Dolphines

This morning me and my boyfriend went on a boat tour that he had booked the other day, really sweet of him as he knew I always wanted to see dolphines. We took a two hour boat trip to see whales and dolphines and my god it was amazing to see them in their “real” home and not in a zoo. The baby dolphines were adorable and jumping side by side with their mums and it just made me so happy to see them. The boat was small so it was quite bumpy on the sea and high waves but after a while it was actually fun πŸ™‚ We stopped by the los gigantes which is the mountains by the sea and it was incredible clear blue water and we could jump in and swim if we wanted to. Such a nice experience!

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Thursday

The days are flying by and we’ve already been here 6 days! But even though the days goes fast I feel that we do so many things everyday, like really enjoying a “full day” by waking up early (around 09.00) having breakfast together with the family, then pack ourselves to the beach and spend a few hours there playing with the kids, go home to have lunch together and relax a bit at home, and then sometimes we go to the pool with the kids in the evening. This morning we went on a powerwalk again for an hour and we went a little bit further then the other day and found this amazing natural pool in the sea. It’s amazingly beautiful and I can’t wait to go back to try the sea pool. This island has a lot of “natural pools” in the sea and you just have to go looking to find them πŸ™‚

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Paella

So we have had a delicious sea food lunch everyday since we came and I just love the Canarian food so much that I would love to eat this food everyday. Sea food is so healthy and there is nothing better than fresh fish just coming from the sea (not frozen from the store which is normally the case). We’ve had fried sardines with potatoes and mojo, octopus a la gallega style, fried squids and the most tasty paella with lots of seafood such as mussels, shrimps and crabs. I think I am eating more then ever πŸ™‚

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Goals

So I’m really hoping that I will gain some weight on this holiday as the scale showed 47 kilos last week and that is really way to little. Before my pregnancy I was at least 52 kilos and I even then I thought that was too little, and then after the pregnancy I went down to 49, but I really don’t understand how I can go so low to 47? I am thinking it could be two things that stops me from gaining weight; one is that I may have too little iron again and I will definitely go and check that when I come back, and second, they say that grief can really mess up your metabolism and I think that is definitely true. I am starting to get a bit frustrated as I feel like I eat whatever I want and I still don’t gain a extra kilo. At the same time I’m trying to stay patient as I think stressing about it too much can also stop me from gaining weight. My goal is to weight 50 kilos before August and hopefully 52 in September. In Tenerife we eat so good food and a lot of bread so I hope the bread makes me gain weight at least πŸ™‚

 

Tuesday

We started this morning with a intense powerwalk for about one hour. As it is so hot it was a good idea to start at 09 because at 10.00 already it’s almost 30 degrees. Walking by the beach with fresh sea air and beautiful view is just the best way to start the day! Tenerife is so beautiful and it’s so green and natural and I love the black volcanic rocks and mountain view. I would like to start everyday with a beachwalk…:)

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Tenerife

It’s our second evening on the most beautiful island – Tenerife, Β and I just really love being here! Waking up to a beautiful sea view and having a supergood breakfast; fresh orange juice, tea with milk, new baked baguette with dulce de leche and just feel really relaxed and happy to be here with the love of my life and his family πŸ™‚ I think that’s what holiday is all about, to disconnect and really enjoy the time with your loved ones and appreciate the time you have together to create lots of nice memories πŸ™‚

We spent a few hours at the beach this morning and I really like this black sand and the sea water is so clean compared to Barcelona. After we had a nice lunch, fresh fried fish with potatoes, mojo ( the famous sauce from Canarian Islands) avocado salad and bread. It was so hot still so we took a swim in the pool in the evening and then had dinner again πŸ™‚ It was a perfect Sunday πŸ™‚

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Tapas and shopping

A dear friend of mine was visiting our lovely city for a week so we met a few times for dinner and drinks and we had a lot to talk about πŸ™‚ We decided to go to Cerveceria CatalanaΒ her last night so she could try one of my favourite tapas -“fried camembert on a stick rolled in peanuts and with jam on top”, and we also tried their mini hamburgers, crabstickssalad with bread and shrimps with garlic (superspicy), green peppers and goatcheese with peppers. I think we were lucky to get a table outside in less than 15 minutes on a Friday evening πŸ™‚ We ended the night going shopping (as the stores close at 22) to try to find a dress for my summer work party and I got good help to find a cute salmon pink dress that I can wear this summer (after I just get a little bit more tanned).

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