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Slow Treadmill Day

Oslo is freezing let me tell you. Barely felt my legs as I was walking to the gym. Had to pull my winter cap neatly over my ears.

Ran 5KM on the treadmill, the speed though was rather slow. Slow workout is perfect for any Sunday, when Saturday prevents going to bed in time.

On the MP3 I´ve saved the perfect album to motivate me to never stop running. From trying and failing I´ve finally found routines I like.

Working out should always be fun. If it´s not fun it´s not always the right routine. When I´m on the treadmill the fun is watching telly and listening to music. Having four TV-screens to choose from, yes that is quite a luxury. Combined with a slow speed on the treadmill, I call this a perfect Sunday.

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Illustration via: Woman DK 

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Happy Friday y´all. Serving you virtual crispbread

On the right side of my computer I have a white cup that needs to be filled. Some tea and the day is marked a good one. Cheapest way of adding a touch of luxury.

Baked crispbread from scratch this morning. Oh, how much more time I´ve gotten. Slowly trying to be more of an early bird, hard work for a devoted lounging in kind of girl. Arose at the crack of dawn this morning to go on a little walk. About half an hour, that´s how long it took for the chilled air to go into effect.

I wish you a pleasant Friday. Virtual crispbead is served with delicious caviar from a tube.

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Recipe: Fotballfruers dagbok 

Just comment if you would like to have the recipe in English. I´d be happy to assist.

Photography by: KJ Andersen

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Winter running

Braved myself out for a morning run at 6.45AM. With stable 21.2.F (-6C) let me tell you I woke up. Pushing boundaries that is the reward, however while running the run itself is on my mind. The roads are icy, and it´s always a challenge to prevent slipping.

Fortunate that it was too cold for slippery ice. Everything was really pretty in the dark, as I ran along the path. Passed a stable and an idyllic lake.

If temperatures stay the same more runs are on the morning menu. The right gear is absolute necessary. Purchasing a buff is smart. Tested mine for the first time this morning, and it kept me warm. Important to think about your lungs. Layer up.

Running outside during winter with the right gear, and in the right temperature range is fun. Just warm up inside. Get energized with a little food. Stretch out afterwards yet again inside.

Happy running! 

Workout gear winter

Clothes from: Baselayer Pants Zappos.com/ Baselayer Sweater Zappos.com / Thermal Jacket Nike.com/ Nike Thermal Pants Nordstrom.com / Nike Running Shoes Zappos.com /Running Cap Zalando.co.uk / Puma Gloves Zalando.co.uk / Buff Original Buff Backcountry.com / iPod Shuffle 

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Good Friday

In the spirit of Friday I celebrate it without make up 😉 It´s wonderful to let the skin breathe once in a while. I have learned that over the years. That´s why I rarely use make up when I´m home.

Something that´s affected the amount of make up I´d put on in public. What I´ve learned is that it takes very little to feel beautiful. Some mascara, something on the lips and some kind of facial cream.

I don´t have a strict routine. Some days I forget to wash my face. Other days I forget something else.

What I know is that some fresh air does wonders. 🙂

That´s why I introduce a make up (I know there are many ways writing make up 😉 ) free Friday. It´s wonderful to see what´s underneath layers of make up.

I most certainly am not afraid to be seen public without it. I think the cashiers at my local grocery store has seen me more without that with.

Have a merry Friday (with or without). 

Photography by: Kajsa Josephine Andersen

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Treat Urself Like a Princess

 

Here are a few of the beauty products I use. I bought them while I was in England. The Body Shop is a rather expensive affair at least in my mother country of Norway.

I never contemplate on stocking up on products from The Body Shop because of that.

That´s why I thought it was such a nice to see what the products cost in England. (Come to think about it adding the airfare to the equation…..purchasing products in Norway might come out as the cheaper option 😛 )

Nevertheless I found myself liking the investment.

Because I believe that it is right to treat yourself like a princess every day. If that means buying a nice shower cream or exfoliation I do approve. After all I have learned that to be able to give of yourself to others, you have to take care of yourself too.

Photography by: Kajsa Josephine Andersen

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Saturday WorkOut

Been working out again today. The session wasn´t really pleasurable at all. First of all I think my body still tried to adjust from the McDonald’s dinner yesterday to actually move around.

Well, well what is better than eating a couple of bits of chocolate right before running? That´s what I did. I have a favorite, milk chocolate with added Daim. The more chocolate the merrier.

Don´t you think I ate some afterwards too? Yes, you guessed right. I did.

Even though staying fit has become has higher priority I do indulge in worldly goods 😉 Chocolate is on the list of my worldly goods.

There´s no chance that I´ll stop eating chocolate while working out 😉

Chocolate is yummy in my tummy.

Photography by: Kajsa Josephine Andersen

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