Inspiration

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Inspiration, Me & My Beau

Reasons getting in shape and improving your overall well-being and looks varies from person to person. As for me – I have truly crystallized my reasons and turned them into goals with a milestones to reach my objectives. 

Must say it is a lot easier when you have a clear aim and have deadlines marked along the way. If you are like me, who needs to visualize the result in order to make a proper plan how to achieve it – it might help you my visual plan to get in the shape for this August. Read More

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..and just like that, another month has passed! and we can proudly say: ” Hello….

We want it or not the time flies, especially when you have many things to do. And this April has definitely one busy-bee month! 

First of all, I can say that been pretty good with diet sticking and working out regular, no traveling and eating clean and already seeing and feeling results! Clothes getting looser and seeing better body definition! Yeah, baby, yeah! 

Austin powers K dance

yeah, baby, yeah!

So this month is getting worse and worse on the busy-factor, because, well..emmm because this lady is getting married in 3 months! YES no joking! it’s happening, so no time to lose and especially when such decisions are taken last minute..

So can only imagine how many things to settle ( specially if you organize wedding from a distance) and more over now it is time to really get that fat crying because the ultimate prize is THE dress – the wedding dress to look absolute (my) best in it!

matching gym pre-wedding tshirts

Getting in the Shape for a cause

So basically now it is the time to really get going! And actually already started good fundaments! Last month been going to work with my lovely bicycle (8+8 km) as an transport + extra cardio ( useful on days when you cannot squeeze in any workout).

Me with Mr.Holland and my dog friend

Me with Mr.Holland and my dog friend on the way back home from gym

Also got my first swimming lessons, that I ma truly proud of! it’s happening! Finally improving to skills that been wishing to develop forever! So no more words – just actions!

scuba cat

..this is how I felt before my first swimming lesson!

Must say was soooo anxious and worried and definitely felt liek a fish out of the water. Especially as my mind was believing that I am too old for doing this and should have done it as a kid and my time has passed now. However my trainer was pretty cool and got me over this false concept pretty fast, so I am ready to take over the seas, go snorkeling in deep waters (which was afraid before and missed my occasion in Thailand).

Snorkeling in Hin Klang, Thailand | www.missathletique.com

Snorkeling at Hin Klang

..did miss this opportunity in Thailand as was too afraid and not confident at all about my swimming skills. ( Mostly did not want to be left behind to a sea creatures for lunch). 

But now I am facing my fears and learning to swim like I should to not miss this kind of occasion again!  So this May planning to get even better at this to take over the sea this summer!

Another thing planned this may is travels to organize everything for wedding: dress, location, catering, wedding planner and everything related. Wedding is in Latvia, but the outfits are chosen in Italy so Florence – here I come (this weekend!)

Florence from under the umbrella

Florence from under the umbrella – but business means business! and Shopping means shopping!

 

..and than of course creation, sending, saving, collecting, pinning and “hearting” Wedding moodboards on Pinterest and We Heart It is so on! 

creating mood boards and pinning and "hearting" like crazy

creating mood boards and pinning and “hearting” like crazy

Let’s admit – it’s quite fun spending lunch breaks, and morning in public transport by checking out ideas, crafts and inspirations to pull together your own idea of your dream wedding.

To sum up – this month is going to be flying by, so let’s try to look to things with a cool head and from a different perspective and try to make the best out of it: with loosing fat and not the head! ( could be a slogan for a t-shirt! hihi )

What’s your May goals?

 

Inspiration, Me & My Beau

Dear April,

Be good and I promise the same! 

This is my monthly inspiration and resolution for April! First month that is not planned any crazy work trips, so looking forward to do many things: catching up with gym and get back on track with progress (summer is coming, squeezing cheeks like Kevin from Home Alone).

Summer is coming!

That’s basically what I did yesterday (first day in gym)! All progress due to month of travelling and sickness has been ruined! Needless to say that did this face like for 5 minutes before managed to get myself together and get determined to fix this in April (so people don’t do this when see me at the beach this summer! hihihih )

So today feeling positive, determined and ready to change (my) world! so here comes also some piece of my energy and inspiration of the  Monday ad resolution for the whole month!

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Inspiration, Me & My Beau

I believe that the last years the pace of life has definitely picked up leaving less and less time for our friends, family and especially for ourselves. This hectic lifestyle, when you try to manage everything: stay on diet, lose weight, increase muscles, sleep, travel, meet friends, relax, read a book (gosh, don’t remember last time when started and actually finished the whole book less than in 6 months), build your career and invest in your future, etc. Everything is sooo much that you just cannot manage everything or just living on the run and have to say “no” to things just to manage to get through the day.

