Results Benchmark Week and a #later Thinking Out Loud


8. August 2014 by swissfitchick

Good morning!

Today is a Summer Day and my plan is to lay in the sun all freaking day doing NOTHING. You’re welcome.


Since I will be on my own all day, I will have conversation with me and myself. Thanks to this lovely blend, who saved me from going insane, I now know that I am not the only one who does that. And as she said, these are not monologues – they are real discussions, as far as you can talk about a discussion if there is only one person. Are you still with me?

Anyone else having self-talks? I was caught in the laundry room by my neighbour the other day while having a serious argument with myself about the seasoning of my Sweet Potatoes I planned to bake. He looked blank at this disoriented chick (*cough*, ME, *coughcough*) and I worry that he might call the police or the psychiatrist when this happens a second time.

GifOn a nicer note, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your feedback on my last post!! Seriously, you guys rocked my socks off and gave me subject matters to write about for at least the next 5 years. Mk, that might be a little exaggerated, but you get it. I am AMAZED and I will have to make list (my poor brain)!! I see that there is a lot of request to hear about my experiences DURING my Eating Disorder and on my way to recovery. So I will definitley roll out my story a little bit more in detail to show how recovery is possible and trying my best to cover all your questions, promised!

For posts from the past about recovery and my Eating Disorder, just type ‘recovery’, ‘bulimia’, ‘eating disorder’, ‘anorexia’ in the search field and you will find a collection of subjects I addressed already. Here is a little resumรฉ of the most important ones.

I also love you guys for wanting to hear things about my days, my life and me. Thank you for supporting my urge to live my life publicly – great excuse to expand my narcissism. I owe you one of the most beautiful pictures of myself for that.

LucieStill trying to figure out my thoughts in this picture.

‘I lost all my senses and can’t remember if I am a human being or an animal. Where the fuck am I anyway and what am I doing here?!’

‘That’s it. My damn pants just ripped. And I’m running commando!’

‘Jesus appeared right here, right now.’

‘They said, if I am first at the finish line, I will get alcohol and food. ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoooooooosshshshshshsh I need to make it!!!!’

Ok, let’s stop this inappropriate shit. Let’s talk about Benchmark Week! I still have Sunday to go, but I did all the strength part so far. We had to start with 8 reps to warm up, then 5 reps, then 2 times 3 reps and to finish off the MAX rep (1 rep, as heavy as possible) . So here are my results:


Front Squat: 65kg / 143.3lbs

Weighted Pull Ups: 7,5kg / 16.5lbs

Shoulder Press: 41kg / 90.3lbs

Deadlift: 97,5kg / 215lbs

Jerk: 40kg / 88,2lbs ( I did that one unexpected in the Olympic Lifting Class – never really practised before)

I am quite pleased with my results, though I aimed for 100kg with Deadlifts, so that was a little damn. Especially cause my last MAX 2,5 months ago was 95kg, so I was expecting to be stronger. I will give it another go on Sunday! My stubborn blonde head has a hard time accepting the lack of these 2,5kg.

Pull Ups are an UP, I increased the weight with 5kg.

The WOD’s were following:

1. CrossFit Basel Baseline: > I did that in 5:45 and had the violet band for the pull-ups. Definitely a goal to make the 10 pull-ups without the band AND a better time.

My squats are getting better though, daily stupid stretching/mobility slowly starts to pay off. (It’s not stupid of course, but it just takes so much consistency for me, I am so superstiff with the squats.)

For time:
500m Row
40 Squats
30 Sit Ups
20 Push Ups
10 Pull Ups

2. CrossFit Basel Benchmark:

Four rounds for time:
10 Pull Ups
20 Push Ups
30 Sit Ups
40 Squats

Women: > don’t know the result yet, but I loved it – everything with kettlebells.
Three rounds for time:
10 Push Ups
20 Sit Ups
30 Squats
40 KB Swings @16kg

3. Fran: > coming up this Sunday. I might pretend to faint before we start. #ihateyoufran

Thrusters @95lbs
Pull Ups

Or I might just flee and do a different workout.


