I'm sure I'm not the only one who collapsed after a leg day 🤣
I trained and had a postworkout shake+ 2 slices of a non-Italian pizza that my bf ordered... yes I ate some leftovers...yes this is a lazy day... which ended up with me taking a nap and being lazy AF 😣 I hate to feel that way since I feel that I'm like wired most of the time 🙄
After 2h doing literally nothing, I'm going to pick up some food at my parents' ... yes I'm not totally over my laziness but it's getting better.... I look like a normal person, my hair is done and I'm starting to be hungry a tiny bit... still struggling to reach my calories intake when my day is not structured like Switzerland 😐
Moral of the story: don't let the laziness take over your body. Your mind is stronger. Time is precious and there is always something productive or fun to do 😊
I've been MIA for a couple of days now and since I've talked a little bit about my situation at work, I feel like writing something will hopefully help to process things.
As you may know, there was a mobbing situation going on in my team and we took some actions after a couple of months of struggling with going to work, doing our job the best we could.... Idk I personally felt drained mentally and even if I'm a strong person, those things affect me because I'm human, I'm sensitive, I care about people and I don't tolerate when someone treats other ppl like shit...when someone abuse physically other ppl, insult them and the list goes on. I have a strong personality and high standards for myself, so it's definitely a no go for me and I'll fight until the end.
Well, sometimes karma or life surprises you and what goes around comes around. This person who was being an absolutely nightmare got fired.
And now you must think that I am the happiest person on earth but honestly I just don't feel anything anymore. Sometimes life is fair, sometimes it is not but there is clearly some kind of balance. When I sit down and look at things in a calmer way, I just don't wish bad things to anyone because I know that at some point I would need to forgive in order to move on and I just hope that life will put things in the right place.
I'm known for buying shoes all the time....but when I was 20 I started to have the same passion for bags and now that I am 30, I do the same things for blazers and coats 🤣
For most people, fashion is just another industry who wants to make money and create trends that people follow blindly. Fashion is a lot of things but it is also a way to express yourself. Depending on who you want to be that day, you will choose a look that matches your mood or how you feel on the inside.
People are so much more than what they look on the outside...yes! But it is also another way to say how you feel without saying it out loud. There are so many examples in our society where a dresscode is required in order to "say" something. For example, people at funerals are usually dressed in black (at least in Europe, I know that for some other countries/religions, some people wear white). Black meaning sadness, darkness and death.
I'm not saying you should spend all your money on clothes or buy expensive brands, but clothes might be more than just a piece of tissue for some of us.
Growing is part of our life. We all get older and in the process we change.
Growing from the inside is something that some people tend to not care about.
What you think was true when you were 20, might not be true when you're 30.
Life experiences make who you are today and define the reality you're living in, but you're the owner of life and you can impulse change.
For some, change is scary. For others, change is just a new adventure. But change is necessary.
This picture doesn't even come close to how beautiful this city is.
Known as "Our Lady of Peace", La Paz is at more than 3000 meters.
I've never been in a place so magical in my life. From the paintings in the streets to the colorful clothes local people wear, everything seems to be interconnected.
If you have the opportunity to go, don't forget to take the cableway ☺
#tbt to when we were in Rome (as usual) and yes that's right there are roses in this picture 🤣
Don't be fooled.... My bf didn't buy me roses, I didn't ask for roses but there was a guy stalking us that was selling roses and my poor bf gave him 2€ so he would leave 😁 Anyway, the guy gave us 2 roses that I left there when we left 😂 Yep, just me showing my non-existent romantic side 😅
A lot of people come to me for advice when it comes to relationships, because me and Alex have been together, with our ups and downs and times were we pretended we were not a couple, for more than 11 years now. This definitely give me some insight but I don't have a secret recipe. That feeling of being in love that you have the first year of any relationship is amazing but this is not what keeps you together. Love can be enough but most of the times it's not enough. ❤
Last chapter of my fitness journey:
Reverse diet was amazing. I was on a medical leave for about 1 month and had plenty of time to make the right adjustments every week in terms of cardio, training and food. I manage to go back to maintenance during that time and I actually ended up losing a bit of weight and some more bodyfat while reverse dieting. Right now I'm training hard and heavy 4 times a week. Even with more food, my body needs some time to really recover and rest is my 1st priority when it comes to muscle gains. After my 2 upperbody session, I do 10mn HIIT and then I have 2 days where I only do cardio. I do LISS by the beach, I go swimming, I do 40mn on the treadmill (incline walking)... I'm open to any other activity that will take me out of my comfort zone, so if you're looking for a cardio partner, hit me up 🙆♀️ And then I have a full rest day, of course 🤣 I never struggled with rest days honestly, but let me also tell you that I suffer from IBS so any type of stress affects my body i.e after I train, my belly is bloated.... then it slowly disappears when my body is fed and calm again...any type of stress has an impact on my belly... it's just like that and that's why having a proper nutrition is so important for me, because otherwise my IBS would be 10x worse.
