M.A.R.K.

Happy Sunday everyone!

I spent my weekend with friends and it felt so good to be surrounded by all these amazing people again. I even seen some old friends which I haven’t talked to in ages because they have moved to different cities to study. All in all just good times.

Yesterday I felt so energetic and went to the gym again to do a High Intensity Intervall Training. After a quick warm up and 10 min. of Jumping Jacks, Split Squats and Kicks I was sweating like a pig. It really got my metabolism working because even an hour after my workout my body was still heated up. A 30 min. workout was totally enough.

Because I saw one of these 2 min. cooking videos on Facebook that day I decided to cook excactly that (well.. I had an eggplant in my fridge that had to be cooked soon anyways). So it was kind of an eggplant-pizza: eggplant topped with marinara sauce, corn and looots of cheese. So yummi! I could eat a lot of it because it was a very light meal. While cooking I listened to a podcast. The first podcast I have ever listened to was a motivational one about self-love and it got me so excited to change my life or well at least change the way I think about myself, hell yea I was sooo motivated afterwards. So I think I will keep doing it, listening to podcast – especially when I am really really low.

So this one podcast was from the fitness trainer and coach Mark Maslow. I have read about him in the magazine FitForFun shortly before so I was surprised when his podcasts suddenly popped up in my Spotify feed. I listened to his first episode and I must say it was very inspiring – his voice was great listening to and the words easy to follow. He designed the formula M.A.R.K. which in German stands for: Mental training, balanced diet, right weight training and cardio. It all makes so much sense. Especially (like mentioned in a blog post before) that the diet is the most important thing to look at and to improve. I am definitely going to keep listening to his podcasts. And honestly I would suggest you to do that to – listening to podcasts that push you, that motivate you to move mountains and embrace yourself.

xx

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“Be so good they can’t ignore you”

Hey guys,

my week has been soo great! On Monday (after my last blog post) I went straight to the gym and joined a Thai-Bo class which got me really sweating. But still I jumped on a bike and pedalded for another half an hour while reading. After that day I decided to always bring my gym cloths with me to work. Just so I don’t have an excuse of not going to the gym. And going straight after work is so much more motivating instead of going home first – and seeing my lovely bed or the food in the fridge.

Yesterday, even though it was only 45 minutes I did a freaking intense workout. Something similar to HIIT. High Intensity Intervall Training:

  1. Jumping jacks
  2. Kettlebell squats
  3. Cross body mountain climber
  4. Push-ups
  5. Plank
  6. Bench Step-up
  7. Plank with Side extension and rotation
  8. Stretching

Just to give you an example.

Do you remember roller blades? Or better – when was the time you last used them? Yea, right! I haven’t been rolling around in roller blades since I’ve been 13 years old. Haha! But because when I was in Spain beginning of this year I saw a really pretty girl flying through the streets. It really inspired me and I wanted to look that cool as well. So I got the old roller blades of my aunt. I seriously might not look that cool when blading through the city – but you gotta start somewhere, right? Honestly it is quite a workout for your legs and you gotta be really good at balancing. I took them to get to work today, it was definitely an exciting way to start the day. I will keep doing it!

 

9-5

Hey ho everyone,

my 9-5 week has started again. This one week of adventure and travel feels so far away already. I am still at the office (not working) and trying to figure out my fitness plan. My biggest issue is my diet which is unfortunatley the biggest part to work on when changing your life and your body. Going to the gym, moving the body and working out is easy. But saying No to really good food or treats is hard. Because we mostly eat unconscious. We eat while we talk to friends, while we play on our phone, surf in the internet, read a book – even while we work (like office-people like me haha). We eat and do not think. We don’t know if we even need this food right now. Are we even hungry? That’s what I have to change. A more clear eating structure and being more aware of my bodys’ signals.

I am doing an apprenticeship at a tour operator focused on ski holidays all over Europe. Therefore I go twice a week to school to learn more about the tourism and business branch. I highly enjoy my job and learn something new every day but since my first day here I have been sitting up to 8 hours a day. It totally changed my body and after work I have a deep urge to move, play and be outside. Do you feel the same way?

Since the beginning I have joined a gym and a dancing school (just to try something new), I also joined a Spanish course to distract myself a little from work and be surrounded by other faces. Always trying to stay busy!

xx

After-Adventure-Motivation

Hi everyone,

this morning I came back from my hiking adventure in Austria. Two friends and I spent 2 nights in a hut located 2.500 m high in the mountains. We took a night train straight to Innsbruck, we slept a lot on our way there and started hiking immediately we got to Umhausen. We reached the hut after 5 hours. On our second day we hiked all the way to a 3.000 summit called Fundusfeiler. When we got to the top a storm broke out. We rushed down again. It was very scary but not even half way down the mountain the beautiful sun started beaming and a rainbow exploded right in front of us. Thank you, Universe! We relaxed at a tiny lake and slowly walked back to the hut. On our last day, of course, we had to go down. We took a different way than the one we came from. Back in civilization it felt quite strange.

I must say I haven’t really worked out for this trip and I could feel my calves on the second day already. I used to be fitter to be honest. When I was in school – around 18 years old I was extremly fit. Going to the gym daily to at least burn 500 kcal on the treadmill was the standard. Yepp, it wasn’t really the healthiest fit. I did not even feel fit and skinny. I most likely hated my body and wanted to be better, do better and couldn’t stop comparing myself with other even skinnier girls. Typical girls-puberty I would say. Now I know better. I started to care much more about myself, my health and my body. But because it isn’t always easy to stay motivated I wanted to start blogging again and share my experiences, struggles and inspirations with you. Not sure what my goal is yet but soon I will have it all figured out. Hopefully!

This trip to Austria has been a huge motivation for me to get back into shape. Because I want to climb more mountains and need a base of fitness. Stronger definitely.

xx