Better together

My colleague Nicola joined me at G5 yesterday morning

Zara Larsson at O2 Academy

What a queen!

Hello lovelies! I’m still buzzing after Zara Larsson’s concert last night. What an absolute queen she is! She made O2 Academy feel like the Hydro with her awesome performance and wow the crowd just loved her. You couldn’t help feel proud when you watched her do her thing being Swedish and all haha. Emma and I were saying that it’s crazy to think she’s the same little girl who was on Sweden’s Got Talent all those years ago singing Whitney Houston songs. I love watching people fulfil their dreams, dreams that perhaps feel so big they seem near impossible to reach but they do it anyway. It makes me hopeful seeing it’s possible if you put in the work. It must’ve been an amazing feeling for her standing in front a crowd in a city she’s never been to before with the crowd going wild for her songs.

It was a long day yesterday, I’m not going lie! It started early in the morning with the 6.45am class at Stella’s. Nicola from work joined me which was so much fun. I’ve been wanting her to come down and try out G5 for ages so I was really excited when she said she would join me. Not only that, Faye surprised me by being there too! It was Weightlifting Wednesdays on the schedule. We warmed with a Metcon, lots of burpees over bar, shoulder to over head (where you can use any form of push to get the barbell over your head depending on your strength) and then toes to bar with a 10 minute time cap. It was tough but good. Then we had snatch practice and Nicola nailed her overhead squat in the drills we did for the first time and I could see the happiness on her face. It was amazing to see! Stella helped her out and sometimes you just need someone there who believes you can do it.

I was standing and watching Faye and Nicola doing there thing whilst waiting for my turn and thought, how amazing is this? Years ago I was in a gym alone and didn’t have any friends who was interested in going with me really and now I’m surrounded by all these amazing people all working towards our fitness goals. We’re all at different levels but we’re just doing out best. What a way to start the day!

This evening I’m going to open gym with Faye and Lauren. If you’ve seen my Instagram post yesterday Faye’s got a wall ball challenge planned apparently. It sounds so tough but we’ll get through it somehow with each other’s support… I hope! Wish us luck, we’ll need it.

It’s actually Jamie’s and my five year anniversary today. I’ll write more about that in another post later today. Yes you heard me right, two blog posts in one day! I feel like our anniversary needs it’s own post.

So I’ll speak you guys later! x

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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