3. June 2013 by swissfitchick
I hope you had a great weekend and are off to a good start! Before I jump into the marvelous party hosted by Katie, let me include a great comment from Thursday’s post. I talked about Personal Training and how and why it helps me. I read and of some experiences that weren’t as positive as mine and also had a few questions about it. I want to include Markus’ comment here which I think gives some very important information if you intend to work with a PT. Markus was my PT for 4 years and I completely trust him. That’s what he said in the comment section:
What an outstanding advocate you are for Personal Training!! The PT community is owing you gratitude! You certainly have my deepest respect for all your strength, your willpower (yes, you have geat willpower!) and your immense energy. I haven’t seen you for a while and we stay in contact once a while – and what I hear in this blog looks just fine and right to me.
I feel honoured that you have chosen me as a PT and I feel very comfortable seeing that you are so capable and skillful in sharing your experiences with the girls in this blog: I bow to you.
An advice to the girls in this blog thinking about working with a PT: It really matters who you are working with, there are some great trainers out there who can make a difference to your workouts. So take your time to find out who is best for you. Ask friends, see who has a good reputation and a strong background. Be careful with hiring bodybuilders And stay away fromPTs who sell nutritional supplements too, that’s not only unhealthy but is leading you in the wrong direction.
Keep it simple. Your best tool to find out what is good workout and healthy nutrition is your very own body, no one other person. They all can help and assist you, yes, but it is the way YOU treat your body every hour of each day that makes the difference.
One thing to do every day: Be MINDFUL of how you treat your your body. It is your mindset that leads to a happier life. To be happy is a choice you make, not a result of any activity (editor’s note: that was my favorite sentence!)
That is why meditatiom can be an important tool. To meditate is learning to listen to and get in a intimate contact with yourself.
You were a fine client, Lucy, and became a dear friend. Shine on!
Ok, so now let’s move on to some weekend happenings!
As mentioned on Friday, We had our Opening party at the office. And as expected it was a BLAST. Talk about great food, champagne, music and DANCING. I think I danced for 4 hours in a row, I definitely could NOT walk one step more in my high heels at 3am in the morning. Walking barefeet in the rain to the Taxi! Believe me, this was my workout for 2 days!! It was just a great party with great people. I was also a very conscious drinker, I mostly just nipped on my champagne but gulped down water all night, so I felt absolutely fine when waking up.
We took the train at 11 to Zurich and I made sure to pack a healthy brunch to fuel up after this long night!!
I spent such a nice Saturday. The weather was awful, so I made sure to have indoor plans. One of my best friends came to visit me in Zurich and we spent the afternoon over tea and girls chats. SO sweet.
Speaking of rain – Switzerland had some serious trouble with flooding on the weekend. It rained so much and for days – even the lake in Zurich came over the board which is very unusual. The news say, that there wasn’t such a LONG period of BAD weather in Switzerland since 30 years. We are SO ready for some sun!!
Sunday morning I worked through my morning routine – Outdoor Sprints and an hour weightlifting. I felt still a bit tired and we decided to keep the day low and enjoyed Leo at the cinemas in 3d!!
I love the fashion from the 20’s SO much and I also loved the combination of the actors playing (Carey Mulligan is BEAUTIFUL and amazing!!). The story was ok in my opinion, but I am the Happy-End-Lover and so….well, not gonna shout everything out now.
While walking home, we passed a lounge-club that is placed close to our home ON the lake as a porch and we always wanted to buy a membership to hang out in summer there. It is SUCH a beautiful place and now we did it – so SUMMER – PLEASE arrive, finally!!!
We finished the day with good food and in chilling mode.
Have a great Monday!!
How is the weather where you are now? I will be off to NYC and Boston soon, and it looks much better there!
Tell me something marvelous about your weekend!!