Marvelous in my Monday – Weekend down at the Lake


15. July 2013 by swissfitchick

Hey friends!

I hope the weekend treated you well. Mine couldn’t be more marvelous, as the sun was shining all the time and the only plan I had was to lie at the lake as much as possible. Before we start, I want to thank Katie for hosting MIMM today as every Monday! Head on over to check out more marvelousitiy in the blogger world!


Friday usually means a workout at lunch – either the GRIT class in Basel with my friend Oliver, or Bootcamp in Zurich at the lake. This time it was GRIT and it was the perfect start into the weekend!


In the evening, Sandro and me grabbed our food and went down to the lake to have a little picnic. It was beautiful. I so much love Summernights.


I decided to finally start with Yoga again. Yoga was always a great alternative for my body to get a break from my intense HIIT, Cardio or Weight Lifting sessions and I felt light and newborn after every class I took. So as soon as the vacation in the studio is over, I will invest in a new membership. Until then, I go with Tara Stiles – as I did on Saturday morning.

When Sandro got up, we headed out to get some errands done, including picking up a package from the post office. I was SO thrilled when I realized what it was! I took a membership for a few months with Ellie, and Danielle was so nice to receive the stuff for me, as they don’t deliver to Europe yet. I love almost all of the pieces, it’s great quality and I love the colors! I can not wait to use them for my workouts.

Danielle is such a sweetheart, she also included a few goodies for me, like my favorite nutbutters, Think Think Bites and Vega Smoothie! I couldn’t be happier!!

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When my excitement descended, we packed the towels and sunscreen and spent the afternoon down at the lake with a lot of sunbathing, swimming, reading and chatting. SO my kind of weekend!

Of course we turned on the grill for dinner and had some fresh summerfood.


Fresh Green Bowl


Grilled Salmon&Codfish, Scallops

Later on, we took a walk along the lake and stopped at our favorite lounge. It was so beautiful down there and I was happy I took my camera. It felt like a summerholiday.

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I went for a run early on Sunday morning. It is so peaceful, fresh and beautiful at the lake in the morning. It’s like a meditation. I added a weight session and this time, I inserted some short cardio sections in between the sets. Like Mountain Climbers, Jumping Jacks, Plank Jacks, Step ups with weights, etc. – and I will continue doing it. It made the workout much more fun and kickass! Some great beats on, and good is. If I do Tabata, I use either my Gym Boss timer or the Tabata App on the phone – both great tools!

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After that, we decided again to have a picnic and had breakfast at the lake. We were still fairly early and it was nice to enjoy the peace before the storm of people. I prepared my vegetable omelette beforehand and enjoyed it out of a tupperware – not very stylish, I know, but the view certainly was!

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I really don’t have anymore exciting things to tell you, cause I spent the rest of the day in the sun and in the water (Sandro had an appointment with the boys), did some blogging later on until it was time for dinner:

Homemade Asia Bowl: Curried Chicken, Seaweed Salad, Cucumber, sauteed Mushrooms&Broccoli

Homemade Asia Bowl: Curried Chicken, Seaweed Salad, Cucumber, sauteed Mushrooms&Broccoli

So today I have to leave the lake and face my office again! But I will be back, in not more than 4 days, yay!

Happy Monday!

What Fitness Apps do you use? Any recommendations?

What is your favorite workout time? Morning? Night? I love my early morning workouts. Especially on workdays, I feel so much fitter and energized throughout the day.



34 thoughts on “Marvelous in my Monday – Weekend down at the Lake

  1. Aw! I love hearing about all the picnics you & your man had over the weekend. I can definitely see why you fall in love with the lake over & over again when you go. Every photo looks so peaceful and beautiful. I’m pretty sure someone would have to drag me back to my office, Ha Ha!

    && ow ow! Look at you girl. love the outfit. So sweet of those two girls πŸ™‚

  2. Such gorgeous pics of the lake- glad you had a good weekend! Fortunately the weather here has been fab too which means we set up a few picnics too over the weekend :)! I just downloaded the “Map my Run” app which I’m loving..especially as I don’t own a Garmin, it’s nice to have my exact distance and route calculated while I’m running!

  3. kimathungryhealthygirl says:

    The pictures of the lake look beautiful! Love my morning workouts too. I haven’t heard of The Grit Series…. I’ll have to check into it. Have a Marvelous Monday!

  4. Gorgeous pictures Lucie!

    I always wondered how those outside of the U.S. are able to participate in some of the giveaways and monthly food/workout clothing shipments. Now I know πŸ™‚

    We don’t have a grill persay so that salmon and shrimp look particularly good right now. We do have a few George Foremans though so we “kind of” have one. Lol.

  5. jillconyers says:

    I’m an avid morning workout person and it’s a great way to start my day. I love Les Mills Pump so now I’m curious about the Grit series. Beautiful photos of the lake.

  6. Danielle says:

    Such a fun weekend! That lake looks gorgeous. I love all your Ellie picks. So colorful. I especially love that pink tank πŸ™‚

  7. I so need to find those think thin bites. Their protein bars are my FAVORITE!
    That lake looks absolutely gorgeous! If you were there for the weekend, there’s no way you could have anything but an amazing time πŸ˜‰
    I love early morning runs. So peaceful and just a great way to start the day.

  8. So obsessed with your new workout clothes! I get so excited when I get ONE new item, so receiving that many at once must have been absolute heaven! That seafood is calling my name by the way ;). YUM!

  9. What lake is that? I looks beautiful!

  10. I’m happy to hear that you’re happy with your Ellie clothes – I’ve heard both positive and negative reviews, so I’m happy that you liked what you got! And you know I love the look of that seafood πŸ˜‰
    My favourite time to workout is before lunch, but considering that that’s not an option right now I’ll take early mornings over evening workouts – after work I just want to lay on my couch for a while!

  11. those views are breath taking!!!

  12. All of your pictures are so pretty!!

    I can’t wait to try GRIT! I love Pump! πŸ™‚

    Kalee @

  13. I love this and am so jealous you get to experience such a beautiful place frequently! How gorgeous is that lake, the perfect place to have a picnic!! I love your new workout clothes super cute :-). My favorite fitness apps right now are the tabata timer and spotify for my music! Hope your workday was fabulous xoxo

  14. Funny enough….I don’t use any fitness apps! I’m so out of the app world lol

    Love all the marvelousness!

    You look amazing btw! Love the outfit too! xo

  15. sloanepitman says:

    AH I love everything about this post!! you look so freaking cute in that Ellie outfit, and Tara Stiles is the woman! Love her. Plus all your photos are so gorgeous! The sunset ones are breathtaking! Love your happiness!

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