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What I ate when I travelled

Vegan salad from EAT at Edinburgh Airport 
Fruit salad

Ape coconut bites, one of my favourite snacks!

Almost ready to land!

Hi lovelies! I’ve been a terrible blogger since I came down to Nice. I’m so sorry!! I have the habit of not even opening my laptop when I come down. It’s great because I really get to wind down but at the same time I know I’ve you guys here waiting for me to update and I have been feeling bad. I’ve missed it too. To be honest, I think I’ve needed these past few days to just relax and recharge. I’ve slept like a log! It’s felt amazing. The sun has rejuvenated me and I feel like a new person.

Anyway, I thought I would share what I ate during my evening of travelling because food makes any  journey more fun. I really dislike flying, it makes me feel horrible. I feel nauseous, I get a bloated belly and I feel sluggish. Not fun! But the thought of escaping to the sun of course makes it all worth it! It’s a small price to pay.

I flew out of Edinburgh Airport and there they luckily have an EAT where you get some healthy food before your journey. I had their vegan falafel salad without the dressing. It’s not the best thing I’ve had but not the worst. It does the job. I should really make my own food to take with me but I’m not quite there yet when it comes to planning. I also got a little fruit salad afterwards as a tasty dessert.

For the plane ride I got another little salad snack from EAT, one of their Fit boxes. I’ve had this one before and it’s the one with hummus, broccoli, cashews with wild rice and quinoa. It’s tasty! Then I had brought a Primal Pantry brownie protein bar and Ape snacks just in case. Of course I ate all of it haha. They’re too good not to. A must when flying is to get big water bottle for the journey to keep hydrated.

I slept for most of the flight and then it was time to land. It’s the best way for me to survive because it makes me so unwell haha. Do you guys flying?

I’ll write about my days here in Nice very soon. My family has just left apart from Ellie who is just in town shopping before coming back to the flat. Sanna is arriving very soon so I’m going to cycle to the airport to get her. Then the three of us are having lunch together before it’s time for Ellie to head back to Monaco. I think Sanna and I will be heading down to the beach then. Whilst it’s sad the family is leaving I’m really looking forward to a couple of days with Sanna before Jamie is here!

Speak soon,

M xxx

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Sun here I come!

How tired can a person look?!

Hi lovelies! Such a busy last couple of days and I’m exhausted to be honest. This morning I thought I would sleep a bit longer since I wasn’t going to the gym but no, my body thought it was a great idea to get up at 5.30. Probably too excited to sleep and a bit too used to getting up early.

My half day at the office went by at the blink of an idea it felt like and then it was time to meet Jamie and his mum for lunch at Singl-end before I had to leave. We had takeaway last night all of us for dinner and my stomach was still feeling a bit funny after the food so I hadn’t eaten since breakfast, so almost six hours, I was starving by the time I arrived. After a delicious lunch we all walked over to Buchanan Bus Station. It was weird saying by to Jamie but I’m so excited for him to be down in Nice with me in a week’s time. I wa so happy I got to see Jamie’s mum for a little bit too!

Now I’ve had food at the airport and am waiting for the gate to be announced, the flight is delayed which isn’t great but what can you do. I can’t wait until I get to my parents’ flat. I’m so excited. I’m also looking forward to some sleep. This tired soul needs some days to relax and wind down plus lots of sun and warmth!!!

I’ll speak to you when I’m there!


M xxx

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Almost one day to go

Stella running through toes to bar!

The sun paid us a visit today!

Hi lovelies! I’ve got to admit I’ve been terrible at taking photos today. This morning I had my final workout at G5 before my holiday. When I arrived Stella was having mini workshop for the two morning classes about how to improve our toes to bar. I really appreciate these mini talks she has about technique and how we can improve it to become even better. She ran through loads of helpful progressions to break the movements down and build up to doing the perfect toe to bar.

After the workshop it was time for us in the later class to get working. It was quite warm outside and the sun was shining so it got quite hot! We did seven rounds of seven different exercises, seven reps of each exercise. Doesn’t sound too bad but it was tiring! We had single arm dumbbell snatches in the WOD, one of my favourite movements, I don’t know why but it feels quite powerful to lift and push that dumbbell into the air.

It was a bit sad saying goodbye to the gym for two weeks, a lot of you will probably find me crazy for saying that. I might be, but it’s also like leaving family. I see these guys all the time and we have so much fun training together so it will be weird missing out. Not that I’m complaining about going away!!

At work I’ve just been trying to smash out as much content as possible before my holiday. I’m getting there and I feel like I can soon relax knowing the team will have enough material. It was just Jordan and I in the office today so it was very quiet but we have fun together the content team so it was still a good day.

Now I really need to start packing and finish cleaning here at home. Tomorrow evening Jamie’s mum arrives and then on Friday I’m leaving so time is running out! I can’t believe I’m leaving so soon. I’m so excited!

M xxx

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Major inspiration

This photo is hysterical

Breakfast is the best reward after a heavy workout

Hi lovelies! This past weekend I did not only spend time with my friends I also binge watched “Fittest on Earth” on Netflix. I’ve been wanting to watch it for ages but just haven’t had the time to do it properly but this weekend I found the time to finally do it. For those who don’t know what Fittest on Earth is, it’s a documentary about the Crossfit Games and the athletes involved in it. It’s the biggest Crossfit competition in the world and the ones who win are crowned as Fittest Man and Woman on earth. The stuff they do is absolutely insane.

There are two of them up on Netflix now and because the Crossfit Games were actually happening in Madison that weekend I felt like it was even more of a reason to watch them. Wow, I was blown away. I couldn’t keep my eyes of the screen. The people in this competition are some of the most inspiring people I’ve ever come across. The dedication and work they put in to even qualify is incredible. Once the first documentary was finished I immediately started watching the next one. I couldn’t stop. I did have to have have a break to go and see the girls and then continue the next day but oh wow. It was so interesting and mind blowing.

On Sunday evening Jamie and I even watched some of the final events of this year’s Crossfit Games before we went to bed and these people feel more like super humans or robots in how they move and what they can lift. Even Jamie thought it was super interesting to see.

I felt so inspired after it and incredibly motivated to work harder in the gym. Once in a while I really think you need something to come along to make you inspired again. You end up just going through the options otherwise, you need to be reminded of why you’re doing it. For me it’s to see how strong I can get. I want to improve and progress, be better than yesterday, stronger than yesterday. How far can I push myself?

What motivates you to train? One thing Matt Fraser, now Fittest Man on Earth two years in a row, said which really resonated with me was that he finds his weaknesses and works hard on them to make sure he’s the best at everything.

This is something I’ve really been trying to work on more than ever, working on my weaknesses, which is usually the stuff I don’t like doing as much in the gym. Things like upper body, back squats and running. When I avoid doing them, how am I ever going to get better at them? It doesn’t make any sense, when you think of it that way there’s really no excuse not to do it anymore. If I want to get better I need to do these things. The next couple of things I really need work on are double unders, toes to bar and handstands. There’s so much to do and so little time. What do you say? Shall we get started?!

Seriously though, watch Fittest on Earth!