3. February 2014 by swissfitchick
Hello everyone and happy Monday!
Let’s make it a marvelous start.
Thank you Katie for your weekly host!
My brother is about to move to the mountains together with his wife. Currently, they’re still in Basel and live just a few streets away from me, but in a couple of months, their permanent residence will be their appartment in Flims.
We finally made it to visit them over the weekend – which was definitely a MARVELOUS idea.
Originally we planned to go up on Friday early morning to ride the slopes for 2 days, but the weather had other plans . It was snowy and foggy on Friday, so we slept in and headed off only in the afternoon when the weather cleared up.
We hang around the village and their appartment until it was time to start with some predinner drinks and dinner. Sandro and me cooked Fajitas for them – I went with the glutenfree version and no wine.
A very motivated family picture had to be taken….. 🙂
Later on my sister in law and me had a little dancing session in the living room – in sweatpants of course!
And I spent the rest of the evening with this little sweet pug – Aphrodithe. Love her.
We went to bed fairly early to hit the slopes the next day. I was sooooo excited to ride my board again, finally. Despite the forecast, the weather was really nice.
Lucie’s slow ride:
My brother and his wife are my heros when it comes to snowboarding – since they kind of LIVE on the slopes, so they really know thow to do it. And it’s so cool. I’m not the worst rider, but I definitely need a little more practise. My brother is the guy who rides down doing all the freaky jumps and stunts which I have no idea how they are called. Wicked.
After about 5 hours of cruising up and down the hills – which was absolutely gorgeous and FUN – we ended the day with some post snowboard drinks. Necessary.
We drove home the same night – which means that next time we have to stay longer. It was way too short! ‘Fortunately’ the weather turned bad again on Sunday, so at least we didn’t miss anything on that front.
I cooked up a warm bowl of deliciousness when arriving home….
I was completely knocked out after that day and slept more than 9 hours through….so needed. I did some upper body work on Sunday morning and then tried my first eggfree pancake version – FAIL. They did taste good though, but they didn’t taste like pancakes, LOL.
Honestly? This whole eliminating thing drives me a little crazy. Not the gluten, not the nuts and not the dairy, I can handle that – but the eggs….I’m a little lost without my eggs to be honest. I fill up on protein powders and carbs for breakfast and it’s not very satisfying so far.
Also, in the past week, some old disordered behaviours and thoughts made their appearance. I don’t know how to place it and why they manage to sneak in – I do have a rough time emotionally at the moment and it is possible that it is because of that. But maybe it’s also because of all the restrictions I need to handle – so I think about being more relaxed with the eggs. Because, it doesn’t really make sense if I cut out the stuff I love and then indulge on too much MILK chocolate later on, right? No way.
I need some more meditation and pondering on that one, but it definitely needs to be faced. No worries, I’ll be fine – some little funks are definitely nothing new at this time of the year – hello January/February blues!
To end this post on a positive note, I am happy to say that it is only 12 days until I hop on the plane direction Spain!! I can not wait – it’s my island, my place of peace, and it will be beautiful spring there.
Happy Monday everyone! Make it marvelous!!
Did you ever spend a vacation in the snow?
Are you ready for spring? I love to enjoy winter in the mountains, but down here in the city? Spring, please.
Do you sometimes suffer from a winter blues?