Samstag, 13. Februar 2016

Challenge suspended

It's the third week of my challenge and I have to face it: I have to suspend my challenge due to a stinking cold. 

On the way home from the office I stocked up on eukalyptus bath salts, nose spray, nose salve and the good eukalyptus tissues which remind me of my late gran.

So now I use my nebulizer and flush out my nose with saline solution. It'll pass, I'm sure but for now the gym is off limits and I need to take it easy.

I don't take this as failure but intend to add the missed-out days to the duration of the challenge! The aim is to make it a habit anyway so this might actually help me to keep going for longer!

Sonntag, 7. Februar 2016

Challenge update

On day 15 I'm really happy on how my challenge is coming along. 

Granted, one evening last week I managed only a 10-minute detour on my way home and then couldn't raise enough energy to lift one toe of the couch. But hey, the day before I did the 90-minutes Spinning class and the day after the 60-minutes Spinning class so I'm not too fussed.
I find it easy most days because I can choose from a variety of tasks. If the weather is too wet to go for a walk I'll unroll my yoga mat and if I can't get out of bed on Sunday morning for the Spinning class I can go swimming later on.

This morning I choose to accept the invitation of a walk where I usually politely refuse it! Just in case I felt too tired later on. I had planned to go swimming tonight but I'll just do that tomorrow when my friend is free to join me. I love the flexibility and after all -  I make the rules! That's how I stay motivated.

Totally out of context I want to share my love for the queen of vegetables: the aubergine or eggplant!

My favourite way to prepare it right now is to slice it like a fan and stuff it with tomatoes, courgettes and cheese. Then you'll just have to pop it  in the oven for 40-50 mins at 200 °C.