For me it has been especially hard last month as been traveling every week, working not human hours and have no time free for nothing and no one, not even myself to stick to my diet and workout program I started as my new year’s resolution. And men it is so frustrating as I supposed to be arrived at a point I could show off my progress, but no, instead I am lacking sleep, taking 7am flights every week and working till midnight + skipping gym. To sum up – no good progress so far that makes me completely frustrated and upset and sad, however this feeling are not going to change nor improve the current situation so just need to make a choice how I wish to proceed: feel sorry for myself and drop everything or just pick it up and keep going!?(..what it will be, giiiirl? ) Read More

'Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.'

-   Bill Kean   -

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

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Inspiration, Me & My Beau

I know many people who dislikes Mondays but I am not one of them, unless I step on the scales and I do not like what I see – a weight increase..(Why, you cruel world, WHY? ) As on every Monday I have always the weight-in time to check my progress/regress of my workout & dieting program and I must admit that the result on the scales can affect my mood quite a lot ( not for a long, tough, but still enough to make my face frown if negative result).

This morning was not the pleasant one as I did not like what I saw, especially because been busting my butt in a gym in a hard workout sessions and clean eating all last week to catch up with my regress after Japan. Of course I felt robbed and down despite the fact that I know that scales reflects just a number but mirror and your clothes are the real indicator of your progress.

Scales shows just a number but mirror and your clothes are the real indicator of the progress you are making.

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Inspiration, Me & My Beau, Workout

I am not the lady who dress up to be noticed at gym. I am the lady who does not like to be noticed at gym, even more- does not liek to be disturbed when working out. I am a lady who do not wear any make up when working out, as I know it is not good for my skin and would be ruined anyway by the sweat, but I do like my outfit to represent my personality and mood and gives me confort depending on the activity or training I am going to perform. The same thing is for my hairdos – I do not keep loose my hair at gym as they are too long and would just make me nervose and also would bother me while lifting or running. Therefore depending on the training and workout schedule I always take care of my hair and keep them neat and organized to mess around (and not to get it on my way).  

So today will tell you about my favorite hairdos for gym.

 

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Another Monday starts with a weight-in! Already 3rd since started the 12 week challenge! This time – a positive one! And for a good news to start the day :  minus another 500g and everything goes like a plan! So far, so good! My strict training schedule has been obeyed pretty well and start getting used to it and therefore also first results. Since the start – minus 1kg. Woot! woot.

So my Monday is pretty self motivated with the first results achieved. Now just need to keep on going, focus on goals and get rid slowly from some bad habits – like my espresso with milk and incorporate some more different greens for a variety of my diet.

Loving the below plate – looks fun and delicious. Wouldn’t mind to receive dish like this in some raw bar/ restaurant. 

Eat your greens

Eat your greens!

The next thing to stick to the list is to keep self motivated and look ahead – so today: shoulders and back and no excuses! + adding some inspiration picture of the day to keep going!

Fit girl and picture credit by Fitcat.pt

Fit girl and picture credit by Fitcat.pt

Actually this is my complete girl-crash and working to have the same results as this Portuguese beauty to show off myself this June in Portugal beaches.

YES, this is happening, another reason to work harder to reach my 2.0 beach body as me and my girls are hitting beaches this summer in Portugal! So excited and can’t wait to go. 

will keep you posted and updated and of course reach out for ideas and suggestions what to do, see and visit during my Portugal road trip!

 

What is your Monday inspiration? 

Inspiration

One week around of my challenge of my intensive training program and the feelings are exactly as they were on Friday – sore! Really, truly, sore. Just this time adding sore legs and booty (gosh, I have been missing out on training and now my body is making me suffer for that), topping to already feeling in pain I am also feeling destroyed, sleepy and honestly pretty deluded as this morning weight-in did not see any change on my weights.

However I said to myself: you can be sorry for yourself or you can do something about it to change it and learn the lesson out of it. And this is what I did!

So I was wondering what are the points that makes achievable any challenge, whatever it is and I came up with a list how to achieve the goals. Read More

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happy girl, dancer, photographer, gym-goer, Herc., traveler, dreamer, explorer, color and moment collector, healthy food and recipe discoverer and tester

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