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Flight to Happiness

So many things has been flying around in my head these last few weeks.. Some good, some bad, mostly confusion. I’m not saying it’s all bad. This week has been really great on the health front. Both diet and activety has been on point for the most part! I’ve been running, I’ve been walking, I’ve even done some pilates ab workout videos at home. I’m finally back in the zone!

This morning a friend picked me up at home and went to the gym with me. I think it’s a lot easier to go to the gym when you’re not alone (and not just because I don’t drive, haha!). It’s kind of weird to be back on a treadmill for a run longer than 20 minutes, but I’ll get used to it again soon. I knew I wouldn’t be able to run a full 60 minute run on the treadmill today so I just threw in some intervals here and there and allowed myself walk breaks whenever I absolutely needed them. 60 minutes of that, followed with 15 minutes where I just walked. I was exhausted! Ended my workout with 50 sloppy crunches and some random stretching. Even though this probably doesn’t sound like an A+ workout I would rate it as so! I was sweating buckets and I was happy, and that is pretty much what I needed this Saturday morning.
Oslo - Berkeley
I am so happy that I’m going to Berkeley to visit Mari on Tuesday! Nothing can cure a messy mind like the comfort of traveling half way around the world and hanging out with one of your best friends in the whole world. Am I right?! I am so relatable sometimes. I’m planning on having a very healthy and happy trip. Not as in “I will not be eating anything unhealthy” or “I will treat this trip as a bootcamp”, not at all! I will be eating unhealthy things and I will be relaxing a lot. But I do plan on eating mostly healthy and I will be going on walks and such with Mari. She has a gym membership with Berkeley Rec Sports so I’ll probably purchase a day pass there a couple days aswell. We’ll see. The main thing for me (other than visiting Mari, of course) is to focus fully on myself and what makes me happy, because I truly need that right now.

Things are changing and that’s okay. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday!
Marie Alessandra


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Banana thief

So far this year I’ve been doing pretty good, I think. Let’s just say the treadmill and I have started to become friends, haha. I’m getting more and more used to running on it, which of course means it’s becoming easier for me. I don’t run for very long (so far I’ve been sticking to 30 minutes), but after today I feel like I can start increasing a bit. If you wonder why I take it so easy and try getting used to the treadmill is because at the beginning of last year when I ran a lot on the treadmill my ankles got a bit messed up and I don’t need that to happen again. Better safe than sorry.

Today I woke up 6:30, ate a Questbar, then jumped on a bus and went to the gym. Early morning workout, hurray! I was all alone at the gym, which was really weird but at the same time really awesome haha. I should do this more often. Once again I did a short 30 minute run. This time it felt very easy, so I’m not really sure why I didn’t run for an extra 5-10 minutes – next time, next time. After that I finished off with some simple stretching and ab workouts.
While I was waiting for the bus after my workout I stopped by the grocery store to see if I could find something to eat. I ended up buying strawberries, blueberries, bread and bananas. But wait.. While I was sitting on the bus I noticed the little plastic bag with 4 bananas hanging around my arm. Oh no, I had just left the store without paying for the bananas! Sure, bananas are cheap, but still.. Haha, I feel so bad about it.

How’s the year been so far for you?

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