Healthy shopping

I am about to meet up with some friends soon, we are going to see the new Hunger Games movie. And afterwards we are going to some place where we can have some girl talk :-).
But first I will tell you about the purchases I did this morning! I could not train with my sore hands today, so I went to buy some new health products. (And of course I came home with some clothes as well, but unfortunately I did not take any pictures of it).

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Tea, tea-strainer, Aloe Vera gel, Aloe Vera drink and zinc paste.

I went to the tea shop the first thing I did and smelled all kind of different green teas. I decided on this green tea with strawberry and lime flavor, yummy. And of course I needed a cute tea-strainer.

I also bought Aloe Vera, both a gel and and a drinking extract. The Aloe Vera gel is for my dry skin now when it’s getting colder outside. And I also will take one of these Aloe Vera shots 1-2 times a day to remove toxics from my body, support the immune system and alot of other health benefits. I drank this with my new green tea today and it tasted really good.

The zinc paste is for the wounds on my hands. See previous post if you dare. I hope this will make it heal faster :-)

Have a great saturday! xx

It has happened again

I was so in the moment at today’s workout. It was a WOD with three exercises; handstands pushups, pistol squats and pull-ups. Which are all exercises that I have learnt to do very well the last couple of weeks, and which also have become my favorite ones.

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We were supposed to do 15 pull-ups in each round, which made me have to try kipped ones (pull-ups with a swing). And I did it! I did like 20 with no problems at all! Such a great feeling being able to pull yourself up more that just 6-7 times like when you are doing strict ones. Unfortunately it doesn’t train the back as much.

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So maybe after the second round, we did 10 in total, my hands had already started to bleed. I got some tape around my hands but it bled through immediately.. But I pushed through all of the 10 rounds and now it hurts like hell. I should have known that it would happen again if I did not let it heal properly.. Haha.

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WARNING. For gross picture again.

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My day in pictures

I still have a busy time in school, and at the same time getting together my CrossFit workouts. I am not used to adapt myself to my daily workouts, but it works fine actually. I always look forward to my workouts so the long bike ride to the box is just fine. Here is how my day looked like today:

- Waking up

IMG_5033.PNGTired girl waking up at 06:30 am. I always lie in bed reading my emails and checking Instagram out in like 10-15 minutes. Perfect way to wake up, no hurry at all.. (The hurry usually comes later on, haha..).

IMG_6673.PNGNow when it is so dark outside in the mornings I try to lit some candles and eat my breakfast in this cosy enviroment. I eat my protein oatmeal and drink my ginger tea almost every day in the week before school. Today I also ate half a grapefruit, yum!

- School

Foto 2014-11-19 17 51 38Ready for school –  in a hurry. It also has been raining for a week, always when I am on my way to school.. All I can say is that I did not look like this 10 minutes later in school!

Foto 2014-11-19 17 50 48Working on our project. So lucky to be a part of this amazing group of people.

Foto 2014-11-19 17 49 00Taking a second breakfast at 10 am. This is natural quark with unsweetened vanilla powder, raspberries and blueberries. I also ate my lunch (forgot the picture) at 12:30 pm. 

- Food prepping

Foto 2014-11-19 17 07 17I came home from school at 4 pm, and then it was time to make some food and do the dishes. THIS is what I made today, but with the bacon wrapped outside.

Foto 2014-11-19 17 45 45All done! Food for one and an half day.

- Workout

Foto 2014-09-11 21 28 26I ate a meal again 1-2 hours before my CrossFit workout. I always take my bike to the box, which is like 3,5 km away. This picture is actually from September, it was pitch dark when I was on my way to my workout which started at 6 pm. And of course it was raining again, haha.

Foto 2014-11-18 18 57 49I don’t bring my phone in to the box, so I took this picture from Lifebox’s Instagram. It’s a little sneak peak on how my workout place look like. Love it here! So much fun each time.

Foto 2014-11-19 17 48 10This picture is from today after I came home from my workout and the bike ride home, puh! Here you have the WOD (which was very challenging and fun):

A: Push Jerk technique practise. 4, 3, 3, 2, 2 and 2 repetitions. I felt comfortable with 40 kg and ended there today since today was the first time I did this particular exercise.

B: Todays WOD was 5 rounds of:

As many rounds as possible in 2 minutes:
2 strict handstands push-ups. (Standing against a wall and pushing yourself up)
4 backwards lunges with kettlebell
8 russian swings with the same kettlebell

I used a 20 kg kettlebell and managed to do 17-18 rounds.

