What I’ve Been Doing Lately and the Best Ever Challenge Accepted

I have been quite absent from the blog, but it felt sooo good! During this transition time I really needed to tune down a while, so I can focus more on family and work. I also didn’t work out as usual, but again, I kind of needed that time off.

Two weeks ago my husband and I took a sailing course and we learned how to maneuver a sailing vessel, how to dock it, how to navigate during night, how to schedule carts and so much more! It was a fun but insane intense course, where we made lots of new friends.


(In charge of the boom winch – mainsail adjusted)

During the training, we sailed on two different boats – a cruiser, which was so comfortable you almost forgot you were on a boat, and a competition boat. Opposed to the cruiser, the competition boat was so uncomfortable, and required a lot of action – with each changing of the tack of the boat (tacking or jibing) the skipper had to do, the crew had to execute the assigned maneuvers and then quickly pass on the other side of the boat to balance the boat. Was so much fun! Not to mention the speed that boat was sailing! Now we have to pass the official exams in order to obtain the sailing certificate and be able to rent sailing vessels on our own.

After we returned home, the same weekend we hosted a series of barbecue parties with family that came from our hometown to spend the holiday with us. We were lucky the weather sided with us and the high temperatures dropped by almost 10 degrees Celsius right before Friday. It was warm enough for having a perfect barbecue party.

Then, after two weeks of almost no workout done, Kelli and Daniel from Fitness Blender announced a new 5 days workout challenge. That was exactly what I needed to get back on track with my training and get back in shape. (I know it sounds so weird that only a coupe of weeks of no activity can put you out of shape, but it’s true! It’s not that you can’t do the workouts or you’ll be sore the next days… It’s just the way you feel during the workout that tells you you’re a bit behind the form you used to have.) From my past experience with Fitness Blender’s 5 days challenges, they rock as they really work! It may sound impossible, but by the end of the 5th day you can actually see a difference. Should you try it, make some photos of you before and after the challenge and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Of course, altogether with maintaining a healthy diet.


(Day 1/5 – 394 kcal – HIIT and strength workout)

So I encourage you to join this challenge! It’s not important that you’re starting late, it’s important to do it and finish these 5 amazing workouts! So who’s with me? 🙂


[Follow-up] Fitness Blender 5 Day Challenge: 5 Day Fat Loss Program Jumpstart

I finally completed the Fitness Blender 5 Day Challenge and all I can say is that some workouts really pushed me. I ended up with a little bit of soreness in my calves and glutes. But it was an amazing challenge and I can’t wait for Kelli and Daniel to come up with another challenge in a couple of months. Til then though, I will be resuming my ongoing 8 week fat loss program for busy people. I’ve got my workouts scheduled until the beginning of June.