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Welcome to my Fitnessblog! Where I will now and then update on my findings on Fitness and health but mostly talk about my progress working out! I have made this as an inspirational blog for myself but also for others! So lets start working out and live healthy and happy!! Woooh!

So I actually just wanted to start with posting a video from where I get my inspiration and who actually made me start this blog! She is an amazing teacher and I will talk about her workouts a lot in this blog because I use them a lot and I wanted to see if they actually work! Ive so far done one of her pilates workouts 5 days in a row with a result of loosing, unfortunatly only 0.4 pounds (~ 0.2 kg). Which is nothing, but I am of course not giving up!

So time to drink some more water and get back to it! I will at the end of July post a before and after picture and we will finally see if her workouts really works 😉

So enjoy this little video and let me know what you think? Have you ever tried her videos before? Do they really work? And what is your goal for this summer? 😀

Day 44 Still Going Strong

I have reached day 44 in my fitness and I am so happy! I am still going strong and even though some days are harder than others I am not giving up! I have noticed though, this month has been a lot harder than the previous one. I don’t know why I think I had more of an urge to exercise in the beginning. I just gotta find that again and motivate myself!

I have noticed a difference though, my body has become firmer and I have over all become more stronger but, I still have a long way to go! I must say though that the trainer I follow  has helped me A lot!! to stay on track. I do not think I could have done it without her!

So to encourage you who are reading this, get someone who encourages you and inspires you in what you wanna do! If you wanna exercise get a great trainer or just an awesome friend that helps you out. If you wanna play music get a song/music instructor that will motivate you! Or anything else in life. Surround yourself with positive and motivating people and you will go far in life!

Thats my motivation speech , haha, for today!

Ciao!!!

Day 30!!

So I have finally made it to day 30 !! Wooot! I cannot believe it myself, it is so amazing!! And as a good job my husband said he would by me a “yoga”mat or an exercise mat!! I can´t believe I have been working out for so long without one. Laying on towels and stuff haha!! My knees are going to feel so much better now.

So as an encouragement for myself and everyone who reads this! Keep it up! It will pay off in the end!! And you feel so much happier afterwards! I am so amazed I got this far and it doesnt stop here!! Exercising for the win!! 😀

Enjoying Summer & Day 24

Summer is really nice over here, the sun has been shining and it has been really pretty outside.

I am officially on day 24 of my workouts! I can´t believe it!! I never thought I could get this far and this is nowhere near the end of it. It is so interesting to see the progress of working out. The other day me and my husband were wrestling a little bit and I noticed how much stronger I had become! He has always been much stronger than me but now the tables are turning! haha!

So far I have lost about 3 pounds (~ 1.5 kg) Its not much but this is not just about loosing weight but becoming stronger and happier with yourself!

Also, a reason why I haven´t bloged in a while again is because I actually got my muscles cramped up. Not super badly but a bit!
I went to the gym with a friend last friday and we were working out our arms a lot. I didn´t feel much afterwards but the next day my biceps were all mushy. I couldnt straighten my right arm for like 2 days and I looked really funny walking around, having to put my arm on my hips a lot so I wouldnt look like a total dummy, haha!

So note to self, stretch a lot!

All in all it was actually a pretty nice feeling cause,
I felt my muscles getting stronger.

So hope you all are having a good summer!

And work out hard! ^_^

 

Found Something Unbelievably Delicious!

So this is probably going to be short but oh my! I found something sooo delicious on a  page the other day! It´s freaking pancakes in a mug!! Can you believe it? I didn´t even know you could make that! I will list the recipe bellow and also link the page but you should definitely try it! Yum!

Nutrition Info:
Calories: 355 | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Net Carbs: 38g | Fiber: 5g

Pancake in a Mug!

Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: full recipe
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 2 min

Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons oat, gluten-free or all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, or sweetener of choice, to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons blueberries plus more for topping

Method:

  1. Coat a mug or small bowl with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, add the flour, egg, milk and syrup and mix until combined. Stir in the ghee, baking powder and salt, then fold in the blueberries. Add to the mug. Seal with a lid until ready to cook.
  3. Microwave for 1:30-2 minutes, watching carefully for overflow. Cook until set. Top with more blueberries, and serve.

