day 57 – completed

When I started working out with Christian, my PT for one year and a half, I was incredibly bad at squatting. I wish I could say I had a natural talent, that my body could instinctively perform the move effortlessly. But I could not. I spent the first three months of my training squatting in…

“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…

What’s in my GYM Bag?

My gym bag is huge. For some reasons, my very first gym bag was bright pink, something that made me feel super girlish and I did not really tolerate, but given how not girlish I am when I train, I decided to keep it, until I found a bigger one at least. The current one…

Recipe: Blueberry Banana Bread

It has been ages since I last did this super good banana bread… I was still living in my studio in Lisbon and life was very different. But despite the usual saudade that comes to me when I think about Lisbon, I need to share with you this insane recipe. It is packed with a lot…

Whistler

I have been wanting to write this post for a very long time but never really felt in the mood for it. It’s quite hard to describe Whistler, as – to date – is one of my favorite places and probably one of the best I have ever been to. I loved it, from the…

DOMS and How to Recover Faster

We have all heard about them. We have all feared them. YET we never really know how to take care of them. We are talking about DOMS, that weird sensation you wake up to when you train really hard, and how to address them. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain and stiffness felt…