Weekend

I have had such a nice relaxing weekend in the south if Tenerife. Waking up to the sound of waves, fresh sea air and started my days powerwalking with the most amazing view of sea and mountains and “Despacito” on 🙂 The south is more “tropical” I would say then the north, it’s much more sunny and much warmer! Actually it has been so hot that it was almost too hot to even be at the beach under the parasol and I have struggled doing my squats:) We have been eating lots of healthy sea food; fresh tuna, fresh fish, octupus and lots of potatoes and mojo, it’s really the best food there is. I feel so grateful for this week and this holiday 🙂

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Weight gain

I have to say that I am really happy for have gaining weight since I came to Tenerife last Friday. When I arrived the scale was on 47.2 kilos in the morning. Today the scale is on….48.6 in the evening. I know it can also depend on the time but anyway I am so happy at least I have gained one kilo!

I have been so frustrated lately trying to gain weight but now I have stopped worrying about it and I think that has also helped a little. However, what I have started doing (with lots of effort) is to eat as many snacks as possible during the day. I go for the 80% healthy and 20% indulgent (as Miranda Kerr suggests). And it actually works better for me 🙂 I love eating healthy and I love all kinds of fruits and veggies, but, as I don’t have very easy gaining weight I cannot just live on healthy stuff so if I feel like a magnum icecream I eat that, or if I feel like chocolate croissant or two, I just eat it without thinking for the moment what I put in to my body whilst before I would probably not eat this much in a day as I have been doing here. I have been very strict to eat something every second or third hour and sometimes I had to force myself even if I’m not hungry at all as I really need to make a effort now to see any results. Another thing is to eat bigger portions, it really makes a difference I guess 🙂

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Tenerife

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So I am back again in Tenerife for a little holiday (or maybe not so little with 10 days) to enjoy the summer again a bit and also to do a Spanish intensive course which I am really excited about that starts on Monday. As I have been living in Barcelona a while now, I do understand everything and I do speak Spanish when I want or need to, but, my issue is since I’ve never learned Spanish in a school I have doubts when I speak it if it’s good/bad or if I say the grammatic correct, so I really need to improve it to be able to speak it with confidence therefore a intensive course will probably help me a lot.

I arrived yesterday morning and it was so so windy when we were landing so the plane went from one side to the other (never experienced a more horrific landing) and the plane went down so fast so when we finally landed everyone was like so happy and started clapping a lot😅. It was 33 degrees when his mum picked me up and it really felt like being back in the summer again 🙂 We had some nice seafood paella for lunch and then we drowe to the south of Tenerife to spend the weekend at the beach. So yesterday I spent the afternoon at the beach and it was full of people and the sea was really calm and the weather was almost too hot 🙂

 

Tapas night

Friday evening we had a tapas dinner with friends I haven’t seen in two years so it was very nice to meet again and also to meet their little new family member 🙂 We tried a nice place in passeig Sant Joan (don’t remember the name now) but it was a cozy terrace outside beside the trees and supergood tapas. We had some good wine, Amazing type of patatas bravas, squids, ham, different cheeses..it was all very yummie! The funny thing was that it has been so warm in Barcelona lately, like 36 degrees last week (so we have been living in a sauna) and on Friday was the first day it was actually “cold” and we could have a sweater 🙂 It was honestly so nice with some fresh air, I also love the summer but it has been too hot lately to even sit and have dinner or a glass of wine outside 🙂

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Tibidabo

On Wednesday we drove all the way up to Tibidabo (in this crazy heat) to show them the beautiful view of Barcelona and so that the kids could have some fun in the attraction park. This was actually my first time entering the attraction park in Tibidado, (I have been there a few times before but only for the view). Me and my boyfriend went in the ferris wheel (and I’m so scared of heights, but it was fun after a while) and the view is really amazing! I think its definitely worth to go there, but maybe not when it’s superhot weather like it is now 🙂

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Sunday

On Sunday we drove early to Castelldefels and spent the whole day at the beach with the family and our friends came by. For me it was probably one of the warmest days so far so I was in the water a lot to cool down, even though the sea water now actually is quite warm 🙂 We had a lovely day and had dinner at one of the beachbars, it was really good squids and patatas bravas and something I really like called baba ganoush which is like humus but with aubergine instead. I really enjoy being at the beach this year and I feel so lucky having all these beautiful places around us.

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Saturday dinner

Yesterday afternoon the family arrived and will be staying with us for a week so I am really happy they are here and that I have the weekend off to spend with them 🙂 It’s always so nice to have visits and there are always so many things to do in Barcelona that you don’t know where to start. We walked down to the beach in the evening to have dinner at a beachbar and the kids could play in the sand and even swam as it was still so hot. The beachbar was pretty empty, I guess because there were two superbig festivals at this time but anyway it was a nice atmosphere and we could get a table for so many people 🙂 I really love these beachbars, they have good music and the best view.

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