- My evening

Foto 2014-11-16 20 21 09After taking a shower and stuff like that, I finally have some time for my own. I always look forward spending it watching a good movie and making some good food. This is an omelette, protein smoothie, tea and half a grapefruit. I also check my emails, Instagram and right now I am writing this blogpost. This happens from like 8-11 pm.

So basically this is how my days look like the days I go to school – always 5 days a week. Even though I have the same routine, my days are very different.

“Wake up determined, go to bed satisfied”

Remeber that quote I wrote I while ago? Well that is pretty much exactly how I feel every day. And if I don’t, then something is wrong and I try to fix it. Like when I decided working out at the gym less, and start with CrossFit for new challenges and motivation. That was the best decision I could have done right now. I am filled with energy and satisfaction now!

Ginger tea

There is no surprise that ginger has many health benefits, right? So now when it is getting colder, I figured that starting every morning with a cup of  green tea with lemon and ginger is a must. I actually don’t drink hot drinks, but now I feel like I have to since it is very cold in my apartment right now. Haha. And it may help me to stay away from colds.

Foto 2014-11-16 20 17 05My evening tea right now; green tea with sliced ginger and some lemon juice. 

Here are some benefits of ginger:

  • Reduces muscle pain. It basically means that your muscles will recover better and faster. Good bye muscle tiredness!
  • Improves Circulation. Ginger gets the blood in your body flowing, which will give you a feeling of having more energy. It will also open up the pores.
  • Improves Your Breath. Unlike other foods like garlic, ginger can actually help to improve the status of your breath.
  • Strengthens Immunity. An improved immune system can mean that you get sick less often, that you recover more quickly when you do get sick, and that even if everyone else around you is coming down with an illness you can stay healthy.
  • Improves absorption. Ginger improves the absorption and stimulation of essential nutrients in the body.
  • Combats Stomach Discomfort. Ginger is ideal in assisting digestion, thereby improving food absorption and avoiding possible stomach ache.

Foto 2014-11-16 20 21 09Here is a picture from my very cosy evening. Good night everyone! :-*

Friday I’m In Love

Hi everyone! I just wanted to wish you all a great friday and a wonderful weekend. Right now I am on my way to my boyfriend; can’t wait to see him and our little dog. Today we are going to make some good food and watch Swedish Idol. Tomorrow I  will do a CrossFit workout at my hometown, and after that we are going to watch Dumb and Dumber 2 with Jim Carey at the cinema.

It's Friday, I'm in Love

Remember the quote about monday I posted in the beginning of the week? Haha. This one is even better! It is from this song “Friday I’m In Love” with The Cure. This song always makes me happy. Love it.

Restday

Yesterday I had my restday. I started school at 12 pm so I decided to go on a short run before school. It was pretty warm outside, with fresh air and colorful leaves. I think it is important to be active on restdays as well, like going on a walk. I ran yesterday because I had short with time :-).

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Beautiful colors. Beautiful fall.

Yesterday it got very dark outside at 3:30 PM so I got very excited when my girlfriend wanted to eat at a restaurant in the city. The day suddenly felt so much longer, and we had very fun.

Today I was up at 6:30 AM already, I had to do my laundry and I have a CrossFit workout at 11:15 AM. My lecture doesn’t start until 3 PM..

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I need cosy breakfasts like this every morning!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Since my gluten free pizza crust didn’t turned out that good, I requested your recepies. I got an interesting recipe from Korina – Cauliflower crust pizza (blomkålspizza). I tried it today and I must say it turned out much better. I did not think that cauliflower could be used as a pizza dough and taste so good. Thank you for the recipe!

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You will need:

  • 1 cup cooked, grated cauliflower (directions follow)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • olive oil (optional)

Read the rest of the recipe HERE.

 

Update: goals of 2014

A new year is right around the corner and it is time to look back at the goals we set in the beginning of this year. Do you remember my goals that I wrote way back for 2014? Well I thought about them today, and looked through them. Wow – I have really made some progress! Setting goals, both short and long term goals, is very important to be able to progress. Otherwise your main goal will feel so far away, and there is a bigger chance that you will get unmotivated. By achiving those short times goals along the way, the time for achiving your big goals will seem shorter.

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If you haven’t made any goals yet, it is time to spend some time to figure out where you want to be in a year. And how to achive exactly that. If you want, you could read this blogpost if you also want some help with getting and staying motivated and dedicated. Fight for what you want, and most importantly – what you DESERVE!

Injured

Look what happened to me for the second time :'(. It was so hard taking a shower after my workout, haha. I get these wounds when I do pull-ups or toes to bar sometimes, mostly because I have forgotten to use magnesium. It takes so long for it to heal. Hate it!

Sensitive readers, be aware of gross pictures!!!

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