My calories are currently at around 1550kcal per day, every day, no distinction between training days or not and I have 1 or 2 free meals per week, which I keep pretty simple and don't over do it. I want to increase my calories more and see how my body is responding but I just struggle to eat more and that's why I decided to have even 2 free meals per week if there is an occasion (dinners, birthdays.. ). Also note that my job is sedentary so not really burning a lot of calories during the day...which might also be a reason why I'm not that hungry.
Goal for next year is to improve even more my body composition, build more muscle on my lower body and work on muscle maturity on my upper body.
Meanwhile, I accept all invitations to eat burgers, fries and pasta 😁
Hoodie is from @officialbetterbodies
That is basically the reason why building a physique does not mean that you only care about the looks.
Most people get into it because they want to look good, but people who really live the lifestyle know that going to the gym every other day is a way to challenge your own mind. You're proving yourself that you can look better and also be better. You work hard for your goals, you don't quit because you know it takes time and patience to see the results. You know what it means to be dedicated to something and your mind becomes stronger. You suddenly realize that you have the power to change physically and mentally.
The road of improvement never ends. It has always been a war against yourself...against your own mind.
I always thought that Monday was an amazing day! When I was kid, I was looking forward to go to school.
Now as an adult, I still look forward to start a new week and use it as a way to start a new habit or goal but I struggle more with motivation.
There are days that I really don't feel strong or motivated enough to go the gym...but I still go.
The same goes for work and even if now I'm not in a good place (mobbing situation), it still can happen when you like what you do.
How do you find motivation? Well, you have to find it inside you 🙇♀️ You are the only one who can change YOU.
Writing your goals on a paper might help, dividing your big goals in smaller goals and work step by step towards what you want to achieve can also be a solution.
At the end of the day, you always have to find what works for you and don't focus on what the others are doing.
Does someone else hate Sundays? 🤣
Sundays are for cleaning.
Sundays are for meal prep.
Sundays are for training.
Sundays are to go to bed early.
Sunday is the day in the middle of the work week and the real weekend... it's a total mess for a person like me who is on or off, no middle ground 😋
Somebody said that Sundays are to rest and do nothing. This person is either wrong or has no life 🤣
Called my girl for some LISS cardio by the beach and after a 40mn power walk, we ended up watching some art and we took a picture with the worst lightning ever 🤣 yeah but at least we got a pic huh !!
My crazy friend is a couple years older than me and she is not in her 30s anymore. Some people find it weird to have friendships with ppl that are older than you but honestly...who cares?!? I mean.. why age has to define so many things?!? My girl and I connected since day 1 and I learn so much from her experience. We talk about life, we hang out, we have fun together and she cooks me some amazing Brazilian food 😁 It is already difficult to find good and genuine ppl out there, so putting some stupid barriers as "age" makes absolutely no sense for me.
Live your life without prejudices.
