So… I asked you if you wanted me to start posting more about my lifestyle – how I work out, how I eat etc..
And, I decided to start doing that, since most of you voted “YES”. Today, I’ll start by letting you in on the basics…
– I powerwalk 30-60 minutes 5 times a week (at least, or I try to).
I do this mostly in mornings, after breakfast. I would like to go on powerwalks before breakfast,
BUT, I’m superweak in my body and tired before breakfast – so I really have to get something
in my system before going out on my powerwalk… Where I powerwalk? Mostly on a
runningtrack in the forest, since it’s a soft ground to powerwalk on and pretty “hilly”.
I walk as fast as I can, and I try to focus on really getting the most out of my powerwalk
(=tired ass and tired legs afterwards, and a sweat, ofc).
– I go to the gym 2-4 times a week.
At the gym I always warm up for 15-40 minutes (15-30 if I’m gonna work out my abs/back/upper body
muscles, and 30-40 minutes if I’m gonna work out my legs/ass, since I have a knee-injury and very weak
knees, and I really need to get them warm before I do anything… otherwise they’ll hurt like hell…). I warm
up on the crosstrainer, rowing machine and exercise bike. Sometimes I powerwalk
to the gym – and then that’s the warm-up.
– I try to eat at least 5 small meals a day,
with two protein-shakes in between.
I don’t eat gluten, sugar, meat nor carbs (not a lot of them anyway). I consider myself a
semi-vegetarian, which means I don’t eat “regular” meat, BUT, I allow myself to eat fish when
I feel like it (I’m a big fan of sushi and the Swedish dish “Skagenröra” that contains shrimp).
I’ve also become lactose-intolerant, but since Finland has a lot of great lactose-free products,
I can eat almost any kind of milk-product anyway. I recently read that an active woman
should eat 20-30 grams of protein 5 times a day – so I try to eat a lot of proteins (hey, 2
protein-shakes a day = 2x 20g, + I eat lots of eggs, cottage cheese etc.).
So, there’s the basics… On wednesday I’m gonna do a post showing pics of what I usually eat during a day.