Once again, I have participated in a wine tasting with our friends. This time I got dark red juice (4 different shades of caramel colored cranberry juice!) instead of vine 🍷. None of the 7 guests noticed that I didn't test wine and even my husband asked whispering if I really could drive home, as he thought that I was testing the wine all the time? (he didn't know about the juice trick). I was constantly guessing which grape it was and what vineyard / country it came from - and sometimes I was spot on (years of experience)! It was apparently really nice / good wines and they are now on my list of things to "test later".
This was definitely my last wine testing for a long while and I don't recommend the method 😇 - and I don't like to be sober with drunk friends....
I might consider a new career in acting?! 🎭
I feel strong and athletic, my clothes fit well and I look fresh (everyone says) but I have a hard time matching everything. Workout works but jump rope is not my best friend. But I see the light in the tunnel and know that when I reach day 90 it is only 1 day and then I travel to Spain for a long stay for 5 weeks. I call that a reward😅
When I did KSilver I was much more disciplined (beginner ambition) but it wasn't as tough workout and it didn't last as long. I think I will finish KB at the same level as when I started, with the same weight, but now I will probably have more muscles and in spite of all the hard workouts, I do not feel as bad in my osteoarthritis knee. I think that partly depends on all stretching but also (amazing to say) on the skipping.
Thursday this week will be another "social test", the wine tasting with good friends. But now everyone knows that I do not drink wine (what do I have there to do then) but the hostess has told me that I will get cranberry juice instead of wine and she has also adapted dinner to my diet so it will be seafood and lots of vegetables. That makes it impossible to say no. That's what friends are for😍.
The energy runs a little roller coaster with me. Sometimes it's full turn on and I can do everything, then the level drops and I start to question everything (and everyone) - and I'm getting a bit of a bitch😟. Anyone else who feels like me?
I really appreciate my social network - but all these get-together for all kinds of reasons makes it extra difficult to keep the diet. Everyone cook such good food and everyone tries to outdo each other with excellent vine - BUT I try to stick to the diet and mineral water. Seems like retirement has become the new party life. At the hardest days I remind myself that in the beginning of October I leave Sweden for 5 weeks in Spain - and then I will devote myself to skipping and workout every day (even if K Body is over)😇
Yesterday, on the way home after 10 days of social life, my motivation was low and I wondered if I really should continue with K.
Both workout and diet have been "on hold" and it feels difficult to get started again. But today I started the skipping and workout again and I try to pick up the motivation by reading all the positiv comments on our blog, so - not yet!
Enjoy the Swedish archipelago❤️
Thanks for all the support❤️
Today I saw the result of the K-workout - I did my best golf result in a long time (a third place) and I felt strong 💪. Tomorrow is this year's competition with our wonderful "Germany gang" (all 14 swedes lived in Frankurt /Main 29 years ago and we continue to meet once a year at a golf competition). Keep your fingers crossed!
I can handle the diet so so and I only drink mineral water (to everyone's surprise, someone has even a little discreetly asked if I have had alcohol problems ...🤪)
All for now from my holiday week in Sweden 🇸🇪
Now I have ten days ahead of me with lots of social activities such as a party with friends' overnight stays, golf competitions (with a lot of food and drink), sailing and visits to the Stockholm archipelago .... Keeping me on diet and workout will be a huge challenge, but I bring my speed rope and rubber band and will try to find a corner for myself. After reading everyone's posts on the blog, I have received various tips and hope I can use them. I'm really impressed by everyone's commitment😍
The last two days have been a Kenzai-disaster. Started on Friday with a 6-hour train journey, then crayfish+birthday party (tradition in Sweden in august) in Stockholm together with friends. Late night - early morning and then back home again, this time with a slower train (8 hour). Wonderful party, nice to meet everyone - and I was the only one with water in the glass! But I tasted the raspberry cake (my indulgence).
In normal cases I fly to Stockholm, but there were no suitable flights, so I took the train - and besides that I didn't get a hangover, I also don't suffer from flying shame 😇
When I did the K Silver I got the same advice from my daughter - to hide the bathroom scale. So I did and I only weighed myself on the last week. I had a real surprise - I had lost 9,5 kg. Of course I had noticed it earlier, I could buy a pair of jeans one size smaller and my clothes are much looser. I stick to the advice and will not weigh myself until the end of the program. I know my weight loss will not come until after a long time, so I have patience and in the meantime I feel fine and STRONG 💪 (and my skipping works!!!!!).
I've learned to ignore all friends' questions about how much I've lost weight - I use to answer that I don't know. But some of them say that I looks so fit and that's nice to hear 💃
Now I have bought a new skipping rope - inspired by today's lesson. With corrections in length, I hope it will work better than my old one. I look forward to skipping as in the good old days (at least that the body and mind work in symbiosis) 🤪
I never thought having the house full of guests would affect me so that I overrated my program (diet and workout) - and that gave me constant bad conscious . I have not gathered together life and been careless with my program. But I have taken time each morning and read the lessons (very valuable!). Tomorrow it will be vary silent in my home (everyone have left for Spain) and I will make a "restart". I am convinced that I can come back on the track again and I'm looking forward to get back in "normal" routines again 😅
Q: Who am I?
A: Probably the oldest "star" in Columba that, without fear, jumps from Silver to Body
Q: Where am I?
A: In Malmö, a town in southern Sweden - where I live right by the sea that separates Sweden from Denmark
Q: What do I do?
A: My daughter with husband and 2 sons are staying for a part of their holiday in Sweden (they live in Hong Kong). Tomorrow we are going to Gothia Cup in Gothenburg (the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament). My family is very active!
A: My great and generous social life - many barbecue summer evenings with good food and good wine ( I need all the advice I can get about "substitute"). My weight must be another obstacle when it comes to skipping - it was so much easier about 30 kg ago!
Q: Super power?
A: To fly (to HK in a flash)