Speaking of different workouts: I made a big change in my workout routine and I will do a post about it next week. It’s exciting, scary and very interesting!! Stay tuned!

What else has been going on this week? Wait, yes – I let you down on my Thursday post (err, yesterday) So here’s why Thinking Out Loud by my sweet friend Amanda comes at you one day late. Don’t hate me. Thinking out Loud means, well, thinking out loud. Cheeesus. Be prepared.


Tuesday night I was out with a friend, enjoying the evening sun, so no blogging…..

SunAnd on Wednesday I was in the office till late. When I came home intending to blog, I realized that I was close to face plant when entering my appartment cause of hours without food. So first, I had to shovel some carbs and other calories in my face to be able to actually think straight again.

I know, ME and THINKING are a relatively unknown combo, but trust me, it happens. And not everything I think and then speak out loud is waste. I swear. But some of it is. That’s ok. Right? Right. (I should shut up now. It’s Thinking Out Loud, remember?)

Oh look, food!

QuinoaI literally inhaled dessert 2 seconds after swallowing my last bite from dinner and caught a pic JUST before I finished this ugly bowl. It was damn delicious, don’t get fooled by the grossness of the photo. I normally refuse to post pics of my bedtime snacks, I honestly think it is an impertinence to expect someone to look at them without cringing.

Vanilla Protein Powder ( I use this one), PB2 and homemade nutella/almond-hazelnut butter

Vanilla Protein Powder ( I use this one), PB2 and homemade nutella/almond-hazelnut butter

Let’s go back to my plan today. Sorry. But it has been a busy week, work- and training wise, so as a matter of fact, I deserve this. I will go (or went, depends on when you read this) for an easy run this morning and then will probably shift my butt from my balcony to the public pool near my home, from there I haul myself to Powerlifting at the box and then doll up to meet my male Bestie for drinks and food. I can not WAIT, way too long since I spent time with him and had dinner out.

FriendsI don’t plan on getting drunk. Which is mostly when I get really drunk.


Charlotte is drunk, and MIranda says: ‘WHAT THE FUCK.’ Agreed?

And then the next day, I am like….

AlcoholOk, now that is really not true. We all know that I can drink #likeaboss – look back to the weeks in March after my break up….I was a gin-and-tonic-and-prosecco-bottle in walking human form – but I decreased the consumption to once a week and this once a week I manage not to binge-drink. Habits, people, it’s all a habit.

I keep you posted on Monday’s recap if I was hungover or not – but honestly, isn’t the food more important anyway (I know, the COMPANY is the most important, but c’mon, the food… is important.)?!

I will eat MEAT.

Bye now.


What’s your plan for the weekend?

Do you talk to yourself? Be careful. I might get hurt and disoriented and crazy and insecure if you answer this with a no.

Do you drink alcohol?


29 thoughts on “Results Benchmark Week and a #later Thinking Out Loud

  1. Like I said on IG, you are crazy strong girl! Worked on deads today…I’m getting there. Slowly but surely.Yes to talking to myself and yes to alcohol ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy says:

    When inhale food, I always always always overeat and I feel indigestion and bloating afterwards. It’s not a pleasant feeling! Do you always keep leftovers in your fridge?

    • Yup, eating too fast does cause these feelings – I always try to remind myself to eat slowly, but when I am starving that is a little difficult, lol.
      I hardly ever have leftovers to be honest ๐Ÿ™‚ But if I do, yes I keep them in the fridge

  3. I never drink. Well, I never drink before noon. Usually. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You are so right about the habit. I’ve cut WAY back – the summer of fun bender was awesome but my liver deserves a holiday. Until we go to Italy, where we will unapologetically get drunk with our moms.

    Killer progress you’re making! I can’t believe how strong you are!!! And thank you for putting the pounds too. It save me a lot of googling. Mwah!

