Grey but beautiful

We took Moosie to the beach, she was loving it! So was I, how stunning is it?!

We got an invite to the pre-sale launch and got first dibs on the all the product from Anna at the gym who works at the lululemon outlet. Dangerous!!

Finished our eventful day off with a takeaway from The Grazery

Hello crew! It’s Friday and almost time to move again. Tomorrow me and my stuff are heading up to Brighton to house and dogsit. Excited to see Taylor and give her loads of hugs, haven’t seen her for a while now! These past couple of days have flown by and I’ve had such a good time hanging with Mich. Yesterday she was off work and we had a very busy day from start to finish. We went to the 9.30 morning class at Red Bluff together, what a session it was. I really liked it.

The first part of the class we did sets of 10 bench presses with increasing weights each round. Bench press is not something I’ve done a lot of but I’ve been enjoying trying to get stronger on it. Mich is a machine on them and I want to be able to keep up with her one day! To break up these longer sets of bench we practised some dead ball clean technique in between. I looove dead ball cleans. I love really any kind of strong man/woman stuff like farmers carries and prowlers. Basically lifting heavy stuff and moving it, there’s something empowering about it. Could it be my inner Swedish viking coming out? Possibly! Haha.

For the workout we did a classic Crossfit workout “Diane”, which is 21-15-9 of deadlifts (155lbs about 70kgs for women) and handstand push ups. I decided to do the prescribed weight for the deadlifts because it’s one of my strongest movements and then I did the handstand push ups with two ab mats underneath. I’m still working on my handstand push ups and can do a couple now unbroken with one mat but getting through the volume of them like in Diane would take me far too long with just one mat and I honestly I couldn’t have been able to finish them even haha. Silly me forgot to look at the clock when I finished but I’ll do it again at some point so I know for next time how long it took me. It’s good to knwo for future so you can compare and see if you’ve improved. Then we finished off with some core strength doing hollow rock holds (they are juicy). Great session!

After our gym session we came back and had a shower and some food. Second breakfast for me, which was a smoothie ( my standard one I always make with peanut butter, you always need peanut butter) just so I don’t pass out from starvation before lunch.

Then it was only fair for Moosie to get a walk and some exercise after we had had our exercise session. Mich took us down to a beach nearby and it was absolutely stunning. It was grey and quite chilly but wow, I can only imagine what that place would look like in the sunshine. I’ve been to quite a few beaches along this coast now and everyone is different and unique in their own way. All of them breathtaking.

It’s funny because I feel like I haven’t done that much touristy stuff but for me every walk and the everyday life is an adventure on it’s own, figuring Australia out and just seeing things you can’t see in Europe. There’s something small everyday that’s new. I will be venturing out of Melbourne and Bayside eventually too for more exploring but for now I’m really happy seeing all these beautiful places nearby.

In the evening we went to the lululemon outlet store, Anna at our gym works there and had invited everyone to their after hours event where they launched their sale. If you went you were amongst the first to get first dibs on all the things that went into the sale. Mich and I could not say no to that invitation so off we went! I was a bit worried how this outing was going to end. You guys know how obsessed I am with gym gear and lululemon. It’s the only things I wear pretty much… I was wondering if it was going to be mayhem (that’s what it was sometimes in the Glasgow showroom during crazy sales) but it was a very nice and relaxed evening and I tried on so much stuff. Luckily there wasn’t much I liked in my size, otherwise I would’ve struggled resisting with the generous discounts they had on not to buy it all. I left with some sport bras, a top and a pair of leggings. It was a steal at the prize I paid. I really needed new sports bras and when they had a pair Train Times leggings I couldn’t not get them because they are one of my favourite styles to train in ever. I felt like I was smart about it all only bought things I knew I would wear and get loads of use out of.

Before we drove back to the house we made a little detour and picked up dinner from The Grazery, a salad bar. We didn’t have energy left to make dinner and were starving so this was the perfect quick fix to our problem! They were so nice in there when we couldn’t make up our minds of what to put in our boxes and let us choose a bit of whatever we wanted. We had things like miso glazed pumpkin, roasted veg, falafel, cauliflower salad and other delicious things as well vegan pesto and hummus. Yuuuum! The smell when I received my box all packed up was divine, I couldn’t wait to tuck in. As soon as we got to the house we put on Bridget Jones’s Baby and dug in. It was delicious and super filling as well. It’s amazing they have places like these open at night so you can get a quick healthy meal in the evening too. I love it.

So yes, a very eventful day to say the least! This day is a bit more chilled. I’ve got some stuff to sort out this morning, Mich is away for a couple of hours during the day. I’ll be taking Moosie out for a walk a bit later and then this afternoon it’s gym time and then we’re heading to the cinema a couple of us to see Ocean’s 8. Fun times! I should probably start packing up my stuff again to be ready to go tomorrow. Somehow the contents of my bags look like they’ve exploded… No idea how that happened hehe.

Speak soon lovelies, M 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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