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 🙂
The other day in the afternoon I walked up to the “monasterio” which is a beautiful place in the north where you can also sit and have a coffee with a nice view. It’s really full of cactuses which I love and it’s good to go there if you want to exercise 🙂
The days goes really fast in Tenerife but at the same time I feel like I have been here a really long time. The week was a bit intense with the Spanish course (which I passed and got my diploma yesterday) 🙂 It was a good experience and I think I actually have learned a lot more then expected in only one week considering that I had class from 09.00 – 11.15 only. It was kind of nice going there everyday and talking Spanish only and talking to new people, having coffee in the cafeteria and then having the afternoon free so I would definitely recommend it. I think I just needed this course to “get back” to my Spanish and I really feel like I did 🙂
So this morning I had my first Spanish class and I woke up really early getting ready for “school” starting with a cappuccino 🙂 First we had an introduction, then a welcome breakfast for all new students, and the class was pretty intense since we are only two people in my class, so I had to talk a lot all the time which is exactly what I need to improve. My level was C advanced and I really felt that I will learn a lot even though it’s only 5 days. After the class I went to visit the botanic garden since I had an hour to spend before his mum picked me up for lunch and it was really relaxing and beautiful full of “rainforest sounds” and exotic plants.
The school garden;
Good morning! Just came home from a powerwalk with the most beautiful view and fresh sea air. Yesterday I woke up early determined to go walking so I just put my sneakers on and went straight (ate a banana for energy as I need to eat directly when I wake up) and had my “Despacito” song and powerwalked for about 30 minutes, walked down to the beach and ended the walk with squats and stretching. It felt so good so I decided I wanna start my days like that! So this morning I powerwalked 1 hour to the other side where the mountains are and it’s just so beautiful and relaxing to start the day! It was very hot both yesterday and this morning, about 32 degrees, but at the same time it feels good to sweat like it’s a detox of the body 😊
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 🙂