wasn’t tempting at all to wander around outside in search for a restaurant. One thing I always do in hotels – and only in hotels – is munching on dark chocolate in bed while watching TV. I don’t know, but it is just a different thing to do in a fancy hotelbed than at home, call me weird.
On Saturday, I absolutely wanted to visit my old flat!! It was very awkward. I spent almost a year there – and when I walked down the street and stood in front of the door all the memories came back – I suddenly was in a very reminiscent and sentimental mood. Still, it was SO nice to see it all again!
Speaking of seeing again – my very good friend and former personal trainer Tim lives now in Berlin and what a better chance could we get to catch up? We haven’t met in 5 years and I was truly happy to see him again. Since this year he owns his own Personal Training Gym – which I love. He chased me through a oh-my-booty-and-arms-and-abs workout. I figured my abs are there!! They are really there! It is nice to see when hard work is paying off. We spent the rest of the evening together having dinner out and chatting for hours. I love friendship revivals!!!
We had once more a wonderful time together my Mom and I. Mom is not a big eater, never has been – which is the only thing that is sometimes a bit difficult for me. I feel like a foodmachine compared to her and feel guilty a lot. It always pulls me a bit back in my old habits. This is an issue that is deep in our family which I do not want to discuss here in public. But just to say, that we are not the perfect family, even though I love my family endlessly.
I hope you are having a wonderful Easter and if you don’t celebrate a great time and weekend!
What was your most marvelous thing you did on the weekend?
Easter Tradition? Mom and I always travel somewhere at Easter. I think so far we’ve been to the Swiss mountains, Barcelona, Costa del Sol, Milano, Amsterdam and this time – the second time – Berlin.