Early workout

Hi everyone! Today I did an early CrossFit workout. It was so fun and at the same time really tough. It only lasted for 10 minutes, but it was so intense! If you want you can try it for yourself at the gym. It involves strength, mobility, flexibility, balance and alot of technique.

For 10 minutes:

On the even minute (2, 4, 6, 8, 10): 3 Overhead squats and 6 burpees immediately after.

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On the uneven minute (1, 3, 5, 7, 9): 3 wallclimbs and 3/3 pistol squats.

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If you are doing some exercises for the first time, a good thing is to start without any weight at all. Overhead squats are really hard without any weight at all, with just a light barbell, because of the need of mobility, flexibility and balance. In the beginning I struggled alot with only the movement and technique. Today I used 30 kg.

Same with the pistol squats. I started off with holding in the TRX straps, then I could do them with only touching the wall. After that I finally could do them without holding on to anything. And today I did them with a 6 kg kettlebell.

Good luck! xx

Failing to plan is planning to fail

Today is sunday and you know what that means – food prepping! And this sunday isn’t an ordinary food prepping day, because on wednesday I have my exam and on friday or saturday I will go back home to my hometown to celebrate christmas. I also have a project presentation, meetings and some workouts in betweeen, so I want to make lunch boxes for the whole week.

Foto 2014-12-14 19 44 11Asian chicken wok in the making. Recipe HERE

Foto 2014-12-14 19 44 41And some filled chicken fillets wrapped in bacon. Recipe HERE

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To the filled chicken I did some sweet potato fries in the oven. Super delicious!

Haha it was totally crazy in the kitchen. I have never made so many lunch boxes at the same time, I did not even had enough boxes at home. But I did it, and now I don’t have to think about making food when I have my exam coming up.

Planning

Good morning everyone! Just woke up and noticed that I haven’t signed for today’s WOD. So now I’ll have to go to the gym instead, and study immediately after the workout. It’s very handy that my gym is under the same roof as my University.

IMG_7705.PNGProtein smoothie, tea, caffeine drink, protein energy bar, tuna salad and slices of red grapefruit.

Here is what I will bring with me to school today. You have to be very prepared when you have exam studies during the weekends, because no cafeteria is open :-). Have a great saturday! xx

Food documentary

Hi everyone! I just want to give you an eye-opener this late evening. Last semester I had a sustainability course, and we saw this film called Food inc. It made a big impression on me and now I want to spread the awareness. This is the food we eat everyday. It is hurtful to see the truth.

This is a trailer for the documentary. I see this as another reason why to choose clean, healthy and good food. Remember that you are what you eat!

Having a bad day

Hi guys! Today I actually did not feel like updating. Because I am having a really BAD day. I think I never have had such bad luck as today. It’s actually kind of funny when I think about it.

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Well the day started off very stressful. I was a little bit late for school so I had to take my bike as fast as I could. So what happens? My jacket pocket opened up and my mobile fell out. The screen cracked. On my one month old iPhone 6. I just stared at the screen for a minute or so. Caught my breath and felt very very clumpsy :(

When I came home from school I tried to open a window. My pretty little glass bowl fell to the floor and went into thousand pieces. Of course I stepped on a piece of glass and started to bleed under my foot. Alot. Had to caught my breath for a couple of minutes again. WHY???

Then I took my bike to the CrossFit workout. I had to clear my mind, but I was very unsure if it was safe. Because I would not be surprised if I got hit by a car or something. But I got there and the workout went very well. BUT on the way home it had started to rain, and the bike spokes came off and got stuck in the wheel.

 I had to caught my breath for the third time today..

 I had to walk 2 km with a bike that could not wheel properly. Eventually I got too frustrated and decided to try fix the problem. In the rain. And then the cold snow came. And I had no raincoat. Had to caught my breath for the third time today while people went past me and saw how I took the spokes out of my bike wheel. Can’t imagine how it looked like.

After all I am human – I have bad days and struggles. Right now I am happy that I got home and that it’s soon bedtime and a new day tomorrow. Don’t let a really bad day make you feel like you’ll have a bad life :). Now I am actually laughing at myself and my bad day. Good night everyone!