My fitness journey part VI:
Christmas ended and I decided I had to make some plans and get back into a routine. First thing was to plan my meals for all the week. Hopefully I bought a fitmark bag when I was prepping...one that I never used 🤣 Well, now it is with me everyday! I started with maintenance calories, training 5 days a week and 0 cardio. My weekends were still confusing but I respected my macros apart from a free meal per week. I was still struggling with training sometimes but I never had less than 4 sessions per week. Nothing is perfect but it was still improvement and I was happy to start feeling that I was figuring out a new life routine 😊 After Easter, I began to decrease my calories progressively in order to lose some bodyfat. For 2 months, that's the only changes I made, I didn't start adding cardio or cutting my free meals until June. That month I had on week holidays and was able to work from home for 3 weeks. I
started doing LISS by the beach in the morning but I kept my free meals. My goal was no to be super lean but only to lose that extra bodyfat that I put on and find a weight that I would be comfortable to carry all year round. I wanted to do things progressively and didn't want to go to extreme, since it was the first time I was cutting calories after all the craziness from the past year. I managed to do 5-6 cardio session of 40mn per week and started to train first thing in the morninh when I went back to work. Honestly I train very well when I'm fasted because it takes me at least 2-3 hours to digest my food enough for me to not to feel it when I train 😣 Of course, when I have already some food in me, I feel a tiny difference but it is not a problem to lift heavy. I think everybody is different and you should definitely do what works for you and your schedule.
At the end of August, I reached my goal and also realized that I put some muscles during my unorganized off-season. I never looked so good at 57kg 😂. It was time to reverse diet and start a better improvement season than the last one... #motivation#fitness#mealprep#lifestyle#bodybuilding#newbeginnings#prepfeels#shredz
My mom will tell you that my behaviour is extreme. 1
My dad will tell you that I need to think twice before acting. 2
My bf will tell you that I need to be more quiet when I talk. 3
I agree that as a person we are not perfect. I agree that we can always improve. I agree that time make us wiser. I agree that experience change us....
But you need to agree that deep inside your essence will remain the same, this does not mean that you cannot be better.
My professional side is all of these things when I need to be.
My personal side is 100% raw! I don't have a filter, but I evaluate if it's worth to show my true self from time to time. As a get old, I choose my battles and I don't waste time on people!
When I talk loud and say something harsh is because I'm officially done with you. I don't look back and move on. But I never talk behind people's back without having told them what I think.
I forgive and store bad memories in a virtual box of my mind and eventually forget about it. But in the meantime I never talk shit or reveal personal info about ex-friends, I just state the facts and give my side of the story.
When you think I'm being mean, I'm being honest. But you will probably realize that too late.
At the end of this journey, only the 3 people who know who I really am will stand next to me. The 3 people who love me with all my flaws.
P.S: and yes I cut my eyes on purpose ! mask off !
Girls who train and don't sweat, please tell me your secret.
Girls who train with long fake nails, please tell me your secret.
Girls who train with their long hair down, please tell me your secret. 🤣🤣 #trainingrevolution#secretsout#girlswholift
Wish you could see how disgusting I look after I train and how I cut an old t-shirt as a training tank top 😅
Anyways, here goes the part V of my fitness journey:
It took me 3 months to get back into a routine after all these changes in my life that happened at the same time. First challenge was to getting used to get up early in the morning.... let me tell you that when I arrived home at 6PM, I would fall on the couch and take a nap or sleep until the next day. When I managed to wake up I went to the gym at 10:30PM and the next morning I was even more tired 😥 I was maybe training 2, 3 or in a good week 4 times per week. In terms of nutrition, I was intuitively eating since adding meal prep to my schedule was like the end of my existence xD I wasn't eating that bad during the week but was clearly missins some macro and micronutrients. Also, on the weekends it was outta control !!!! Not eating at all and when eating, eating random and not nutritious meals... the only thing I wanted to do is SLEEPING 😴 After a couple of weeks, I ordered some meals from a meal prep company to get back on track. Christmas came and I enjoyed the holidays, meaning no macrocouting and training when I was feeling rested and recovered. I managed to make some small progress, since I was taking the time to recover between workout sessions. Of course, I was doing 0 cardio... I mean I was already stressed enough and my body couldn't handle it at this point. I put on some unwanted fat, not too much and not a big of a deal but more than I should have for an off season and clearly my body composition was mehhhhh. Honestly, I think I needed to go through something like this because it literally killed my crazy cravings for good. I was to my normal self, which is not craving sweets unless I'm about to have my period and only wanting french fries and pasta as a free meal 🍟🍝