28. June 2013 by swissfitchick
Now that my first days back at work after my vacation are over, I am beyond excited, that it is weekend. Are you with me? Of course you are. Right?
Now I could whine about not being on vacation anymore or about the weather which is not summery at all around these parts. I could do that, but would that make me happier? Nope – it would only release negative energy and nobody is interested in such vibes, clearly.
So when I returned to my little home in Basel last Sunday, I was so pleased that my window was guarded by beautiful roses…..
…and the frontgarden turned into a beautiful little jungle while I was away.
Paired with this colorful joy, I almost stumbled over a huge parcel in front of my door that included this:
My Magic Bullet!! I am so thrilled. It even contains a juicer. So my smoothie obsession I picked up in the US continued this week, and besides my eggwhite omelett, I had a daily delicious and light powerfoodbomb for breakfast:
On the side: my eggwhites.
The base for all of them is coconut water, flaxseed or chia seeds and ginger. Then I add what I have on hand – veggies, fruit (mostly berries) and a little stevia. If you want them a little sweeter and thicker, add a banana or dates! Though the seeds thicken up quite well if you let it set overnight in the fridge.
Until now, I made my smoothies with a hand blender, which was ok, but just a bit difficult (sputtering half-mashed content through the whole kitchen….if you know what I mean.) – so with my new Magic Machine it’s so much easier and I can not stop blending!!
Now on to some of my workouts: I usually try to get in 2-3 sprintsessions per week, and sometimes I just DON’T feel it. This case appeared on Tuesday, despite the lovely weather outside. So I made a little shoutout on Instagram to get some motivation and I got it – thank you Sara!
So I grabbed my runners and went – and YES, I felt GREAT afterwards!!
I have to say that I like these shorter, sweatier and more intense sessions much more than the endless hours of Cardio I used to do in the past. I still do my 60-75 min steady runs once in a while, but then it is pure enjoyment and I am not forcing myself into a certain mileage. Sprints are intense and fun – and steady runs are all about clearing my mind, enjoying the nature and the fresh air and losen up. By the way – I NEVER ever did a long run on a treadmill. These things freak me out – I did use them on vacation for sprints, but I feel like a tiny depression attacks me when I think about running on one more than 20 minutes. I just can’t stand the boredom.
Remember these babies from Tuesday’s post?
They are gone. All of them. Okay, I didn’t whip up a huge pile and I saved on for each day, but I like to promote them again – They are SO GOOD. You need to keep them in the fridge, because otherwise they soften up too much. It’s such a yummy and healthy treat and serves so well as a dessert or a snack.
Paired with a cup of my new purchases from David’s Tea……bliss.
Happy Weekend to all of you!!
What little things make YOU happy?
What do you love more? Cardio or Strength? I am hooked with my heavy weight routines because I love to see how stronger I get each day. Though I also LOVE the alternation with sweating in a Cardio session.
If you are a runner: Treadmill or Outdoor? OUTDOOR.
- Smoothie 101 (stephanielundstrom.wordpress.com)
- Diy Vivanno Smoothie (catherinejacksonfitness.com)
- Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Smoothie (brittanywheeler.wordpress.com)
- Protein Smoothie with Coconut Water (planetmarsz.wordpress.com)
- My New Favorite: Naked Green Machine All Natural Smoothie! (healthcarespectator.wordpress.com)