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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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Working on it

Last week was not a good week for me, not at all. I have been feeling so crappy about myself lately and it just kept getting worse and worse. It’s been a very long time since last time it was this bad. But because I’m working really hard on getting back to a good place with myself things are already starting to feel and look brighter. I don’t have time to be in a weird mood, I’m going to San Francisco in 11 days! Haha.
lovely running path
I’m glad I’ve been able to turn things around a little for the better. If you’ve read my blog before you probably already know that all I need to feel better is to eat better and work out more. And that is exactly what I’ve been doing! On Monday I woke up and told myself I had to do something to change the direction things have been going lately. I’ve decited I am going to work out in some way every day until I go to San Francisco. I am also going to only eat healthy things – no frappuccinos, no chocolate milk, no random unhealthy snacking. I can save the unhealthy stuff for my vacation. I am a sucker for Hershey bars and I can’t wait to eat one again, haha! All I need right now is just to feel okay in my own skin and stop being so tired all the time.
simple runner
After work on Monday I went for a run with my mom. The first 3 kms on the old rail road, then we went left and up into the woods. We ran around the lake, then ran back down to the old rail road path. Logged 10.35 km.
On Tuesday I went for a walk to Skapertjern with my mom. She is training for a triathlon so she brought her wetsuit so that she could swim in the lake when we got up there. While she was swimming around I was trying to avoid being eaten up by ants and just relaxed next to a family of ducks. It was a very nice 8.37 km walk. At the end of our walk we sneeked down to the strawberry fields and enjoyed some fresh strawberries (ssh!).
Today I had planned to wake up early and go for a run before it got too warm. That didn’t work, my boyfriend’s shower was clogged so I had to take a quick trip down to the grocery store to pick up some un-clogging stuff so I could take a shower after the run, haha. When I was finally ready to go for my run it had gotten really warm, but I didn’t mind. I’m just glad the summer weather has finally arrived – we’ve had the most bipolar weather lately. I was very surprised by how few people were outside on this wonderful day. The sun was shining bright, there were not a single cloud in the sky, 30 degrees celsius. Perfect summer weather! I loved this run. I ran good, I felt good, everything was pretty great. 12.15 kms later and I was back. I love how running make me feel so much happier.

How’s your summer been so far?
Had any good workouts this week?

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