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 🙂
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 🙂
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 🙂
We were invited to a wedding in Tenerife so we had a good excuse to travel here for the weekend 🙂 The wedding was really lovely and it was fun to go to a Spanish wedding as I have never been to one before. It was a daywedding so we came at 12 and left at midnight after have been dancing all night! The food was supertasty, small apertisers and drinks in the super hot weather (was very warm all day) and then we had a three course dinner before the dance floor started. The ceremony was really beautiful and a little bit emotional 🙂
The other day after work we went out to have something to eat and tried again those little bruschettas with brie and salmon (so yummie), and the other day we made them at home. We just bought some kind of ciabatta bread and cut in pieces and put in the oven until they got crispy, added oliveoil after, a slice of brie and salmon on the top. So easy to do at home and a perfect snack for when we have guests next time 🙂
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 🙂
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.