Once a Ski Racer…

Last week my coach put me through one brutal leg day, on the very day I forgot my bike chain in the morning and had to cycle back home and then again to university for a total of 11.5km. On the very day I knew my legs were sore even before stepping into the gym….

It doesn’t fit (anymore)

For as long as I can remember, in my adult life I have been shopping mostly (if not always) at Zara. I love it. I find it cheap, cost-effective, durable even. I’ve found a lot of things that respect my taste, that I loved wearing, that made me feel good in my own skin. Recently…

Honest Talk: a Woman in front of the Mirror

Have you ever felt disgusted at yourself? Yes, I said it out loud, with no nicer terms. Yes, I used a word that should never ever be used to describe any body, let alone our own. But still, I was looking at myself in some pictures and one of the parts of my body that…

#CoachingCami: Nutrition & IF

Dunque, questo post è un fuori programma, dovuto ai messaggi di instagram che ci chiedevano più informazioni su intermittent fasting e sui macros.Premessa: io non ho le competenze per parlarne in maniera esauriente, ma proverò a dirvi quello che sto facendo io. Da novembre ho iniziato a fare intermittent fasting. Ci sono diversi modi di…

#CoachingCami

Il mio ragazzo, di seguito indicato come il coach,  ed io abbiamo deciso di fare questa nuova rubrica. Da qualche settimana ormai, lui ha iniziato ad allenarmi con regolarità e da quando mi sono iscritta in una nuova palestra a Trent, si sta occupando lui di tutta la programmazione. Lui voleva dare a questa rubrica…

Hell Week: We are doing it AGAIN

A few nights ago, while I was eating a pizza with my boyfriend, I officially told him I was going to do two hell weeks this year. Last time I did it in November 2016, it completely changed my life and the way I approach life, challenges and everything in between. 27 months later, I…

day 60 – and now what?

So this post wasn’t planned, however, since yesterday’s post I got asked what the boyfriend/PT had already asked me on Saturday: what is your next goal now? Well, let me begin by saying that I would love to aim for a 150kg back squat because that would put me in the elite group of squatters (according to women my age). And…

“You’ve lost weight”

I guess there is no easy way to talk about this. So I am going to do it in the only way I know it, with the sharp, witty, honest talk I always do when it comes to such issues. I have lost weight. Maybe not as much as I’d like. Maybe not enough for…

day 39 – not quite there

Remember day 1? It’s been 39 days since then, 39 days during which I worked my ass off, dealt with life in between, ate as much protein as I could, jiggled in university, too many squats per day and many other things. I did NOT reach my goal of a 100 kg back squat by…

Jan, you were good. February, you could be better

It’s this time of the month. The beginning of a new chapter and a brief review of the previous one, hoping that for once you have finally learned the lesson. January has been good. Real good. I was very stressed the first 18 days due to an exam, that went very well, and then had…

Dry January

Did a partial dry January – I say “partial” because we celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday in Douro Valley, where the uberly famous Porto Wine is produced, so I decided that weekend did not count for dry January, and I would keep it for a week longer once we got back. But despite this exception, dry…