5. April 2013 by swissfitchick
I dance the Friday Dance! Wanna join me?
First of all, I want to THANK YOU guys!! All your comments on yesterday’s post BLEW me away – I was SO touched and happy about all your support, love and encouragement but also YOUR courage and honesty. You rock!!
So how has your week been so far? I hope it treated you well!
Let’s start right away with highlights from this week. Besides that the sun came out several times, I got spoiled by different people and what is better than getting presents??
The first one came from Courtney. I am working together with her in order to achieve my goals and to have some support in my recovery. So far it goes really really well and I love the work with her. On Wednesday a gift from sunny L.A. arrived, Courtney sent me an affirmation charm!! We work a lot with affirmations and it helps me tons. That charm I can carry around with me and hold on to it if an anxiety or negative thoughts come up. How lovely is that?? And SO pretty!!
The next present I received yesterday. Well actually, I received it a few weeks ago, you might remember that Sandro and me celebrated our 3 1/2 years anniversary and he gave me a gift voucher for a overnight stay at a hotel when we are in Spain this fall. He opened the secret and here’s where we will stay
Another really great thing this week was, that I went back to Crossfit. You might remember that I started Crossfit in December last year. Late January and February I was hit by a winter depression and went through some funks. Little things exhausted me, I was able to manage my worklife, but everything what took more effort just scared me. To cycle in minus degrees and dark through the city and then being back home late may not sound so difficult, but for me at this time it wasn’t doable. I needed to focus on what was good and right for me and I didn’t want to stress me out, because this only would have ended in a binge.
Now since Spring is almost back and the days are longer, I feel the energy coming back and since I MISSED Crossfit AND especially the group I started right back on Wednesday and I loved it! I am happy to be back and join the group regularly since the ‘groove’ and atmosphere plus the training is exceptional and really cool.
Talking about workouts: As you may know, I am working on decreasing my workouts and trying to break my addicted habit to workout 2-3 hours per day. It goes really well. I probably do a third of the amount of Cardio I did only 2 weeks ago. And you know what? I feel so much more relaxed and nothing changed!! I even lost a bit around my belly and I did not transfer to some kind of a monster. Strike!! I hope I can continue like this. The support of my trainer, the talks and tips from Tim and the coaching with Courtney help a lot here. I obviously still need a lot of help, but I know one day I will be strong enough to do the right things on my own.
I also included more Yoga back in my schedule and I am stuck with Yoga Solution with Tara Stiles, I absolutely love it!! There are so MANY great Yoga workouts.
Now on to some beautystuff! I decided to treat myself with a manicure and got Shellac. My nails are a disaster, always have been and this is and will be my solution!!
I realize that I did not post ONE picture of food – well I guess I just stuffed my face with it before remembering to take a shoot. So let me just give a few ideas for weekend meals:
- Yogurtmess with fresh blueberries, cinnamon and almond butter
- Eggwhite Omelett with Spinach and Pumpkin
- Yogurt Quinoa with curried Mango
- Scrambled Eggwhites with Coconut Butter
- Veggies with homemade low fat hummus
- Wholegrain Wrap with Tuna, mashed green veggies, egg OR baking it as a Flat Bread Pizza
- Dinner out (Italian I guess)
- Salmon-Zucchini-Wraps with Asparagus
Sandro an me need to fuel up since we run our first race TOGETHER on Sunday! It will take place in his hometown near Zurich and will be 5k for each, but we probably both do 10k’s. So excited!
Ok Lovelies, that’s it for today – I wish you a fantastic weekend, check in on Monday for MIMM!!
Any Fun, Food or Workouts planned for the weekend?
Have you ever done Crossfit before?