Starting a ‘Series of Short Posts’ (SoSP)

Hey there everyone!

I decided to give my motiavtion to post a little boost and start ‘small’ again! 😉
This means I hopefully will post more often but just small posts, inspired by a certain topic!

To start I’m going with GREEN MONSTERS!!
Or better PURPLE and GREEN Monsters!

1/2 a banana, frozen cherries, milk (and a side of favorite series)

1/2 a frozen banana, lots of spinach, milk (and a side of hot bath)

1/2 a frozen banana, lots of spinach, milk + peanut butter (and a side of growing basil & chives)

1/2 a frozen banana, lots of spinach, milk + peanut butter (with a side of mango and strawberries)

As you can see, I finally jumped on the GM-wagon!!
It quickly became a staple post-dance fuel! And I’m loving it!


On other topics:

Work: Finally tons of work again!! After a long period of doing not so much at work, I really enjoy having tons to do!! My days are filled with fun things to do and I missed this so much!!

Dance: Generally doing fine, but…

Body: My whole body is aching!!! I clearly am on my last leg! :S But our Performance is nearing quickly and I can’t just stop! But have to tone it down a little! I know that after this there will be lots and lots of R&R!! Can’t wait!

Mood: Generally good… But all this constant muscel ache is slowly but surely getting on my nerves!


So this is it, for today!!
Come back soon for a new part of SoSP! 😀
Hope you’ll enjoy my short but hopefully cute posts!

Oh and THANK YOU ALL so much for the kind words on my last post!!

Have a good one…! 😉

Nic

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Back — Finally

Whewww… That was an unexpected long break!!!
I’m so sorry for that!!
It wasn’t planed but – to be quite honest – it was relieving and I totally needed it!!

Nonetheless I’m so glad to be back!!
Hope you are too?! 😉

Well how are you?! How have you been?!

Where do I start?!
Actually I’d like to mention Rebecca here first! Because she is the reason I do this post!
Or at least she was the last push I needed to finally find the courage to write again!
I need to say here that I am really intimidated by all your fabulous writing!!
I wish I would be able to articulate myself like you do!
But I know that it isn’t important how many words I use or if they are fancy or not! The important thing is that I really enjoy interacting with you all and I really care for all of you. At the same time this is the reason why it takes so long for me to do a post! I overthink and overanalyse everything, every word, every sentence!!
I just NEED to STOP this!! And I think I’m on the right way!

Alright… Where have I been?! What was I doing?! You might ask yourself.
The answer is: Nothing!
Ok that’s not quite the truth, of course I’ve been doing lots and have been here and there! But it really doesn’t feel like i did! It’s like I didn’t LIVE in the first few month of this year and just existed!
And I’m just about to finally wake up and get going again! I’m eager to move on!! And ready for it!

It was an exhausting time even though I didn’t do much (aside from my dancing and eating way to much!!) and mentally draining! I was in a bad place!! Constantly doubting myself and ‘feeling fat’! I know… FAT isn’t a feeling but I was so consumed by my body (how it felt, looked and how my clothes fit)!!
I of course restricted (or better tried to) and therefore binged not long after!!
What a vicious cycle I know way too well.

But I got out!! I pulled through!!
I’m steadily loosing again (and for those of you who don’t know, I’m NOT and nowhere near underweight so that’s a good thing!!) and am happy with my life at the moment!!

I’m happy with my dancing, (I finally got rid of the pain in my calf!! It seems to be healed aside from some soreness now and then) I’m making progress!
Finally being able to do pointe again!!! Looking forward to the play we are having in June – of course I’m nervous and afraid of failure but right now the excitement and eagerness to become better overtake the negative feelings!!
Jazz is making a lot more sense to me and I start to really enjoy movements I really loathed for a long time!!

What else?! Oh right… On the ‘food-front’ I did a lot of experimenting!
Of course AFTER I pulled myself out of the rut I was in the first few month of 2010!
Lot’s of veggie-lunches, salads and almond butter-yogurts there!
I finally dried a Green Monster!! WOW!! Why did I wait so long?! (Maybe because we don’t have as much fresh spinach here in Switzerland in winter?! And now there is lots of spinache everywhere!! Even organic one!! YAY!!)
I had one every day the first week I tried it!!! And now it’s my to-go recovery meal for dance nights (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday I have ballet and/or jazz) and I AM IN LOVE!!! So much variation!

Furthermore I am acually experimenting with new meals!!
It really helped that the temperatures dropped again (even though I really enjoyed the nice weather and low 70s) and it’s rainy and cold here! That way I fancy warm meals! And I discover my passion for comming up with new creations! So glad!! What a joy to just try!!

Oh and I finally (lots of finally’s in this post!! Sorry!) made homemade Larabars – NicBars! ;D
Soooo good!!
The first time I did them I overwhelmed myself because I couldn’t settle for just two or three flavors
– I had to do FIFE (cashew cookie, pistachio, coconut, lime, tropical)!!!
Now I’m down to my TREE favorites (tropical, coconut and coconut&cacao),
which I’m doing over and over again! Such a great pre-workout snack!!

And here we are!!!
Lots of words (and no pics, sorry!!) later, I’m still living! JK 😉
I am so glad I took the step and did this post!! I actually planned on doing just a draft and then come back later to add stuff but I just couldn’t stop writing!! And even though I don’t have any pictures here (my camera is at home and I didn’t to lots of photografing the last few month!) I am going to push that PUBLISH button right know!!

I’ll be back!! With pictures of the NicBars and GreenMonsters!! Promise!!
I hope I still have some readers!!

And my apologizes again for being AWOL for so long!! But I just needed the break apparently!

Thanks for reading!! And thanks for all the comments I got through Facebook and such!!
You all are just amazing!!

Have a wonderful day/night whathever it is where you are!!

Lots and lots of love!!