Stronger

I just had to share this with you. This week I have been hitting two PB’s! First I did 2 squats in a row with 80 kg. It totally came as a surprise, since my max was 70 kg just a month ago. This felt easy!
And in Stockholm I started the chest workout with doing 6 repetitions with 40 kg. A few months ago I never even dared to try 40 kg by myself. And when I got help from a spotter, I could only do 1-2 repetitions.

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I don’t know if it’s the new exercises in CrossFit, or my new awsome spotify playlist that made me accomplish that. I did a new one called POWER WORKOUT with tougher music. HERE is a link to open it in Spotify.

Here I also have a great workout song for you:

I would really appreciate if you could follow THIS link and vote for this great remix my classmate made. It is super easy. Isn’t it a great workout song?! Thank you!!

 

Thank you Stockholm

Hi everyone! Sorry for bad updating, but I have been in Stockholm for 2 days and when I got home I went on the Hobbit premiere at midnight. I got home at 3 am, and today I have been in school all day. Now I am finally home from both school and my CrossFit workout, and can tell you about my weekend.

Foto 2014-12-08 14 15 04Picture taken from the hotel room when we finally arrived. Stockholm is a very beautiful city! I live 2 and a half hours away from Stockholm, it is such a shame that I don’t visit the capital more often.

Foto 2014-12-08 13 56 37Most comfortable beds ever!

Foto 2014-12-08 15 15 42We did some christmas shopping, and after that we ate pizza at an Italian restaurant. I don’t even remember when I last ate pizza, haha. If I don’t count my home made pizza. But it was delicious!

Foto 2014-12-09 11 27 08After the christmas shopping we tried out the hotel gym. I found a kinesis machine that I really liked. I finished off the chest workout with flies as you see in the picture.

Foto 2014-12-08 19 55 11And then we went up on the roof, where they had a large heated pool.

Foto 2014-12-10 20 35 14 Foto 2014-12-10 20 34 10Sorry for the blurry pictures, but it was very steamy!

Foto 2014-12-10 20 33 06It got very cold on the way in, so we stayed in the sauna for a while to get warm.

Foto 2014-12-08 20 16 26Food time again, before bed time.

Before I got to bed, I took a long shower and rehearsed my lines for the filming. Keep your eyes open! :-)

Hate being away from home

Going to the capital for 2 days and we are staying at a really nice hotel. In case I would starve, I brought half my fridge.

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Haha, no but really. I don’t like getting away from my normal routines and habits. It will be fun, although I will work half of the time, because I will be there for two whole days with my dear mom. I have missed her!

Saturday morning workout

Today I had a early morning workout. We did 9 different exercises in pair, and a total of 675 repetitions. It was challenging but very fun! You should try it with your friend. We used the RX weight on the kettlebell which was 24 kg.

  • 75 Wall climbs. Climb up the wall with your feet on the wall and hands on the floor. Stomach and legs should touch the wall when done.
  • 75  Box jump (45 cm high). You can jump on anything that is in the same height. Make sure to fully extend the hip.
  • 75 Goblet squats with kettlebell. Keep your arms under the kettlebell; the elbows should point straight down.
  • 75 Push ups
  • 75 Russian swings with kettlebell. An ordinary swing with kettlebell. Right over chest height.
  • 75 Squat jumps. Same here as in the box jump; make sure to fully extend the hip.
  • 75 SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pull, with kettlebell.
  • 75 Situps
  • 75 lunges, backwards on the spot. Without any extra weight.

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Me and my friend completed this workout in 27 minutes. Make sure to divide and structure the exercises. For example: Person 1 does 3 wallclimbs while Person 2 rests, Person 2 does 3 wallclimbs while person 1 rests, etc.. Until you reach 75. Same with the other exercises but with more repetitions at a time. It was so sweaty!! GOOD LUCK xx

Good night

Phew, can’t wait until the christmas holidays starts; when the thesis and exam is done, and finally taking a break from all the meetings and work :-). It’s fun when this much is going on, but now I really miss my family, friends and hometown.

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I just came home from a late gym workout, and made some tacos. Yummy. Soon it is bed time already, early crossfit workout at 10 am tomorrow. Can’t wait!! It was 3 days since last CrossFit workout.

After that I’ll buy some christmas presents and some new workout clothes for a job next week. Exciting! :-)

Good night everybody xx