Haha total double chin mode!

Hi babes! Sorry yesterday was super hectic and I didn’t get a chance to really sit down with my laptop at all. Thank you so much for reading my previous post about plastic. I got some great response! I truly hope this plastic-free aisle takes off and hopefully in the future even more than just an aisle.

Anyway, yesterday I started off with a session at the gym. Mainly upper-body stuff but mixed it up with some other movements. I didn’t want to tire out my legs too much as we had the assault bike challenge at lululemon later on in the day.

I’m not sure I’ve mentioned the assault bike challenge to you guys but lululemon together with Fly Functional Fitness brought one of Fly’s assault bikes in to the showroom for the day. The challenge was to in a team of four get as many calories as possible in ten minutes.

It sounds pretty straight forward but if you haven’t been on an assault bike it’s difficult to understand just how intense this machine is. I’ve mentioned this before I think but the harder you pedal the more resistance you get but if you don’t pedal hard enough it takes forever to get those calories up. A vicious circle! Whoever came up with this machine loves to torture people just a little bit. It’s test on your physical endurance but also mental, how much can you push yourself?

I was in a team with two of my ladies from G5 Carole and Sharon and my friend Hannah joined in too, we had the awesome name Bad-Ass-Ault. Big props to Hannah on her awesome effort, she’d never been on an assault bike before so her first time ever was yesterday. We told her that we would do 20 second sprints and then jump off and to her it probably sounded a bit silly and short but you get tired so quickly there’s no point staying on for longer.

Oh boy was the challenge intense! I don’t know what it is but 20 seconds feels like a lifetime on that bike. Everything slows down and your body runs out of energy so quickly it’s crazy and a bit scary.

We ended up on 177 calories, so far off from a lot of the other teams but I think we were the only all girls team so I’m super happy with how well we did anyway. Everyone our team did their absolute best and were so supportive. We left feeling super proud and I was a bit nauseous (the bike does that to you).

After a quick pitstop at home to shower and get changed I met up with Kajsa at Singl-end for a super late lunch (I needed a nice treat after that bike). Of course I had their vegan breakfast (all I need in life).

We hung out for the rest of the afternoon just catching up and in the evening we watched the final of Melodifestivalen (Swedish Eurovision) and we finally got to find out who will represent Sweden in Eurovision. Robin won, which I thought was great. I think he’ll do quite well. We probably won’t win unfortunately but I thought he deserved to win the Swedish competition. The song is very catchy.

This morning I had a super fun gym date with Hannah (I’ll write more about that in a different post) and now I’m just waiting for Jamie to get ready so we can head over to the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre). The Allergy and Free From Show is on this weekend. You guys know I’m always intrigued by food events so we thought we’d go and have a look. Always fun to see what different food brands are up to in this field!

Speak to you later xxx

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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