My green juice of the day. A bunch of chard, parsley, 1/2 banana and a full slice of watermelon makes this yumminess. I’d pput pineapple if I hadn’t run out of it because it makes the final touch to perfectness:)
This week has been sooo great. I returned from holiday Saturday morning and since then we have only been eating home made food. I’ve been cooking at home regularly as my little cutie pie started eating solids this week for real. She likes the food and I’m so happy with what she’s eating. She drinks vegetable soup daily and I put literally all the veggies in it:) Today’s soup had chard, sweet corn, green beans, carrots, potato, squash, peas, avocado and a piece of lamb, all cooked with steam. A touch of olive oil and a batch of veggie soup for my Zeynep is ready.
My workouts are strenous this week. Yesterday’s WOD was:
1000m row + 12 kg kettlebell swing + burpee + sit up + pull up
500m row + 12 kg kettlebell swing + burpee + sit up + pull up
250m row + 12 kg kettlebell swing + burpee + sit up + pull up
I finished 1000m row in 4.31 min, 500m row in 2.07 and 250m in 0.58min. The total WOD took almost 1.5h.
Plus I ran twice this week so that makes it a good week too.
Come week #28, I’m ready for you:)
Women should NOT be forced to fucking feed their babies in a goddamn bathroom, all because we live in a misogynistic, porn-warped society that’s been brainwashed to believe that female breasts used for anything other than male pleasure is “indecent”. Support public breast feeding and end the porn culture.
I’m having a good day today.
- I took all the time in the morning and yesterday evening to cook for today. I’m pretty certain that I feel much better when I eat clean. I can have treats and such as long as it’s homemade and I have no probs. But when I eat out too often, it’s either the salt or the chemicals that makes me bloat and have low energy levels.
- I rocked yesterday evening’s WOD. 1h 10 min.
3min airdyne + 3 min ergo + 3 min ski ergo
12 kg kettlebell squat press (11 rep) + 33 sec ergo -> 11 sets
30 kg deadlift (11 rep) + step up with 11 kg bag (5 rep) + manmaker (5 rep) -> 5 sets
10 kg barbell push (5 rep)-> 5 sets
- Z gave me a back massage in the morning and I feel soooo refreshed. Especially after yesterday evening’s workout with many barbell push presses.
- I’m having a positive body image day. I managed to decide on my outfit in the first attempt. That’s a big win. There are days I spent at least half an hour trying and still not happy.
- I’m not very much sleep deprived - only a little and I can live with that.
- I got encouragement words for my recent posts from followers. Thanks!!
- Obviously because Z&Z - the little cutie pie and the man I’m in love
That’s me a couple weeks ago. Yesterday I wore the same outfit and I looked crap. I don’t know how that happens..
Zeynep loves her tummy time
"What’s the matter bro?!"
I eat her and then she eats me back:)
Life’s been ok recently. There are things I am getting better at and there are things I still need to work on much more.
I feel better at parenting and reading my daughter’s cues. I get to understand better what she needs/wants and I don’t feel helpless almost anymore.
I feel confident that I can pass my Phd proficiency if I can finish my study schedule. Before I wasn’t sure and I thought even if I completed the schedule I planned, I would never have proper answeres to what the jury will ask me. Being confident of yourself takes off your stress. So I can study better. Still far behind the schedule but that’s fine.
I feel less stressed that our apartment is not proper all the time and there are things I can’t have enough time for. As long as I catch up with my priorities, that’s ok.
There are times I feel ok about my outlook and there are times I feel crap. The facts are; I gave birth 5 months ago, I put on 15+ kg when pregnant, I am still 10 kg overweight and I haven’t lost any weight for the last 3-4 months. That is the black picture. Now the bright side. I have lost cms, like 8 cm from my belly in the last 2 months. I religiously work out 3 times a week and I give it my all. My period hasn’t started yet so I feel extremely bloated and that preventing me from losing weight. The best part is that, I have been exclusively breastfeeding my daughter and that makes me so happy I can’t explain.
Dealing with weight is hard. I am getting stronger, my performance is better at the gym. That’s a plus. But I can’t close my eyes and avoid the image in the mirror. That brings me down. There are days I embrace myself with all ups and downs and there are days I can’t. Today is one of them.
Today my energy is so low I even can’t blog. I wanted to tell more about how I couldn’t start running yet and can’t do yoga much lately and how eating out often left me out of energy this week. I sucked at organizing this week and I ended up in failure to prepare and failure to cook. I’m eating out and that is leaving me tired. I’ll try pass this day and start refreshed tomorrow.
I need more motivation on my dash. The blogs I used to follow and inspire me are no longer active so I need more to follow.
Sometimes you just need to move your body and get your energy on. This is your go-to practice to pump things up anytime of day, whether it’s first thing in the morning or during the afternoon crash. You’ll get a bit of everything in this continuous flow of hamstrings, standing poses, hip openers, backbends, arm balances, inversions and more. Props: A blanket and a block.
Yesterday’s dinner. Grilled lamb ribs, green salad and plain yogurt. All family produce. All clean and healthy. All yummy!