My first 10K

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Eeeek. I did it. I signed up for my first race. Well, I actually signed up for it about 2 weeks ago. I was in a short relay last year during my pregnancy. It was so much fun, and I always told myself that I would sign up for a race after my pregnancy.

I have always looked at people that run races or marathons and thought, oh goodness – that could never be me. But, over the years I have changed my perspective on health and fitness. It’s become one of my favourite things. Mostly because, I have two young girls. And, I want to give them all the tools I can give them to make sure they can have a balanced life.

So, after our incredible vacation in Florida. I came back, wanting a purpose. A challenge. I was asked by a friend, to join her on a marathon next year, the distance is too much for me. So, I wanted to start small and try a 10K before the end of the year. I already enjoy working out, but at least now – I have a goal. It is a really awesome feeling, to be steering towards something and challenging your mind and body.

The race is part of the Oslo Marathon, on the 20 September. So, I have some weeks of intensive training ahead of me. Some people don’t look at the 10K as such a big deal, but for me it is. I hope to walk away from it feeling like I could one day do a half-marathon.

I have already started my training, and will be putting up my weekly training schedule, as well as sharing how I plan to fuel my body.

Feeling pumped! xoxo

 

Mondays motivation

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This mondays motivation is coming from my fav t-shirt. It fits great and the fabric is soft. But, what i most love is the truth behind the text.
It rings true with everything in life. You have to work for what you truly want. Wishes are not the stuff success is made from. Hard work is.
I’ve been fooling myself to think my eating was ok. But, i’m making some solid changes this week. For example, not to continuously snack & get in enough water. Simple & do-able!

Hope your plans are going well, if not just pick yourself up & evaluate how you can get back on track!
Happy monday! xoxo

2014 Breaking a sweat

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Just completed my first workout after baby, and the first of the year. Wow! What an awesome feeling to feel again. One that only working out can make you feel.

I did a 30 min session, with five of my favourite kettlebell moves: Swing, 1 arm swing, Squat, lunge & standing 1 arm side crunch. Took 5 min after for a good stretch. Drank plenty of water during, needing to refill my bottle a few times in between. Ended up with that sweet postworkout sweat!

My husband complimented me afterwards, telling me that he could see that I was back 😉

Haven’t written down any fitness goals this year. I will work on it, but right now listening to my body & taking it slow.

Looking forward to many more sweaty sessions, with my glossy kettlebells 😉

Take care xoxo

The virgin post

First posts are always a bit scary. But, I’m jumping straight in & going to get started!

Trying to get back to health & fitness. It’s always been a happy place for me – I’m at my best. After just over a month of not being able to workout because of my pelvic pains, going back to gym seemed like an unfamiliar place.

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But, I committed myself to a short 45 min session of warm up cardio & strength training. Got my workout from my physiotherapist.

My postworkout fuel was my never-fail greensmoothie. Haven’t been drinking smoothies for breakfast for over a month aswell.

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Can’t make any promises as to how often I will be training or being able to update this space. There might just be days with little text & couple of snaps. But, This feels right, to just be getting back on track. Looking forward to this 🙂

demiglemme xoxo

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