Rachel
This is my fitness diary and my source for inspiration. I'm a Californian living in Oslo, Norway.
"The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived."
Søren Kierkegaard (via itsquoted)
Friday, 29 August 2014

Last night my mom arrived and we tried Bon Lío, my now favorite Spanish tapas/pintxos gastropub. I ate duck heart among other things!!

Wednesday’s Nerd Note featured a mechanical engineer from San Diego who built PancakeBot.

I love my mom and engineering.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The 90-90-1 Rule Will Help You Reach Your Big, Crazy Goal

To make industrial ecology mainstream, to introduce life cycle thinking to everything….

I think it is more realistic to have a 30-30-1 goal first

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Thanks for the French inspired treat Pancake Bot! (at MESH)

Thanks for the French inspired treat Pancake Bot! (at MESH)

Training 27.08.2014

5min cycling
Squats 30kg 3x10
Assisted pull ups 2, 3, 4, 3, 2
Legs scissors

This seems like little in retrospect, but the squats and pull ups were tough!

P.S. Training 26.08.2014 - 30 minutes of swimming (part of my goal of trying something new)

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

From Food, Inc.

Why is it that you can buy the double cheese burger for 99 cents and you can’t even get a head of broccoli for 99 cents?

When you’re engineering foods, you’re pressing our evolutionary buttons. 

We’re hardwired to go for three tastes - fat, salt, and sugar. Now sugar is available 24/7, at tremendous quantities. 

The sunflowers in Tøyenparken, with Holmenkollen ski jump in the distance

The sunflowers in Tøyenparken, with Holmenkollen ski jump in the distance

Monday, 25 August 2014
"I’ll allow myself to be flawed. The illusion of perfection is an illusion anyway."
Amy Adams (via itsquoted)

Goals #2

Last week I did not post goals because I did not really have any. I wanted to start a routine but with moodiness and a weeklong desire for cupcakes, I ignored any goals I had. 

I am feeling confident about today, so this week’s goals:

  1. Michael Pollan - I am reading In Defense of Food, and although I am reading about nutrition, fresh/local food versus processed foods, industrial food, etc. I already like to cook, but my problem is buying a lot of processed food when I want sweets, and his book really shows how it is JUNK. So the goal is to eat real food, and not that much. Not matter sweet or savory. And I will try to eat to 80% fullness.
  2. Try new things - I went to touch rugby last week, and will try NerdNite Oslo on Wednesday. And tomorrow I am trying the swim hall, Tøyenbadet. I have yet to go to Oslo Hash Harriers though!
  3. Do one relaxing thing - I am doing that right now. Drinking London Herbal Company Lemon lime tea, laying in bed. And today is the first day of Morning Papers.
  4. Five days a week exercise - Gym today and Wednesday, swimming tomorrow, and my Mom is visiting Thursday so we’ll go on a lot of walks around Oslo. 

Training 25.08.2014

Training 25.08.2014
5min cycling
Dips w/benches pyramid to 5
Squats 30kg 3x10
Bulgarian lunges 7.5kg 3x8
Stretching
Assisted pull ups 3x4

occhiolism

dictionaryofobscuresorrows:

n. the awareness of the smallness of your perspective, by which you couldn’t possibly draw any meaningful conclusions at all, about the world or the past or the complexities of culture, because although your life is an epic and unrepeatable anecdote, it still only has a sample size of one, and may end up being the control for a much wilder experiment happening in the next room.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Run/walk in Trondheim with Jens, 1 hour 20 minutes.

Korsvika, the ocean breeze, leaving my bike in Svartlæmon, breakfast for lunch and watching the first match in the Premier League season.

Tonight will be dinner at Una Pizzeria e Bar (my favorite Italian place) seeing IndEcol alumni and friends, and going out afterwards.

I liked making goals on Sunday for the upcoming week and following through with them (today was my fifth workout and the cake yesterday was delicious). I will do it again this next week!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

I just tried touch rugby and it is A BLAST. Fighting the urge to go long and pass forward are difficult though!

 
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