  4. HAHA especially where food is involved, I always have internal dialogues- today’s was based on deciding between a smoothie or waffles for breakfast! NICE going on the new benchmarks- you are one strong lady :)! I love that you are a fan of a prosecco- definitely going to be our drink of choice when we meet!

  5. I talk and sing to myself lol its ok though thats how I live ๐Ÿ˜‰ me and champagne are bffs! Just moved so this weekend will be chill! Xo C

  6. Greta says:

    I was smiling to my ears while enjoying your “self talk” ๐Ÿ˜€ Gosh, I do it all the time… and sometimes wonder that I must be my best friend ๐Ÿ˜‰
    And I haven’t drink any alcohol since January – so my friend circle has narrowed (well at least I have myself).
    Also I’m so sorry not being able to communicate with you while you were going though your break up. The thing is I was going through mine at the same time. There anorexia hit with a full force… so anyway I was a mess. But I read here and your experience taught and inspired me a lot. THANK YOU. So it’s no wonder people want to question you about your struggling past – you made it though so we look up to you, Lucie ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Well, not to make this comment about myself – I’m better and I’m still with my “old” man.
    That’s whom I’m spending my weekend with – “old” man, “old” cats, beach chairs and iced coffee (we are having above 30s C of temperature in here)
    Have a wonderful weekend, beautiful!

    • My sweetest Greta, I am just so beyond happy to see you around here again!! I missed your comments and I am so sorry you had a rough time! Promise me to take care of yourself, ok?
      Don’t worry about me – I am some kind of an elephant with a VERY thick skin! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Your weekend sounds lovely – I wish we had more of a summer over here!!

  7. Pahahaha I laughed to myself so much in this post! My dad told me yesterday that he often hears me chuckling away to myself on my own… #coolkid
    I’ve been pretty off the alcohol lately… maybe I’ve replaced it with food?! Ha. Looking forward to your funny stories come Monday though ๐Ÿ˜‰
    And like I said on Instagram – I still think your weights are pretty damn bad ass! One day that’ll be me… I hope!!

  8. Wow, you have killed it with those numbers you hit- Whatever you’re doing diet wise, it’s working wonders!

    Discussing sweet potatoes to yourself……I think many of us can be guilty of that. Bingo.

  9. haha yes to the drunkenness happening when you didn’t plan to get drunk! A little over a week ago I went to a friends house for a bonfire and didn’t plan to drink at all…and of course as soon as I got there, I was handed a bottle of wine and told to drink some. They didn’t have to tell me twice.
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – girl, you are a beast with the Crossfit thing! (I almost wrote breast. That would have been awkward…)

  10. Yup I totally talk to myself. C’s cousin was staying with us for a few days and she thought I was on skype talking to people all day but really I was just having a conversation with myself…

  11. Yay!! I am not the only one!! I talk to myself like crazy!!! I try to think it instead of voice it out lound when I am in public…but… at home I am that crazy woman who just won’t shut up!! I don’t know why it has that bad of a reputation I mean who better knows you than yourself to give you advice, encouragement and love!!

    P.S. I know you will make it to 100kg!! Share it with us when you do, ok? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Totally agree! I really think these self-talks help me reflecting things ๐Ÿ™‚

      PS. Only a few hours to go to make the 100kg try – so nervous! Will post the result tomorrow!!

  12. I’m constantly talking to myself. I blame this on the fact that I live alone, but really… I just think I’m a fabulous conversation partner ๐Ÿ˜‰ And giiiiiiiiiirl lookit you getting all crazy strong! Such a fabulous feeling, no?

    Happy Friday, love!

    • Yes! I also think I have the best discussions with myself ๐Ÿ™‚

      And yes, I love the feeling of getting stronger. It is amazing what a healthy body is capable of.

  13. cottercrunch says:

    oh i talk to myself all the time. Totally normal, yes! haha. and cannot wait to hear about this new workout.. um.. HOT WOMAN you are (first pic)!

  14. I’m pretty sure I talk to myself more than I talk to all others combined. What? I’m a great conversationalist. I can’t help it.

    You are a machine at CrossFit. Get it, get it.

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