Went on a bike ride a few weeks ago with mom and T. I am not a fan of all the bugs, but the weather was beautiful and so was the environment. Best part was that i got to talk mom's ear off ;) HUGS
Started my morning today with a run/walk around the neighborhood. What a pretty morning! I love spring. I know majority of Atlanta's population is dealing with pollen allergies, but I have been lucky enough to not have been affected by it (knocking on wood as we speak!), other than my car turning green but I will take that over allergies any day!
Just look at what a gorgeous day out!
After my shower, I made my quick go to breakfast, cereal with kefir, avocado, and chocolate milk (yes I love chocolate milk, just like any other kid, hehe).
Some pre nine hour workday selfies.
I bring lunch to work 99% of the time, but today I decided to enjoy lunch at Whole Foods. YUM. Do you guys like my napkin table cloth? Haha.
Exhausted after a busy day at work preparing for inventory, I made some ginger green tea, and put out some FriYAY treats.
We rented two movies so time to relax for the day and have a cozy evening <3
Ps. I would love to hear your thoughts about more relaxed posts like these. Do you guys like them?
I wanted to share some more personal and "unfiltered" images with you. Most of these are from Tove's phone and some are from mine. The person behind all of the pictures is my favorite person Tove <3
Having the best drink I have ever had, hands down. We were at a restaurant in Malmo. It was drink with violet in it (YUM)!! Violet, licorice, and can polkadot (no english translation?!) are my all time favorite ice cream flavors and this drink tasted like my beloved violet ice cream.
On the ferry to Rab island, Croatia / Jamie Oliver's restaurant Barbecoa in London / Shopping with Tove in London / Eating my favorite soup at one of my favorite restaurant in Croatia
Tove is obviously someone I admire and adore, if you have not picked up on that already. She is a spinning instructor at Nordic Wellness so if you are ever in Malmo and want a great workout, make sure to schedule a class with her. Here we are sweaty and happy after her class.
Some snaps from London, when it finally stopped raining!
How can a place be this beautiful? Otok Rab friends!
I feel bad for everyone who does not have this girl in their lives. She is the best thing ever. Never a dull moment with her. I miss her like crazy but I am thankful for the technology we have today <3
Lucky to have spent all of my childhood summers here <3
The live image to this photo is hilarious, so much love for this one <3 / Happy as can be at my favorite place, Rab island
If you ever go to Croatia, go to Rab Island.
The island is small and is easy to navigate around yet it has an incredible lot to offer. There are cliff beaches, fine sand beaches, stone sand beaches, and regular sand beaches. It is still not crazy touristy so the restaurants there are amazing and authentic. Food tastes better than anywhere else, everything has so much flavor, most of it is home grown, and the fish are caught at night. The old town is cozy and fun to walk around in. The nature is beyond beautiful. It is also a very cheap place to go visit (a scoop of ice cream is no more than a dollar!!). There are plenty of day trips offered by boat from Rab. Rab island is only a 3.5 hour trip from Croatia's capital Zagreb (ferry ride and drive included in this time). Since Zagreb is a good place to fly in to (and then rent a car to drive to Rab), you can also explore the beautiful capital while visitng.
Huge thanks to Tove for putting up with me blogging and taking some pictures, and for being my best friend. She turned 23 March 2 and I did not do a happy birthday post for her, so thank you for being you bestie! Älskar dig massor <3
Also, big thanks for reading this post, I hope you all enjoyed. HUGS
This post is very personal so please be kind.
I started my day with a workout at Flywheel. It is a cycle studio where they shut off all the lights (except for the ones on the instructor) so the studio is dark. They also measure everything and log it on your profile so you can see it on their app or on your profile online. They have really high music and the workout is intense. It is kind of expensive but Mike was a sweetheart and surprised me with ten classes.
I have been trying to get back into a regular workout routine for quite some time now and it is NOT easy. I workout a couple of times, then I don't again, then I do workout one week, and then I stop, etc. It has been so difficult for me to get back into a steady rhythm. I used to love going to the gym and getting my workout in. It made me feel energized, confident, happy, and empowered. Now, not so much. Now I feel blah about working out. However, I always feel amazing after. I strongly dislike working out alone now that I am so out of shape. I need someone to workout with me or I need to go to a class and have someone telling me what to do. It is easier that way. I feel as if I have lost my discipline and ability to push myself.
I miss being in a good rhythm and routine because I always eat better, and I have more energy throughout my days. Another thing is, I have been gaining a lot of weight without realizing it. I don't necessarily look like I have gained any weight which is why I have not noticed it. Lately though, A LOT of my clothing does not fit like it supposed to. Not to mention my blazers, suit pants, and jeans. When buying new jeans I have just thought "maybe these run small" although I have just gained weight and needed a bigger size...
My latest wake up call was when my boots from last year would only zip half way up. I was speechless. This happened right before Thanksgiving dinner as I was running out the door. I obviously changed boots but did so confused and sadly. Hopefully these classes will help me get back into somewhat of a rhythm. Once you book a class after 5pm you cannot change your mind without penalty so that is a good incentive. Time to look forward and stop saying "I will start soon" and instead JUST DO IT. Also, now that I have opened up to you guys about this, feel free to remind me how happy I am when I workout. What do you guys do to stay motivated? What workouts do you guys like? Hit me!
Second day in Sweden and I couldn't be happier about being home. I spent yesterday with Baka and Branko (my grandma and her man). I ate amazing home grown and home cooked food all day, napped in the hangmat, and also took a swim in the ocean (21 C in the water!!). I could not have been luckier with the weather. Swedish summer is the best when it is pretty. Today I spent the day with my best friend. I went to her spinning class before we headed to her new condo and then out for shopping. Post shopping we had dinner with her fambam. It was a year since I saw them last but everything is as if I never left. Two happy sunny days filled with love <3