If you wanna watch a video how to make it click here:
http://www.blogilates.com/blog/2016/12/22/3-cheap-easy-healthy-make-ahead-breakfast-ideas/
// Sofelia

Time flies & Happiness In Exercise

So I haven´t had the time to post anything lately, atleast it has felt that way. I wake up and just feel like time is slipping away.

Anyway I wanted to update on my progress. Tomorrow I have worked out for 14 days in a row. I think for me that´s a record! I am so happy!! These exercises I am doing are really tough but oh how I love it! It just makes you feel so great afterwards! YAY!

Anyway just to let you know, I have worked out before just never have kept up with it like now, I keep starting things and then end up leaving it in the middle. I was finally just so fed up with it all so I decided to start this blog to help me along the way! ^_^ But I have already talked about that a little so on to some new things.

Like I said tomorrow marks my 14 Days in a row workout and I am so excited about that. It is interesting to see how much stronger I have become just after 14 days of working out. I mean, I am nowhere near my goal but I feel stronger and happier!

Fun Fact:

Exercise causes the brain to release Endorphins.
“Endorphins are neurotransmitters, or brain chemicals, released into the body after exercising. They primarily combat feelings of pain and stress. They also have other positive effects, such as improving the immune system, modulating the appetite, and creating a feeling of euphoria”. (http://totalwellnessmagazine.org/body/the-science-behind-happiness-and-exercise)

So thats another reason to exercise!!

So if you´re here just reading this for the first time I encourage you to join me on this journey to a better and happier life. Try out the exercise plan I wrote about in another post and tell me how you are doing? Or any smart exercise tips!!

Lets have Fun!

// Sofelia

Good Morning! Happy Exercise

I wanted to write this in the morning since I have started to exercise every morning. A lot of people may be like what? How can you do it! But for me its actually simple. I dont rush to it right when I wake up, no. I drink a cup of coffee, watch some youtube or read and then I get too it.

If you exercise after you have had that first cup of coffee you will be so much more energetic. I also looked up some stuff about coffee and exercise for this post! So here is some information for you!

  1. Less pain!

    Can you believe it? Drinking coffee actually reduces muscle pain. Thats something aint it?

  2.  Improved Edurance!

    Coffee makes your heart pump harder, one reason to not drink coffee before sleep because it makes you stressed but for exercise it is perfect! Makes you move and last longer!

  3. Improved Memory!

    This is something I found interesting, it actually improves your memory. The article from where this was taken says “caffeine enhances memory up to 24 hours after its been consumed /../ This brain boost may be a real boon during workouts, especially when they entail needing to recall specific exercises or routines.”

  4. Muscle Preservation!

    “caffeine may help preserve your muscles as you age, and reduce your risk of injuries.” Isn´t that kind of cool? For all you tea drinkers out there do not worry! There are a lot of caffeinated teas out there too, its not just coffee, but I am talking about coffee cause I love it so!

If you wanna read more about this for yourself here are the two sites I used for my blog!

http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2014/07/11/6-coffee-pre-workout-benefits.aspx

http://www.health.com/nutrition/5-reasons-to-drink-coffee-before-your-workout

So now to get to part 2 of my blogpost haha!

Happiness! I have never really been into working out that much until now! Maybe Its cause Im getting older but doing it in the morning just makes me so happy!! and energized for the day to come!

Yesterday evening I was feeling very low so I thought I would exercise a little and guess what? My mood turned completely around! So if you do not wanna exercise to get fit but are feeling down often, try exercising! it works!!

Thats all for now! Lets start this day with a bang!

// Sofelia

Workout Calender

So I am going try something for the month of July that I kind of recently found out about. It´s a workout calender. I am going to try out Casseys workout Calender and see how it goes! If you wanna join me in doing it go to this website!!

http://www.blogilates.com/post-protected-login-page/?07012017

Woo let´s see how it goes!